Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Pelosi: Pass New Laws So Presidents Can Be Indicted

NPR reports: In an exclusive interview with NPR, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has not changed her mind on pursuing impeachment but is ready to change the law to restrain presidential power and make it clear that a sitting president can, in fact, be indicted. “I do think that we will have to pass some laws that will have …

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Wall Street Journal: Trump Pressured Ukraine President To Investigate Biden’s Son Eight Times On Phone Call

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe, according to people familiar with the matter. “He told him he should work with him [Giuliani] on …

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Trump: Ignore The Whistleblower, Investigate Joe Biden

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday dismissed growing scrutiny over a whistleblower complaint that reportedly raised concerns about a conversation he had with a Ukrainian leader, saying the focus should instead be on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s ties to Ukraine. “It doesn’t matter what I discussed, but I’ll tell you this, somebody ought to look into Joe Biden’s …

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REPORT: Whistleblower Complaint Involves Ukraine

The New York Times reports: A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump emerged on Thursday as the latest front in a continuing oversight dispute between administration officials and House Democrats. While the allegation remains shrouded in mystery, it involves at least one instance of Mr. Trump making an unspecified commitment to …

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Giuliani Admits He Asked Ukraine To Investigate Biden

The Washington Post reports: Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, contradicted himself when asked whether he personally asked Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, ranted about media bias and defended Trump amid new reports about an intelligence official’s whistleblower complaint, during a chaotic and fiery CNN interview Thursday night. Immediately after anchor Chris Cuomo introduced him and …

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Court Temporarily Blocks CA’s Tax Returns/Ballot Law

The Los Angeles Times reports: A federal judge ordered a temporary injunction Thursday against California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring candidates to disclose their tax returns for a spot on the presidential primary ballot, an early victory for President Trump but a decision that will undoubtedly be appealed by state officials. U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. said he would issue a …

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Whistleblower’s Complaint Involves “Multiple Acts”

The New York Times reports: A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump was related to a series of actions that goes beyond any single discussion with a foreign leader, according to interviews on Thursday. The complaint was related to multiple acts, Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for American spy agencies, told …

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Trump Sues New York State To Block Tax Returns

CBS News York reports: President Donald Trump is asking a federal judge to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns. Trump’s attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York. Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow says the lawsuit is intended “to address the significant constitutional issues at stake in this case.” Manhattan District …

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GOP Group Blasts Pence For Indifference To Trump’s Corruption With Scathing “Who Cares?” Ad [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: A GOP group critical of President Donald Trump is now targeting Vice President Mike Pence to call out what it considers corruption in the administration. An ad that will air on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday accuses Pence of hypocrisy for not objecting to foreign governments’ spending at Trump hotels after having criticized the Clinton Foundation for accepting …

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US Intel Whistleblower Files Complaint On Trump

The Washington Post reports: The whistleblower complaint that has triggered a tense showdown between the U.S. intelligence community and Congress involves President Trump’s communications with a foreign leader, according to two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter. Trump’s interaction with the foreign leader included a “promise” that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the …

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Lewandowski: I Don’t Have To Be Truthful To The Press

Axios has some of today’s lowlights: In a combative exchange with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) — whom Lewandowski mockingly called President Swalwell in reference to his failed presidential bid — Lewandowski refused to read aloud from the Mueller report. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) subsequently demanded that Lewandowski be held in contempt. Under grilling from committee counsel Barry Berke, Lewandowski would …

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LIVE VIDEO: Lewandowski Testifies Before House Panel

The New York Times reports: Democrats investigating whether to recommend that the House impeach President Trump will take turns on Tuesday publicly questioning one of his most outspoken supporters: Corey Lewandowski. Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager and continued confidant, Mr. Lewandowski was enlisted in an ultimately unsuccessful scheme by the president in the summer of 2017 to significantly curtail the …

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Trump Orders Corey Lewandowski To Dummy-Up At Impeachment Hearing, Bars Two Aides From Testifying

Reuters reports: Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and close confidant, is due to testify in Congress on Tuesday despite a White House effort to prevent him from talking about Trump’s alleged efforts to impede the federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Late on Monday, the White House instructed Lewandowski not to discuss conversations …

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REVEALED: Longer US Military Stays At Trump Resort

Politico reports: A five-day visit to Turnberry and the surrounding region revealed that the regular visits from Air Force crews on layovers from Prestwick Airport have become a major facet of the life of the resort. It also revealed that, rather than being restricted to single-night refueling stops, some visits last multiple nights, expanding the known dimensions of the relationship …

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New York Subpoenas 8 Years Of Trump’s Tax Returns

The New York Times reports: State prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed President Trump’s accounting firm to demand eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns, according to several people with knowledge of the matter. The subpoena opens a new front in a wide-ranging effort to obtain copies of the president’s tax returns, which Mr. Trump initially said he would …

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Nadler: Impeachment Is Unlikely To Remove Trump But It’s Also “Imperative To Vindicate The Constitution”

WNYC reports: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) pressed Monday that he personally believes President Trump should be impeached as senior Democrats try to defend their recent muddled messaging on the issue. “Personally, I think the president ought to be impeached,” Nadler told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer. He acknowledged that impeachment is unlikely to lead to Trump’s removal, given widespread …

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Secret Service Requisitions Jet Skis For Mar-A-Lago

The Daily Beast reports: The U.S. Secret Service has formally requested the purchase of two jet skis in order to better protect President Trump and his family during their frequent stays at their vacation homes. “President Trump and his family spend several weeks throughout the year in Mara Lago FL and Hamptons NY. The first family is very active in …

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Trump Rages: Investigate Obama’s Deal With Netflix

Politico reports: President Trump on Monday suggested the House Judiciary Committee investigate former President Obama’s post-presidency book deal and agreement with Netflix instead of pursuing various inquiries into the Trump administration. Trump returned to the subject a couple hours later, when he appeared to equate allegations that he has profited off the presidency by declining to put his assets in …

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Eric Trump Gets “Four Pinocchios” Rating For His Post Claiming Border Wall Costs Less Than Obamacare Site

The Washington Post reports: “President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America.” — Quote attributed to comedian Tim Allen in an Instagram post by Eric Trump. Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, has quite a following on social media, so his posts attract a lot of attention. But there are two big problems. …

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Trump Calls For Investigation Of Obama’s Book Deal

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump started Monday morning by suggesting that the Department of Justice that serves under his own administration investigate the post-Presidency business dealings with which Barack Obama has engaged. Trump opened by falsely claiming how the House Judiciary committee as “given up on the Mueller Report,” seemingly ignoring the fact that House Judiciary chair Jerrold Nadler announced …

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