Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Trump Blames Obama For Michael Flynn Scandal

Just like Spicer did yesterday. The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday faulted former President Obama’s administration for authorizing the security clearance of Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser. “But just remember, he was approved by the Obama administration at the highest level,” Trump told Fox News. “And when they say we didn’t vet, well Obama I guess didn’t …

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Spicer Blames Obama For Flynn Scandal [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday deflected blame for the firestorm surrounding Michael Flynn, saying the ousted national security adviser received his security clearance from the Obama administration. Spicer signaled support for a Defense Department investigation into payments Flynn received from foreign groups in 2015, but blamed former President Obama’s team for clearing him. “My …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch reports: The White House is currently facing questions about former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia. At the same time, the administration is immersed in heated debates over a tax reform, a health care overhaul and preventing a government shutdown — so there’s surely a lot to discuss.

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Hair Furor Melts Down Yet Again On Twitter

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday accused congressional Democrats of spurring a government shutdown crisis in a string of rapid-fire tweets. “I promise to rebuild our military and secure our border. Democrats want to shut down the government. Politics!” Trump tweeted. Trump posted six tweets in a two-minute span — a much faster pace than his usual tweets. The …

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Inspector General Opens Investigation Into Michael Flynn, He Was Warned About Foreign Payments

Politico reports: The Pentagon’s inspector general is now investigating Michael Flynn over payments he received from foreign governments after retiring from the Army, according to documents released Thursday by the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee. The documents also show the Defense Intelligence Agency warned Flynn after his 2014 retirement as the agency’s director that he was barred from …

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Trump Says He’s “Absolutely” Considering Breaking Up The Ninth Circuit Court For Blocking His Racist Orders

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump said Wednesday that he has “absolutely” considered proposals that would split up the 9th Circuit, where judges have blocked two of his executive actions. “Absolutely, I have,” Trump said of considering 9th circuit breakup proposals during a far-ranging interview with the Washington Examiner at the White House on Wednesday. “There are many people that …

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Schumer: Flynn May Be The Tip Of The Iceberg

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday said that the House Oversight Committee’s latest findings that former national security adviser Michael Flynn might have broken the law “may be just the tip of the iceberg.” “The disturbing news that General Flynn may have violated the law in connection with his security clearance may be just the …

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BREAKING: Jason Chaffetz Says Russia Paid Michael Flynn, Trump Refuses To Release Documents [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The White House declined Tuesday to provide documents related to President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser that the panel investigating Michael Flynn had requested, according to a letter obtained by CNN. White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short outlined in a letter to the House oversight committee how it would not complete the request from the …

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State Department Deletes Mar-A-Lago Promotion

Talking Points Memo reports: The State Department on Monday removed a blog post promoting President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida following criticism from ethics advocates and Democrats, and questions from reporters. The post boasting Mar-A-Lago as the “Winter White House” was posted to the State Department’s ShareAmerica website and had also been posted by the U.S. embassies in the …

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State Department Site Pitches Mar-A-Lago

USA Today reports: An article about Mar-a-lago started making the Twitter rounds Monday afternoon after users — including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. — noticed that it was appearing on the official website for the U.S. embassy in London. But where did it come from? The post, which describes the Trump property as the “winter White House” and details …

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Trump Won’t Fire Press Secretary Sean Spicer Because “That Guy Gets Great Ratings, Everybody Tunes In”

The Washington Post reports: During a small working lunch at the White House last month, the question of job security in President Trump’s tumultuous White House came up, and one of the attendees wondered whether press secretary Sean Spicer might be the first to go. The president’s response was swift and unequivocal. “I’m not firing Sean Spicer,” he said, according …

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Trump To Have “Highly Unusual” Dinner With SCOTUS

Law Newz reports: The White House announced Sunday that President Donald Trump will have dinner Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court. “That evening, the President will have dinner with the Justices of the Supreme Court, including his successfully confirmed nominee Justice Neil Gorsuch,” the announcement read. Judging by the wording, it seems like all nine are expected show up, though …

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Trump Announces “BIG” Pennsylvania Rally To Compete With White House Press Correspondents Dinner

Business Insider reports: President Trump announced on Twitter that he will be holding a rally in Pennsylvania on April 29. “Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon. The rally will be held on the same night as the White House Correspondents Dinner, which the president said …

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Carter Page: I’m The Real Victim Here [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former Trump advisor Carter Page defended himself during a CNN appearance on Saturday, amidst mounting reports about his alleged contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. “I was never, nothing I was ever asked to do or no information I was ever asked for, was anything beyond what you could see on CNN,” Page told CNN’s …

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REPORT: FBI Intel Suggests Russian Spies Worked To Infiltrate The Trump Campaign Via His Advisors

CNN reports: The FBI gathered intelligence last summer that suggests Russian operatives tried to use Trump advisers, including Carter Page, to infiltrate the Trump campaign, according to US officials. The new information adds to the emerging picture of how the Russians tried to influence the 2016 election, not only through email hacks and propaganda but also by trying to infiltrate …

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House Intel Committee Asks John Brennan, James Tapper, Sally Yates To Testify Publicly On Trump/Russia

Business Insider reports: The House Intelligence Committee announced on Friday that it had extended invitations to three former officials with knowledge of Russia’s interference in the US election to testify in an open hearing in May, over a month after the committee’s chairman first scrapped the session. “Yesterday, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence sent two letters related to …

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Exxon Seeks Waiver From US Sanctions On Russia

The Independent reports: Exxon Mobil has reportedly applied to the US Treasury Department for a waiver from US sanctions on Russia, which – if granted – would mean that it can resume its joint venture with Russian-state owned oil giant PAO Rosneft. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported that Exxon had been seeking US permission …

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REPORT: Trump’s Camp Is Spending Millions On Legal Fees To Defend Against Allegations Of Illegal Behavior

Politico reports: During his campaign, Donald Trump promised to pay the legal bills of supporters who beat up protestors at his rallies, but a POLITICO analysis found that Trump’s campaign hasn’t always paid its own legal bills in a timely or transparent fashion. The analysis of court and campaign filings found that Trump’s campaign committee is still spending heavily to …

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Trump Signs “Hire American” Executive Order Despite Hiring Dozens Of Foreign Workers At Mar-A-Lago

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump promoted his “buy American, hire American” policy again Tuesday — but his family’s companies haven’t always followed that pledge themselves. After touring a Snap-on tools plant in Wisconsin on Tuesday afternoon, Trump signed an executive order pushing the hiring of domestic workers by American companies. “We are sending a powerful signal to the world. We …

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REPORT: China Awarded Three New Trademarks To Ivanka On Day She Dined With Chinese President

The Associated Press reports: On April 6, Ivanka Trump’s company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world’s second-largest economy. That night, the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, sat next to the president of China and his wife for …

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