Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Trump Says He’ll Block John Bolton From Testifying

The right wing Daily Caller reports: President Donald Trump said in a new interview on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” that he would use executive privilege to prevent former White House aide John Bolton from testifying in an impeachment trial. “Why not call Bolton? Why not allow him to testify? This thing is bogus. Why not allow Bolton to testify?” …

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Trump Asks Supreme Court To Hold Off On Obamacare Case Until After Election And You Already Know Why

The Washington Examiner reports: The Department of Justice doesn’t want the Supreme Court to fast-track a case that could result in Obamacare being thrown out ahead of the presidential election, despite its position that the healthcare law should be abolished. If the court agrees with the Trump administration, then President Trump and Republicans will be spared the possibility of having …

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REPORT: Trump Plans To Add Countries To Muslim Ban

The Associated Press reports: The White House is considering expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration issues by President Donald Trump, according to four people familiar with the deliberations. A document outlining the plans has been circulating the White House, but the countries that would be affected are blacked out, according to …

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De Blasio Refers Trump Org Property Tax Review To DA

Politico reports: The de Blasio administration has referred findings from a review of the Trump Organization’s property tax filings to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday morning. In October, WNYC reported that President Donald Trump’s business portfolio would cite lower income from its properties when reporting to the Department of Finance, which is in charge …

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DOJ Probe Into Hillary Clinton Ends With Nothing

The Washington Post reports: A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, and current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce much of anything. John Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, was tapped in November …

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NYC Bar Association To Congress: Investigate Bill Barr

Bloomberg News reports: The New York City Bar Association has asked Congress to investigate U.S. Attorney General William Barr, saying his recent actions and statements have positioned the Justice Department and its prosecutors as “political partisans willing to use the levers of government to empower certain groups over others.” The request disclosed on Thursday appears to be the first time …

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Mnuchin: Hide Trump’s Travel Costs Until After Election

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration is seeking to delay a Democratic effort to require the Secret Service to disclose how much it spends protecting President Trump and his family when they travel — until after the 2020 election, according to people familiar with the discussions. The issue has emerged as a sticking point in recent weeks as Treasury …

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Pew Research: Majority Outside US Do Not Trust Trump

Reuters reports: Most people around the globe don’t trust Donald Trump to do the right thing when it comes to foreign affairs, according to a survey released Wednesday, but they do have positive overall views of the United States. The Pew Research Center survey of 37,000 adults from 33 countries via phone and face-to-face interviews found that 64% of respondents …

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Trump Org To End Bidding On DC Hotel On Jan. 23th

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Trump Organization plans to cut off bids on its Washington, D.C., hotel on Jan. 23. The Trump Organization leased the property, within the Old Post Office building, from the federal government, and, with extensions, the lease lasts almost 100 years. A new lease owner could adjust the branding and managing of the building. President …

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McConnell Preps To Set Trial Rules Without Dem Input

Politico reports: Senate Republican leaders are preparing to move forward on a set of impeachment trial rules without Democratic support. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is on the verge of having sufficient backing in his 53-member caucus to pass a blueprint for the trial that leaves the question of seeking witnesses and documents until after opening arguments are made, according …

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DHS To Share Citizenship Data With US Census Bureau

The Associated Press reports: The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of President Donald Trump’s order to collect data on who is a citizen following the Supreme Court’s rejection of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form. Trump’s order is being challenged in federal court, but meanwhile, the …

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BREAKING: Bolton Says He’ll Testify If Subpoenaed

Via press release from John Bolton: During the present impeachment controversy, I have tried to meet my obligations both as a citizen and as former National Security Advisor. My colleague, Dr. Charles Kupperman, faced with a House committee subpoena on the one hand, and a Presidential directive not to testify on the other, sought final resolution of this Constitutional conflict …

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Trump Demands Quick End To “Impeachment Hoax”

The Guardian reports: Trump has again weighed in on the looming impeachment trial over Twitter, dismissing the controversy as a “con game” and calling for a rapid end to the matter. House speaker Nancy Pelosi has not yet transmitted the aricles of impeachment to the Senate, but many expect her to do so this week. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell …

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On Day Of Lethal Airstrike On Muslim Capital, Trump Tells Evangelical Rallygoers That “God Is On Our Side”

The Hill reports: “Evangelicals, Christians of every denomination and believers of every faith, have never had a greater champion in the White House – not even close – than you have right now,” Trump said at a campaign event launching his “Evangelicals for Trump” coalition Friday evening. “Together, we’re not only are we defending our Constitutional rights, we’re also defending …

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Developer Says He’ll Submit Bid On Trump’s DC Hotel

The Washington Post reports: D.C. real estate investor and developer Brian Friedman says he will bid to acquire the lease to President Trump’s 263-room luxury hotel in downtown Washington, a project that has generated ethical controversies for the president since he entered office. Friedman said he would like to partner with Hilton to turn the Trump International Hotel into a …

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Newly Released Emails Show Trump/Ukraine Coverup

Mother Jones reports: Newly revealed communications between White House staffers and officials at the Pentagon are shedding additional light on the Ukraine scandal—even as the Senate prepares for President Donald Trump’s trial following his impeachment by the House of Representatives last month. Just Security reported Thursday that Michael Duffey, a political appointee who oversees defense spending at the White House …

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Trump: My Impeachment Was “Crime Of The Century”

Raw Story reports: Trump has a new Twitter diatribe against his impeachment over the Ukraine scandal. Trump’s claim that the investigation of his 2016 campaign was “illegally started” has been a frequent talking point of his ever since Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his report on the subject last year. Horowitz’s findings were a mixed bag for Trumpworld, …

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Trump Wails: The Media Lied That I Played Golf Today

From today’s White House pool reporter: The motorcade arrived at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach at 1046 am after an unremarkable trip. We did not see the president. Press vans split off outside the club. We are currently holding in the vans near the library. The president’s motorcade is back on the move at 11:36 am after …

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Trump Rages: Overrated Nancy Pelosi Is “All Lies”

From the conservative Washington Examiner: On the day before 2020, President Trump ripped into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Twitter, saying the California Democrat is “all lies” and “the most overrated person [he] knows.” After Democrats ran the impeachment process in the House, Pelosi suggested she would wait to send the articles to the Senate until Republicans agree to terms …

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Trump Claims Democrats Don’t Want Senate Trial

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump started off the last day of 2019 with a rant against his looming impeachment trial. The Democratic-led House impeached him earlier this month, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has held back the articles from the Senate until Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) agrees to hold a fair trial with witness testimony. The Democrats will …

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