Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Pelosi: Public Impeachment Hearings Start This Month

Bloomberg reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she expects the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump to begin public hearings this month but insisted there’s no deadline to finish the investigation. “I would assume there would be public hearings in November,” Pelosi said in a roundtable with Bloomberg reporters and editors. Any case that is made to impeach …

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Videos Show Giuliani Henchman At 2018 Trump Rally

CNN reports: News footage from an October 20, 2018, midterm election rally in Nevada shows indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas standing behind President Donald Trump. Parnas and his business partner and fellow Giuliani associate, Igor Fruman, are alleged by prosecutors to have illegally funded donations from foreign nations to Republican political campaigns in attempts to buy influence. They are …

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Special Interest Groups Have Held 100+ Lavish Events At Trump Properties: Private Prisons, Big Oil, And More

Just in from the watchdog group CREW: Private prisons, payday lenders, fossil fuel companies, and dozens of other special interests have learned one important truth about influence in the age of Trump: If you want to gain favor with the president and his administration, it doesn’t hurt to hold lavish events at the properties he still owns and profits from. …

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Former WH Ethics Lawyer: Trump Is Bribing Senators

Newsweek reports: Attorney Richard Painter, who served as the chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, warned on Thursday that President Donald Trump appeared to be committing “felony bribery” by giving Republican senators fundraising cash ahead of an increasingly likely impeachment trial in the Senate. The lawyer shared an article published by Politico on Thursday morning. …

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Trump Changes Official Residency To State Of Florida

The New York Times reports: In late September, Mr. Trump changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Fla., according to documents filed with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Melania Trump, the first lady, also changed her residence to Palm Beach in an identical document.Each of the Trumps filed a “declaration of domicile” saying that the Mar-a-Lago Club, …

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Trump To Test Federal Law With DHS Appointment

Politico reports: The White House has imminent plans to name Homeland Security official Chad Wolf acting secretary, according to three people familiar with the situation. Wolf will replace acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan, whose last day in the job was Thursday. No successor was named as darkness fell on Washington. President Donald Trump called Wolf a few days ago and …

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Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Corrects Cultists: This Was A Coordinated Campaign, Not Just A Phone Call

Courthouse News reports: Fox News anchor Chris Wallace rejected an argument from President Donald Trump’s defenders — claiming say there is nothing controversial to be gleaned from the president’s phone call with the president of Ukraine — as the impeachment inquiry progresses and gathers evidence. Wallace appeared on America’s Newsroom Thursday, where he pushed back on conservative pundit Bill Bennett …

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Trump Campaign Asked UF Student Body President To Invite Junior And His Mistress For Paid $50,000 Speech

The Florida Alligator reports: Emails show a Donald Trump re-election campaign official personally asked UF Student Body President Michael Murphy in September to bring Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle to campus the following month. Caroline Wren, the national financial consultant of Trump Victory, the president’s 2020 re-election committee, said she was looking to bring Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle …

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House Votes 232-196 To Begin Impeachment Inquiry

The Associated Press reports: The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved eight pages of procedures to take the impeachment inquiry against President Trump to nationally broadcast public hearings. The resolution defining the scope of the next phase of the inquiry was approved mainly along party lines, 231-196. The House will move ahead with impeachment proceedings against Trump after a …

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What Today’s Impeachment Vote By The House Will Do

The New York Times has an explainer: The vote is on a resolution that would set rules for the public phase of an impeachment inquiry that has so far been conducted exclusively behind closed doors. It would authorize the House Intelligence Committee — the panel that has been leading the investigation and conducting private depositions — to convene public hearings …

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Giuliani Attacks Trump’s Nominee For Ambassador To Russia: He’s Trying To “Hinder Me” As Trump’s Lawyer

The Hill reports: Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday swiped at President Trump’s nominee to serve as ambassador to Russia after he said in a confirmation hearing that Giuliani was involved in a “campaign” opposing the administration’s former ambassador to Ukraine. Asked about the administration’s dealings with Ukraine during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing, John Sullivan told lawmakers Wednesday that he was aware of …

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Top Russia Official To Quit National Security Council

NPR reports: Tim Morrison, the top Russia official on President Trump’s National Security Council, who is scheduled to testify in the impeachment inquiry on Thursday, is expected to leave his White House post imminently, three sources familiar with the plan told NPR. Morrison, a conservative hawk who has served as the senior director for European and Russian affairs on the …

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Junior Boasts: Daddy Will Be Reelected In A Landslide

“I’ve said it many times and it’s an unfortunate truth, but many Democrats in Washington hate the President more than they love our country. When you see the attacks on conservatives, online and even physically, you realize that the hatred is not only targeted at my dad, it’s targeted at all of us — at anyone who disagrees with the …

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House Sets Date For Ukraine Testimony By John Bolton

CNBC reports: House investigators want President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor John Bolton to testify in their impeachment probe on Nov. 7, it was reported Wednesday. Whether Bolton will be there that day is another question. Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that Bolton’s deposition in the impeachment inquiry is tentatively set for Nov. 7. The reports came five days …

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Trump Lied 96 Times Last Week, Broke One-Day Record

CNN’s Daniel Dale reports: President Donald Trump was relentlessly dishonest last week about the scandal over his dealings with Ukraine, making false claims about just about every component of the story. Trump made 96 false claims last week, the second-highest total of the 16 weeks we’ve counted at CNN. He made 53 false claims last Monday alone — a remarkable …

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Schumer Seeks Army Protection For Security Official

Bloomberg reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote to top Army officials Wednesday demanding to know what protections will be afforded to Army officer Alexander Vindman after the National Security Council aide’s patriotism was questioned by critics as he testified as part of the House impeachment inquiry. “Although he has served our country for more than 20 years and is …

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Graham Rages About New Impeachment Procedures

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday blasted the newly unveiled House impeachment procedures, arguing they still fall short of giving President Trump due process. Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a top ally of Trump, said that the decision to allow House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to take the lead in the …

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Former GOP Rep Pushed For Ukraine Ambassador To Be Fired, Told White House She “Associated With Soros”

The New York Times reports: Robert Livingston, the former Republican congressman turned lobbyist, repeatedly told a foreign service officer assigned to the White House that the American ambassador to Ukraine should be fired because of her association with Democrats, the officer plans to tell impeachment investigators on Wednesday. The officer, Catherine M. Croft, will testify that she “documented” multiple calls …

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Greg Pence Issues Trump Legal Defense Money Beg

The Muncie Star Press reports: U.S. Rep. Greg Pence is asking supporters to donate to his October End of Month Impeachment Defense Fund. “We need 60 Sixth District Hoosiers to chip in and fight back against radical House Democrats who are impeaching President Trump based on fake allegations,” Pence emailed friends on Tuesday. The email calls the impeachment inquiry into …

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Security Official Testifies Ukraine Transcript Was Edited

The New York Times reports: Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, told House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that the White House transcript of a July call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president omitted crucial words and phrases, and that his attempts to include them failed, according to three people familiar with the …

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