Mueller Not Backing Down on Trump Financial Investigation

The day after Donald Trump sent a warning shot across the bow of Special Councel Robert Mueller about investigating his finances or that of his family, Bloomberg News reported that Mueller is expanding the investigation to include those very things. … [Read more...]

Deutsche Bank Agrees to Turn Over Trump Documents

This may explain why Trump tried to warn Special Counsel Robert Mueller against looking into his finances a couple nights ago in a New York Times interview. After initially refusing to turn over documents on their dealings with Trump, Deutsche Bank has agreed to do so. … [Read more...]

Schaub: Trump Didn’t Want to Certify His Financial Disclosures

Walter Schaub, the recently resigned director of the Office of Government Ethics, is now telling stories about what went on when Trump took office. One of those stories is that Trump didn't want to certify that his financial disclosure statements were true. … [Read more...]

Manafort Was Heavily in Debt to Russians Before Joining Trump Campaign

The New York Times reports that Paul Manafort was millions of dollars in debt to Russian interests before joining the Trump campaign last year. And like most people dealing with Russian organized crime and business interests, he used Cyprus as his banking center. … [Read more...]

Gohmert, Dobbs: FBI Director Should Pledge Loyalty to Trump

Louis Gohmert, the dumbest man in the House of Representatives, went on Lou Dobbs' show on Fox and the two of them argued that the FBI director should, in fact, pledge their loyalty to Donald Trump because the FBI should not be an independent agency. … [Read more...]

NY Times: Trump, Jr Was Told Russian Government Wanted to Help Election

The New York Times has a new report on that meeting between Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort and a Kremlin-connected attorney. That report cites an email sent to Trump, Jr. by the man who brokered the meeting and told him that the Russian government was trying to help get his father elected. … [Read more...]

Trump Abuses Power to Threaten Media Outlets

Two reports say that the Trump administration is looking to use -- that is, abuse -- its authority to deny the Time Warner/AT&T merger unless they stop being so critical of him. It's the latest escalation in his war against CNN and the entire news media. First, the New York Times reported this: … [Read more...]

Head of Ethics Office Steps Down

Walter Schaub, the director of the Office of Government Ethics who was outspoken against Trump's non-divestment, non-blind trust and all the attendant conflicts of interest it allows, has resigned from that position. Though he didn't talk about Trump in his resignation letter, he did so separately. … [Read more...]

DOJ Official on Corporate Crime Resigns, Blasts Trump

Hui Chen, a former high-ranking official at the Department of Justice who was in charge of monitoring corporate compliance with the nation's fraud laws, resigned last month and said it was because the Trump administration was allowing things that would be criminal under her jurisdiction. … [Read more...]

Trump, Russia and the Bayrock Group

Timothy O'Brien, the journalist unsuccessfully sued by Trump for writing a book saying he exaggerated his wealth (which Trump admitted to during his deposition, along with dozens of other lies), has an article at Bloomberg detailing the possibly troubling relationship between Trump, the Russians and the defunct property company the Bayrock Group. … [Read more...]

Trump: Cut Social Services — But Not the Ones I Make Millions From

As Donald Trump's proposed budget seeks to make massive and unconscionable cuts to every form of social and economic aid in existence, there's one form that he does not take aim at -- the part he profits from to the tune of millions of dollars, of course. … [Read more...]

Is Flynn Cooperating With the FBI?

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was on CNN being interviewed by Wolf Blitzer and said he believes former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn is cooperating with the FBI's investigation into Trump and Russia and likely has been doing so for a while now. … [Read more...]