Tag Archives: Trump corruption

BREAKING: Federal Prosecutors Ask For “Substantial Term Of Imprisonment” For Trump Fixer Michael Cohen

NBC News reports: Federal prosecutors in New York have filed their sentencing memo for President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen. Here are the quick takeaways from the filing: The Southern District of New York cited sentencing guidelines of 51 to 63 months in prison when referring to the sentence. Prosecutors asked for a “substantial term of imprisonment.” And …

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REPORT: Trump Has Funneled $1.1 Million In 2020 Campaign Donations Back Into His Own Businesses

Forbes reports: On the day Donald Trump became president of the United States, while inauguration festivities were still in full swing, he officially launched his 2020 reelection campaign. Donations poured in from more than 50,000 people across the country. But according to the latest federal filings, Trump still has not donated a penny of his own, while his businesses continued …

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Roger Stone Invokes The Fifth In Letter To Senate

MSNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s longtime political ally Roger Stone invoked his Fifth Amendment protection as he declined to share documents and testimony with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to a letter posted Tuesday by the committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein. “Mr. Stone’s invocation of his Fifth Amendment privilege must be understood by all to be the …

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Manafort’s Wife Faces Eviction From Florida Home

The Palm Beach Post reports: Paul Manafort’s efforts to make sure his wife could continue living in the couple’s Palm Beach Gardens home should he go to prison fizzled after special counsel Robert Mueller III filed court papers last week asking a judge to throw out the deal because Manafort lied. Also in the plea deal, Manafort agreed to forfeit …

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TODAY: Mueller To Issue Sentencing Memo On Flynn

Reuters reports: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office will make a sentencing recommendation for former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday, in a court filing that is expected to shed light on the extent of Flynn’s cooperation in the Russia probe. Flynn, who held the White House job for only 24 days, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying …

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Court OK’s Emoluments Subpoenas Over Trump Hotel

Politico reports: A federal judge on Monday said lawyers for Maryland and Washington, D.C., can begin issuing subpoenas in a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of using his luxury hotel in Washington to unconstitutionally profit from his political office. The attorneys general in Maryland and Washington say they plan to serve as many as 20 companies and government agencies …

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REPORT: Mueller Is Prepping His End Game On Probe

Yahoo News reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors have told defense lawyers in recent weeks that they are “tying up loose ends” in their investigation, providing the clearest clues yet that the long-running probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election may be coming to its climax, potentially in the next few weeks, according to multiple sources close to the …

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Mar-A-Lago Trio Had Sway Over $10B VA Project

ProPublica reports: Newly released emails about the three Trump associates who secretly steered the Department of Veterans Affairs show how deeply the trio was involved in some of the agency’s most consequential matters, most notably a multibillion-dollar effort to overhaul electronic health records for millions of veterans. Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter, West Palm Beach physician Bruce Moskowitz and lawyer …

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George Conway: Trump’s Tweet Is Witness Tampering

Law & Crime reports: Kellyanne Conway‘s attorney husband George was quick to respond on Monday to President Donald Trump‘s latest anti-Robert Mueller Twitter tirade. Trump rattled off a series of tweets this morning, lamenting the latest news about Michael Cohen, praising Roger Stone for having “guts” (i.e. saying that he will “never testify against Trump), and calling Mueller “a much …

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Reacts To Multiple Ethics Allegations By Calling Democratic House Rep A “Drunk”

Politico reports: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday accused the House Natural Resources Committee’s top Democrat of “drunken” behavior and paying “hush money” after the Democrat called for the secretary to resign for his series of ethics scandals. “It’s hard for him to think straight from the bottom of the bottle,” Zinke wrote on his official Interior Department Twitter account …

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Manafort Sentencing Set For March 5th, Next Week Mueller Team Will File Argument He Breached Plea Deal

USA Today reports: A federal judge on Friday set March 5 to sentence Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, after the collapse his plea agreement on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s hearing capped a busy week in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Mueller’s …

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REVEALED: Cohen Lied About Trump Tower Moscow Project, Which Was Still Under Consideration In 2017

Vox reports: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has cut a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos reports. The deal was announced in a New York federal court Thursday. As part of the deal, Cohen will admit making false statements to Congress committees investigating the Russia scandal. The Associated Press reports that the false statements relate to …

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Ivanka: Don’t Compare My Email Scandal To Hillary’s

ABC News reports: Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter and a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, defended her use of a private email account while transitioning to an administration job, insisting to ABC News in an exclusive interview on Tuesday “there’s no connection between” her situation and Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. “All of my emails are stored and preserved. There …

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“Skeletal” WH Legal Staff Unprepared For Dem Takeover

Politico reports: The White House counsel’s office is down to a skeletal staff, potentially leaving them unprepared to deal with a flood of subpoenas for documents and witnesses when Democrats take control of the House. The office has been without a permanent leader since ex-White House senior attorney Don McGahn left the administration in mid-October. His replacement, Pat Cipollone, is …

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Trump: Mueller Has Only Made People Love Me More

Axios reports: In a book coming Tuesday by Trump campaign originals Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, “Trump’s Enemies: How the Deep State Is Undermining the Presidency” (Center Street), the president says the Mueller investigation has helped him politically, per the WashPost’s Phil Rucker. “I think it makes my base stronger,” Trump told the authors in an interview. “I would have …

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Bill Shine To Get Paid By Fox And WH Simultaneously

From the Hollywood Reporter: Bill Shine received an $8.4 million severance package upon leaving his post as co-president of Fox News Channel in May 2017, according to a financial disclosure form he filed upon entering Donald Trump’s White House as deputy chief of staff for communications. The document was released to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, a day after Thanksgiving. …

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New York Court: Yes, Sitting Presidents CAN Be Sued

CNBC reports: A New York Supreme Court judge on Friday denied a request from President Donald Trump and his family members to dismiss a lawsuit against them and the Trump Foundation alleging that the charitable foundation violated state and federal laws for “more than a decade.” In her ruling Friday, Justice Saliann Scarpulla shot down an argument from the Trump …

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Trump’s “Poop Train” Official Charged With Six Felonies

The Birmingham Herald reports: Indictments against a former Environmental Protection Agency administrator and a former Alabama Environmental Management commissioner were made public Wednesday. Region 4 administrator of the EPA Trey Glenn, who resigned the position Nov. 18, was indicted on 20 counts of wrongdoing. Six of the charges against Glenn – using his position for personal gain – are felonies. …

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Mueller Pounces On Coffee Boy’s Boasting Tweets

Law & Crime reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller has been monitoring George Papadopoulos‘ Twitter activity closely, a Wednesday filing shows. Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, is attempting to stay out of jail pending the outcome of former Roger Stone aide Andrew Miller‘s challenge of Mueller’s authority. Papadopoulos’ 14-day jail stint was scheduled to begin on Nov. …

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House Intel Panel To Hire Money-Laundering Experts

The Daily Beast reports: The House intelligence committee’s incoming Democratic majority is taking its first steps to follow Donald Trump’s money, The Daily Beast has learned. The committee is looking to hire money-laundering and forensic accounting experts, three sources familiar with the plans confirm to The Daily Beast. One Democratic committee office said the purpose of the potential new hires …

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