Tag Archives: Trump corruption

REPORT: Trump Told Russian Diplomats That Firing The “Nut Job” Comey Eased Pressure Of Investigation

The New York Times reports: President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting. “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which …

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Trump Departs For Nine-Day Foreign Trip Amid Roiling Domestic Scandals, Nation Hurriedly Changes Locks

The Hill reports: President Trump set off Friday for his first foreign trip, a nine-day, five-stop tour of the Middle East and Europe that comes amid turmoil at home. rump said in a Friday morning tweet he’s excited for the trip. He tweeted Friday morning: “Getting ready for my big foreign trip. Will be strongly protecting American interests – that’s …

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Government Ethics Letter Reveals Trump’s Lawyer Didn’t Want Him To Sign Financial Disclosure Form

The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump’s attorneys originally wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics. Attorney Sheri Dillon said she saw no need for Trump to sign his 2016 personal financial disclosure because he is filing voluntarily this year. But OGE director Walter Shaub …

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REPORT: Embassies Court Ivanka To Get To Daddy

The Washington Post reports: The president of the Czech Republic is eager to have Ivanka Trump visit his country and he believes he has a compelling case to make. By a “happy coincidence” her mother is half Czech and President Miloš Zeman hopes that’s the opening he needs to secure a high-profile visit from the first daughter as he tries …

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White House Insiders To Trump: You Need To Lawyer Up

The New York Times reports: Several White House advisers and personal associates of President Trump have urged him to hire an experienced outside lawyer to help him deal with issues arising from a surging controversy over whether his campaign had ties to Russia, according to several people briefed on the conversations. The recommendations came even before a special counsel was …

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Trump: The Appointment Of A Special Counsel Is A “Pure Excuse For Democrats Having Lost The Election”

“I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we’re a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country. And we have very important things to be doing right now, whether it’s trade deals, whether it’s military, whether it’s stopping nuclear — all of the things that we discussed today. And I think this shows a very divided country. It also happens to …

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Trump Drops In On GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy One Day After Tape Revealed Him Saying “Putin Pays Trump”

The Hill reports: President Trump dropped by a meeting Thursday with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), one day after a report that that lawmaker privately accused Trump of being on Russia’s payroll. Trump and Vice President Pence made an unscheduled appearance at a meeting of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s innovation initiative. McCarthy was participating in the Roosevelt …

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REPORT: Michael Flynn Might Defy Senate Subpoena

NBC News reports: A top Republican has clarified that while former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn’t yet cooperated with the Senate Intelligence Committee, his lawyers have “not yet indicated their intentions” regarding a subpoena issued last week for documents relevant to the panel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. North Carolina Republican and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman …

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Kremlin On Special Counsel Appointment: No Comment

Reuters reports: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on the appointment of former FBI chief Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian efforts to sway the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump and whether there was any collusion between Trump’s campaign team and Moscow. “There is nothing to comment on. It is an internal matter …

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Third Candidate For FBI Director Withdraws

Can you blame any of them? The Hill reports: A former Justice Department official has withdrawn her name from consideration to replace former FBI Director James Comey, according to multiple reports. Former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush, has removed herself from the White House’s shortlist. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn was …

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MSNBC Panel: Has Flynn Flipped On Pence? [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: “This is a bad story for Pence, either way,” said John Heilemann, managing editor of Bloomberg Politics and MSNBC political analyst. “Either he knew and is lying or he did not know and was wildly incompetent. Either way, not a great story for him. By the way, it seems to me the import of this story is …

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Trump: This Is The Greatest Witch Hunt Of All Time!

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday said there was never a special counsel appointed when illegal acts were committed during the administration of former President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In another tweet, Trump appeared to refer to the probe into his campaign’s ties to Russia as the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.” With …

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Reuters: Trump Campaign Contacted Russia 18 Times

And the hits keep coming. Reuters reports: Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. The previously undisclosed interactions form …

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Trump: Robert Mueller’s Investigation Will Confirm What Everybody Knows, There Was No Collusion With Russia

“As I have stated many times, a through investigation will confirm what we already know — that there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country.” – …

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Audio Emerges Of GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Telling Paul Ryan That “Putin Pays Trump”

The Washington Post reports: A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “There’s two people …

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BREAKING: Justice Department Appoints Former FBI Director Robert Mueller To Head Russia Investigation

NBC News reports: The Justice Department will appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be special counsel of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, NBC News reported. Robert Mueller became FBI director on Sept. 4, 2001. A Vietnam veteran who served in the Marine Corps, he was U.S. Attorney in San Francisco for three years before …

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WSJ To Trump: Loose Lips Sink Presidencies

The Wall Street Journal is behind a paywall so here’s CNN’s account of today’s editorial: It’s not just liberal critics taking President Trump to task for his latest crisis. The conservative Wall Street Journal pleaded with the embattled president Wednesday to get his act together. In an editorial titled “Loose Lips Sink Presidencies,” the Journal recounted the administration’s most recent …

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Gambling Sites Again Spike Impeachment Odds

CNBC reports: Odds are that President Donald Trump will survive a growing brew of controversies, but bettors see his chances declining by the minute. Online wagering sites have been busy taking bets on whether the 45th president will make it through the year. As the heat has intensified, more action has been going toward expectations that he will be impeached …

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Rep. Justin Amash Becomes First Republican To Suggest James Comey’s Memo Is Grounds For Impeachment

Vox reports: A Republican lawmaker has acknowledged the “i-word”: impeachment. Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan gave reporters an affirmative “yes” Wednesday, when asked if the allegations from former FBI Director James Comey’s memo indicating that Trump urged the FBI to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn would be grounds for impeachment. Known on Capitol Hill …

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Chuck Schumer: If The Comey Memo Is Wrong, Prove It

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Wednesday that if President Trump didn’t try to shut down an investigation into a former adviser, he should prove it. “Providing the Congress the tapes and the memos may be the only way for this administration to credibly make a case to a justifiably skeptical American public about its …

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