Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Next Three Days: Nine Impeachment Witnesses Testify

The Associated Press reports: Nine witnesses. Five hearings. Three days. The Trump impeachment inquiry is charging into a crucial week as Americans hear from some of the most important witnesses closest to the White House in back-to-back-to-back live sessions. Among them, Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the wealthy donor whose routine boasting about his proximity to Donald Trump is now bringing the …

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Walter Reed Hospital Didn’t Know Trump Was Coming

Vox reports: In a break from precedent, Trump’s trip to the hospital wasn’t acknowledged ahead of time on any White House schedule. Secondly and similarly unusual, CNN reported that medical staff at Walter Reed weren’t notified of Trump’s visit in advance. White House pool reporters said they were told Trump’s movements on Saturday “were strictly unreportable” until he arrived at …

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Former Devin Nunes Staffer Sues Politico For $25M

Fox News reports: The impeachment inquiry against President Trump has triggered a wave of charges, countercharges, court battles, subpoenas and legal threats. Now it has produced its first libel suit. A White House official on Monday sued Politico and one of its reporters over stories and tweets that he says falsely accuse him of “lying, deceit and unethical conduct.” Kash …

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SCOTUS Temporarily Blocks US House Subpoena For Trump’s Financial Records Until New Filings Are Made

Bloomberg Law reports: U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily blocked a subpoena from a House panel for President Donald Trump’s financial records while the justices consider a request for a longer delay. The administrative stay comes after the House said in a letter it would accept a delay until the end of the month. The order from Roberts applies until …

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RNC Claims It Has Returned Doug Manchester’s Money

Rapid response damage control to this morning’s expose: The Republican National Committee (RNC) said it cut ties with billionaire Doug Manchester, President Trump’s former nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas, after his “decision to link future contributions to an official action” as his nomination was at a standstill in the Senate. In a statement to CBS News, the RNC said …

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Trump Claims He Will “Strongly Consider” Testifying

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that he would “strongly consider” testifying in impeachment inquiry proceedings — either in writing or in person. Trump’s tweet came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested in a CBS “Face the Nation” interview Sunday that Trump testify. Testimony by Trump would be an about-face for the administration, which has previously said it …

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CBS News: Trump Admin Tried To Sell Ambassadorship

CBS News reports: A CBS News investigation has uncovered a possible pay-for-play scheme involving the Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. Emails obtained by CBS News show the nominee, San Diego billionaire Doug Manchester, was asked by the RNC to donate half a million dollars as his confirmation in the Senate hung in …

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Giuliani Rages: Impeachment Hearings Are A “Travesty”

Yahoo News reports: Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, tweeted early Sunday that the House investigation into President Donald Trump is “a travesty.” “After 3 witnesses no evidence has been presented of any offense. The first two permanent diplomats had no direct knowledge just overhearing things. The third one had no knowledge not even hearsay. This is a travesty,“ …

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Intel Dem: Sondland’s Testimony Will Show Bribery

The Hill reports: Rep. Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.) said Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s testimony will show President Trump participated in the “solicitation of a bribe.” Maloney told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” that the “evidence is building” against President Trump in the impeachment inquiry. He said President Trump’s call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky demonstrated the White …

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NEW: Bolton Met Privately With Trump On Ukraine Aid

Axios reports: Former White House national security adviser John Bolton met privately with President Trump in August in an effort to convince him to release nearly $400 million in frozen military aid to Ukraine, former National Security Council official Tim Morrison told impeachment investigators last month. The episode underscores how important Bolton’s testimony could ultimately be to determining why Trump …

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Roger Stone Clutched Bible As He Arrived For Verdict

Reuters reports: Before the verdict was announced, Roger Stone, 67, arrived at the courthouse clad in a pinstripe suit, blue tie with white dots, white handkerchief in his pocket, arm in arm with his wife, sunglasses in one hand, a small red copy of the Bible in the other and a smile on his face. When the verdict was read, …

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Trump Celebrates Release Of Pardoned Murderer

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump celebrated the release of Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance — whom Trump freed from the remainder of a 19-year murder sentence — by tweeting a video of Lorance reuniting with his family. Trump’s grant of clemency was made over the objections of his own Department of Defense, according to news reports. From the linked Fox …

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Glorious Leader Threatens Depression If Impeached

CNN reports: President Trump attacked Democrats on Twitter this morning and threatened an economic depression if he is impeached. The three major US stock indexes rallied to fresh record highs Friday, as investor sentiment was helped by hopes for a US-China trade deal and better-than-expected retail sales. The Dow rallied above 28,000 points for the first time ever. The first …

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Bill Barr Attacks Democrats For Impeachment Because America Knew What It Was Getting By Electing Trump

The New York Times reports: Attorney General William P. Barr on Friday vigorously defended President Trump’s use of executive authority and suggested that House Democrats were subverting the will of voters by exploring whether to remove the president from office for abusing his power. Mr. Trump campaigned on a vow to upend Washington, and voters were aware of his agenda …

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US Official Confirms Damning Trump/Sondland Call

The New York Times reports: An official from the United States Embassy in Kiev confirmed to House impeachment investigators on Friday that he overheard a call between President Trump and a top American diplomat in July in which the president inquired about investigations he wanted from Ukraine, according to three people familiar with the testimony. The official, David Holmes, testified …

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Trump Files Second SCOTUS Request: Hide My Taxes

CNN reports: Attorneys for President Donald Trump returned to the Supreme Court on Friday to ask the justices for the second day in a row to block a demand for his income tax returns — this one from House Democrats. On Thursday, Trump’s lawyers asked the Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a lower-court ruling that would allow the …

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Dems Accuse Trump Of Witness Intimidation In Real Time, Republicans Flee Questions About The Tweets

Politico reports: Lawmakers of both parties were stunned to see Trump’s disparaging tweet about the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine in the middle of a hearing where she had already described in great detail how she felt personally threatened by the president. “It’s not something I would do,” Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, told …

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Twitter Bot Networks Attack Marie Yovanovitch

Buzzfeed News reports: The phrase “I hired Donald Trump to fire people like Yovanovitch” trended on Twitter Friday morning as former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified in front of the impeachment inquiry held by the House Intelligence Committee. And while it may have seemed like a spontaneous outcry from supporters of the president, the phrase has spread at …

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Trump: Everybody Knows Who The Whistleblower Is

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday claimed the identity of the whistleblower who first raised concerns about his relationship with Ukraine is known to everyone in D.C. “Everyone in Washington knows who it is, by the way. The whistleblower is no great secret,” Trump told “The Dan Bongino Show,” without naming a name. “Everybody knows who the whistleblower is, …

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Feds Investigate Giuliani On Bribery Of Foreign Officials

Reuters reports: Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s ties to Ukrainian energy projects and whether he violated federal lobbying laws, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg, citing three unnamed U.S. officials, on Thursday reported federal prosecutors in Manhattan were investigating Giuliani’s financial dealings …

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