Tag Archives: Trump corruption

DOJ Probes Internal Attempts To Overturn Election

CNN reports: The Justice Department’s internal watchdog will investigate whether any department official sought to have the department overturn President Joe Biden’s election win. The office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz is launching “an investigation into whether any former or current DOJ official engaged in an improper attempt to have DOJ seek to alter the outcome of the 2020 Presidential …

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SCOTUS Boots Trump Emoluments Lawsuits As Moot

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency. The justices threw out Trump’s challenge to lower court rulings that had allowed lawsuits to go forward alleging that he violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause by accepting payments from foreign and domestic officials who stay at the …

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WSJ: Trump Pressured DOJ To Petition Supreme Court To Invalidate Biden’s Victory, Top DOJ Officials Refused

The Wall Street Journal reports: In his last weeks in office, former President Donald Trump considered moving to replace the acting attorney general with another official ready to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Biden’s victory, people familiar with the matter said. Those efforts failed due …

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CNN Host Shreds Cawthorn On Election Lies [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Two weeks after riling up a crowd of Trump supporters with claims of election fraud ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn tried to rehabilitate his stance on the presidential election on Saturday night—only to have his entire argument fall apart in spectacular fashion. Pressed by CNN’s Pamela Brown to explain what …

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NYT: Rep. Scott Perry Behind Plot To Oust Trump’s AG

The New York Times reports: When Representative Scott Perry joined his colleagues in a monthslong campaign to undermine the results of the presidential election, promoting “Stop the Steal” events and supporting an attempt to overturn millions of legally cast votes, he often took a back seat to higher-profile loyalists in President Donald J. Trump’s orbit. But Mr. Perry, an outspoken …

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Giuliani Admits His Firm Asked Trump For $20K/Day

Mediaite reports: Former President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, after denying that he ever sought to be paid $20K per day for his legal advice from the Trump campaign following the 2020 election, has now admitted that an associate asked the Trump campaign for that amount, but maintained he was unaware of the request. “I never had a single expectation …

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Palm Beach County Won’t Rename Airport For Trump

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: Former President Donald Trump won’t see his name on the airport in his home turf of Palm Beach County — and it also might be difficult to engrave it anywhere else in South Florida. A majority of Palm Beach County commissioners told the South Florida Sun Sentinel this week that they won’t support renaming …

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Dems Float 14th Amendment To Bar Trump From Office

The Hill reports: Democrats are mulling whether they can use the 14th Amendment to prevent former President Trump from ever holding office again. The discussions are in the early stages — and top members of the Senate caucus aren’t yet convinced it’s a viable remedy — but senators are exploring their options as they plot a strategy after Trump’s supporters …

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NYT Reveals Last Minute Plot To Overturn GA Election

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald J. Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general and wield the department’s power to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results. The unassuming lawyer …

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At His Florida Club, Trump Evasive About Future Plans

The Washington Examiner reports: Former President Donald Trump gave nothing away about his plans for life after the White House as he dined with friends at his golf club on Friday. “We’ll do something, but not just yet,” he told the Washington Examiner as he sat at his regular table in the dining room of the Trump International Golf Club. …

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Carl Icahn Quashes Auction To Explode Trump Casino

Philadelphia’s CBS News affiliate reports: Atlantic City has set a new date for the implosion of the former Trump Plaza hotel and casino. It will come down on Feb. 17 at 9 a.m. Mayor Marty Small made the announcement Thursday. Monday’s date was scrapped after the building owner, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, opposed a charity auction for the right to …

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Trump Campaign Paid Pre-Riot Rally Organizers $2.7M

Bloomberg News reports: Former President Donald Trump’s campaign paid more than $2.7 million to individuals and firms that organized the Jan. 6 rally that led to violent rioters storming the U.S. Capitol, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The payments, which span Trump’s re-election campaign, show an ongoing financial relationship between the rally’s organizers and Trump’s political operation. They …

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Schlapp Got $750K In Failed Lobbying For Pardon

Axios reports: The lobbying firm run by Trump ally Matt Schlapp brought in $750,000 in the final two weeks of 2020 from a former top Trump fundraiser and convicted fraudster who retained Schlapp to lobby — unsuccessfully — for a presidential pardon. The substantial sum that the former fundraiser, Georgia’s Parker “Pete” Petit, paid to Schlapp’s Cove Strategies shows how …

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Trump Tasks Meadows To Aid In Impeachment Defense

Fox News reports: Former President Trump has reportedly chosen Mark Meadows, his former chief of staff, and the defense lawyers from his first impeachment case to handle requests for his White House records, according to reports. The documents are now the property of the National Archives and Records Administration. While all outgoing presidents select representatives to handle administration records, the …

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Publishing Professionals: No Book Deals For Trumpers

Fox News reports: A long list of authors and other publishing professionals are calling on their industry to effectively refuse book deals with anyone who worked in former President Trump’s administration. “As members of the writing and publishing community of the United States, we affirm that participation in the administration of Donald Trump must be considered a uniquely mitigating criterion …

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Pirro Frantically Lobbied For Ex’s Last Minute Pardon

CNN reports: Fox News host Judge Jeanine successfully lobbied former President Donald Trump in an eleventh-hour effort to pardon her ex-husband in the final hours of Trump’s presidency, CNN has learned. Pirro was upset that her ex-husband Albert J. Pirro Jr. wasn’t on Trump’s final pardon list that came out early Wednesday morning, and that message was conveyed to the …

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Trump Pardoned Pirro’s Ex-Husband In His Final Hour

The Hill reports: President Trump in his final hour as commander in chief on Wednesday pardoned the ex-husband of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. Trump granted a full pardon to Albert J. Pirro, Jr., a White House spokesperson said after the president landed in Florida. Albert Pirro, an attorney and lobbyist, was convicted in 2000 of conspiracy and tax evasion …

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Axios: Trump Wanted To Sue The Lincoln Project

Axios reports: The male voice in the TV ad boomed through the White House residence during “Fox & Friends” commercial breaks. Over and over and over. “The end is coming, Donald. … On Jan. 6, Mike Pence will put the nail in your political coffin.” The Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump PAC dedicated to pissing off the president with viral commercials, …

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Trump Revokes 5-Year Lobbying Ban For His Officials

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts of office, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, which included a five-year ban on lobbying their former agencies. The ethics pledge was outlined in one of Trump’s first executive orders, signed on Jan. 28, 2017, as part of …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Departs White House For Last Time

The Guardian reports: In his last few hours as president, Trump will fly to his private Mar-a-Lago resort and residence in Palm Beach, Florida, aboard the Air Force One jumbo jet for the last time in a presidential capacity, ensuring he and his wife Melania are almost 1,000 miles away from the White House and Capitol when Biden takes over. …

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