Republican Legal Criminal Scandals

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  • NewsmaxNewsmax
     
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    5/21/24
    Allegedly destroyed key texts and emails from high level executives that would have proven they knew the 2020 election fraud claims and erroneous accusations that voting machine company Smartmatic helped "rig" the election in Biden's favor the network repeatedly aired in the days and weeks after the election were false
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Donald TrumpDonald Trump
    45th U.S. President
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    4/30/24
    Blatantly and repeatedly violated a gag order which prohibited him from verbally attacking witnesses, jurors and family members of court staff in his New York hush money trial and was ordered to remove all posts that ran afoul of the gag order and pay a $9,000 fine by the judge who held him in contempt
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
    4/22/24
    Promised to pardon his personal aide and "body man" Walt Nauta if he was convicted of lying to the FBI about his knowledge of Trump's illegal retention of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago if he becomes President again
    Firsthand account from a confidential witness who spoke with the FBI about their interactions with Trump
  • Allen Weisselberg
    CFO [R-NY]
     
     
    4/10/24
    Lied under oath in a deposition and also at trial about his role in falsely asserting that Trump's private apartment in Trump Tower was nearly three times larger than it actually was on official tax forms
    According to charging documents filed by state officials
  • Jeremy DurhamJeremy Durham
    Fmr. State Representative [R-TN]
     
     
    10/23/23
    Crashed his car after which arriving officers observed signs of impairment including a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech, dilated pupils, unsteadiness on his feet, responded with "lawyer" each of the many times he was asked to take a field sobriety test and resisted arrest by trying to pull away from officers handcuffing him
    According to arresting documents filed by local police
  • Joe HardingJoe Harding
    State Representative [R-FL]
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    10/20/23
    Illegally obtained over $45,000 in Small Business Covid-Relief Funds out of $150,000 he applied for by claiming that dormant companies he owned with no employees actually had 6 employees and revenue of $800k and then lied to federal agents when they questioned him about it
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • Donald TrumpDonald Trump
    45th U.S. President
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    9/19/23
    Urged his longtime personal assistant to lie to federal authorities investigating his illegal retention of classified documents by telling her point-blank "you don't know anything about the boxes" which CNN chief legal analyst Elie Honig characterized as "textbook obstruction of justice" and "textbook witness tampering" that has the protentional to be "really devastating" for Trump
    According to an exclusive report by ABC News
  • Harry SidhuHarry Sidhu
    Fmr. Mayor [R-CA]
    20 Years in GOP
    8/16/23
    Took advantage of his position as mayor to muscle himself onto a negotiating team involved with a $320 million MLB stadium project and later shared confidential information with the owner of the team with the expectation of getting "at least" a million-dollar political donation in return and then lied to federal agents when they questioned him about it
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Ronny JacksonRonny Jackson
    U.S. Representative [R-TX]
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    8/15/23
    Was wrestled to the ground and handcuffed by police officers after refusing repeating commands to not interfere with emergency responders helping a 15-year-old girl experiencing seizures during which he screamed one was a "f*cking full-on d*ck!" who "better recalculate, motherf*cker!" while also hypocritically promising he will "ALWAYS stand by our country's police officers" which apparently only applies when it is politically convenient for him
    According to bodycam footage released by local police
  • Donald TrumpDonald Trump
    45th U.S. President
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    8/14/23
    Brazenly called for the former Lt. Governor of Georgia to refuse to testify before a grand jury criminally investigating him for trying to overturn the 2020 election results in the state which multiple legal experts characterized as "witness tampering in real time"
    According to a Truth Social post written by Trump and reported by mainstream outlets
  • Ammon BundyAmmon Bundy
    Extremist
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    Far-Right Militia Leader
    8/12/23
    Was held in contempt and arrested for brazenly and publicly refusing to comply with an order to appear in court to face defamation charges brought against him by a local hospital
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Ed Mullins
    Fmr. NYPD Union President
     
     
    8/03/23
    Stole roughly $1 million from a NYC police officers union by filing falsified expense reports for personal items including lavish meals and luxury clothing and over-inflating the amount he should be reimbursed for countless other expenses for over four years to such a degree that prosecutors described it as a "personal piggy bank" and then lied to federal officials when they confronted him
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Donald TrumpDonald Trump
    45th U.S. President
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    7/27/23
    Ordered a Mar-a-Lago maintenance worker to move and hide 64 boxes filled with highly classified and sensitive information after receiving a subpoena that ordered him to return all government documents in his possession
    According to charging documents filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith
    6/09/23
    Pressured his personal attorney Evan Corcoran to lie to investigators about classified documents illegally in his possession and further asked, "what happens if we just don't respond at all or don't play ball with them"
    According to charging documents filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith
  • Walt NautaWalt Nauta
    Trump "Bodyman"
     
     
    6/09/23
    Hid boxes filled with classified and highly sensitive government documents after his boss Donald Trump was subpoenaed for them which were later found when the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago and then lied to federal agents when they questioned him about it
    According to charging documents filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith
  • Donald TrumpDonald Trump
    45th U.S. President
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    6/09/23
    Ordered his personal aide and "body man" Walt Nauta to move and hide 64 boxes filled with highly classified and sensitive information after receiving a subpoena that ordered him to return all government documents in his possession
    According to charging documents filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith
    6/05/23
    Was possibly complicit in having a surveillance video storage room "accidentally" flooded in a failed attempt to cover up crimes with classified documents (the FBI recovered incriminating video anyways), or it is a total coincidence that a maintenance worker -- not just any worker but one who previously helped Trump's aide move boxes with classified documents -- would be careless enough to drain a pool damaging a room at a $200k initiation fee resort that contained additional videos the FBI had an active subpoena for
    According to an exclusive report by CNN
  • Donald Jones
    Sheriff [R-KY]
     
     
    5/01/23
    Coached a witness to subvert justice and achieve a legal outcome he supposedly desired by giving them false information that prosecutors contend was meant to affect their testimony
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • Jim JordanJim Jordan
    Chair of House Judiciary Committee [R]
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    4/17/23
    Pressured a sexual abuse victim's elderly parents to convince their son to retract his accusation that he knew about rampant sexual abuse by a team doctor he worked with and turned a blind eye to it for years
    According to an investigative report by The New York Times
  • Donald TrumpDonald Trump
    45th U.S. President
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    3/22/23
    Intentionally lied to his own attorneys about his knowledge of any classified documents in his possession which resulted in his lawyer unwittingly submitting a false sworn certification of that fact to federal investigators
    According to multiple sources and reported on by multiple major outlets
  • Tina Peters
    County Clerk [R-CO]
     
     
    3/04/23
    Refused repeated police commands to hand over an iPad they had a search warrant for and then "actively" resisted the officers as they placed her in handcuffs
    According to an arrest report filed by local police
  • Nate Paul
    Conservative Businessman [R]
     
     
    3/04/23
    Lied to a judge under oath about financial transfers he made in violation of a previous court order which resulted in a judge sentencing him to 10 days in jail and fining him $181,760
    According to a ruling by the judge presiding over his criminal case
  • George SantosGeorge Santos
    Fmr. U.S. Representative [R-NY]
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    2/24/23
    Lied to a judge about working for Goldman Sachs during a bail hearing for a friend who was accused of fraud
    According to court documents obtained by Politico
  • Donald TrumpDonald Trump
    45th U.S. President
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    2/14/23
    Refused to comply with a subpoena from NY Attorney General that demanded he turn over certain business records and was fined $10,000 a day and $110,000 in total by the judge who held him in contempt
    According to a final ruling by an appeals court
  • Jeremy Hutchinson
    Fmr. State Senator [R-AR]
     
     
    12/30/22
    Failed to pay over $625k in court-ordered child support even after a judge found he easily had the finances to do so and was held in contempt of court and jailed until he paid it off in full
    According to court documents reported by local newspapers
  • Julianna Strout
    Commissioner [R-FL]
     
     
    10/27/22
    Falsely asserted she was a paralegal to federal authorities so she could enter an immigration detention facility her romantic partner was being held at
    She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and probation
  • Kellye SoRelle
    Oath Keepers Lawyer
     
     
    9/01/22
    Encouraged potential suspects and other witnesses to destroy evidence and lie to a federal grand jury investigating members of the far-right domestic terrorist group Oath Keepers and their involvement in the 1/6 insurrection in messages on an encrypted chat messaging board
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Bubba JonesBubba Jones
    Fmr. Sheriff [R-KY]
     
     
    8/11/22
    Was indicted for official misconduct in office and tampering with a witness in an apparent attempt to cover his tracks
    According to a plea deal reached with state authorities
  • Paul Manni
    Fmr. City Council Member Nominee [R-MI]
     
     
    8/09/22
    Forged signatures on at least nine absentee voter applications for people who were unaware he was submitting the request and lied to the county clerk by attesting he had permission to deliver the applications
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • Steve BannonSteve Bannon
    Fmr. Trump Chief Strategist
    Lauded by Trump
    7/22/22
    Defied a Congressional subpoena requiring him to testify before the 1/6 Committee using specious claims of executive privilege and was sentenced to 4 months in jail
    According to a federal jury who found him guilty of contempt of Congress
  • Ryan White
    Fmr. U.S. Senator Candidate [R-MD]
     
     
    7/20/22
    Filed a false police report erroneously claiming that a young child was being forced to perform sex acts on male customers at an adult bookstore he worked at which resulted in police using up valuable resources and time to investigate his accusation
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Donald TrumpDonald Trump
    45th U.S. President
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    7/12/22
    Personally attempted to contact a 1/6 Committee witness presumably to pressure them to not disclose any damaging information about him when they testified before the committee
    According to the 1/6 Select Committee
    6/18/22
    Strongly hinted that he would pardon people convicted of crimes related to the 1/6 insurrection by saying he'll be "looking at them very, very seriously," but only if they didn't cooperate with authorities
    According to a speech he gave that was covered by multiple outlets
  • Peter Navarro
    Fmr. Director
     
     
    6/06/22
    Defied a Congressional subpoena requiring him to testify before the January 6th Committee by citing legally dubious claims of executive privilege
    Federal jury found Navarro guilty, Sentenced to jail for four months
  • Leanette Lopez
    Fmr. State Rep. Candidate [R-KY]
     
     
    4/04/22
    Assaulted a police officer by grabbing and bending their hand backward while she was booked for driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest in which she refused police officer orders to exit her vehicle parked in the middle of the road and when asked if she wished to contact her attorney responded with “Blah Blah Blah”
    According to charging documents filed by local prosecutors
  • Jeff Fortenberry
    Fmr. U.S. Representative [R-NE]
     
     
    10/19/21
    Accepted a $30,200 campaign contribution from Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury through three "straw donors" and then lied to federal authorities after they confronted him about it
    According to charging documents filed by federal authorities
  • Ivan Gonzalez
    Fmr. Mayor Candidate [R-MD]
     
     
    8/20/21
    Falsely asserted he lived in the city of Baltimore on his official candidacy paperwork when he actually lived in the suburbs and was therefore ineligible to run for office in the city
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Mitchell EnglanderMitchell Englander
    Fmr. City Council Member [R-CA]
     
     
    1/25/21
    Schemed to cover up evidence of his acceptance of bribes by lying to federal authorities who confronted him and "counseled" his coconspirator how to mislead federal investigators on multiple occasions without knowing that he was working as a cooperating witness
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Vanessa Tijerina
    Fmr. State Sen. Candidate [R-TX]
     
     
    6/11/20
    Refused to obey repeated police commands to roll down her window while parked at a local restaurant because they smelled a strong odor of marijuana inside her car and suspected she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and was caught with multiple "crack pipes" in her car that her young child was also a passenger in
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Travis BrauerTravis Brauer
    Fmr. Political Aide [R-OK]
     
     
    8/14/19
    Took photos or a video up a woman's skirt while she was seated at a state House legislative meeting and later destroyed his mobile phone after searching "how to completely wipe a phone before police" in a failed attempt to delete evidence which police were able to recover through other means
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Richard Quinn
    GOP Political Consultant
     
     
    4/18/19
    Repeatedly lied under oath to the grand jury investigating a wide-ranging State House corruption scandal that involved his own son in an act that violated a plea agreement he made with state prosecutors to truthfully testify before the group
    According to a grand jury indictment
  • Robin Hayes
    Fmr. North Carolina GOP Chair
     
     
    4/02/19
    Tried to bribe the NC state insurance commissioner with a $1.5 million donation to his reelection bid and another $250k donation from the NC Republican party in exchange for favorable treatment for a business associate friend of his and then lied to the FBI when they confronted him
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Donald TrumpDonald Trump
    45th U.S. President
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    3/13/19
    Communicated through close intermediaries to his personal lawyer Michael Cohen that he would pardon him if he didn't cooperate with prosecutors and provide them with potentially damaging information about his business and financial dealings days after the FBI raided Cohen's office and residence
    According to the text of two emails obtained by CNN
    Publicly signaled he would pardon his former campaign manager Paul Manafort if he refused to cooperate with the Mueller investigation after it was reported Manafort repeatedly lied to federal investigators in violation of his earlier plea agreement
    According to an interview Trump gave with the New York Post
  • Jim Harrison
    Fmr. State Representative [R-SC]
     
     
    10/26/18
    Accepted over $900,000 from a well-connected political consultant in exchange for acting in his client's interests in secret by not disclosing the true source of the funds as required by state law and later lied to a grand jury about it in an attempt to cover it up
    He was found guilty and sentenced to eighteen months in prison
  • David MartinezDavid Martinez
    Fmr. City Council Member Nominee [R-MN]
     
     
    7/16/18
    Screamed "f*ck you!" to multiple library staff so loudly that he could be heard in the children's area on the other side of the building then refused a police officer's order to leave after staff called them for assistance resulting in him being banned from city libraries for one month
    According to a police report filed by local officials and reported by local media
  • Allen Loughry
    Fmr. Justice [R-WV]
     
     
    6/20/18
    Used a government-issued credit card for personal expenses including gasoline, claimed mileage for trips that he used a government-owned vehicle for, pressured a witness to lie to federal investigators and lied to investigators himself
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Max MillerMax Miller
    U.S. Representative [R-OH]
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    3/30/18
    Sucker-punched someone in the back of the head and attempted to run away from the police but got caught
    According to an exclusive report by The Washington Post
  • Joe Arpaio
    Fmr. Sheriff [R-AZ]
     
     
    7/31/17
    Blatantly disregarded a new law that prevented the targeting of people of Latino descent showing complete disdain for "law and order" while also having had espoused excessive over-the-top rhetoric that claimed the opposite and was found guilty of criminal contempt of court
    He was convicted of criminal contempt but was pardoned by Donald Trump before being sentenced
  • David Narramore
    Fmr. Letcher County GOP Chair
     
     
    7/19/17
    Solicited a stranger for sex in a department store bathroom by using a code (tapping his foot several times) and then exposed himself to the same person and later had to be tased and physically subdued by several police officers after he fought being placed under arrest
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Don Leeman
    Fmr. State Rep. Candidate [R-NH]
     
     
    5/03/17
    Voted in a district he no longer resided in and later unsuccessfully tried to bribe a local Housing Authority employee into falsifying a letter to election officials that attested he had only temporarily moved out of the district in exchange for a donation to the county Housing Authority
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Jesse Benton
    Fmr. Mitch McConnell Political Aide
     
     
    5/05/16
    Illegally paid Iowa state senator Kent Sorenson $73,000 to switch his 2016 Presidential candidate endorsement from Michelle Bachmann to Ron Paul and then falsified campaign reports to cover it up
    According to a federal jury who convicted him
  • Thad Viers
    Fmr. State Representative [R-SC]
     
     
    10/20/15
    Conspired with a business executive to hide $524,000 in assets owed to an insurance company that was then left on the hook for a $6 million contract his coconspirator failed to fulfill and then intentionally lied to an IRS investigator when questioned about it
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Mark FullerMark Fuller
    Fmr. Federal Judge [R]
     
     
    9/05/15
    Repeatedly lied under oath and made false statements to the chief judge of a federal court by falsely claiming her had never hit, kicked, or punched his ex-wife when in fact he had done all three on multiple occasions
    According to a report conducted by federal officials submitted to Congress
  • Annette Bosworth
    Fmr. U.S. Senator Candidate [R-SD]
     
     
    7/01/15
    Filed false election documents attesting she personally gathered the requisite amount of voter signatures required for her to get on the ballot for a US Senate election and then lied to state officials when they confronted her
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Dennis HastertDennis Hastert
    Fmr. Speaker of the House [R]
     
     
    6/01/15
    Illegally structured hush money payments of $1.7 million to elude federal bank reporting requirements in order to hide the fact he was paying the victim of his past sex crimes and lied to Federal investigators about it
    He pled guilty and was sentenced to 15 months in prison, two years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine
  • Ben Suarez
    Conservative Businessman [R]
     
     
    11/14/14
    Illegally used his family, employees and friends as "straw donors" to donate $100k each to two political candidates and later interfered with the criminal case by attempting to influence a government witness
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • John Couch
    Fmr. Mayor Candidate [R-IN]
     
     
    10/27/14
    Threw a toilet lid at police officers and so violently resisted arrest that police had to deploy a stun gun to subdue him
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Mark D. Siljander
    Fmr. U.S. Representative [R-MI]
     
     
    1/12/12
    Accepted 50k to secretly and illegally lobby for the USA to remove a sanctioned organization from the "specially designated global terrorist" list and then lied to the FBI when they questioned him
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Bernard KerikBernard Kerik
    Fmr. Commissioner [R-NY]
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    2/18/10
    Accepted $255,000 worth of lavish home renovations and over $236,000 in rental payments from billionaire business developer Eitan Wertheimer in exchange for using his position as NYPD Commissioner to lobby on Wertheimer's behalf with city officials, failed to report the additional income on his federal taxes and lied to federal investigators when confronted about it
    He pleaded guilty to tax fraud and was sentenced to 4 years in prison
  • Samuel KentSamuel Kent
    Fmr. George H W Bush Federal Judge
     
     
    5/11/09
    Lied to a committee of judges investigating him for sexual harassment in an effort to shield himself from consequences for his behavior in what one law professor characterized as "sort of mind-blowing" for a federal judge to obstruct justice as it "betrayed his oath in the most fundamental way"
    According to court records reported by the media
  • Ted KlaudtTed Klaudt
    Fmr. State Representative [R-SD]
     
     
    11/10/07
    Offered to forgive one of his sexual assault victim's debt owed to him if her mother agreed to not pursue charges against him and urged another victim to lie to the police when they questioned her about his assault
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Gerald HegeGerald Hege
    Fmr. Sheriff [R-NC]
     
     
    9/20/03
    Stole $6,200 dollars from the sheriff department's bank account which he used to pay for his re-election parties in 1998 and 2002 and to reimburse an employee for a travel expense and then obstructed justice by attempting to cover his tracks on expense reports
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Donald TrumpDonald Trump
    45th U.S. President
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    Criticized the jury in his criminal hush-money case during an interview in violation of a gag order imposed by the judge and was fined $1,000 and warned that his next violation may result in jail time
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets