Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Mueller Recommends Up To 24 Years For Manafort

USA Today reports: Russia special counsel Robert Mueller asked a federal judge on Friday to send former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to prison for between 20 and 24 years for his conviction on multiple financial fraud charges. Prosecutors also urged a federal judge in Virginia to move forward with the sentencing, which could amount to a life term for …

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New Jersey AG Subpoenas Trump Inaugural Records

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending draws mounting scrutiny. The committee said Friday that it is in contact with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, which issued …

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Judge Hits Roger Stone And Lawyers With Gag Order

CNN reports: A federal judge has placed a gag order on longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone and attorneys involved in his criminal case. “Counsel for the parties and the witnesses must refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson wrote. hey …

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Trump Predictably Lashes Out At Former FBI Director

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump tore into Andrew McCabe on Thursday as the fired FBI deputy director embarks on a media tour for his new memoir in which he said he ordered an obstruction of justice investigation into the commander in chief. In a pair of tweets, Trump accused McCabe of being part of a wide-ranging conspiracy to take …

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Disgraced Former Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke Teams Up With Corey Lewandowski At DC-Based Lobbying Firm

Politico reports: Ryan Zinke, who resigned as interior secretary last year amid scandal, is teaming up with Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, to work as senior advisers at Washington lobbying firm Turnberry Solutions. Zinke is the first former member of Trump’s Cabinet to join a lobbying firm — a new milestone for a president who took office …

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Top Democrat On Senate Intel Panel Breaks With GOP Counterpart: We Haven’t Finished Our Collusion Probe

CNN reports: Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, rejected Republican Chairman Richard Burr’s recent statements that the committee has not found evidence of collusion, saying the investigation is still ongoing and the committee still had to interview key witnesses. “Respectfully, I disagree,” Warner said Tuesday. “I’m not going to get into any conclusions I’ve reached …

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Today’s Fiery Hearing Was Just A Taste For Trumpworld

Axios reports: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker put on a performance today that’s likely to leave plenty of top Trump officials even less excited about the prospect of their day on Capitol Hill. After two years of being left alone by Republicans, Trumpworld is staring down the barrel at two grueling years of no-win situations before House committees. If you …

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Roger Stone’s Attorney Files Motion Arguing Against Gag Order: He’s Not As Well Known As Kim Kardashian

Courthouse News reports: Roger Stone took a constitutional stand Friday against a potential gag order that will bar him from talking to the press about the charges leveled against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. “There should be no imposition of prior restraint on Mr. Stone’s First Amendment free speech rights,” the filing says. Robert Buschel called the impact on …

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New Book: Rod Rosenstein Wrote James Comey Firing Memo Against His Will After Trump Ordered Him To

The Guardian reports: The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, privately complained that he was ordered by president Donald Trump to write the notorious memo justifying the firing of the FBI director James Comey, according to Comey’s former deputy. Andrew McCabe writes in a new book that Rosenstein, who has publicly defended the memo, lamented that the president had directed him …

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Glorious Leader Rages About “Giant And Illegal Hoax”

As his Acting Attorney General begins to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about what actions he may have taken regarding the Mueller probe, Glorious Leader began his day, as usual, by watching Fox & Friends and raging against his favorite targets, Crooked Hillary, Adam Schiff, and the fake news media. Hey, isn’t today Indictment Friday? Not only did Senator …

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Ivanka: I’ve Got “Zero Concern” About Mueller [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump says she “barely” knew about the prospective Moscow deal that the Trump Organization pursued while Trump was also running for president, downplaying the significance of the project’s exploration. “Literally almost nothing,” Ivanka Trump said of her knowledge of the prospective deal. “We were an active business.” Asked …

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Dems Demand NRA Docs In Illegal Donations Probe

The Trace reports: A joint congressional inquiry is demanding that National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre hand over internal documents showing whether the NRA made “illegal, excessive, and unreported in-kind donations” to the campaigns of Donald Trump and several GOP Senate candidates. The probe, led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, Democrat …

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Trump Blasts Adam Schiff For “Unlimited Harassment”

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Thursday complained that House Democrats are waging a never-ending harassment campaign against him, far beyond what Republicans did to President Obama. Trump said Democrats are “going nuts,” and are continuing their “witch hunt” against him.  Trump tweeted after Schiff, who chairs the House Select Committee on Intelligence, said he would investigate all of …

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Trump Rages About “Political Hack” Adam Schiff After House Committee Opens New Probe Into His Finances

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday denounced House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as a “political hack” for opening a sweeping investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia and his personal finances. “He has no basis to do that. He’s just a political hack who’s trying to build a name for himself,” Trump told reporters at the White House …

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Schumer: Trump Tipped His Fear Of Mueller Last Night

One of the most notable parts of last night’s state of the union address was when Trump said this: “An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations. If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. …

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Trump Tweets Drudge’s “Teflon Donald” Headlines

Glorious Leader just tweeted out a screencap of fawning Drudge Report headlines, including one that refers to him as “Teflon Donald.” That one, of course, is a take on the media nickname bestowed upon notorious mafia kingpin John Gotti, who had managed to escape imprisonment despite multiple trials. That is, until 1992, when Gotti was finally convicted. He died in …

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Federal Government Paid Trump Organization $600,000 For Trump’s Four Trips To Mar-A-Lago In Early 2017

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s four trips to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida over four weeks in March and February 2017, including his summit with the Japanese prime minister, cost the government nearly $14 million, according to the results of a nonpartisan government watchdog’s investigation obtained by ABC News. The accounting, which reveals that the government also paid roughly …

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Feds Subpoena Trump Inauguration Committee Docs

The New York Times reports: Escalating one of the investigations into President Trump’s inaugural committee, federal prosecutors ordered on Monday that its officials turn over documents about donors, finances and activities, according to two people familiar with the inquiry. The subpoena seeks documents related to all of the committee’s donors and guests; any benefits handed out, including tickets and photo …

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Trump Taps Oil Lobbyist For Secretary Of Interior

Reuters reports: President Trump is picking David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist, to be the Interior Department’s next secretary. Bernhardt, whose past clients include oil companies and others with business before the Interior Department, became the agency’s deputy secretary in 2017 and has led the department on an interim basis since former Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned amid ethics scandals in …

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Federal Court Considers Gag Order For Roger Stone

Politico reports: A federal judge said Friday she’s considering slapping a gag order on Roger Stone, the longtime Donald Trump associate who has been on a media blitz since being charged a week ago with lying to Congress and obstructing lawmakers’ Russia investigation. In the first hearing in Stone’s case — brought by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of …

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