Joe Jervis

Court Blocks Trump’s Trans Military Ban, Says Directive “Based Only On Desire To Disapprove Of Trans People”

The Associated Press reports that a federal court has blocked Trump’s attempt to ban transgender military service. Story developing…. UPDATE: On July 26 Trump issued a statement via Twitter announcing that “the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” A formal presidential memorandum required the military to remove ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Get out your popcorn. UPI reports: The White House will have a response Monday afternoon to charges announced against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Press secretary Sarah Sanders is scheduled to hold a news briefing at 1 p.m. Sanders will be asked about a 12-count indictment Monday naming Manafort and former business associate Rick Gates. Separately, George Papadopoulos, a ...

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Napolitano: This Was The First Of Many Dominoes

“This is the first of many dominoes to fall. Bob Mueller is following the standard M.O. of federal prosecutors. You’ve got a totem pole, you’ve got somebody at the top of the totem pole, that’s your big prize: no surprise, it’s the president of the United States. You’re going to indict people going up the totem pole to see if ...

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Trump Attempts To Distance Himself From Manafort

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Monday responded to charges against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a Manafort business associate in special counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia in last year’s election. In a tweet, Trump sought to distance himself from Manafort and insisted that “the focus” should turn to ...

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Trump Campaign Advisor Pleads Guilty Of Lying To FBI

ABC News reports that former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopolous has pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents in a plea agreement made public this morning. Papadopolous first worked as an advisor to Ben Carson’s campaign and joined the Trump team in May 2016. He reportedly made at least six attempts to have Trump meet with Kremlin officials ...

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#ManafortMonday: Trump To Lunch With Jeff Sessions

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday is scheduled to have lunch with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, just hours after Trump’s former campaign chairman was indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller. Sessions was invited to join Trump’s weekly lunch with Vice President Pence, which is closed to press coverage. It’s likely Trump will raise the indictment of former Trump campaign ...

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AUSTRALIA: Conservative MPs Plan 100 Amendments To Marriage Bill If Postal Survey Result Is “Yes”

The West Australian reports: Conservative MPs believe up to 100 amendments are needed to a same-sex marriage Bill being proposed if the Yes vote succeeds, posing a major test for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as he seeks to manage an emerging partyroom split. With expectations growing that the Yes vote will be successful next month, conservative MPs are preparing a ...

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Paul Manafort Hit With 12 Felony Charges: Conspiracy Against United States, Money Laundering, Lying To Feds

The BBC reports: The FBI special counsel’s spokesman has just given us this statement: “Paul J. Manafort, Jr., 68, of Alexandria, Va., and Richard W. Gates III, 45, of Richmond, Va., have been indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 27, 2017, in the District of Columbia. “The indictment contains 12 counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to ...

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Roger Stone: I’m Suing Twitter Over My Banning

The Wrap reports: Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone Jr. said he will sue Twitter in response to the company banning him from the platform. “I have retained one of the best telecommunications lawyers in the country and will be bringing a legal action against Twitter over the suspension of my account,” he told TheWrap. “The battle for free speech has ...

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Trump Attempts To Distract From Manafort Arrest

The Hill reports: President Trump early Monday cited a report claiming the Obama campaign paid the law firm that routed money to the research firm behind the controversial and unverified dossier that alleges connections between Trump and the Kremlin. The president is referencing a report from the conservative website The Federalist that says Obama’s campaign paid $972,000 to the law ...

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BREAKING: Paul Manafort To Surrender To FBI

Here we go: Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates were told to surrender to federal authorities Monday morning, the first charges in a special counsel investigation, according to a person involved in the case. The charges against Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Mr. Gates, a business associate of Mr. Manafort, were not immediately clear ...

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Spain Charges Catalonia Leaders With Rebellion

The New York Times reports: The Spanish attorney general said on Monday that Carles Puigdemont, the former Catalan leader, and other top regional officials would be prosecuted for rebellion after illegally declaring independence from Spain. The attorney general, José Manuel Maza, stopped short of ordering the immediate arrest of Mr. Puigdemont and other separatist leaders in Catalonia, instead ordering them ...

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Kevin Spacey Comes Out, Apologizes After Allegations He Made Moves On Then-Teenage Actor Anthony Rapp

Buzzfeed reports: In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Anthony Rapp is publicly alleging for the first time that in 1986, Spacey befriended Rapp while they both performed on Broadway shows, invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party, and, at the end of the night, picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, ...

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Junior Goes On “Peasant” Hunt With Steve King

Mediaite reports: First-son Donald Trump Jr. went on a so-called “peasant hunt” with highly controversial alt-right politician Rep. Steve King of Iowa. While it seems the two actually went pheasant hunting and did not in-fact hunt down plebeians, the GOP congressman did accidentally tweet a photo of the two posing with firearms captioned: “Steve King’s annual Bud Day Peasant Hunt. ...

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Obama Speechwriter Goes As Kushner For Halloween

Trick-or-treat: An ex-speechwriter for former President Barack Obama apparently dressed as Jared Kushner for Halloween, and handcuffed himself to his wife, who dressed as Ivanka Trump. Jon Favreau tweeted out a photo of the costume, which shows him mimicking Kushner when the president’s son-in-law and White House senior advisor wore a flak jacket over his blazer and khakis during a ...

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Trump Explodes Over “Phony” Mueller Indictments

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump responded to reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is about to indict people in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by pointing the finger at Democrats. Trump said the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with the Kremlin is “phony,” “bad for our country,” a “witch hunt,” and “evil politics.” He ...

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Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro: Lock Hillary Up [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Fox News host Jeanine Pirro late Saturday said “it’s time” to put former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in jail. “It’s time, folks. It’s time to shut it down, turn the tables, and lock her up. That’s what I said. I actually said it. Lock her up,” Pirro said during her show, “Justice with Jeanine.” Pirro’s declaration ...

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Hillary Blasts Trump Administration’s “Scary” Assault On LGBT Rights In Speech At HRC Annual Gala [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday blasted the Trump administration’s record on civil rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people during its first nine months, telling an audience of LGBT advocates in Washington “we have some tough battles ahead.” Clinton took aim at the White House’s efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act and ban ...

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Twitter Boots Roger Stone After Anti-CNN Tirade

The New York Daily News reports: Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone was booted from Twitter after a crude tirade trashing journalists who reported on looming criminal charges related to Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. The GOP operative on Saturday lost access to the social media site for his @RogerJStoneJR account after tweeting at CNN staffers Don Lemon, Jake Tapper, Charles Blow ...

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White Supremacists Rally In Tennessee [VIDEO]

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports: Confederates. Anarchists. Police. Batons. Automatic rifles. Snipers. Helicopters. Drones. Clowns. Those were the scenes Saturday as 200 to 400 white nationalists and 400 to 600 counter-protesters filled downtown Shelbyville during the White Lives Matter rally. The streets in between the sidewalks at North Cannon Boulevard and Lane Parkway belonged to hundreds of police officers from across ...

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