Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Washington Post Issues “Illustrated” Mueller Report

The Washington Post reports: Written and designed by The Washington Post and illustrated by artist Jan Feindt, “The Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation” brings to life the findings of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in an engaging and illuminating presentation. When it was released on April 18, Mueller’s report laid out two major conclusions: that Russia’s interference in …

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TODAY: House Dems To Issue Impeachment Report

NPR reports: Democrats are expected to continue their march toward impeachment on Tuesday with the release of a report summarizing their case — one day after Republicans opened the bidding with a salvo of their own. The majority on the House Intelligence Committee, led by Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is expected to release an impeachment report on Tuesday that could …

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Henchman: Give My Files To Impeachment Committees

ABC News reports: An attorney representing Rudy Giuliani’s indicted associate, Lev Parnas, asked that materials seized during his client’s arrest be released to the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Joseph Bondy, the lawyer for Parnas, asked a federal court in Manhattan on Monday for an update on discovery in his client’s case, specifically referring to …

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More Charges “Likely” Against Giuliani’s Henchmen

Bloomberg News reports: The U.S is “likely” to bring additional charges in a case against Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, associates of Rudy Giuliani who are accused of skirting campaign contribution limits as part of a plot to oust the American ambassador to Ukraine, a prosecutor said. Speaking in response to a question from U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken about …

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GOP’s 123-Page Rebuttal: Trump Did Nothing Wrong

CNN reports: Republicans have written a 123-page report rejecting the Democratic allegations that President Donald Trump abused his office in his dealings with Ukraine, ahead of the release of a Democratic committee report expected to lay out the charges that would form the basis of potential articles of impeachment against the President. “The evidence presented does not prove any of …

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Nadler Snap: Innocent People Don’t Dodge Hearings

Just in via press release: Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement in response to White House Counsel Pat A. Cipollone’s letter informing the Committee that President Trump would not participate in its first impeachment hearing scheduled for tomorrow: “Late last night, the President and his counsel turned down our invitation to participate in Wednesday’s …

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Kellyanne Conway: I’ll Only Testify If Adam Schiff Does

Talking Points Memo reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says she will appear to testify on behalf of the White House as part of the House’s impeachment inquiry under one condition: House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) must do the same. Conway made the crack during a press gaggle with reporters inside the White House briefing room on Monday, …

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Trump Lies: Ukraine’s President Just Totally Cleared Me

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump today falsely claimed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky completely cleared him over the scandal of his apparent quid pro quo. Zelensky did not say that in the interview he gave over the weekend. Zelensky spoke to multiple news outlets and objected to Trump’s withholding of aid to his country. As he spoke about Ukraine’s need …

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WH Won’t Show For Next Impeachment Hearing

The New York Daily News reports: The White House told House Democrats Sunday night that the Oval Office will not participate in the Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing. “Under the current circumstances, we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing,” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). “An invitation …

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Napolitano: Impeachment Evidence Is “Overwhelming”

Axios reports: Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News’ senior judicial analyst, said on The Reason Interview with Nick Gillespie that he believes the House Intelligence Committee unearthed evidence to justify “about three or four” articles of impeachment against President Trump. Napolitano said House Democrats have evidence to impeach the president for bribery, election law violation, obstruction of justice and witness interference. …

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Klobuchar: Ukraine Scandal Is A “Global Watergate”

Politico reports: Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar described President Donald Trump’s behavior as unambiguously impeachable, calling it “a global Watergate” and the textbook behavior of what the Founding Fathers considered worthy of removal from office. “This is something where the Founding Fathers themselves, James Madison said, the reasons we needed impeachment provisions was that he feared that a president would …

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Fox Host: Bad Trump News Only Encourages His Fans

“None of this stuff has panned out. That’s why these polls don’t move on impeachment, the people just don’t trust what they’re hearing anymore. If you have a chance to travel the the country. Go to Oklahoma, go to Nebraska, go to Texas — they’re not following it. “And so they don’t get upset, they’re not changing their mind. In …

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GOP Judiciary Member: I’m Calling Schiff To Testify

The Hill reports: Rep. Doug Collins (Ga.), the top GOP member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is the most important witness Republicans want to question in the upcoming phase of the impeachment inquiry. “The first and foremost person who needs to testify is Adam Schiff,” Collins said on “Fox News Sunday,” …

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Sanders: Impeachment Inquiry Is A “Complete Scam”

Fox News reports: Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Saturday she isn’t surprised by a recent poll that shows support for impeachment among independents has gone down by 14 percent. “We knew all along there was no scandal here,” Sanders told “Justice with Judge Jeanine” host Jeanine Pirro, regarding the Emerson University poll showing support among independents moving …

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TOMORROW: Next Key Step In Impeachment Inquiry

Politico reports: Members of the House Intelligence Committee will begin reviewing a report Monday on the panel’s investigation of President Donald Trump’s efforts to press Ukraine to investigate his Democratic adversaries, a crucial step in the House’s fast-moving impeachment inquiry. Lawmakers on the panel will get a 24-hour review period, according to internal guidance sent to committee members and obtained …

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Giuliani: “This Frame-Up Is Worse Than McCarthyism”

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani branded the impeachment inquiry worse than the McCarthyism of the 1950s and called it a “frame-up.” Giuliani is under scrutiny by federal prosecutors in part because of his activities in Ukraine. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has hit multiple Giuliani associates with subpoenas in recent weeks, The …

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Giuliani Sought $200K Payday From Ukraine Prosecutor

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, negotiated earlier this year to represent Ukraine’s top prosecutor for at least $200,000 during the same months that Giuliani was working with the prosecutor to dig up dirt on vice president Joe Biden, according to people familiar with the discussions. The people said that Giuliani began negotiations with Ukraine’s …

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REVEALED: Two WH Officials Quit Over Ukraine Issue

The Washington Post reports: Two officials at the White House Office of Management and Budget recently resigned in part over concerns about the holdup on Ukraine aid, a career employee of the agency told impeachment investigators, according to a transcript of his testimony released Tuesday. Mark Sandy, the only OMB official to testify in the impeachment inquiry, did not name …

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Trump Makes 100th Mar-A-Lago Visit As President

Via the watchdog group CREW: President Trump hit an important milestone as he returned to Florida over the Thanksgiving holiday: 100 visits to Mar-a-Lago. In 1,040 days as president, he has prioritized visiting his properties over the course of his presidency, making time for nearly 400 visits to the businesses that he still owns and profits from. Of all of …

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White House Lawyers Briefed Trump On Whistleblower Complaint Before He Unfroze Military Aid To Ukraine

The New York Times reports: President Trump had already been briefed on a whistle-blower’s complaint about his dealings with Ukraine when he unfroze military aid for the country in September, according to two people familiar with the matter. Lawyers from the White House counsel’s office told Mr. Trump in late August about the complaint, explaining that they were trying to …

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