Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Kanye West’s Clothing Company Got Up To $5M Bailout

Billboard Magazine reports: Kanye West’s Yeezy company received more than $2 million through the Paycheck Protection Program, the Small Business Administration disclosed on Monday (July 6). Yeezy, an LLC formed by the musician and clothing designer, received a loan between $2 million and $5 million, according to the SBA. The company disclosed that it saved 160 jobs because of the …

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Niece’s Book: For Trump, “Cheating Is A Way Of Life”

The New York Daily News reports: A forthcoming book by President Trump’s estranged niece describes him as a “toxic” bully who practices “cheating as a way of life” and made fun of his own father when his health began to deteriorate, according to a Monday press release. Having spent much time at the sprawling Queens home where President Trump and …

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Multiple Trump Cronies Got “Small Business” Bailouts

The Wall Street Journal reports: The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program designed to help small businesses weather fallout from the coronavirus pandemic helped a broad swath of organizations, including prominent restaurant chains, law firms and non-profits. Among the recipients the Trump administration disclosed Monday: Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, the law firm headed by antitrust litigator David Boies; Newsmax Media Inc., …

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Trump Rages That Fox Promotes “Suppression Polls”

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump said he’s done with Fox News after the network on Sunday showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls. Trump claimed he was leading in “real polls” but did not cite any. Trump has repeatedly attacked news agencies for reporting on polls unfavorable to him and even sent a “cease …

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GOP Clueless On Trump’s Agenda For Second Term

The Hill reports: Congressional Republicans say Trump spends too much time going after critics on Twitter and not enough time articulating his vision for a possible second term. They would prefer more contrasts between their party and Democrats on issues such as taxes and regulation — areas they think could be part of a winning formula in the fall. Instead, …

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Data Shows Trump’s Attacks On Biden Aren’t Working

Axios reports: President Trump built his political brand by stoking the nation’s culture wars, but search data is showing us how much harder it’s been for him to replicate that success while running against another white man in his 70s — and while there’s a coronavirus pandemic. The big picture: Google Trends data shows Trump’s “Sleepy Joe” name-calling isn’t generating …

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Russian State TV Puts Trump On Mount Rushmore

The Daily Beast reports: Kremlin-controlled Russian state media set out to tickle U.S. President Trump’s fragile ego amid falling ratings after his blustery appearance at Mount Rushmore on Friday. Mentioning that the American head of state had previously toyed with the idea he might be featured alongside Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Lincoln, Russia’s premier state media channel Rossiya-1 aired …

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Trump: We’d Have Few Cases If We Didn’t Test So Much

The Hill reports: President Trump voiced frustration Saturday with rising COVID-19 case counts as both the U.S. and many states have reported new record totals in recent days. Administration officials have blamed the surges on increased testing, but health advocates have pointed out that rates of positive tests are also increasing. At an indoor campaign rally in Oklahoma last month, …

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Michael Cohen Spotted Dining At Swanky Manhattan Eatery In Apparent Violation Of House Arrest Orders

The New York Post reports: Michael Cohen could soon be back to chowing down in a prison cafeteria. The recently sprung jailbird was caught by The Post dining out on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and the meal may cost him his freedom, legal experts said Friday. Exclusive photos show President Trump’s former personal lawyer seated at a sidewalk table …

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Pentagon Appointees To Face Trump Loyalty Tests

Foreign Policy reports: A pair of 20-something White House staffers will begin conducting interviews with political appointees at the Defense Department starting next week, three current and former U.S. officials told Foreign Policy, a move that some fear could lead to more dismissals of Pentagon officials considered disloyal to President Donald Trump. The White House liaison office sent an email …

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WaPo Board: Trump’s Delusions Are Life-Threatening

From the editorial board of the Washington Post: Now, governors are rapidly trying to backpedal, abruptly closing bars and restaurants, but it is exceedingly difficult to shift from reopening to closure again. Mr. Trump on Thursday elided this difficulty, saying the reopening decision is “largely up to them.” He was characteristically only concerned with praising himself. “We’ve done a historic …

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Trump Challenges Joe Biden To Take Cognitive Test

The Hill reports: President Trump late Thursday night challenged Joe Biden to take a cognitive test, claiming the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee could not pass the test he “aced.” Trump has previously questioned Biden’s mental fitness, repeatedly referring to him by the nickname “Sleepy Joe” and suggesting that the former vice president has low intelligence. Trump, who is 74, has …

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Ousted US Attorney To Testify Before House Committee

CBS News reports: Geoffrey Berman, the former top federal prosecutor in New York, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee for a closed-door interview next week, a person familiar with the matter tells CBS News. Berman was removed from his role as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York last month. He initially refused to leave office …

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Four Trump Ambassadors Dumped Stocks In January

CNBC reports: Several U.S. ambassadors actively shed their stock holdings as President Donald Trump tried to downplay the coronavirus outbreak in its early stages. Ambassadors to Uruguay, France, Morocco and Italy sold shares in transactions that could have made them millions of dollars, according to financial disclosure filings reviewed by CNBC. Much of their sales were in January and continued …

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SCOTUS Blocks House From Secret Mueller Docs

CNN reports: Grand jury material from former special counsel Robert Mueller won’t be released to the Democratic-led House of Representatives at least for now, after the Supreme Court on Thursday granted the Trump administration’s request to take up the case next term. The court’s move is a win for the Justice Department and means that the information, which includes portions …

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RNC Paying Ex-Apprentice Staffer Who Has Trump Dirt

The Daily Beast reports: Last year, the Republican National Convention began cutting checks to a former producer of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice who was accused of having, as one contestant put it, “all the dirt” on Donald Trump. From August 2019 through May 2020, the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Convention made a dozen payments totaling more than …

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Trump Lies About Biden’s “Scripted” Press Conference

Even the Daily Caller isn’t buying it: President Donald Trump accused former Vice President Joe Biden of fielding scripted questions during his Tuesday press conference in Wilmington, Delaware. Ari Fleischer, White House press secretary for former President George W. Bush, said that though he “was critical of the press for the softball questions they threw to Biden,” the former vice …

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Dems Rage After “Starkly Partisan” Census Appointees

Politico reports: Last Monday, Commerce deputy secretary Karen Dunn Kelley [photo] informed Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham and his career deputy, Ron Jarmin, that the two new appointees, Commerce aides Nathaniel T. Cogley and Adam Korzeniewski, had been installed in senior roles at the Census Bureau — a move that blindsided both of them, according to a Census Bureau official. …

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Ex-Navy SEAL Condemns Trump In Lincoln Project Ad

Just in from the Lincoln Project: The Lincoln Project’s latest video, “Betrayed,” released today, lays bare the thoughts of former U.S Navy Seal Dan Barkhuff and his feelings towards the President. Many current and former American service members feel betrayed by Donald J. Trump. Navy Seal Barkhuff is just one story. We now know Trump received written briefings as early …

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“Large Bank Transfers” Back Intel On Russian Bounties

The New York Times reports: American officials intercepted electronic data showing large financial transfers from a bank account controlled by Russia’s military intelligence agency to a Taliban-linked account, which was among the evidence that supported their conclusion that Russia covertly offered bounties for killing U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, according to three officials familiar with the intelligence. Though the …

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