Joe Jervis

1998 Memo Shows Kavanaugh “Strongly Opposed” To Going Easy On Clinton, Proposed Graphic Questions

The Washington Post reports: Brett Kavanaugh wrote in a strikingly explicit 1998 memo that he was “strongly opposed” to giving then-President Bill Clinton any “break” in the independent counsel’s questioning about his sexual relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to a document released Monday. In the memo, Kavanaugh, who worked as an associate counsel for independent counsel Ken Starr and ...

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Fox Flogs “Fashion Forward” Bulletproof Backpacks

Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo this morning interviewed a representative from Colombia’s MC Armor, the maker of a line of bulletproof backpacks. Media Matters has the transcript: CAROLINA BALLESTEROS CASAS (MC ARMOR): We have different categories of lines of product. We have the gold collection, black collection, is fashion with ballistics, and we have the backpacks for kids. MARIA BARTIROMO: ...

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Catholic League Continues Whataboutism Crusade: Nobody Is Going After “Hollywood Perverts” And MTV

Just in from Catholic League president Bill Donohue: While some Catholics are spinning out of control over cases of sexual abuse committed by the dead and the laicized, MTV will present the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Jennifer Lopez on August 21. No one from the media, and certainly no finger-pointing Catholic, will question why there is an award ...

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Trump Blasts Jeff Sessions For Not Firing DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Over “Phony, Dirty, And Discredited Dossier”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday said Justice Department official Bruce Ohr should be fired for his involvement in the Russia investigation. In a tweet calling for Ohr’s firing, Trump also took a swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, suggesting he does not have the resolve to ax Ohr. Sessions has recused himself from the Russia probe. The president’s ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: New Calls Flood Clergy Abuse Hotline

USA Today reports: A surge in calls to a clergy abuse hotline in Pennsylvania is breathing new life into a vast investigation of “predator priests” and Roman Catholic Church leaders accused of protecting them. The hotline has drawn more than 300 calls since the release of a withering grand jury report last week claiming church leaders protected hundreds of accused ...

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Melania Trump: Let’s Face It, Most Children Are More Aware Of Cyberbullying Dangers Than Some Adults

Raw Story reports: First lady Melania Trump on Monday delivered a new speech to discuss her “Be Best” campaign to stop children from being cyberbullied — and she may have used the speech to take a veiled shot at President Donald Trump. During the first lady’s remarks, she said that social media services such as Twitter and Facebook “can be ...

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CNN Host John Berman: It’s Not Monday, Water Isn’t Wet, The Sky Is Not Blue, And Truth Isn’t Truth [VIDEO]

“I’m declaring it is not Monday, and it’s not because I say it’s not. I’m giving myself this new presidential power that Rudy Giuliani just created yesterday. Monday isn’t Monday. The sky is not blue. Water isn’t wet. And truth is not truth. The President’s lawyer actually declared this in the latest edition to the ‘Things Said Out Loud’ file. ...

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John Oliver Tees Off On “Truth Isn’t Truth” [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: According to Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, the “one-man legal improv troupe” sat down with host Chuck Todd and “came with a rationale for his boss’ refusal to sit down with [Robert] Mueller that is, even by Giuliani standards, very Giuliani.” The longtime Trump consigliere exclaimed, “Truth isn’t truth! Don’t do this to me!” “Don’t ...

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Steve Bannon Warns That GOP Would Lose 40 House Seats If Election Were Held Today, Launches New Group

The Associated Press reports: Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans — rally around President Donald Trump. During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the election were held today, thereby ceding their majority to Democrats he’s convinced ...

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Glorious Leader Rages About “Democrat Thugs”

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Monday accused special counsel Robert Mueller of “ruining people’s lives” by looking for evidence of Trump’s collusion with Russia where there is none. In a few tweets, Trump said Mueller spent more than 30 hours with White House counsel Don McGahn and got nothing, which shows Mueller is only interested in hindering the ...

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GOP Senate Candidate To Tour With Pizzagate Nut

Newsweek reports: Arizona Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward says she is hoping to capitalize on the audience of far-right conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, who is best known for spreading the “Pizzagate” fake news panic and the firing of Hollywood director James Gunn. Ward, a Republican candidate hoping to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake in November, made the admission to MSNBC ...

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Pope Issues Letter Condemning Sex Abuse Coverup

NBC News reports: Pope Francis on Monday issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning sexual abuse and cover-up, and demanding accountability in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in any effort to ...

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Cape Cod Wave reports: Carnival 2018 in Provincetown, both risqué and family-friendly with the theme of Mardi Gras By The Sea, was a great success according to several mermen, the town crier, and an officer with the Provincetown Police Department. The parade on Thursday afternoon on Commercial Street drew a crowd of between 75,000 and 100,000 people, according to ...

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Cohen Investigated For Bank Fraud Of Over $20M

The New York Times reports: Federal authorities investigating whether President Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, committed bank and tax fraud have zeroed in on well over $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that he and his family own, according to people familiar with the matter. Investigators are also examining whether Mr. Cohen violated campaign ...

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Watergate’s John Dean Blasts Glorious Leader: You Don’t Have Any Idea What McGahn Has Told Mueller

When one of Watergate’s masterminds calls you out: Former White House counsel to President Nixon, John Dean, ripped President Trump on Sunday, saying he doubts Trump has any idea what White House counsel Donald McGahn has told special counsel Robert Mueller as McGahn cooperates with Mueller’s Russia investigation. Trump tweeted early Sunday morning calling a New York Times “FAKE” that ...

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Pennsylvania Bishops Hold “Forgiveness” Mass [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy said Friday he has “profound remorse” and offers his “heartfelt apology” to the victims. Speaking at a Mass of Forgiveness, Harrisburg Bishop Ronald Gainer opened by reading the first paragraph of this week’s stunning report that said more than ...

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WUT: Rudy Giuliani Declares “Truth Isn’t Truth” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: “Truth isn’t truth,” Rudy Giuliani told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning. Giuliani, speaking as a lawyer for President Donald Trump, was trying to clarify why the president should not testify for special counsel Robert Mueller for fear of being trapped into a lie that could lead to a perjury charge. “When you tell ...

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John Brennan Stands By Calling Trump “Treasonous”

Former CIA director John Brennan appeared on Meet The Press this morning and Chuck Todd asked if he stands by his claim that Trump has committed treason. “Well I called his behavior treasonous, which is to betray one’s trust, and to aid and abet the enemy, and I stand very much by that claim,” Brennan answered. “You are the former ...

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Omarosa: I Believe Trump Wants To Start A Race War

The Hill reports: Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Sunday said President Trump is “disingenuous” in his efforts to help the African-American community, and accused the president of wanting to start a race war. “We have a lot to lose right now,” Manigault Newman said on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation,” referencing Trump’s appeal to African-American voters during the 2016 ...

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FINLAND: Hundreds Of Nazis March In Turku [VIDEO]

Finland’s national broadcaster YLE reports: The neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement PVL gathered hundreds of supporters for a procession through the streets of Turku on Saturday. Marchers joined a chant calling for freedom of speech and named individuals whom they said were traitors to the people, including President Sauli Niinistö, Foreign Minister Timo Soini and Foreign Trade and Development Minister Kai ...

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