Scandal

Greitens Blames “Liberal Media” After Felony Charge

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who has been defiant in saying he will fight the charges he faces, said the conservative agenda he brought to Jefferson City had been met with opposition. “We have been viciously attacked by the liberal media and their allies,” Greitens said. But, he said, “The good news in Missouri is that ...

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Scott Pruitt’s Landlord Resigns From Lobbying Firm After Disclosure He Lobbied EPA, Pruitt Had Denied It

Politico reports: The prominent lobbyist whose wife rented a condominium to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt lobbied the agency while Pruitt was leading it, contrary to his and Pruitt’s public denials that he had any business before the agency, according to a Friday filing by his firm. The disclosure from the lobbying firm Williams & Jensen contradicts Pruitt’s public ...

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GOP Missouri Gov Hit With Second Felony Charge

The Kansas City Star reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was charged Friday with felony computer tampering, his second felony charge in two months, after an attorney general’s office investigation into the veterans charity he founded. The charge — which is essentially electronic theft — stems from his use of a veterans charity’s donor list ahead of the 2016 election. The ...

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REVEALED: Michael Cohen Arranged $1.6M Payout To Playboy Model Knocked Up By Top Trump Fundraiser

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer negotiated a deal in late 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said she was impregnated by a top Republican fundraiser, according to people familiar with the matter. Michael Cohen, whose office, home and hotel room were raided by federal agents this week, arranged the payments ...

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MISSOURI: Impeachment Looms For GOP Gov After Release Of Graphic Details On Incident With Mistress

Talking Points Memo reports: A woman who carried out a 2015 affair with Gov. Eric Greitens (R) accused him of coercing her into unwanted sexual contact while she wept on the floor of his basement, according to testimony included in a highly-anticipated Missouri House committee report released Wednesday evening. The 25-page report includes graphic, disturbing claims about a March 2015 ...

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Missouri GOP Gov Refuses To Resign Ahead Of Revenge Porn Trial, Says Mistress Might Have Dreamed It All

CBS News reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens admitted to an extramarital affair but defiantly refused to resign in a statement issued ahead of a special legislative committee issuing an investigative report related to an extramarital affair the Republican engaged in before his election. “I will continue to work for the people of Missouri every day,” Greitens said. Greitens called the ...

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Southern Baptist Convention CEO Frank Page Retires Immediately Over “Morally Inappropriate Relationship”

The Birmingham Herald reports: Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, announced his immediate retirement in the wake of what he described as a “personal indiscretion.” Page, an author and frequent speaker in Baptist churches, served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2006 to 2008. He issued a statement to the Baptist Press ...

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Italian Escort Who Outed 40 Priests To Vatican Explains His Motivation In First Interview With US Gay Press

Earlier this month I reported that an Italian escort had delivered a 1200-page dossier to the Vatican which outs 40 gay priests as his clients. Unsurprisingly, the story continues to earn headlines in the Italian press. This week the escort speaks to our own Father Tony Adams, himself a retired Catholic priest, in an interview with South Florida Gay News. ...

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Stormy Daniels Sues Trump To Invalidate Agreement

The Associated Press reports: A porn star who has said she had sex with President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, which prevented her from discussing the alleged sexual encounters. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that the agreement is “null ...

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MISSOURI: Revenge Porn Defense Fund Launched For GOP Governor, Separate Charity Scandal Unfolds

The Kansas City Star reports: Supporters of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have started a defense fund following his indictment on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to a 2015 extramarital affair. Internal Revenue Service records show the Republican governor’s backers started the nonprofit Friday. It can take unlimited donations, but those contributions must be publicly reported. The nonprofit is called the ...

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NASHVILLE: Dem Mayor Resigns In Felony Sex Scandal

The Washington Post reports: Megan Barry resigned as Nashville’s mayor Tuesday morning, weeks after admitting an affair with the police officer who ran her security detail. Barry announced her resignation at a news conference, shortly after she pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge related to the affair. She kept her remarks brief and smiled throughout the announcement. “It has ...

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MISSOURI: Republican Party Blames George Soros Over Arrest Of Governor On Felony Revenge Porn Charge

Mediaite reports: The Missouri GOP has finally released an official statement on the scandal that has enveloped Gov. Eric Greitens (R-MO,) which found the politician slapped with an invasion of privacy charge, stemming from his extramarital affair with a woman in 2015. In a bizarre bit of narrative jiu jitsu, the party somehow has laid the blame at the feet ...

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WH Official Resigns After Domestic Abuse Allegations

The Washington Post reports: A senior White House official announced Wednesday he will resign following allegations by his two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse. The official, Rob Porter, served as the staff secretary and often controlled the paper flow to President Trump’s desk, along with his daily schedule. Porter also oversaw the White House’s policy implementation process and worked ...

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Steve Wynn Resigns As CEO Of Casino Empire

CNBC reports: Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts, the company announced Tuesday. The move comes after a Wall Street Journal report published in January detailed allegations of decades of sexual misconduct by the gambling mogul. The allegations in the report detailed accounts from dozens of current and former employees that would amount to “a decades-long ...

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House Of Cards Resumes Production Without Spacey

The New York Times reports: Kevin Spacey is out. Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear are in. The sixth and final season of “House of Cards” will introduce new characters as it tries to move past a sexual misconduct scandal that put the Netflix series in peril and forced out its biggest star. Mr. Spacey, who played the central character, Frank ...

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Casino Mogul Steve Wynn To Resign As RNC Finance Chair After Dozens Of Women Allege Sexual Misconduct

A brief breaking mention from Politico: Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is stepping down as Republican National Committee finance chair, according to three Republicans familiar with the decision. The decision follows a Friday report in the Wall Street Journal alleging that Wynn engaged in sexual harassment. There’s also this from Forbes: Wynn Resort shares fell over 10% on Friday ...

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RNC Finance Chair/Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Hit With Sex Misconduct Allegations From Multiple Employees

Vox reports: Republican finance chair and Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn engaged in decades of sexual misconduct with his employees, according to a new bombshell report by Alexandra Berzon, Chris Kirkham, Elizabeth Bernstein, and Kate O’Keeffe in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal reached out to more than 150 people who have worked for Wynn, who is chair and chief ...

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BREAKING: Republican Rep. Pat Meehan To Retire

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Rep. Pat Meehan will not seek reelection amid a furor over his use of taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment claim lodged by an aide, and the national response to his describing the woman as his “soul mate.” “After consultation with my wife Carolyn and with my three sons, and after prayerful reflection, I write ...

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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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MISSOURI: Republican Lawmakers Call For GOP Gov To Resign Over Revenge Porn Blackmail Allegations

The Kansas City Star reports: Republican lawmakers are calling for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign after allegations that he blackmailed a woman in an effort to keep her quiet about an extramarital affair. Rep. Kathie Conway, a St. Charles Republican and former criminal investigator, encouraged the governor to step down in a piece published by The Missouri Times. “As a ...

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