Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Trump Lawyer Sends Warning Letter To Stormy After Her Televised Claim Of Being Physically Threatened

Fox News reports: The lawyer for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, sent adult film star Stormy Daniels a cease and desist letter late Sunday following her interview with “60 Minutes” where she spoke about her alleged affair with Trump and claimed she faced threats to her safety. Brent Blakely, Cohen’s attorney, demanded that Daniels apologize for insinuating that his …

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Trump Loses Two Lawyers Over Conflicts Of Interest

The Associated Press reports: An attorney for President Donald Trump says that two lawyers who planned to join the legal team handling the special counsel’s Russia investigation won’t be taking those positions after all. Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow says in a statement that Washington lawyers Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing have conflicts that won’t allow them to represent the …

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Trump: Many Lawyers Want To Represent Me On Russia

Here’s what has Hair Furor raging this morning: President Trump, whose top attorney handling the Russia probe resigned Thursday, is struggling to find top-notch defense lawyers willing to represent him in the case, according to multiple Trump advisers familiar with the negotiations. Some law firms have signaled that they do not want the controversy of representing a divisive and unpopular …

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YOU SHOULD DO IT: Emails Reveal Former Trump Campaign Adviser Was Urged To Speak To Russians

The Washington Post reports: When a Russian news agency reached out to George Papadopoulos to request an interview shortly before the 2016 election, the young adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump made sure to seek approval from campaign headquarters. “You should do it,” deputy communications director Bryan Lanza urged Papadopoulos in a September 2016 email, emphasizing the benefits of a U.S. …

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White House Legal Team Ponders Conflict Of Interest Issue For New Lawyer Over Links To Mueller Witnesses

CNN reports: Veteran Washington attorney Joseph diGenova’s role as part of President Donald Trump’s legal team is still in question, according to two sources familiar with the matter. DiGenova’s hiring was announced on Monday by Jay Sekulow, counsel to the President. DiGenova, along with his wife and law partner, Victoria Toensing, had a Thursday meeting with the President, the sources …

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REPORT: Saudi Prince Privately Bragged To Multiple Parties About Having Kushner “In His Pocket” [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Alex Emmons of The Intercept reported Wednesday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly bragged to multiple parties that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, was “in his pocket,” citing a source who speaks often with confidants of the Saudi and Emirati rulers. Emmons joined CBSN to discuss The Intercept’s report Thursday morning, describing Kushner and …

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Lawyer John Dowd Resigns From Trump’s Legal Team

The New York Times reports: The president’s lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation, John Dowd, resigned on Thursday, according to two people briefed on the matter, days after the president called for an end to the inquiry. Mr. Dowd, who took over the president’s legal team last summer, had considered leaving several times in recent months and ultimately concluded …

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SUMMONS ISSUED: Attorneys General For Washington DC And Maryland Sue Trump Over Emoluments Clause

Washington DC’s NPR affiliate reports: A lawsuit filed by D.C. and Maryland against President Trump over his alleged business conflicts has been expanded to include Trump in his personal capacity as a businessman, which means that a summons has been sent to perhaps the most famous address in Washington: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The attorneys general for both argue in a …

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NYC Probes Kushner’s False Real Estate Filings

The Associated Press reports: New York City’s buildings regulator launched investigations at more than a dozen Kushner Cos. properties Wednesday following an Associated Press report that the real estate developer routinely filed false paperwork claiming it had zero rent-regulated tenants in its buildings across the city. The Department of Buildings is investigating possible “illegal activity” involving applications that sought permission …

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REVEALED: McCabe Oversaw Criminal Probe Of Jeff Sessions For Lying About His Contacts With Russians

ABC News reports: Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Democratic lawmakers have repeatedly accused Sessions of …

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Mueller’s Already On Cambridge Analytica’s Trail

ABC News reports: As questions have mounted about data firm Cambridge Analytica’s alleged misuse of Facebook data from up to 50 million user profiles, it has not only caught the eye of Congressional investigators but also the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team for the last several weeks has had a growing …

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Top House Judiciary Dem Calls For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Testify On Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The Hill reports: Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is calling for Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on reports that a political research firm connected to President Trump’s 2016 campaign improperly accessed data for 50 million Facebook users. Cicilline, the top Democrat on the Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, sent a letter to Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) asking that he …

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RNC Spent $271,000 At Trump Properties Last Month

The Washington Post reports: The Republican National Committee spent roughly $271,000 at President Trump’s private businesses in February, according to documents filed Tuesday evening. The majority of the RNC’s spending at Trump’s private properties last month paid for venue rental and catering at the Trump National Doral Miami resort in Florida and the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Of about …

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Trump Again Slams Special “Council” Robert Mueller

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump returned to criticisms of the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling Wednesday, this time quoting Alan Dershowitz on Fox News mounting a vigorous attack on Robert Mueller, saying he never should have been appointed and that there was no evidence of a crime. The tweets come as even Republicans in Washington have become concerned that …

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Cambridge Execs Caught On Tape: We Ran “All The Digital Campaign” For Trump, CEO Canned [VIDEO]

Britain’s Channel 4 reports: An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News has revealed how Cambridge Analytica claims it ran key parts of the presidential campaign for Donald Trump. The British data company was secretly filmed discussing coordination between Trump’s campaign and outside groups – an activity which is potentially illegal. Executives claimed they “ran all the digital campaign, the television …

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Court Rules Apprentice Contestant Can Sue Trump

The Washington Post reports: A New York judge said Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit against President Trump related to an allegation that he sexually harassed a former “Apprentice” contestant may go forward. Summer Zervos filed the suit last year after Trump said publicly that she and other women making similar claims made them up. Trump sought to block the legal …

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WSJ Publishes Polygraph Result: Stormy Daniels Was Truthful About “Unprotected Vaginal Sex” With Trump

The Wall Street Journal reports: Reporter Jordi Lippe-McGraw said she interviewed Ms. Clifford and recorded her discussing alleged encounters with Mr. Trump, starting with dinner and sex at his hotel room after they met at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in 2006, according to a transcript published by Bauer.  Lie-detector tests supported the accounts of Ms. Clifford according …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Monday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. More Republicans are telling President Donald Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe. But party leaders are taking no action to protect Mueller, embracing a familiar strategy with …

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Trump Seeks To Limit Scope Of Interview With Mueller

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s attorneys have provided the special counsel’s office with written descriptions that chronicle key moments under investigation in hopes of curtailing the scope of a presidential interview, according to two people familiar with the situation. Trump’s legal team recently shared the documents in an effort to limit any session between the president and special counsel …

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Trump Hires New Defense Lawyer Days After Screaming That It Was Fake News That He’ll Hire Another Lawyer

The New York Times reports: President Trump hired the longtime Washington lawyer Joseph E. diGenova on Monday, adding an aggressive voice to his legal team who has pushed the theory on television that the F.B.I. and Justice Department framed Mr. Trump. Mr. diGenova, a former United States attorney, is not expected to take a lead role. But he will serve …

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