Tag Archives: Trump corruption

Kushner Real Estate Company “Apologizes” For Using Jared’s Name In Chinese Investment-For-Visas Scheme

Salon reports: The real estate development firm partly managed by the sister of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has issued an apology over a weekend event in Beijing in which Kushner’s name was used to attract wealthy Chinese to a cash-for-visa scheme commonly used by investment-hungry U.S. real estate developers. Kushner Companies “apologizes if that mention of [Kushner] was …

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LETTER: Dozens Of Right Wing Groups Pressure Trump To Abandon The Paris Climate Change Agreement

The Washington Examiner reports: More than three dozen conservative and free-market groups pressed President Trump on Monday to exit from the Paris climate change agreement and not renege on the promise he made during his campaign. “The undersigned organizations believe that withdrawing completely from Paris is a key part of your plan to protect U.S. energy producers and manufacturers from …

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Trump Again Blames Obama For Flynn Scandal

ABC News reports: Sally Yates, the former acting United States attorney general who drew the ire of President Donald Trump for issuing instructions to the Department of Justice not to defend his first “travel ban” executive order, is scheduled to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. …

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Writer Claims Eric Trump Told Him: We Don’t Need US Banks, All The Funding We Need Comes From Russia

The Washington Examiner reports: Golf writer James Dodson claims Eric Trump told him in 2014 that all the funding for Trump golf courses comes from Russia while the two were at one of the family’s clubs. “As we were setting off, I said, ‘Eric, who’s funding? I know no banks — because of the recession, the Great Recession — have …

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BEIJING: Kushner Family Pitches Visas To The Wealthy In Return For $500K Investment In Their Business

The Washington Post reports: The Kushner family came to the United States as refugees, worked hard and made it big — and if you invest in Kushner properties, so can you. That was the message delivered Saturday by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s sister to a ballroom full of wealthy Chinese investors, renewing questions about the Kushner family’s business …

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Trump Saves Nation Millions By Making 23rd Trip To One Of His Golf Resorts Since Becoming President

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday said he is staying at his golf club in New Jersey over the weekend because he wants to avoid causing a major disruption in New York City and save the country money. “Rather than causing a big disruption in N.Y.C., I will be working out of my home in Bedminster, N.J. this weekend. …

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Trump Angrily Ends Interview After Questions About Wiretapping Claim: “I Have My Own Opinions” [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Trump cut short an interview with the host of “Face the Nation” on CBS after being asked about his unsubstantiated claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped his campaign, saying he was entitled to his own “opinions.” Mr. Trump, speaking during a prerecorded interview in the Oval Office with John Dickerson that was broadcast on …

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Casino Lawyer Got 2009 Phone Call: If You Don’t Stop Fucking With Mr. Trump, We’re Coming For Your Kids

This story is REALLY something. Buzzfeed reports: When Donald Trump’s casino business went bankrupt in 2009, a lawyer whose clients stood to lose more than a billion dollars told police and the FBI that he got a menacing phone call from a man with a thick New York accent who threatened his family. “My name is Carmine. I don’t know …

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REPORT: Argentina Drops Humanitarian Award For Jimmy Carter Upon Demand Of Trump Administration

The Buenos Aires Herald reports: The Mauricio Macri administration reverted a decision to award former US president Jimmy Carter the Order of the Liberator General San Martín — the maximum distinction that the country can give to a foreign personality — under the pressure from US President Donald Trump’s administration, CNN Español reported this week. The official tribute, which had …

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Trump: I Couldn’t Care Less About Golf And All My Weekend Trips Don’t Cost Much Anyway [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday defended his frequent weekend trips to his luxury properties, saying he does not care about golfing as much as people might think he does. “I have a lot of property. So if I go to my clubs like in New Jersey, they’ll say, ‘Oh he is going to play golf.’ I am not …

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Trump Bitches About Mainstream Media For 1000th Time, Reminds Nation That May 1st Is Loyalty Day

The Guardian reports: On his 100th day in office, facing a historically low popularity rating, a succession of intractable foreign crises and multiple investigations of his links with Moscow, Donald Trump reminded the nation that 1 May was Loyalty Day. The day is an American tradition dating back to the Cold War, when it was a bolster to stop May …

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Trump Blames Obama For Michael Flynn Scandal

Just like Spicer did yesterday. The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday faulted former President Obama’s administration for authorizing the security clearance of Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser. “But just remember, he was approved by the Obama administration at the highest level,” Trump told Fox News. “And when they say we didn’t vet, well Obama I guess didn’t …

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Spicer Blames Obama For Flynn Scandal [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday deflected blame for the firestorm surrounding Michael Flynn, saying the ousted national security adviser received his security clearance from the Obama administration. Spicer signaled support for a Defense Department investigation into payments Flynn received from foreign groups in 2015, but blamed former President Obama’s team for clearing him. “My …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch reports: The White House is currently facing questions about former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia. At the same time, the administration is immersed in heated debates over a tax reform, a health care overhaul and preventing a government shutdown — so there’s surely a lot to discuss.

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Hair Furor Melts Down Yet Again On Twitter

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday accused congressional Democrats of spurring a government shutdown crisis in a string of rapid-fire tweets. “I promise to rebuild our military and secure our border. Democrats want to shut down the government. Politics!” Trump tweeted. Trump posted six tweets in a two-minute span — a much faster pace than his usual tweets. The …

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Inspector General Opens Investigation Into Michael Flynn, He Was Warned About Foreign Payments

Politico reports: The Pentagon’s inspector general is now investigating Michael Flynn over payments he received from foreign governments after retiring from the Army, according to documents released Thursday by the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee. The documents also show the Defense Intelligence Agency warned Flynn after his 2014 retirement as the agency’s director that he was barred from …

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Trump Says He’s “Absolutely” Considering Breaking Up The Ninth Circuit Court For Blocking His Racist Orders

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump said Wednesday that he has “absolutely” considered proposals that would split up the 9th Circuit, where judges have blocked two of his executive actions. “Absolutely, I have,” Trump said of considering 9th circuit breakup proposals during a far-ranging interview with the Washington Examiner at the White House on Wednesday. “There are many people that …

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Schumer: Flynn May Be The Tip Of The Iceberg

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday said that the House Oversight Committee’s latest findings that former national security adviser Michael Flynn might have broken the law “may be just the tip of the iceberg.” “The disturbing news that General Flynn may have violated the law in connection with his security clearance may be just the …

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BREAKING: Jason Chaffetz Says Russia Paid Michael Flynn, Trump Refuses To Release Documents [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The White House declined Tuesday to provide documents related to President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser that the panel investigating Michael Flynn had requested, according to a letter obtained by CNN. White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short outlined in a letter to the House oversight committee how it would not complete the request from the …

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State Department Deletes Mar-A-Lago Promotion

Talking Points Memo reports: The State Department on Monday removed a blog post promoting President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida following criticism from ethics advocates and Democrats, and questions from reporters. The post boasting Mar-A-Lago as the “Winter White House” was posted to the State Department’s ShareAmerica website and had also been posted by the U.S. embassies in the …

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