Tag Archives: Trump corruption

TODAY: Bannon Meets With US House Panel On Russia

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with a U.S. House of Representatives committee that is probing whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. The interview with the House Intelligence Committee comes after Bannon’s public falling out with the president over comments Bannon made to author Michael Wolff for …

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Feds Warned Kushner About Rupert Murdoch’s Ex-Wife

The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, that Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman, could be using her close friendship with Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to further the interests of the Chinese government, according to people familiar with the matter. U.S. officials …

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Porn Star Jessica Drake’s Lawyer Reveals Legal Agreement Barring Her From Speaking About Trump

The Daily Beast reports: The Daily Beast was informed late Friday that porn star Jessica Drake is not allowed to discuss President Donald J. Trump on account of a non-disclosure agreement she signed barring her from any such talk. NDAs are often deployed as part of settlements to silence accusers. “Jessica’s NDA blankets any and every mention of Trump, so …

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James O’Keefe: Trump Repeatedly Asked Me To “Get Inside” Columbia University And Steal Obama’s Records

The Hill reports: Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe claims in a forthcoming book that President Trump asked him to “get inside” Columbia University and obtain a copy of former President Barack Obama’s college records. O’Keefe writes in his book “American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News,” that Trump “suspected Obama had presented himself as a foreign …

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Russian Billionaire Sues Paul Manafort For Fraud

Talking Points Memo reports: A Russian billionaire and Putin ally sued former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime deputy Rick Gates Wednesday, alleging that the two men “siphoned for themselves millions of dollars” as part of a Ukrainian investment scheme that was paid to their “alter ego companies.” The complaint — filed by Surf Horizon Limited, a company …

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Fox & Friends Spawns Yet Another Trump Rant

Yet another Fox & Friends fueled furor: President Donald Trump suggested the FBI used the Russia dossier to “spy on the Trump campaign” and “influence the Election” in an early morning tweet sent out Thursday. He also threw out some speculation in his tweet, asking whether the “Dems or Clinton” paid Russians, of the location of “hidden and smashed DNC …

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Trump Refuses To Commit To Mueller Interview [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump said Wednesday it is “unlikely” he will have to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller for an interview, arguing that there was “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia. Trump repeatedly dodged whether he would submit to an interview with Mueller by citing his claim there was no collusion during the 2016 presidential election. …

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Trump Lashes Out At “Sneaky” Dianne Feinstein

Vox reports: Yesterday Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) ignored the objections of her Republican colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee and released the full transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s extensive congressional testimony about Christopher Steele’s famous dossier on Donald Trump and Russia. Today, President Trump woke up angry and tweeting about the situation — pretending that there’s something illegal …

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REPORT: Trump Organization Sold $35 Million In Real Estate In 2017, Mostly To “Secretive Shell Companies”

USA Today reports: President Trump’s companies sold more than $35 million in real estate in 2017, mostly to secretive shell companies that obscure buyers’ identities, continuing a dramatic shift in his customers’ behavior that began during the election, a USA TODAY review found. In Las Vegas alone, Trump sold 41 luxury condo units in 2017, a majority of which used …

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Trump Administration Waives Punishments For Major Banks, Including One Trump Owes At Least $130 Million

The International Business Times reports: The Trump administration has waived part of the punishment for five megabanks whose affiliates were convicted and fined for manipulating global interest rates. One of the Trump administration waivers was granted to Deutsche Bank — which is owed at least $130 million by President Donald Trump and his business empire, and has also been fined …

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Trump Lawyer Sues Buzzfeed Over Russian Dossier

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen sued Buzzfeed Inc. on Tuesday for defamation over allegations about him in a dossier the news organization published that was commissioned in 2016 by the president’s political opponents. Cohen said he also filed a second defamation suit against political intelligence firm Fusion GPS, which compiled the dossier, in federal court. Buzzfeed published …

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal: More Indictments Are Coming

Mediaite reports: Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Monday that more convictions and indictments can be expected from Robert Mueller’s special investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Appearing on Morning Joe, the Connecticut Democrat predicted that President Donald Trump will have a face-to-face interview with Mueller (to be a fly on that …

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REPORT: Mueller Probe Turn To Ivanka Trump

The Los Angeles Times reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has recalled for questioning at least one participant in a controversial meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016, and is looking into President Trump’s misleading claim that the discussion focused on adoption, rather than an offer to provide damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Some …

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Trump Ordered Lawyer To Stop Sessions From Recusing

The New York Times reports: President Trump gave firm instructions in March to the White House’s top lawyer: stop the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, from recusing himself in the Justice Department’s investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s associates had helped a Russian campaign to disrupt the 2016 election. Public pressure was building for Mr. Sessions, who had been a senior member …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will answer reporters’ questions on Tuesday afternoon for the first time in the new year. President Trump returned to Washington, D.C., on Monday evening after spending the holidays at his private beach club in Palm Breach, Fla.

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Russian Ambassador Patronizes Trump’s DC Hotel

Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: The head of the self-described “#1 nail art chain in Russia” visited Washington, D.C. on Tuesday morning for a meeting with her country’s new ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Ivanovich Antonov. A photo posted on Movsisyan’s personal Instagram account and on Nail Sunny’s company Instagram page, shows that the meeting took place at …

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It Was George Papadopoulos’ Drunken Bragging About Russian Dirt On Hillary That Prompted FBI Investigation

The New York Times reports: During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton. About three weeks earlier, Mr. Papadopoulos had been told that Moscow had thousands …

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WORK WORK WORK: Trump Golfs For Fifth Straight Day

The Hill reports: President Trump visited his private Florida golf course for the fifth straight day on Saturday, according to a White House pool report. Trump, who is staying at his Mar-a-Lago resort for the holidays, traveled to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday morning. Trump has said that his trip is a working vacation. …

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Trump Demands US Post Office Raise Prices To Ship For Amazon In Order To Punish WaPo Owner Jeff Bezos

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump targeted online retailer Amazon on Friday in a call for the country’s postal service to raise prices of shipments in order to recoup costs. The U.S. Postal Service is an independent agency within the federal government and does not receive tax dollars for operating expenses, according to its website. The organization makes up a …

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Trump To NYT: Collusion With Russia Is Not A Crime

The Hill reports: President Trump in a new interview denied any collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, adding “even if there was, it’s not a crime.” Speaking to The New York Times Thursday, Trump praised lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who has argued that Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey was not obstruction of justice because Trump has …

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