Tag Archives: Trump corruption

UNSHOCKING: Trump Team Canceled Ethics Training

The Hill reports: President Trump’s transition team called off a plan for an ethics, leadership and management course for his senior White House staff and appointees, including Cabinet members, according to a new report. According to documents obtained by Politico, the Trump team opted not to have staffers go through the program, which would have covered confirmation hearings, complying with …

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White House To Ethics Watchdogs: Conway Plugged Ivanka “Inadvertently” So No Punishment Is Needed

Reuters reports: The White House told a government watchdog agency that Kellyanne Conway, a senior aide to President Donald Trump, acted “inadvertently” when she publicly endorsed the clothing and jewelry line of Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, according to a letter the administration released on Wednesday. Conway came under criticism last month when she said on television that Americans should “go buy …

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Tom Cotton On Calls For Special Prosecutor: There’s No Allegations Of Trump Committing Crimes [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: As the Senate Intelligence Committee probes Russia’s attempts to influence the last U.S. election, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told Chuck Todd on “Meet The Press” on Sunday that he felt they would be getting “way, way getting ahead of ourselves” to say a special prosecutor was necessary. “There’s no allegations of any crime occurring,” said Cotton, a …

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Trump Gives Pen To Dow Chemical CEO After Signing Order On “Excessive” Government Regulations

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump signed an executive order to impose additional oversight on government regulations, designating officials within government agencies who will monitor rule-making and identify needed policy changes, he said. “Excessive regulation is killing jobs,” Trump said at an Oval Office signing ceremony Friday. “Every regulation should have to pass a simple test: Does it make life better …

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Trump Attacks FBI Over Leaks, Which He Now Hates

USA Today reports: President Trump criticized FBI “leakers” Friday in the midst of news reports his chief of staff asked the bureau itself to “knock down” stories about investigations into possible contacts between Trump officials and Russian officials. “The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security ‘leakers’ that have permeated our government for a long time.” Trump tweeted. …

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Jeff Sessions Rescinds DOJ Phaseout Of Private Prisons (Which Totally Coincidentally Donated Heavily To Trump)

The Associated Press reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled his support for the federal government’s use of private prisons, rescinding a memo meant to phase out their use. Sessions issued a new memo Thursday replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the deputy attorney general at the time. That memo told the Bureau of Prisons to begin reducing …

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Hacked Text Messages Reveal Plot To Blackmail Paul Manafort On Trump’s Russia/Ukraine Connection

Whoa. Via Politico: A purported cyber hack of the daughter of political consultant Paul Manafort suggests that he was the victim of a blackmail attempt while he was serving as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign chairman last summer. The undated communications, which are allegedly from the iPhone of Manafort’s daughter, include a text that appears to come from a Ukrainian parliamentarian …

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House GOP To Quash Trump/Russia Investigation

Politico reports: House Republicans next week plan to derail a Democratic resolution that would have forced disclosure of President Donald Trump’s potential ties with Russia and any possible business conflicts of interest, according to multiple House sources. Seeking to avoid a full House vote on the so-called “resolution of inquiry” — a roll call that would be particularly embarrassing and …

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TrumpSucks.com: Trump Owns 3643 Domains Including Many That Could Be Used To Attack Him [VIDEO]

CNN Money reports: Donald Trump has a vast online portfolio of domain names — digital addresses that foreshadowed his political career, business projects and accusations of unethical behavior. Before he reached the White House, Trump’s company had laid claim to at least 3,643 website domains, according to internet records gathered by CNNMoney. The buying spree continued as he ran for …

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Complaints About Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway Crash All Systems At Government Ethics Office

The Hill reports: The Office of Government Ethic’s website has been down for several hours on Thursday after it reported a surge in contacts from members of the public. The office tweeted that the “website, phone system and email system are receiving an extraordinary volume of contacts from citizens about recent events.” While the office didn’t offer a reason for …

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Sean Spicer: Kellyanne Conway Has Been “Counseled” For Her Ivanka Commercial And That’s It [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to President Donald Trump, was “counseled” after promoting Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessory brand during an interview from the White House Thursday morning. “Kellyanne has been counseled,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during his daily briefing. “She’s been counseled on that subject.” Conway, in a Fox News interview from the White …

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Propaganda Minister Urges Americans To “Go Buy Ivanka’s Stuff” In Message From White House [VIDEO]

Speaking to Fox & Friends panelists from the White House briefing room, this morning Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway urged American’s to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff.” She then declared that she would personally be buying Ivanka products. Fox host Steve Deacy agreed, noting, “There is that hashtag #BuyIvanka right now.” Don’t hold your breath for Republicans to object. “Go buy Ivanka’s …

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Marshalls And TJ Maxx Literally Dump Ivanka’s Line

The New York Times reports: Last week, employees at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls got very clear instructions about where to put signs for Ivanka Trump products: in the garbage. The TJX Companies, the retailers’ parent company, told employees not to display Ivanka Trump merchandise separately and to throw away Ivanka Trump signs, according to a note to employees on Wednesday, …

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Trump Lashes Out At Nordstrom For Dropping Ivanka’s Line: She Has Been Treated So Unfairly, Terrible!

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at Nordstrom on Wednesday for dropping his daughter’s fashion line. “My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom,” Trump tweeted. “She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!” Nordstrom said last week that the brand’s declining sales led to its decision. “Each year …

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US Military To Lease Space In Trump Tower

CNN reports: The US military is looking to lease space in Trump Tower. “In order to meet official mission requirements, the Department of Defense is working through appropriate channels and in accordance with all applicable legal requirements in order to acquire a limited amount of leased space in Trump Tower,” Lt. Col. JB Brindle, a Defense Department spokesman, told CNN. …

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Trump Signs Order Backing Rollback Of Wall Street Reforms Meant To Prevent Another Banking Meltdown

So this just happened. Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday will scale back major regulations that resulted from the financial crisis, directing a review of the Dodd-Frank Act and putting the brakes on a retirement advice rule. The executive order Trump will sign on the 2010 Dodd-Frank law on Wall Street reform will be largely symbolic towards rolling …

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Nordstrom Dumps Ivanka Trump’s Line

The New York Times reports: Ivanka Trump stilettos will soon be harder to find at Nordstrom. The department store chain said on Thursday that it had decided to put the brakes on its relationship with Ms. Trump and removed her brand from a list on its site. “We’ve said all along we make buying decisions based on performance,” Nordstrom said …

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Trump To Speak To Vladimir Putin Tomorrow Amid Reports He Might Lift Obama’s Hacking Sanctions

Quid pro quo. Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone Saturday amid reports he is considering lifting U.S. sanctions against Russia over its military action in Ukraine. Trump is also scheduled to speak Saturday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he has criticized, Reuters reported. Merkel met Friday with French President Francois …

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Trump Hotels Reveals Plan To Triple Number Of US Locations As Contractor Files $2M Suit For Unpaid Work

Politico reports: An electrical contractor is suing President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel for $2 million over what the contractor contends are unpaid bills for “nonstop” work performed to open the luxury lodging at the Old Post Office Building last year. The suit filed in D.C. Superior Court by Laurel, Maryland-based AES Electrical, also known as Freestate Electrical, contends that the …

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THIN ICE: Right Wing Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Warns That Dems Could Impeach Trump After 2018 Midterms

Politico reports: Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday warned that President Donald Trump begins his administration on “thin ice” with Democrats, who could move to impeach the new president if they retake the House of Representatives in 2018. Democrats and liberal groups have already launched an effort to impeach Trump over allegations of conflicts of interest, including with his …

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