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Trump Prays His Judges Will Keep Tax Returns Secret

Donald Trump switched to full panic mode on Monday, afraid that the whole truth about his finances and conduct will come out. He is openly declaring he is above the law, in a way that should make us laugh if not for fear that the judges hes peppered the federal bench with could find a way to hold their noses and swallow his noxious argument. Trump is that the committee has subpoenaed, to block them from complying with the subpoena. The Democrat Party, with its newfound control of the U.S.…

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No More Bullshit: Prepare for Trump Unleashed

Read the bullshit. To all those who thought Trump would have brought in a lawyer who hadnt passed his Roy Cohn test for abject loyalty, think again. What Barr doesnt realize yet is that the White House is not Hollywood producer Mark Burnetts Apprentice but his other hit show, Trumps management innovation that makes every day audition day for a permanent job. Trump approved the dress rehearsal when Mulvaney kneecapped Sen. Elizabeth Warrens Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, which in its pre-Mick days restored $12 billion to 300 million defrauded consumers.…

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Trump Legal Defense Fund Beneficiaries Remain a Mystery

Welcome to Pay Dirtexclusive reporting and research from The Daily Beasts Lachlan Markay on corruption, campaign finance, and influence-peddling in the nations capital. MEMBERS ONLY Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-legal-defense-fund-beneficiaries-remain-a-mystery

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Whats Trump Up to Amid Mueller Report Mania? Hanging With Kid Rock

After uttering his no collusion mantra at least The New York Times, he played golf and had lunch with Kid Rock at Mar-a-Lago. With much of Washington, D.C. in an 11th hour frenzy since Mueller delivered hisreportedly in tow as Muellers report landed. But he has not made a peep on Twitter or otherwise commented on the end of the Russia investigation. Sources cited by the Times say his lawyers and aides have urged him to keep quiet and count on Attorney General William Barr to handle the report. While…

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Trump Hires Legal Team to Block Congress From Seeing His Tax Returns

Donald Trump has assembled his new legal team to fight House Democrats demand for six-years worth of the presidents elusive tax returns. The formal demand made by Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, earlier this week set up what is likely to be a emoluments case, said in a statement on Friday. The requests for his private tax information are not consistent with governing law, do not advance any proper legislative purpose, and threaten to interfere with the ordinary conduct of audits. We are…

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Under Trumps Ban, Transgender Troops Must Decide: Come Out or Hide

The gender dysphoria and keeping their jobs. Mental health experts warn that will be a terrible double bind for transgender troops. We certainly have data to suggest that living with gender dysphoria or any kind of distressjust the day in, day out chronic stress of having an incongruence between ones identity and ones biological sex at birthcauses a range of physical and mental health problems, Dr. Ashli Owen-Smith, a behavioral scientist at Georgia State Universitys School of Public Health, told The Daily Beast. Those problems include depression, anxiety, and increased…

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Trump White House Lawyers Plan to Tell House Judiciary to Go F*ck Themselves

President Trumps White House attorneys are preparing to tell a key Pat Cipollone, was still, as of Thursday morning, in the process of drafting a letter responding to the reported on Thursday. Those committees, along with the Ways and Means panel, coordinate regularly over their complementary investigations into the administration. The formal response to House Judiciary, these sources say, is expected to raise executive-privilege concerns and initially withhold any documents that the committee has requested. The response from the Trump White House is already several days overdue, per the Monday…

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Trumpworld Gloats About Mueller: The Fat Lady Has Sung

Trumpworld spent Sunday doing the unthinkable: using Robert Mueller to dunk on Democrats. There was a collective sigh of relief among Trump loyalistsand a very public victory lapin the hours after Attorney General William Barr no evidence of collusion between President Trump and Russia and inconclusive findings over whether Trump obstructed the investigation. As Washington waits for Barr to release a version of Muellers full reportwhich he is expected to do in the near futureDemocrats made clear that Sunday was just the beginning of the fight. While top party leaders…

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Gawker-Killing Lawyer Charles Harder is Repping Trump in Alva Johnsons Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit

Charles Harder, the celebrity attorney famous for the Hulk Hogan lawsuit that Alva Johnson, said in a brief interview that Harder accepted service on behalf of Trump on March 11th, and is serving as the presidents outside counsel for this suit. Zavareei also provided The Daily Beast with a copy of Trumps waiver of the service of summonsnecessary because it is nearly impossible to actually serve the president of the United Stateswhich is signed by Charles J. Harder. Harder who has represented the president in other matters including the lawsuit…

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Trey Gowdy, Who Led 11-Hour Benghazi Hearing, Declares Public Congressional Hearings Utterly Useless

Former Rep. Trey Gowdy, the man who led an 11-hour public congressional hearing on the Benghazi consulate attack, said Monday that he believes such hearings are utterly uselessnow that theyre used to investigate President Trumps inner circle. Gowdy, now a Michael Cohen. What we learned this past week is how utterly useless public congressional hearings are, the South Carolina Republican said. I think two closed-door sessions this past week on the Senate and House side with the intelligence committees were very helpful. That is why theyre bringing Cohen back. In…

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The House Judiciary Committee Is Basically Writing a D.I.Y. Mueller Report

Welcome to Rabbit Hole, a breaking-news analysis that helps you get smart on the one story everyones obsessing overcough up what theyve given federal prosecutors. Welcome to the Congressional version of the special counsels investigation, where the witnesses are more public and presumably their evidence will be as well. But can subpoena power help House Democrats dig up or at least make public something that other investigations havent already found? Cut and paste: With 81 recipients of production requests on multiple topics announced today and MEMBERS ONLY Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-house-judiciary-is-basically-writing-a-diy-mueller-report

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Mark Burnett, The Man Who Created Trump, Is Not a Rat

Of all those ensnared in the swiftly decaying orbit of Donald Trump, the most conflicted must surely be Mark Burnett. As the producer of The Apprentice, Burnett has a depth of knowledge of Trumps true vileness that is probably unmatched. Butto use Trumps own mafia idiomSon of God, has a serious reputational problem: How can he remain silent about Trump and yet appear pure of soul? As soon as the Access Hollywood tapes surfaced it was suggested that equally Omarosa Manigault Newman redirected attention to Burnetts role as the supposed…

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Trump Attacks Wacky Not Smart Omarosa on Twitter

President Trump took to Twitter Monday morning to slam his former adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman, hours after she ignited a new controversy by releasing an audio tape that appears to be a recording of the president commiserating about her firing last year. Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time, Trump wrote Monday. She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious,…

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White House Revokes Ex-CIA Director John Brennans Security Clearance

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday that former CIA Director John Brennans security clearance is being revoked. Reading a statement from President Donald Trump, Sanders said his clearance was being taken away due to his erratic behavior that far exceeded the limits and far exceeded any professional courtesy that may have been due to him. Mr. Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility, Sanders told reporters. High-level intelligence officials typically keep their clearances after they leave their agencies so that they can…

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