Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Media Kicked Out Of RNC Winter Meeting After Trump Calls Them “Haters” (Meeting Held At His Own Hotel)

Politico reports: Media was escorted out of the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting today just as President Donald Trump labeled them “haters” and criticized coverage of his State of the Union address. “Did anybody not see the State of the Union? ‘Cause even the haters back there gave us a good review,” the president said at the meeting, which was …

Read More »

McCain Slams GOP Memo: You’re Doing Putin’s Job

Via press release: “In 2016, the Russian government engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy. Russia employed the same tactics it has used to influence elections around the world, from France and Germany to Ukraine, Montenegro, and beyond. Putin’s regime launched cyberattacks and spread disinformation with the goal of sowing chaos and …

Read More »

Trump Authorizes Release Of Unredacted Nunes Memo

Axios reports: White House aides recognize there could be a high cost to President Trump’s decision to allow — with no redactions — release of that classified memo about the Russian investigation. The White House plans to dress up the decision by arguing that it’s an action of “transparency.” But this puts President Trump publicly crossways with both the intelligence …

Read More »

REPORT: Attorneys In Russia Probe Think Mueller May Soon Indict Trump For Obstruction Of Justice

Politico reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has gathered enough steam that some lawyers representing key Donald Trump associates are considering the possibility of a historic first: an indictment against a sitting president. While many legal experts contend that Mueller lacks the standing to bring criminal charges against Trump, at least two attorneys working with clients swept up in …

Read More »

Three Lawyers For Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Abruptly Quit, Remaining Lawyer Known For Plea Deals

Politico reports: Three attorneys representing Rick Gates told a federal court Thursday they are immediately withdrawing as counsel for the former Donald Trump campaign aide, who is fighting special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of him on money laundering and other charges. Lawyers Shanlon Wu, Walter Mack and Annemarie McAvoy said in a two-page motion that they would explain the reasons …

Read More »

Trump Administration Strips Enforcement Powers From Consumer Bureau In Cases Of Lending Discrimination

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration has stripped enforcement powers away from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau office that specializes in pursuing cases against financial firms for breaking discrimination laws, according to two people familiar with the matter and emails reviewed by The Washington Post. The move comes about two months after President Trump installed his budget chief Mick Mulvaney …

Read More »

Dem Senator Compares Nunes To Joseph McCarthy

The Hill reports: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) compared House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes’s (R-Calif.) move to make a memo on surveillance at the Department of Justice (DOJ) public to former Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s (R-Wis.) aggressive probe of suspected communists in the 1950s. “The release of this memo is really reminiscent of the darkest days of the McCarthy era, with …

Read More »

Trump And RNC Spent $5.5M On 2017 Legal Fees

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign spent more than $1 million on legal fees during the final three months of 2017, according to a new filing late Wednesday with the FEC. Combined with the Republican National Committee, Trump’s campaign paid a total of $5.5 million in legal bills during 2017 amid probes into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. The …

Read More »

PREDICTABLE: Trump Lies About SOTU Viewership

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump reached an audience of 45.6 million people for his first State of the Union address, not enough to give him bragging rights over his predecessor. But that didn’t stop Trump from saying his address had more viewers than any other. The Nielsen company said former President Barack Obama drew 48 million people for his …

Read More »

Rep. Frederica Wilson: Trump Won’t Impose Sanctions On Russia Because They’ve Got Something On Him

The Miami Herald reports: Miami Gardens Congresswoman Frederica Wilson criticized Donald Trump’s handling of congressionally ordered Russia sanctions Tuesday night during a boycott of his state of the union speech, suggesting the president has taken it easy on Russia because “they have something on him.” “The House and Senate voted on all kinds of sanctions against Russia. Now, the president …

Read More »

Conway: Americans Are Their Own Fact-Checkers

“Americans are their own fact-checkers. The stock market is something they know about because they’re part of the investor class. And so, people know, they have their own facts and figures, in terms of meaning which facts and figures are important to them. I just have the faith in people to see through that.” – Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway, responding …

Read More »

FBI Statement Tears Into Rep. Devin Nunes: We Have Grave Concerns About His “Material Omissions Of Fact”

Talking Points Memo reports: In a rare public statement, the FBI on Wednesday expressed “grave concerns” about the accuracy of a congressional Republican memo that purports to show anti-Trump prejudice among senior FBI and Justice Department officials. It’s extremely unlikely that the highly critical comment would be sent out without the approval of top Trump appointees at the FBI and …

Read More »

REPORT: Trump Wants Sessions To Prosecute Mueller

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump has been talking to his friends about possibly asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the Russia probe, and his team, NBC News reported. The revelation appears in a news analysis piece written by Howard Fineman, an NBCNews.com contributor and an analyst for MSNBC. Fineman quotes an unnamed Trump …

Read More »

Trump 2020 Campaign: Give Us At Least $35 And We’ll Stream Your Name On Our Site During SOTU Address

Splinter News reports: Want to see your name flash across the stream of a broadcast of tonight’s State of the Union address? Well, now you can, for the low low price of a $35 donation to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “This is a movement. It’s not about just one of us. It’s about ALL of us. Which is why your …

Read More »

EXPOSED: Trump Administration Lifted New Warning List Of Russian Oligarchs From Forbes’ Richest Ranking

Buzzfeed News reports: The striking similarity between a newly-released Treasury Department report of Russian oligarchs and a 2017 list of wealthy Russians published in Forbes Magazine is no coincidence. On Tuesday, a Treasury Department spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the unclassified annex of the report was derived from Forbes’ ranking of the “200 richest businessmen in Russia 2017.” The …

Read More »

Conway: Democrats Are Bound By “Reflexive Hate”

Talking Points Memo reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday accused Democrats of being “so bound by their reflexive hate” and claimed the reason they’re opposed to the White House’s immigration plan is because it takes “away a blunt instrument from the Democrats in the midterms.” “They are so bound by their reflexive hate,” she said. “’Obstruct, resist, stop, …

Read More »

Chris Christie: Trump Should Dodge Mueller Interview

The Hill reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Tuesday he doesn’t believe President Trump should sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia investigation. “Robert Mueller is not someone to be trifled with. And he’s not someone who takes lightly the words of anybody who he’s looking at,” Christie said. “I …

Read More »

Trump Met With Dubai Partner In Davos

Mother Jones reports: Donald Trump has pledged to keep his distance from his businesses and vowed that his company would not enter into any new foreign deals during his presidency. But during the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump hobnobbed with at least one of his foreign business partners, Dubai billionaire Hussain Sajwani, once again highlighting the blurry lines …

Read More »

House GOP Votes To Release Secret Russia Memo

The New York Times reports: Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, apparently disregarding Justice Department warnings that their actions would be “extraordinarily reckless,” voted Monday evening to release a contentious secret memorandum said to accuse the department and the F.B.I. of misusing their authority to obtain a secret surveillance order on a former Trump campaign associate. The vote threw fuel …

Read More »

Trump Spawn To Attend State Of The Union Address

The Washington Examiner reports: The White House announced Monday that all of President Trump’s children, except for his youngest son, will attend his first State of the Union address Tuesday. “All of the president’s children, along with the first lady, will be at the State of the Union, with the exclusion of Barron. I don’t believe he will be attending …

Read More »