Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Trump Willing To Consider Rehiring Flynn [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump stated at the daily White House coronavirus press conference that he would consider rehiring his former national security advisor, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. “What they did to General Flynn was a disgrace,” Trump said on Thursday afternoon when asked by Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts …

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Pence: I Now Think Flynn Lied To Me Unintentionally

Axios reports: Vice President Mike Pence told reporters Thursday that following the release of new FBI documents, he is “more inclined to believe” that former national security adviser Michael Flynn unintentionally lied to him in 2017 about the nature of his conversation with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Why it matters: Flynn was forced to resign for misleading Pence and …

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Report: Trump Admin Faked Data On Payday Loans

The New York Times reports: Last summer, on his final day of work at the nation’s consumer finance watchdog agency, a career economist sent colleagues a blunt memo. He claimed that President Trump’s appointees at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had manipulated the agency’s research process to justify altering a 2017 rule that would have sharply curtailed high-interest payday loans. …

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Smaller Casinos Eligible For SBA Funds After Lobbying

The Washington Post reports: Casinos with fewer than 500 employees are eligible to receive loans from a new pot of $310 billion in small-business funding that was released Monday, a rule change that could help casinos hire back workers but was opposed by anti-gambling advocates. For nearly 25 years, companies that made more than one-third of their revenue from gambling …

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RNC Chair: Biden Made Career Of Kowtowing To China

Ronna McDaniel writes for the Daily Caller: Since securing the nod to the Democratic nomination, Joe Biden has been busy trying to rewrite history and his record of being soft on China. Despite making a career out of kowtowing to the Chinese Communist Party, Biden, along with the media and Democratic establishment, are trying to argue that the same man …

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Wealth Of US Billionaires Up $308B In Last Four Weeks

The Guardian reports: Some of the richest people in the US have been at the front of the queue as the government has handed out trillions of dollars to prop up an economy it shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the billionaire class has added $308 Bto its wealth in four weeks – even as a record …

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WH Reverses: Trump To Give Briefing Tonight After All

Axios reports: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted Monday that President Trump will hold a coronavirus press briefing, after announcing earlier in the day that the White House would cancel its scheduled briefing. The big picture: As Axios’ Jonathan Swan reported last week, the Trump administration has moved to limit the briefings, fearing President Trump is overexposed and hurting …

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Trump Blames Dems For Late Unemployment Checks, Claims He Wanted To Use Nonexistent Federal System

The Hill reports: President Trump blamed Democrats on Monday for any delays Americans see in receiving additional unemployment funds provided under coronavirus relief legislation. Trump said Democrats “insisted” that states issue the checks, adding that he knew delays would occur. “I wanted the money to be paid directly, they insisted it be paid by states for distribution,” he added. “I …

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Dozens Of Large Companies Got Small Business Funds

The New York Times reports: A company in Georgia paid $6.5 million to resolve a Justice Department investigation — and, two weeks later, received a $10 million federally backed loan to help it survive the coronavirus crisis. Another company, AutoWeb, disclosed last week that it had paid its chief executive $1.7 million in 2019 — a week after it received …

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REPORT: Trump Moving To Block Cohen’s Tell-All Book

Raw Story reports: According to a report from the Daily Beast, Donald Trump was very displeased that his former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen was given an early release from jail due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cohen, who had been serving three years as part of a plea deal over making hush-money payments in the service of the president, has …

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Trump Lies Again About Not Leaving The White House: People Say I’m The “Hardest Working President” Ever

CNN fact-checked this lie earlier this week: During an exchange with “PBS NewsHour” White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Trump claimed he hadn’t “left the White House in months” except to send off the USNS Comfort, a hospital ship sent from Virginia to aid New York. When Alcindor reminded him that he had campaign rallies in February and March, he suggested …

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President Body Bags: Briefings Aren’t Worth My Time

The Guardian reports: After more than a month of near-daily White House coronavirus press briefings, Donald Trump stayed behind closed doors on Saturday after advisers reportedly warned the president that his appearances were hurting his campaign. Trump himself referenced his absence when he wrote on Twitter that the briefings are “not worth the time & effort”. The president wrote the …

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Trump Battles Oversight Of COVID Relief Spending

The Hill reports: The Trump campaign hammered Congress for setting up a committee to oversee the implementation of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, casting the panel as the embodiment of a “WITCH HUNT.” “First, the Democrat’s Russian Collusion Delusion FAILED because WE fought back,” the campaign said in a fundraising email it says was penned by President Trump, referring …

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Chicken Shit Trump Runs Out Of WH Briefing Room To Avoid Any Questions About Injecting Bleach [VIDEO]

Axios reports: President Trump plans to pare back his coronavirus press conferences, according to four sources familiar with the internal deliberations. He may stop appearing daily and make shorter appearances when he does, the sources said — a practice that may have started with Friday’s unusually short briefing. Why this matters: Trump’s daily press conferences — televised to a largely …

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NYT: Trump Spends Half His Day Watching Cable News

The New York Times reports: President Trump arrives in the Oval Office these days as late as noon, when he is usually in a sour mood after his morning marathon of television. He has been up in the White House master bedroom as early as 5 a.m. watching Fox News, then CNN, with a dollop of MSNBC thrown in for …

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Fired Vaccine Scientist To File Whistleblower Complaint

The Washington Post reports: Rick Bright, the scientist who said he was removed as the leader of the federal agency working on a coronavirus vaccine, is filing a whistleblower’s complaint, his attorneys said Thursday. “The guy says he was pushed out of a job. Maybe he was. Maybe he wasn’t,” the president said during his evening news conference at the …

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MD Gov On Dealing With Trump: Don’t Poke The Bear

Politico reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan insisted Thursday that he has pulled no punches in advocating for states’ interests when dealing with President Donald Trump. But the chairman of the National Governors Association also acknowledged he has been careful not to “poke the bear” in the Oval Office amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hogan suggested he had opted to pursue a …

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Billionaire Donor Prodded Trump On Malaria Drug

NBC News reports: A top HHS official who said he was transferred from his post for pushing back on “efforts to fund potentially dangerous drugs promoted by those with political connections” felt pressured to rush access to chloroquine treatments for coronavirus after Trump had a conversation about it with a mega-rich donor, a source close to the doctor told NBC …

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POLL: Only 23% “Highly Trust” Trump On COVID News

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump has made himself the daily spokesman for the nation’s coronavirus response. Yet few Americans regularly look to or trust Trump as a source of information on the pandemic, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 28% of Americans say they’re regularly getting information from Trump …

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Vaccine Doc: Trump Fired Me For Questioning His Drug

The New York Times reports: Dr. Rick Bright was abruptly dismissed this week as the director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, and as the deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response. Instead, he was given a narrower job at the National Institutes of Health. “I believe this transfer was …

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