Tag Archives: Trump corruption

TODAY: Paul Manafort To Be Sentenced In First Case

Newsweek reports: Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump who found himself as one of the major players at the epicenter of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, will be sentenced Thursday afternoon at a federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia. In their sentencing memo last month, Mueller’s office recommended a sentence of 19.5 years to 24.5 years in …

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Kushner Kept US Officials Out Of Meeting With Saudis

The Daily Beast reports: Officials and staffers in the U.S. embassy in Riyadh said they were not read in on the details of Jared Kushner’s trip to Saudi Arabia or the meetings he held with members of the country’s Royal Court last week. And that’s causing concern not only in the embassy but also among members of Congress, according to …

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Trump Is Forwarding Mar-A-Lago Member Pitches For Major Federal Business To His Cabinet Secretaries

ProPublica reports: In late 2017, on one of President Donald Trump’s retreats to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Florida, he caught up with an old friend: Albert Hazzouri. Shortly after Hazzouri and Trump saw each other in late 2017, Hazzouri followed up with a message, scrawled on Mar-a-Lago stationery. In a telephone interview, Hazzouri said he sent the …

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Second Court Blocks 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Courthouse News reports: The Trump administration’s push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census suffered a major setback late Wednesday when a federal judge issued a second nationwide injunction against the policy, finding it would “threaten the very foundation of our democracy.” U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg is the second federal judge in less than two months to …

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Investigators Probe Cohen-Giuliani Contact After Raids

ABC News reports: In the weeks following the federal raids on former Michael Cohen’s law office and residences last April, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and confidant was contacted by two New York attorneys who claimed to be in close contact with Rudy Giuliani, the current personal attorney to Trump, according to sources with direct knowledge of the discussions. The …

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Support For Impeachment Rises After Cohen Hearing

Monmouth University reports: The poll finds that 42% of Americans feel that Trump should be impeached and compelled to leave the presidency while 54% disagree. Support for impeachment of Trump has risen since November, when 36% favored impeachment and 59% did not. Previous polls showed support for Trump’s impeachment ranging between 38% and 41%. The change since last fall has …

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Cohen Returns To Capitol Hill For More Testimony

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s former lawyer is returning to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of testimony as Democrats pursue a flurry of investigations into Trump’s White House, businesses and presidential campaign. Michael Cohen became a key figure in those investigations after turning on his former boss and cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. He was …

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POLL: Majority Of Voters Believe Trump Is A Criminal

Just out from Quinnipiac Polling: President Donald Trump committed crimes before he became president, American voters say 64 – 24 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Republicans say 48 – 33 percent that President Trump did not commit crimes before he was president, the independent Quinnipiac University National Poll finds. Every other listed party, gender, education, age …

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WH Refuses To Hand Over Security Clearance Docs

Axios reports: White House counsel Pat Cipollone sent a letter to House Oversight chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Tuesday rejecting the committee’s request for documents explaining the process for granting security clearances to White House personnel, calling their demands “unprecedented and extraordinarily intrusive.” Cipollone’s letter is likely the first of many confrontations to come, as Democrats intent on probing every …

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Former Trump WH Lawyer: This Isn’t A Witch Hunt

ABC News reports: Ty Cobb, the veteran Washington attorney who represented the White House as special counsel Robert Mueller ramped up his investigation into Russian meddling, said he considers the man leading the probe “an American hero” and does not share President Donald Trump’s view that the Russia inquiry is a politically motivated hoax. “I don’t feel the same way …

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Trump Wails: House Dems Are Harassing My People

Talking Points Memo reports: President Trump on Tuesday attacked Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), accusing the House Judiciary Committee chairman of attempting to “harass” his associates in a wide-ranging probe into Trump’s administration, campaign and businesses. Trump said Democrats are ramping up their investigations “now that they realize the only Collusion with Russia was done by Crooked Hillary Clinton & …

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Lawyers For Cohen And Trump Talked Pardon Last Year

The Wall Street Journal reports: An attorney for Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, raised the possibility of a pardon with attorneys for the president and his company after federal agents raided Mr. Cohen’s properties in April, according to people familiar with the discussions. Conversations among those parties are now being probed by congressional investigators, according to document requests …

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Sean Hannity Rages: New House Probes Are “Gruesome McCarthyism” Intended To Institute Socialism [VIDEO]

“We the people will now be subject to what will be the biggest, most gruesome display of modern-day McCarthyism, which is just the widest fishing expedition, all in an effort to destroy the president and anybody who supports him. Because the bottom line is all they care about is getting their power back so they can institute socialism right here …

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George Conway: Grounds For Impeachment If Trump Pressured DOJ To Block AT&T/Time Warner Merger

The Hill reports: George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said Monday that it would “unquestionably be grounds for impeachment” if President Trump ordered former White House economic adviser Gary Cohn to pressure the Department of Justice to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger. Conway’s remark comes after The New Yorker reported that Trump gave that directive to …

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House Democrats To Pick Apart Trump’s Finances

Axios reports: House Democratic leaders worry impeachment proceedings against President Trump could backfire if they move too fast. They plan to pursue a slow-bleed strategy with lengthy public hearings and scores of witnesses to methodically pick apart Trump’s finances and presidency. In an investigation being coordinated among six to eight House committees, Trump will essentially be on public trial for …

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House Judiciary Chair: Tomorrow We’ll Issue Document Demands To Junior And Dozens More In Trump’s Orbit

“Tomorrow, we will be issuing document requests to over 60 different people and individuals from the White House to the Department of Justice, Donald Trump, Jr., Allen Weisselberg, to begin the investigations to present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. “It’s very clear that the president obstructed justice.  It’s very clear …

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Paul Manafort Attacks Mueller In Plea For Leniency

Buzzfeed News reports: Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort on Friday continued to attack special counsel Robert Mueller, accusing Mueller’s office of not only vilifying him, but also of “spreading misinformation.” Manafort and his lawyers have used pre-sentencing memos not only to lobby for a lower prison sentence, but also to criticize the special counsel’s office — something they’ve had …

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Conway: Trump Has “Absolute Right” To Order Security Clearances Over Objections Of Intelligence Officials

Politico reports: Kellyanne Conway claimed Friday that President Donald Trump has the “absolute right” to order that security clearances be approved, following a report that the president did so for son-in-law Jared Kushner despite other officials’ misgivings. “We don’t discuss security clearances. I won’t discuss my own,” she said during an interview on Fox News. “I will tell you the …

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House Dems To Seek Interviews With Junior And Ivanka

Axios reports: House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said Thursday that the panel will seek to interview several of the people that Michael Cohen mentioned during his six-hour testimony, including President Trump’s children Don Jr. and Ivanka, as well as Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg. Other names that Cohen mentioned include Trump’s longtime assistant Rhona Graff, now-indicted adviser Roger …

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Hannity Rages At “Psychotic Hate Trump” Democrats

Sean Hannity flipped out over Michael Cohen’s public testimony in typical fashion last night but managed to avoid mentioning that Cohen used to be his lawyer too. An excerpt via Media Matters: What we saw in Washington all day, just hours ago, nonstop, was a Democratic Party, a hyperventilating, hysterical media putting politics over country, with a political charade designed …

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