Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Trump Can’t Resist Driving Past Florida Cultist Rally

The Independent reports: After days of keeping an uncommonly low profile, former president Trump reportedly re-emerged to slowly drive past a rally of die-hard supporters in West Palm Beach, Florida on Monday.  Video of the rally, which coincided with the President’s Day holiday, showed a raucous, largely unmasked crowd of supporters waving flags and Trump banners erupting in chants of …

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“Voter Fraud” Donor Wants His $2.5 Million Back

The Washington Post reports: Like many Trump supporters, conservative donor Fred Eshelman awoke the day after the presidential election with the suspicion that something wasn’t right. His candidate’s apparent lead in key battleground states had evaporated overnight. The next day, the North Carolina financier and his advisers reached out to a small conservative nonprofit group in Texas that was seeking …

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CNN Roasts “Litany Of Lies” By Trump Lawyers [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: CNN political analyst John Avlon on Monday took a hatchet to the impeachment defense laid out by former President Donald Trump’s legal team. During his latest “Reality Check” segment, Avlon expressed astonishment at how many false claims Trump’s impeachment team jammed into a relatively brief defense of their client. “The velocity of lies from Trump’s lawyers was …

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POLL: 58% Say Trump Should Have Been Convicted

The Hill reports: Nearly 60 percent of Americans believe former President Trump should have been convicted during his second Senate impeachment trial, an ABC News/Ipsos poll taken shortly after the trial ended shows. Fifty-eight percent of Americans surveyed in the new poll, which was conducted from Feb. 13-14. The poll found that support for the conviction was starkly partisan. Almost …

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AP: Trump “Remains Fixated On Exacting Revenge”

The Associated Press reports: Friends and allies expect Trump to resume friendly media interviews after weeks of silence. He has met with political aides to discuss efforts to help Republicans try to take control of the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms elections. He remains fixated on exacting revenge on Republicans who supported his impeachment or resisted his efforts …

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Trump Escapes Conviction In 57-43 Senate Vote

NBC News reports: The Senate on Saturday acquitted former President Donald Trump in a 57-43 vote on the charge of inciting insurrection for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Seven GOP Senators voted guilty in the most bipartisan majority to support a conviction. Democrats needed 17 Republicans to join them to convict Trump and hold a separate vote …

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Kinzinger: Come Forward With Your Trump Info Now

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is calling for officials with knowledge of former President Trump’s involvement in inciting the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol to come forward with whatever information they may have. “I think there’s a lot of people that know things. I don’t know who they are. They’re sitting on information, now’s the time …

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Senate Reverses On Calling Witnesses, Read Statement From GOP Rep Into Record, Closing Arguments Start

CNN reports: House managers and Trump’s defense team agreed to enter a statement from Rep. Herrera Beutler describing a phone call between former President Trump and House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy into the record. House impeachment managers had asked the Senate this morning to call witnesses in former President Trump’s second impeachment trial. Instead, Senate and trial lawyers instead agreed …

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Mike Lee Hands Over Log Of Trump’s Call During Riot

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on Saturday gave House impeachment managers and former president Donald Trump’s defense attorneys a copy of a log from his cellphone, which shows that as the Jan. 6 riot unfolded, he received a call from the White House at 2:26 p.m. that lasted for four minutes, a spokesman for the senator said. …

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BREAKING: Senate Votes 55-45 To Call Trial Witnesses

ABC News reports: Lead Manager Jamie Raskin has said the prosecution wants to subpoena Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican who witnessed a call between House minority leader Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump on the day of the insurrection. News of this call broke last night, after the defense had rested their case. Raskin said he would limit Beutler’s testimony …

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Trump Lawyer Briefly Quit Thursday Over Video Clips

The New York Times reports: In another reminder of his ad hoc approach, Mr. Trump asked associates on Thursday night whether it was too late to add or remove lawyers from the team, as Mr. Schoen briefly told the team he was quitting over a debate about how to use the video clips the defense showed on Friday. Mr. Trump …

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Trump Directed Lawyers Via Speakerphone Yesterday

Axios reports: Donald Trump directed his own defense via speakerphone on Friday, repeatedly calling his lawyers in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Room on the Senate side of the Capitol to relay his feedback, sources tell Axios. In contrast to Tuesday’s widely panned start of his defense, the Trump was said to be thrilled with his lawyers’ performances on Friday — …

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Georgia Trump Probe To Include Call Made By Graham

The Washington Post reports: An Atlanta-area prosecutor plans to scrutinize a post-Election Day phone call between Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as part of a criminal investigation into whether former president Donald Trump or his allies broke Georgia laws while trying to reverse his defeat in the state. Fulton County District Attorney Fani …

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Lawyers Lie: Trump Didn’t Know Pence Was In Danger

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump’s impeachment defense lawyers said on Friday that Trump was unaware Vice President Mike Pence had been evacuated from the Capitol on Jan. 6 when he sent a tweet attacking Pence. In response to a question submitted by Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), Trump’s lawyer said “at no point was he aware …

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Politico Calls Trump’s Defense “Falsehood-Laden”

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s legal team opened his impeachment defense with a falsehood-laden attempt to sway Republicans to reject the House’s charge that the former president incited the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The presentations on Friday, the first day of opening arguments for the Trump’s defense team, amounted to out-of-context assertions to push back against the House managers’ …

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REPORT: Trump’s Revenge Tour To Start After Trial

From the conservative Washington Examiner: As soon as his Senate impeachment trial ends, former President Donald Trump plans to get back in public, according to his team. With few social media avenues open to him, that will require Trump to get out personally. But he’s got a plan — and a “list.” Early on, we’re told he’s likely to make …

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Three GOP “Jurors” Met With Trump’s Defense Lawyer

Newsweek reports: On Thursday, three Republican Senators — Ted Cruz of Texas, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Mike Lee of Utah—reportedly met with former President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense attorneys, according to Cruz and Trump attorney David Schoen. Schoen called the three senators “very friendly,” a comment which raised eyebrows seeing as senators are often thought to serve as …

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Trump Was Sicker With COVID Than Was Reported

The New York Times reports: President Donald J. Trump was sicker with Covid-19 in October than publicly acknowledged at the time, with extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, according to four people familiar with his condition. His prognosis became so worrisome before he was taken to Walter …

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Trump’s DOJ Worked To Block Probe Into Giuliani

The New York Times reports: In the final months of the Trump administration, senior Justice Department officials repeatedly sought to block federal prosecutors in Manhattan from taking a crucial step in their investigation into Rudolph W. Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, delaying a search warrant for some of Mr. Giuliani’s electronic records, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Impeachment Trial Day Three

NBC News reports: The third day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will kick off Thursday at noon ET, with the Democratic House impeachment managers set to conclude their opening arguments. The managers have more than half of the total 16 hours they were allotted to make their arguments left, but they may not use all …

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