President Trump United States of Corruption

Although we are headquartered in Washington D.C. USA, our reporters and editors are working around the globe to cover what you care about. We invite you to donate to our fundraiser to help us keep our quality news free and available to all.  

Things seem to be falling apart all around President Donald Trump, the former businessman in New York City turned politician in Washington D.C.

At least five of his associates have pleaded guilty, been found guilty or charged with criminal wrongdoing since he took office.

The growing list includes Paul Manafort, Trump former campaign chairman, President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, his former deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates and a former campaign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

On Tuesday, Paul Manafort, his former campaign chairman, was found guilty on eight counts including five tax fraud charges. In all, Manafort was facing 18 counts, but the judge declared a mistrial on 10 other charges. 

The Justice Department may decide to retry him on those charges. He would be facing another trial in Washington DC for fraud in September.

The same day Manafort was found guilty in Alexandria,  President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in a Manhattan, New York City courthouse to eight violations of banking, tax and campaign finance laws.

He also pleaded guilty to paying two women, including porn star Stormy Daniels, to silence them over an alleged affair they claimed they had with President Trump.

As the Washington Post reported, “Cohen — long the self-professed “fixer” for Trump — agreed to the deal after prosecutors claimed he risked more than a dozen years in prison, according to a person familiar with the matter”.

At a press conference in Washington DC on Tuesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren accused President Trump of running the most corrupt administration of all times. She introduced a broad legislation to fight corruption, and called for the establishment like in Nigeria of an anti-corruption agency.


Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

DR Congo rebel commander wanted for multiple crimes still a free man

Congolese authorities have not arrested a rebel commander wanted for multiple crimes under a June 2019 warrant even as his forces have...

Trump says Sudan to be removed from terrorism list if it pays $335 million in compensation

President Donald Trump on Monday said Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism once it...

Anxiety in Africa as Johnson & Johnson conceals critical details about COVID-19 vaccine illness

Anxiety continued to mount across Sub-Saharan Africa on Monday over COVID-19 vaccine trials by Johnsons & Johnson, as the company continued...

Rights group urges AU to denounce crackdown on Cameroon’s opposition

Human Rights Watch on Monday urged the African Union (AU), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), the Economic...

Mass prison break: Thugs disguised as protesters free over 200 inmates in Nigeria

Thugs disguised as protesters have freed over 200 inmates in Nigeria.The criminals disguised as EndSARS protesters freed...


Damning report finds detainees in Iran were sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown

Iran’s police, intelligence and security forces, and prison officials have committed, with the complicity of judges and prosecutors, a catalogue of...

Africa shocked U.S. under Trump has worst coronavirus response in the world

President Donald Trump has "failed in his basic duty to protect Americans", world's renowned journalist Bob Woodward told Fox News Sunday...

IMF’s Georgieva says second round of support coming to Africa but Oxfam argues debt cancelation the only way out of COVID-19 turmoil

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms. Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday that the Washington DC-based institution is...

Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial taking place in South Africa halted by participant’s illness

Johnson & Johnson confirmed on Monday that it had paused its COVID-19 vaccine study because one of its participants was taken...

EXCLUSIVE: IMF economist details how COVID-19 economic turmoil in Asia will affect Sub-Saharan Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is battering economies in Asia with a contraction expected for the first time in many decades. The economic...

DR Congo rebel commander wanted for multiple crimes still a free man

Congolese authorities have not arrested a rebel commander wanted for multiple crimes under a June 2019 warrant even as his forces have continued to carry out summary killings, rapes and sexual slavery, extortion, and forced recruitment of children, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.Congolese judicial authorities on June 7, 2019 issued the warrant for the militia leader, Guidon Shimiray Mwissa (known as Guidon),...


[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]