Idiocracy

EXPOSED: Trump Administration Lifted New Warning List Of Russian Oligarchs From Forbes’ Richest Ranking

Buzzfeed News reports: The striking similarity between a newly-released Treasury Department report of Russian oligarchs and a 2017 list of wealthy Russians published in Forbes Magazine is no coincidence. On Tuesday, a Treasury Department spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the unclassified annex of the report was derived from Forbes’ ranking of the “200 richest businessmen in Russia 2017.” The ...

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RNC Chair Demands “Due Process” For Disgraced Billionaire Steve Wynn Before Returning His Money

“The allegations in the Wall Street Journal were deeply troubling, but Steve has denied these allegations, unlike Harvey Weinstein and Al Franken and others. There is an investigation that will take place. He should be allowed due process and if he is found of any wrongdoing, we will absolutely return 100% of that money. But we’ll let due process take ...

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House GOP Votes To Release Secret Russia Memo

The New York Times reports: Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, apparently disregarding Justice Department warnings that their actions would be “extraordinarily reckless,” voted Monday evening to release a contentious secret memorandum said to accuse the department and the F.B.I. of misusing their authority to obtain a secret surveillance order on a former Trump campaign associate. The vote threw fuel ...

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REPORT: Trump Taunted FBI’s Andrew McCabe By Asking How His Wife Feels About Being A “Loser”

NBC News reports: The day after President Donald Trump fired James Comey as director of the FBI, he became so furious watching television footage of Comey boarding a government-funded plane from Los Angeles back to Washington that he called the bureau’s acting director, Andrew McCabe, to vent, according to multiple people familiar with the phone call. Trump demanded to know ...

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GOP Issues Tickets For Trump’s State Of The “Uniom”

Raw Story reports: On Monday, journalists on Twitter noted something odd about tickets to tomorrow’s State of the Union — that the term “union” was misspelled as “uniom.” This isn’t the first time a Trump-related typo has made waves. After President Donald Trump fired former FBI director James Comey last year, his lawyer issued an error-laden statement that included the ...

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Trump Spawn To Attend State Of The Union Address

The Washington Examiner reports: The White House announced Monday that all of President Trump’s children, except for his youngest son, will attend his first State of the Union address Tuesday. “All of the president’s children, along with the first lady, will be at the State of the Union, with the exclusion of Barron. I don’t believe he will be attending ...

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Omarosa To Compete On Celebrity Big Brother

Variety reports: Omarosa has moved from the White House to the Big (Brother) House. Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman — who exited the Trump administration last year — was unveiled as one of the contestants for the CBS reality show “Celebrity Big Brother” in a promo aired by the network during the Grammy Awards. A veteran of reality ...

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Trump: There Is A Cooling And There Is A Heating

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s description of the climate on planet Earth doesn’t quite match what data show and scientists say. In an interview with Piers Morgan airing Sunday on Britain’s ITV News, the president said the world was cooling and warming at the same time and that claims of melting ice caps haven’t come true. TRUMP: “There ...

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New Book Details Trump’s Obsession With The Press

The Guardian reports: A new book depicts Donald Trump as a media obsessive who measures his staff’s loyalty by how well they defended him on television. But despite his Twitter habit, he rarely looks at the web. A copy of Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War Over the Truth by Howard Kurtz, a host and media critic ...

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Jeff Sessions Vows To Root Out “Bias” In The DOJ

ABC News reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday his own Justice Department may be fair game for criticism amid Republican complaints of anti-Trump bias in the FBI. Sessions, speaking to law enforcement officials in Norfolk, Virginia, said the department’s mission is to identify and correct “mistakes of the past” and eliminate political bias “in either direction” from its investigations ...

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Porn Star Stormy Daniels Smiles Coyly, Declines To Answer When Asked About Trump Affair [VIDEO]

Inside Edition reports: Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who was reportedly paid $130,000 by President Trump’s lawyer to keep quiet about their alleged affair, is opening up to Inside Edition in a world exclusive interview — but she’s staying mum on the details. Daniels allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006, just months after Melania Trump gave birth ...

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NEVADA: Ryan Zinke Attends World’s Largest Gun Show, Declares Public Lands “Belong To The People”

Of course he did: Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke took his professed love for hunting to the world’s largest gun trade show in Las Vegas this week, where he spread the word on the importance of public land access. Speaking on the Josh Tolley radio show from the event Thursday morning, Zinke said he attended the Shooting, Hunting Outdoor Trade ...

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“Secret Society” Text Makes For GOP Laughingstocks

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Thursday acknowledged that “it’s a real possibility” that a reference to a “secret society” in a text message exchange between two FBI officials was made in jest. The Wisconsin Republican told CNN and ABC News that it was possible that there is no “secret society” amid an uproar from GOP officials about ...

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DAVOS: Former Celebrity Apprentice Winner Piers Morgan Lands Trump’s First International TV Interview

Newsweek reports: Former Celebrity Apprentice winner Piers Morgan has bagged the first ever international TV interview with President Donald Trump since his inauguration one year ago. Morgan will meet with his friend Trump in Davos at the World Economic Forum, where the pair are expected to sit down for an interview that a source told The Daily Mirror was “a ...

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LG Jacks Up Unit Prices Due To Trump’s Tariffs

The Hill reports: LG Electronics is planning to raise prices on some of its washer and dryer models in response to President Trump’s decision this week to impose hefty new tariffs on imported washing machines. The president on Monday levied tariffs on washers made by LG and Samsung as part of an effort to help U.S. based Whirlpool. “As a ...

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Trump Rants About Missing FBI Text Messages

The Hill reports: President Trump appeared to call out Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung for a missing trove of text messages between two senior FBI officials that was not retained by the agency. The text messages between the two FBI employees, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, are among a larger trove of messages that were not saved by the FBI because ...

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BOOM: Joy Reid Calls Out Ted Cruz For Claiming He Opposes Shutdowns: You’re Not Even A Good Liar

The Daily Beast reports: Asked whether shutdowns should be used as political leverage, Cruz bafflingly replied, “We should not be shutting the government down. I have consistently opposed shutdowns. In 2013, I said we shouldn’t shut the government down; I went to the floor asking unanimous consent to reopen the government.” When Hunt noted that he actually “stood in the ...

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BOOK: Trump Regrets Lies About Inauguration Size

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump privately admitted he shouldn’t have sent former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to argue over the crowd size at his inauguration, according to a new book. The commander-in-chief reportedly fumed over reports and photos comparing his crowd to the one eight years earlier for President Obama. Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Incoming victory lap. PBS reports: The White House says President Donald Trump is focused on minimizing the harm Democrats are causing through the government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that managing the shutdown is the “biggest part of the process” for Trump. She says the president is taking the “absolute opposite approach” from President Barack Obama’s administration, which ...

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BOOK: Trump Aides Say He Has “Defiance Disorder”

The Washington Post reports: The White House — and the politerati diaspora — has just barely stopped reeling from author Michael Wolff’s account of life in Trump’s West Wing, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” and now another life-in-the-White-House book is about to drop, this one from Fox News host Howard Kurtz. Like the books that came before ...

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