Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Live Video: House Panel Approves Impeachment Articles

The Associated Press reports: The House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday after abruptly shutting down a 14-hour session late Thursday following a marathon slog through Republican amendments aimed at killing the charges. Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the committee would resume at 10 a.m. Friday. “It is now very late …

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McConnell: I’ll Take My Trial Cues From Trump’s Lawyers

Mediaite reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says he will take his marching orders during an impeachment trial directly from President Donald Trump’s lawyers. Appearing on Hannity Thursday night, McConnell dished on his strategy for a Senate impeachment trial. “Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House counsel,” McConnell said. “There will be no difference between the …

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Michael Cohen Asks Court For Reduced Sentence Or Early Release, Says DOJ Has Not Acted In “Good Faith”

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen today asked a judge to consider either reducing his three-year prison term to just one year, or to release him into home confinement and community service for the remainder of his existing sentence. Cohen’s lawyers suggested that the U.S. Justice Department, under the leadership of Attorney General William …

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Full Federal Appeals Court Hears Emoluments Case

Talking Points Memo reports: A Richmond federal appeals court was united on Thursday on one question: the emoluments issues raised by President Trump’s ownership of hotels while in office are virtually without precedent. The questions of exactly how and why a case brought was unprecedented, however, left judges split along partisan and ideological lines. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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Live Video: House Panel Votes On Impeachment Articles

The Hill reports: The House Judiciary Committee will resume debate on two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Thursday morning ahead of final votes on them expected later in the day. Clashes between lawmakers late Wednesday highlighted deep divisions on the panel, which is poised to pass the resolutions along strict party lines. The full House is expected to …

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Former AG Eric Holder: Bill Barr Is Unfit For Office

From an op-ed by former AG Eric Holder: Virtually since the moment he took office, though, Barr’s words and actions have been fundamentally inconsistent with his duty to the Constitution. Which is why I now fear that his conduct — running political interference for an increasingly lawless president — will wreak lasting damage. The American people deserve an attorney general …

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Philadelphia Inquirer Endorses Impeaching Trump

From the editorial board of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Trump has severely disrespected his office and the document he swore to protect and uphold. Should this process end with a trial and a Senate vote to remove him from office — a prospect that seems highly unlikely — it’s not hard to imagine that he would insist that the process was …

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Pence Won’t Declassify Call To Ukraine President

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence’s counsel rejected House Democrats’ request to declassify details of a Sept. 18 call between Pence and Ukraine’s president, calling the request illegitimate because the impeachment inquiry has concluded. In a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Pence’s lawyer, Matthew Morgan, said it “serves no purpose” to declassify supplemental testimony from one …

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Giuliani Henchman Lev Parnas Paid $1M By Russia

Bloomberg News reports: Rudy Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas got $1 million from an account in Russia in September, a month before he was charged with conspiring to funnel foreign money into U.S. political campaigns, according to U.S. prosecutors who asked a judge to jail him for understating his income and assets. “The majority of that money appears to have been …

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Live Video: House Panel Debates Impeachment Articles

ABC News reports: The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday evening takes up the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for debate and approval, holding a “markup” — a public meeting where members can debate and offer amendments to the charges. Each lawmaker on the 41-member committee will have the opportunity to make a five-minute opening statement Wednesday night …

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Trump Cuts $2M Check In Scam Charity Settlement

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has paid $2 million in court-ordered damages for misusing funds in a tax-exempt charity he controlled, the New York attorney general said Tuesday. The payment was ordered last month by a New York state judge in an extraordinary rebuke to a sitting president. Trump had been sued in 2018 by New York, who alleged …

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Trump Tells Rally: The “Scum FBI” Spied On Me [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night lashed out at the FBI calling staff of the agency “scum.” He also doubled down on discredited conspiracy theories following the release of a report which undermined the president’s claims that the Russia probe was a “deep state” plot to damage his presidency. During the rally …

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Federal Prosecutors Say Rick Gates Was Offered Money Not To Cooperate With Robert Mueller’s Investigation

Law & Crime reports: Former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates, the former Paul Manafort associate who flipped and cooperated with the Mueller investigation, was offered “monetary assistance” not to cooperate with the government, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. Note that while the government did not say who was applying the pressure and making these monetary “assurances,” it did praise …

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Barr Reschedules Massive Holiday Party At Trump Hotel

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General William P. Barr had planned to hold a 200-person holiday party at the Trump hotel in Washington Sunday night, but the event was rescheduled, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman. The spokeswoman declined to say when the event would take place but said it would still be at the Trump International Hotel, a choice …

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ARTICLES: Abuse Of Power, Obstruction Of Congress

The Associated Press reports: House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — pushing toward historic votes as the president insists he did “NOTHING” wrong. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ahead of the morning announcement that Trump tried to “corrupt our upcoming elections” and remains a “threat to our …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democrats Unveil Articles Of Impeachment

The Guardian reports: House Democratic leaders hold news conference Tuesday morning to announce at least two articles of impeachment against Trump. The committee plans to vote on the articles on Thursday, each of which would have to be approved separately. The articles are expected to pass out of committee, where Democrats hold a 24-17 majority, along party lines. Upon arrival …

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House Democrats Signal Two Articles Of Impeachment

The New York Times reports: House Democrats signaled that they would unveil articles of impeachment on Tuesday morning that charge President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for conduct they called a “clear and present danger” to the 2020 election and national security. The House Judiciary Committee was expected to work through the night on Monday readying …

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FBI Director Rejects “Ukraine Meddled” Conspiracy

ABC News reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday dismissed conspiracy theories pushed by allies of President Trump — including some Republican members of Congress — that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election. Wray said in an interview with ABC News that Russian agents represented the clearest threat both in 2016 and in the upcoming presidential election next year. “We …

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Comey: Fox Canceled My Interview After IG Report

“I offered to go on Fox & Friends which I gather is a very important program for supporters of the President. And they agreed last night to book me at 8:00 tomorrow. I figured I can’t change the minds of Fox viewers about President Trump but I can change their minds, I hope, about the FBI by giving them actual …

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Hannity Laughably Claims IG Report Proves Him Right

“Everything we said, everything we reported, everything we told you was dead-on center accurate. And the mob and the media has missed what is the biggest abuse of power corruption scandal in the history of the country. “This report — putting aside whatever differences and — for the attorney general and for John Durham to come out like they have …

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