Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Trump: Governors Who Won’t Blow Me Get No Help

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that he instructed Vice President Mike Pence not to reach out to governors who aren’t “appreciative” of his administration’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in their states. “If they don’t treat you right, I don’t call,” Trump said of those state leaders. “I think they should be appreciative. Because …

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Networks Begin To Cut Trump’s Lie-Filled Briefings

The Associated Press reports: Six television networks began showing President Donald Trump’s briefing on the coronavirus outbreak late Monday, but only Fox News Channel stuck it out to the end nearly two hours later. It was a notable turning point in coverage of the president’s now-daily briefings. Networks had been starting to hear criticism of how much time they have …

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Trump: The Media’s Hatred Of Me Is Destroying Them

The Hill reports: President Trump late Sunday lashed out at a group of news networks and newspapers over their coverage of his administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, claiming that all he’s seen is “hatred of me.” Trump has regularly attacked the press since entering the White House, often referring to reporters as “fake news” and the “enemy of the …

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DOJ Seeks Emergency Power For Indefinite Detentions

Politico reports: The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a push for new powers that comes as the coronavirus spreads through the United States. Documents reviewed by POLITICO detail the department’s requests to lawmakers on a host of topics, including the statute …

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WH Orders Agencies To Blame Chinese “Cover-Up”

I knew this would be the game plan: As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow at a rapid pace in the U.S., the White House is launching a communications plan across multiple federal agencies that focuses on accusing Beijing of orchestrating a “cover-up” and creating a global pandemic, according to two U.S. officials and a government cable obtained …

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Politico: How Trump Is Making The Pandemic Worse

Politico reports: In late February, Trump claimed there were only 15 coronavirus cases in the United States — a vast understatement — and promised “within a couple of days,” the number would be close to zero. That number has now soared past 14,000 and is climbing exponentially. He seized on figures about how many people the seasonal flu killed annually …

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Trump Donors Paid Mar-A-Lago Tens Of Thousands To Fund Lavish 51st Birthday Party For Junior’s Girlfriend

The New York Times reports: It was a lavish birthday party for Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle. The setting was Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Fla. The guest list included dozens of Trump family members and friends. But when it came to picking up the tab, hands went out to other attendees. Among them were at …

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REPORT: Trump Offered $1 Billion For German Vaccine

The Guardian reports: German ministers have reacted angrily following reports US president Donald Trump offered a German medical company “large sums of money” for exclusive rights to a Covid-19 vaccine. “Germany is not for sale,” economy minister Peter Altmaier told broadcaster ARD, reacting to a front page report in Welt am Sonntag newspaper headlined “Trump vs Berlin”. The newspaper reported …

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German Officials Huddle Over Trump’s Vaccine Ploy

The Washington Post reports: German officials will discuss a reported U.S. attempt to secure the rights to any coronavirus vaccine developed by a German pharmaceutical company in crisis meetings on Monday, the country’s interior minister said, amid concerns that the Trump administration was trying to monopolize the market. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, when asked to confirm a report the Trump …

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German Newspaper: Trump Tried To Bribe Local Pharma For Exclusive US Rights To Potenial Coronavirus Vaccine

Business Insider reports: President Trump tried to recruit German scientists working on a cure for the coronavirus and offered large sums of money to secure exclusive rights to their work for the US, according to a report which was confirmed by the German government. Prominent German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported that Trump had offered large sums of money to …

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Trump Lies About Obama’s 2009 Response To H1N1

Mediaite reports: Using his typical insult for Biden, Trump first brought up the H1N1 swine flu epidemic that hit during the early years of the Obama administration, and made two inaccurate or misleading statements. The 78 percent figure Trump cited seems to derive from a Gallup poll from early February 2020 — when public focus on the outbreak was low …

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Trump Blames Obama For Lack Of Coronavirus Testing

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Friday criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for being ill-prepared to test for the coronavirus and he blamed President Barack Obama for the situation. Two issues have led to the slow process in testing for COVID-19. One was that the CDC had initially put out narrow guidelines for who could be …

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Trump Campaign Spox: The President Is “The Best Authority” On The Issue Of Holding Campaign Rallies

The Hill reports: A spokeswoman for President Trump’s reelection campaign defended Trump’s decision to continue holding campaign rallies despite the spread of coronavirus, saying in an interview with Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney that Trump is “the best authority on this issue.” Campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said the rallies would continue despite National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head …

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WH Orders Top Coronavirus Meetings To Be Classified

Reuters reports: The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified, an unusual step that has restricted information and hampered the U.S. government’s response to the contagion, according to four Trump administration officials. The officials said that dozens of classified discussions about such topics as the scope of infections, quarantines and travel restrictions have …

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Trump Wants Payroll Tax Waived Until General Election

Bloomberg News reports: Donald Trump told Republican senators on Tuesday that he wants a payroll tax holiday through the November election so that taxes don’t go back up before voters decide whether to return him to office, according to three people familiar with the president’s remarks. Trump spoke to the Republicans at their weekly conference lunch at the Capitol as …

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DOJ Loses Battle To Hide Mueller Grand Jury Materials

CNN reports: The House of Representatives has won access to secret grand jury material gathered in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and cited in the Mueller report, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. The appeals panel sided with the chief judge of the DC District Court, who had roundly criticized the Justice Department’s legal theories to …

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Trump: Fake News Media Is Lying About Virus Response

Mediaite reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday accused the “Fake News Media” of attempting to “make us look bad” on the administration’s coronavirus response. The president called the White House’s plan to combat the growing outbreak in the U.S. “perfectly coordinated and fine tuned.” President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday accused the “Fake …

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Trump Campaign Sues CNN For “Defamation”

The New York Post reports: President Trump’s re-election campaign filed a libel lawsuit against CNN on Friday night — the third such suit against a media organization in the last 10 days. The suit, filed in US District Court, alleges that CNN intentionally published “false and defamatory” statements about the Trump campaign seeking help from Russia to win the 2020 …

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Federal Judge Rips Barr’s Handling Of Mueller Report

CNN reports: A federal judge Thursday criticized Attorney General William Barr for his handling of the Mueller report when it was released last spring, saying Barr’s early description of the report didn’t match the special counsel’s actual conclusions. Judge Reggie Walton asked if Barr’s actions were a “calculated attempt” to help President Donald Trump and opined the attorney general had …

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Facebook Takes Down Trump’s Fake “Census” Ads

Vox reports: Shortly ahead of the US National 2020 census, President Trump’s campaign is running ads on Facebook that some are saying are misleading users into thinking that a data-gathering and fundraising survey for the Trump presidential campaign is actually the official US national census. Facebook confirmed with Recode that it plans to take down the ads. According to Facebook’s …

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