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Rick Perry Leaving Energy Department 18.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
Confirming earlier rumors, Rick Perry announced that he'd be leaving his position as Secretary of Energy at the end of the year.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry to resign 18.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the country's 14th secretary of energy, Perry leads an agency he once vowed to eliminate. He has emerged as a central figure in the impeachment inquiry of Trump.
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Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68 17.10.2019
The Maryland Democrat was a longtime civil rights leader and was playing a key role in the House impeachment ...
Never-Before-Seen Trump Tax Documents Show Underreported Profits 17.10.2019
Never-Before-Seen Trump Tax Documents Show Underreported Profits
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GOP Rep. Warns of Danger of Big Government Regulating Tech 17.10.2019 NewsBusters
Big tech has presented many problems for the legislators in Washington to tackle. One of those is regulation. Many politicians on both sides of the aisle have discussed government regulation of Big Tech. Government regulation and amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act are seen as a solution to the scandals plaguing tech companies. ...
Fox & Friends hosts deflated after legal analyst shoots down latest GOP impeachment talking point 17.10.2019 Raw Story
The hosts of “Fox & Friends” on Thursday appeared disappointed when legal analyst Andrew Napolitano gave them unfortunate news about the White House’s latest objections to House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. Specifically, Napolitano addressed the letter sent to Congress by White House counsel Pat Cipollone, which claimed that the executive branch did not have to comply […]
Never-Before-Seen Tax Documents Reveal Trump 'Versions Of Fraud' 16.10.2019 Crooks Liars
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan buildings, giving a lender different figures than they provided to New York City tax authorities. The discrepancies made the buildings appear more profitable to the lender — and less profitable to the officials who set the buildings’ property tax. For instance, Trump told the lender that he took in twice as much rent from one building as he reported to tax authorities during the same year, 2017. He also gave conflicting occupancy figures for one of his signature skyscrapers, located at 40 Wall Street. Lenders like to see a rising occupancy level as a sign of what they call “leasing momentum.” Sure enough, the company told a lender that 40 Wall Street had been 58.9% leased on Dec. 31, 2012, and then ...
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Never-before-seen tax docs show Trump’s businesses made themselves seem more profitable to lenders and less profitable to tax officials 16.10.2019 Raw Story
Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan buildings, giving a lender different figures than they provided to New York City tax authorities. The discrepancies made the buildings appear more profitable to the lender — and less profitable to the officials […]
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‘Arrest and detain Giuliani right now’: Critics demand a perp-walk for Rudy after his subpoena refusal 16.10.2019 Raw Story
By Eoin Higgins President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday told Congress he would not comply with a subpoena to hand over documents related to the House impeachment inquiry investigation into the White House’s dealings with Ukraine—a move that critics noted could land him in jail. “Giuliani and Trump must both think they’re […]
‘Impeachment barricade is crumbling’: Trump officials are ignoring his threats and cooperating with House Dems 15.10.2019 Raw Story
A source speaking to POLITICO was in the room for the closed-door testimony of President Trump’s former top Russia adviser, Fiona Hill, who is reportedly the first White House official to cooperate with the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. According to the source, Hill has “sketched for lawmakers a trail of alleged corruption that extends from Kiev […]
White House letter inadvertently revealed Trump has no impeachment defense: Conservative scholar 15.10.2019 Raw Story
On Tuesday, conservative think tank scholar Greg Weiner urged Democrats in The Bulwark to continue the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump — and suggested that the warning letter to House Democrats from White House Counsel Pat Cipollone proves he has no legal recourse to challenge it. “The most compelling evidence for impeachment is now […]
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Bolton Told Hill He Wanted No Part Of Rudy And Mulvaney's Ukraine 'Drug Deal' 15.10.2019 Crooks Liars
The Morning Joe crew was very excited about the Fiona Hill testimony on the Hill yesterday, probably because they're dreaming of the day Trump is irrelevant and they can go back to underming Democrats. Still, this is a very large crack in the executive privilege law Trump has constructed around his self-serving administration. "Former White House aide Fiona Hill testified for more than nine hours behind closed doors yesterday in the impeachment inquiry. A source tells NBC News that she told lawmakers that after John Bolton learned of the efforts to get Ukraine's government to investigate President Trump's political opponents, Bolton told Hill that he wanted no part quote, of the, quote, 'drug deal,' " Mika Brzezinski said. "The effort reportedly also involved acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Hill also reportedly testified that Bolton called Giuliani a, quote, 'hand grenade' and told her to report the situation to the national security adviser's top lawyer. Details of her testimony were ...
Congress has the subpoena power to stand up to a bully president. Enforcing it is trickier 15.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The founders didn't anticipate a president or that leader's allies would be so unwilling to act in the best interests of the U.S. and the rule of law.

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Ex-Deutsche Bank exec says bank may have ‘destroyed’ copies of Trump’s tax returns 12.10.2019 Raw Story
A former Deutsche Bank executive suggested that the financial firm may have “destroyed” physical copies of President Trump’s tax returns after the bank told a court that it no longer had them. Trump relied on Deutsche Bank for loans for years after other financial institutions balked at doing business with his company after a series […]
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Trump’s brazen criminality has proven the corruption of the Republican Party beyond a shadow of a doubt 12.10.2019 Raw Story
It’s become very simple now. We used to ask if Trump had conspired with a foreign power for his own gain—first as a candidate for president, then more recently, while in office—violating his oath, committing high crimes and misdemeanors, and betraying the national security of the country he is sworn to defend. Then he voluntarily […]
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One of Trump’s Judicial Picks Released a “Whackadoodle” Opinion to Protect Him 12.10.2019 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump lost a major case before a federal appeals court in DC on Friday that, if it stands pending a possible appeal, will allow congressional Democrats to finally obtain years of his tax returns. But this defeat came despite a dissent from one of Trump’s more radical judicial appointees who showed a willingness […]
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Trump Loses Another Legal Effort To Block Congressional Document Requests 11.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
President Trump loses another lawsuit against his ongoing efforts to stonewall Congress.
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Trump-appointed judge shredded for ‘deeply embarrassing’ dissent in financial records case 11.10.2019 Raw Story
Judge Neomi Rao, who was appointed by President Donald Trump to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, dissented from her colleagues when she ruled that the president’s accounting firm should not have to comply with a subpoena of his financial records. In a case involving a Congressional Oversight Committee subpoena of […]
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The spiraling president adds self-impeachment to his repertoire 11.10.2019 The Moderate Voice

Embed from Getty Images by George Will Washington Post Columnist WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, an ongoing eruption of self-refuting statements (“I’m a very stable genius” with “a very good brain”), is adding self-impeachment to his repertoire. Spiraling downward in a tightening gyre, his increasingly unhinged public performances (Google the one with Finland’s dumbfounded president looking […]

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Senate verdict: Rudy’s conspiracy theory is crap 11.10.2019 Raw Story
Even by the hyperactive standards of the Trump era, this week was a bit of a news overload. The White House “declared war” on the House of Representatives by declaring that impeachment is unconstitutional. The President impulsively gave the green light to Turkey to slaughter America’s Kurdish allies. And the Southern District of New York […]
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