Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Biden: “Erratic” Trump Should Not Get Intel Briefings

The Washington Post reports: President Biden, in an interview with the “CBS Evening News With Norah O’Donnell,” said former president Donald Trump should not receive intelligence briefings, citing his “erratic behavior unrelated to the insurrection.” “I just think that there is no need for him to have the intelligence briefings. What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? What impact …

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Trump Wanted Stake In Parler Before He Would Join

Buzzfeed News reports: The Trump Organization negotiated on behalf of then-president Donald Trump to make Parler his primary social network, but it had a condition: an ownership stake in return for joining, according to documents and four people familiar with the conversations. The deal was never finalized, but legal experts said the discussions alone, which occurred while Trump was still …

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Trump Org Got Millions From Reelection Campaign

Forbes reports:  Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, which never received a cent from the former president, moved an estimated $2.8 million of donor money into the Trump Organization—including at least $81,000 since Trump lost the election. In addition, one of the campaign’s joint-fundraising committees, which collects money in partnership with the Republican Party, shifted about $4.3 million of donor money into …

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REPORT: Trump Plots Revenge Tour Against GOP Reps

The Insider reports: A Donald Trump comeback tour is in the works once he’s beyond a second Senate impeachment trial, Insider has learned. That’s the strategy emerging out of Mar-a-Lago, the Trump-owned private club in South Florida where the former president now lives. Trump and his small post-White House team are holed up there planning out potential trips to campaign …

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Giuliani Flips Out After Radio Station Opens His Show With Disclaimer Meant To Ward Off Lawsuits [AUDIO]

Media Matters has the transcript: ANNOUNCER: The views, assumptions, and opinions expressed by former U.S. attorney, former attorney to the president of the United States, and New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, his guests, and callers on his program are strictly their own and do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or policies of WABC radio, its owner, Red Apple …

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Trump Rejects Request To Testify At Impeachment Trial

The Daily Beast reports: Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers and aides have turned down an invite from House impeachment managers for Trump to testify in his upcoming Senate trial. “The President will not testify in an unconstitutional proceeding,” adviser Jason Miller told The Daily Beast. “The use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding us much too serious …

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House Impeachment Managers Ask Trump To Testify

Impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin writes to Trump: In light of your disputing these factual allegations, I write to invite you to provide testimony under oath, either before or during the Senate impeachment trial, concerning your conduct on January 6, 2021. We would propose that you provide your testimony (of course including cross-examination) as early as Monday, February 8, 2021, …

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Scottish Parliament Rejects Trump Org Financial Probe

The BBC reports: Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted to reject calls for Donald Trump’s business interests in Scotland to be investigated. The Scottish Greens had wanted the Trump Organisation’s golf courses probed via an unexplained wealth order. It requires individuals to explain the source of wealth used to acquire property and other assets in the UK. Justice Secretary …

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Meadows Likely Under Campaign Finance Investigation

Salon reports: A year-end federal filing from former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows shows legal expenses that experts say indicate it is “highly likely” the North Carolina Republican is under scrutiny for campaign finance violations. Those payments covered gourmet cupcakes, grocery store purchases, a cell phone bill, posh meals and lodging at Donald Trump’s Washington hotel, according to …

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Axios: Trump’s Last Lawyers Quit Over Pay Dispute

Axios reports: The notoriously stingy former president and his lead lawyer, Butch Bowers, wrangled over compensation during a series of tense phone calls, sources familiar with their conversations said. The argument came even though Trump has raised over $170 million from the public that could be used on his legal defenses. The two initially agreed Bowers would be paid $250,000 …

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Trump Argues First Amendment Right To Question Election, Denies Attempting To “Subvert Certification”

The Washington Post reports: Trump’s new defense lawyers filed a 14-page response to the House article of impeachment that denied that the former president incited the crowd at his rally on Jan. 6 to storm the Capitol and “engage in destructive behavior.” The brief also disputed that Trump’s claims of voter fraud were false. “The 45th President exercised his First …

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Trump’s First Manhattan Project To Be Razed, Replaced

The Commercial Observer reports: RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone are planning to replace the Grand Hyatt Hotel by Grand Central Terminal with a dramatic 1,600-foot, office-and-hotel tower known as 175 Park Avenue. Commercial Observer has the first look at the project, which includes new public space and significant renovations to the Grand Central subway station. Former President Donald Trump, working …

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WH: Continued Intel Briefings For Trump Under Review

The Hill reports: The White House is conducting a review to determine whether former President Trump should continue receiving intelligence briefings now that he has left office. Speaking at the White House press briefing on Monday, spokeswoman Jen Psaki said President Biden’s national security team is looking into the matter. “It’s something that is under review,” Psaki said. Former presidents …

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Trump’s Own Lawyers Secretly Wrote Texas AG’s Suit

The Independent reports: The long-shot lawsuit from Texas, which sought to invalidate the results in four swing states, was not drafted by Republican attorney general of Texas, Ken Paxton, but by Donald Trump’s own lawyers, revealed a new report. The extensive New York Times report examined Mr Trump’s attempted coup to subvert the 2020 elections and the “77 democracy-bending days” …

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Scotland: Trump May Face “Unexplained Wealth” Probe

The Scotsman reports: An opposition debate in the Scottish Parliament will set out the arguments for ministers to apply to the Court of Session and act on growing concerns over how the former US president’s holdings in Scotland were acquired. While the issue has been discussed three times at Holyrood in the past 12 months, the coming debate is significant. …

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Trump Hires New Lawyers For Impeachment Defense

CNN reports: Former President Donald Trump’s office announced that David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor, Jr. will now head the legal team for his second impeachment trial, a day after CNN first reported that five members of his defense left and his team effectively collapsed. One point of friction with his previous team was Trump wanted the attorneys to focus …

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Trump WH Lobbied Against Vaccine Rollout Funding

STAT News reports: Top Trump officials actively lobbied Congress to deny state governments any extra funding for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout last fall — despite frantic warnings from state officials that they didn’t have the money they needed to ramp up a massive vaccination operation. The push, described to STAT by congressional aides in both parties and openly acknowledged by …

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Trump’s Entire Impeachment Defense Team Quits Case

CNN reports: Former President Donald Trump’s five impeachment defense attorneys have left a little more than a week before his trial is set to begin, according to people familiar with the case, amid a disagreement over his legal strategy. It was a dramatic development in the second impeachment trial for Trump, who has struggled to find lawyers willing to take …

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COURT: Tax Firm Must Give Trump Org Docs To NY AG

CBS New York reports: A judge in New York on Friday ordered a law firm serving as counsel to the Trump Organization to turn over documents related to the former president’s business to the state’s attorney general. New York State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron said in an order that he had completed a review of documents from the firm …

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Ex-KGB Spy Tells Of 80s “Charm Offensive” With Trump

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump was cultivated as a Russian asset over 40 years and proved so willing to parrot anti-western propaganda that there were celebrations in Moscow, a former KGB spy has told the Guardian. Yuri Shvets, posted to Washington by the Soviet Union in the 1980s, compares the former US president to “the Cambridge five”, the British spy …

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