Tag Archives: Trump corruption

REPORT: Trump Wanted Barr To Hold Press Conference Declaring That He Broke No Laws With Call To Ukraine

The Washington Post reports: President Trump wanted Attorney General William P. Barr to hold a news conference declaring that the commander in chief had broken no laws during a phone call in which he pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a political rival, though Barr ultimately declined to do so, people familiar with the matter said. The request from Trump …

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Damning Transcript Of Bill Taylor’s Testimony Released

Business Insider reports: The transcript of the testimony of the top US diplomat to Ukraine, Ambassador Bill Taylor, was released by House investigators leading the impeachment inquiry on Tuesday. Upon the release of the document, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff tweeted: “Ambassador Taylor’s testimony reveals how, through a shadow foreign policy channel, Trump withheld military assistance and a White …

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Graham: Trump Isn’t Smart Enough For Quid Pro Quo

The Week reports: Well, it wasn’t the most flattering defense. While Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has said it’s actually becoming easier to defend President Trump amid the congressional impeachment inquiry, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had to dig deep to do so on Wednesday. Graham seems fed up with the whole thing, saying on Wednesday that he won’t read any of …

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Trump Hires Pam Bondi For Impeachment Defense Team

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump is reportedly hiring former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and an ex-Treasury Department spokesman as temporary aides to help on impeachment-related matters, The Wall Street Journal reports. Bondi and former spokesman Tony Sayegh were reportedly offered jobs this week to join the West Wing and assist on communications, strategy, and other special projects. Details …

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“Private Citizen” Junior Names Alleged Whistleblower

Agence France-Presse reports: President Donald Trump’s son published on Wednesday the name of the alleged anonymous whistleblower whose complaint fired the impeachment inquiry against Trump, breaking strict conventions for protecting officials who reveal wrongdoing in government. Amid calls by the president himself to expose the whistleblower, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the name of a CIA analyst which has circulated online …

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Impeachment Support Dips Slightly In New Poll

The Morning Consult reports: As House Democrats begin to release transcripts of closed-door testimony and prepare for public hearings as part of their impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, public support for impeaching the president has fallen. The latest Morning Consult/Politico poll found that 47 percent of voters favor the House voting to impeach Trump, down 4 percentage points from the …

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Trump Signed Off On Attorney For Giuliani’s Henchmen Before Telling Press He’d Never Even Heard Of Them

Law & Crime reports: Before federal authorities arrested Rudy Giuliani’s business partners Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman at Dulles Airport with one-way tickets out of the country, the two Floridian-Ukrainian businessmen received President Donald Trump’s blessing on the hiring of attorney John Dowd. Dowd formerly represented the president during the Mueller investigation. In the wake of their arrest for allegedly …

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Sondland Admits Quid Pro Quo In Revised Testimony

The New York Times reports: A critical witness in the impeachment inquiry offered Congress substantial new testimony this week, revealing that he told a top Ukrainian official that the country likely would not receive American military aid unless it publicly committed to investigations President Trump wanted. The disclosure from Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, …

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Junior Rages: Democrats Are Using “Gestapo Tactics”

“This is kangaroo court stuff, this is Soviet-era tactics And it’s being pushed out there by the quote unquote ‘party of tolerance,’ they’re not so tolerant when you don’t agree with them, they’re far from it, frankly, there’s nothing less tolerant than a leftist who’s preaching tolerance. And we’ve seen all of that, so the whole thing is crazy and …

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Giuliani Henchman Will Comply With House Inquiry

Reuters reports: Lev Parnas, an indicted Ukrainian-American businessman who has ties to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is now prepared to comply with requests for records and testimony from congressional impeachment investigators, his lawyer told Reuters on Monday. Parnas, who helped Giuliani look for dirt on Trump’s political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, is a key figure …

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Trump Once Sought To Build Ukraine Golf Resort

Politico reports: In 2006, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump traveled to Ukraine to meet with government officials about building a multimillion dollar hotel and golf course in the country. Two years later, Trump Jr. was back to meet with developers. The Trumps were looking to erect luxury resorts across the former Soviet republics, and Ukraine seemed like a promising …

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House Panel Releases Transcripts From First Witnesses

CNN reports: Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House lawmakers last month that the State Department leaders did not speak up for her because they had concerns that President Donald Trump would undermine it, possibly using Twitter. “What I was told is that there was concern that the rug would be pulled out from underneath the State Department …

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Trump Loses Appeal On New York State Tax Returns

CNBC reports: A federal appeals court ruled Monday that President Donald Trump’s tax returns must be turned over to a state grand jury. The three-judge appeals panel in New York rejected Trump’s argument that he is immune as president from criminal investigation while in the White House. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is seeking Trump’s corporate and personal tax …

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Politico: Coming Months Bring Trump “Legal Landmines”

Politico reports: The final year of President Donald Trump’s first term will be loaded with legal landmines — and it’s not just the impeachment cases. Trump could face court rulings that say he is illegally profiting from foreign governments, that he must hand over his tax returns and that lawmakers should see more of Robert Mueller’s Russia probe evidence. He …

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Manafort Was Source Of Ukraine Conspiracy Claims

The New York Times reports: Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, spread a conspiracy theory now at the center of the impeachment investigation — that Ukraine, not Russia, hacked the Democratic National Committee — as early as five months before the 2016 election, according to newly released documents from the special counsel’s investigation. Mr. Manafort told his deputy on …

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Four WH Officials Won’t Show For Testimony Today

USA Today reports: The impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump moves forward Monday even as the full House of Representatives is on a week-long break. Four White House officials scheduled to appear before the House Oversight, Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees, are not expected to show up. Two of the officials — John Eisenberg, the National Security Council’s lawyer, and …

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Trump: “No Reason” To Call Impeachment Witness

The Hill reports: President Trump said early Monday that there is “no reason” to call witnesses in the impeachment inquiry. “What I said on the phone call with the Ukrainian President is ‘perfectly’ stated. There is no reason to call witnesses to analyze my words and meaning,” he tweeted. The president’s early morning posts, which included multiple retweets of Fox …

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Bill Bennett: Trump’s Quid Pro Quo Was A Good Thing

“All of foreign relations is a quid pro quo. You know, we do things for them, they do things for us. There’s good quid pro quo and there’s bad quid pro quo. I would argue a really bad quid pro quo was the deal with Iran that President Obama put forward. “This quid pro quo, if it actually was completed …

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REVEALED: Trump Team Sought Stolen DNC Emails

CNN reports: President Donald Trump and other top 2016 Trump campaign officials repeatedly privately discussed how the campaign could get access to stolen Democratic emails WikiLeaks had in 2016, according to newly released interview notes from Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation. CNN sued the Justice Department for access to Mueller’s witness interview notes, and this weekend’s release marks the first …

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Security Official Was Told Not To Speak Of Ukraine Call

Politico reports: The senior White House lawyer who placed a record of President Donald Trump’s July 25 call with Ukraine’s president in a top-secret system also instructed at least one official who heard the call not to tell anyone about it, according to testimony heard by House impeachment investigators this week. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a decorated Army officer who …

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