Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Feds Probe Junior’s Killing Of Endangered Sheep

Roll Call reports: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will review allegations that Donald Trump Jr., may have illegally killed a rare sheep during a recent trip to Mongolia and imported parts of the animal back to the U.S. Animal conservation activists said President Donald Trump’s eldest son may have violated a federal wildlife anti-trafficking law after ProPublica …

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Gallup On Trump: Approval 45%, Impeachment 46%

New survey out this morning from Gallup Polling: President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has inched up again and is now at 45%. The president’s ratings have increased six percentage points since the House of Representatives opened an impeachment inquiry against him in the fall. Trump’s latest job rating is on the high end of the relatively tight range of …

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Rallies Held Nationwide Ahead Of Impeachment Vote

CNN reports: Hours before the House votes on whether to impeach President Donald Trump, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Times Square Tuesday night chanting “Tell me who’s above the law? Nobody is above the law!” They weren’t alone. Rallies sprang up from Oregon to Florida on the eve of the vote on two articles of impeachment against Trump, charging him …

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Transportation Sec Eyed For “Unfair” $67M Fed Grant

The Independent reports: Kentucky’s largest transportation grant application under the Trump administration benefited from a process that the government’s top watchdog said lacked “the assurance of fairness.” The $67.4 million grant application for Boone County — a rapidly growing suburban district of political importance to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the husband of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao — was initially …

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Trump Takes “Zero” Responsibility For Impeachment

Mediaite reports: In brief comments to reporters today, President Donald Trump said he feels he has “zero” responsibility for his likely impeachment. CNN’s Jim Acosta asked, “Mr. President, do you take any responsibility for the fact that you are about to be impeached?” “No. I don’t take any. Zero, to put it mildly,” Trump responded, insisting again his phone call …

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Rick Wilson: Trumpism Will Fuck This Country Forever

Rick Wilson writes for the Daily Beast: There is no Hallmark movie ending in this story, where the low-stakes Holiday Bakeoff in Mistletoe Falls leads to a chaste kiss between star-crossed lovers on Christmas Eve. Instead, Washington is teetering over an abyss from which it will likely never emerge. The Republican Senate, led by Mitch McConnell, is now flagrantly, overtly …

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Giuliani: Yes, WH Staffers Might Want Me To Go Away

From the right wing Daily Caller: President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday that it “could be” true that senior White House officials want him to go away. Further, he claims that those officials who do want him to be quiet have bought into the “spin” of the Democrats. “The fact is, there …

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TONIGHT: 600+ Pro-Impeachment Rallies Nationwide

ABC News reports: More than 600 rallies are planned nationwide Tuesday to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump. They’ll occur the night before the House of Representatives is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment. The “Nobody Is Above the Law” rallies are scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. local time, but that time could vary by …

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Giuliani: I Pushed Trump To Boot Ukraine Ambassador

The New York Times reports: Rudolph W. Giuliani said on Monday that he provided President Trump with detailed information this year about how the United States ambassador to Ukraine was, in Mr. Giuliani’s view, impeding investigations that could benefit Mr. Trump, setting in motion the ambassador’s recall from her post. In an interview, Mr. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, described …

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Trump Gets PolitiFact’s Lie Of The Year Award [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Fact-checking website PolitiFact announced today that President Trump’s claim that the Ukraine whistleblower complaint was “almost completely wrong” is being recognized as its annual “Lie of the Year.” The big picture: In August, a whistleblower reported that Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son in a July phone call. Trump immediately dismissed …

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750+ US Historians Urge Impeachment Of Trump

From their announcement on Medium: We are American historians devoted to studying our nation’s past who have concluded that Donald J. Trump has violated his oath to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States” and to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” His “attempts to subvert the Constitution,” as George Mason described impeachable …

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Federal Court Swats Down Flynn, Sets Sentencing Date

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge on Monday rejected Michael Flynn’s attacks against the FBI and the Justice Department, setting a long-delayed sentencing for President Trump’s former national security adviser for Jan. 28. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington, D.C. dismissed Flynn’s motion to find prosecutors in contempt. In a 92-page decision, Sullivan ruled there was no …

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Schumer Rips McConnell: We Want A Fair Senate Trial

CNN reports: In an interview with CNN’s John Berman on “New Day,” Schumer blasted McConnell for coordinating with the White House ahead of the trial. “For him to talk to the President is one thing. For him to say, ‘I’m going to do just what the President wants,’ is totally out of line,” said Schumer, a New York Democrat. “As …

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Giuliani Confirms Smear Campaign Against Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch: I Just Needed Her “Out Of The Way”

From a New Yorker profile of Yuriy Lutsenko, the disgraced former prosecutor general of Ukraine: In a long conversation with me this past November, Giuliani largely confirmed Lutsenko’s account of their relationship. He, too, saw Yovanovitch as an obstacle, hindering his attempt to dig up dirt against his client’s rival in advance of the 2020 election. “I believed that I …

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Giuliani Henchman Claims $1M From Russia Was Loan

Bloomberg News reports: Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani indicted on U.S. campaign finance charges, said a $1 million transfer into his wife’s bank account from Russia was the proceeds of a loan — and not an attempt to conceal his assets. Federal prosecutors raised the transfer in a filing last week asking the judge to revoke Parnas’s bail …

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House Judiciary Panel Impeachment Report: Trump’s Pattern Of Misconduct Will Continue If Left Unchecked

NBC News reports: The House Judiciary Committee released its full report on the impeachment of President Donald Trump early Monday, ahead of consideration by the full House as early as Wednesday. The 658-page document, issued just after midnight, is an explanation in four parts of the committee’s process and justification for recommending two articles of impeachment against Trump, abuse of …

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Graham: I Don’t Need Evidence, I’m Ready To Vote

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) doubled down on his push for a speedy Senate impeachment trial, saying he doesn’t need to hear from witnesses before taking a vote on whether to convict or acquit President Trump. “I think what’s best for the country is to get this thing over with,” Graham said in an interview on CBS’s “Face …

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Fox News Poll: 50% Say They Want Trump Shitcanned

Fox News reports: Weeks of congressional hearings and debate have failed to move the electorate on impeachment, according to the latest Fox News Poll. At the same time, approval of President Trump’s job performance has climbed three points. Currently, 45 percent of voters approve of the job Trump’s doing, up from 42 percent in late October. Over half, 53 percent, …

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SCOTUS Agrees To Rule On Trump’s Financial Records

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records, setting the stage for a blockbuster ruling on the power of presidents to resist demands for information from prosecutors and Congress. The court’s ruling, expected by June, could give the public a look at information the …

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Trump Claims He Wouldn’t Mind A Long Senate Trial

CNN reports: President Trump was just asked if he prefers a long or short trial in the Senate. “I’ll do whatever I want. Look — we did nothing wrong, so I’ll do long or short,” Trump said. If the House approves the articles of impeachment against Trump as they are expected to do next week, the Senate will then hold …

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