Scandal

MONTANA: GOP Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte Donates $50,000 To Press Freedom Group, Still Faces Charges

The Guardian reports: Greg Gianforte, the Montana Republican who assaulted a Guardian journalist on the eve of his election to the US House of Representatives, has issued a full and unequivocal apology to the reporter and agreed to donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The congressman-elect apologized to the reporter, Ben Jacobs, in a letter received late on ...

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Christian Network Ordered To Pay $2 Million Molestation Settlement To Granddaughter Of Their Late Founders

The Los Angeles Times reports: Wearing thick rouge and her trademark pink wigs, Jan Crouch was the abiding face of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, offering Christian-inspired guidance to help viewers around the world improve their lives. But in recent weeks, jurors in an Orange County courtroom saw a different side of Crouch — who co-founded the evangelical network with her ...

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KENTUCKY: GOP Governor Blasts Reporter As “Peeping Tom” Over Report On Shady Mansion Purchase

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, facing an ethics complaint about the unusually low purchase price of the Anchorage mansion he’s living in, took to Twitter on Saturday to personally attack a journalist who has been reporting about the controversy. Bevin called Courier-Journal reporter Tom Loftus a “sick man” for allegedly being “caught sneaking” around Bevin’s home and ...

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Montana Papers Retract Endorsements Of Gianforte

The Hill reports: Newspapers in Montana are pulling their support from GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte following an alleged physical altercation Wednesday with a reporter. Three newspapers have rescinded their support for Gianforte, who was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter from The Guardian to the floor at the candidate’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman. The incident reportedly ...

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REPORT: Michael Flynn Might Defy Senate Subpoena

NBC News reports: A top Republican has clarified that while former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn’t yet cooperated with the Senate Intelligence Committee, his lawyers have “not yet indicated their intentions” regarding a subpoena issued last week for documents relevant to the panel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. North Carolina Republican and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman ...

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REPORT: Michael Flynn Stopped US Plan To Partner With Turkey’s Enemy While Secretly On Turkey’s Payroll

Whoa. McClatchy reports: One of the Trump administration’s first decisions about the fight against the Islamic State was made by Michael Flynn weeks before he was fired – and it conformed to the wishes of Turkey, whose interests, unbeknownst to anyone in Washington, he’d been paid more than $500,000 to represent. The decision came 10 days before Donald Trump had ...

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Sen. Angus King: Obstruction Of Justice Is A Serious Offense, Trump Is Now Closer To Impeachment [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Independent Sen. Angus King (Maine) said he now “reluctantly” believes that impeachment is on the table for President Trump following reports that he asked former FBI Director James Comey to end the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. In an interview on CNN Tuesday evening, Wolf Blitzer asked King if the details of the report ...

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CRISIS OF CREDIBILITY: Sen. Chuck Schumer Demands Transcript Of Trump’s “Stunning” Intel Leak To Russians

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday demanded that the Trump administration provide a transcript of the president’s conversation with the Russian ambassador in order to determine whether Trump divulged classified information. Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Trump administration should provide an unedited transcript to the Senate intelligence Committee, a panel that requires security clearances that would ...

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White House Staffers Turned Up TVs To Drown Out Screaming By Trump Insiders After Russia News

Raw Story reports: Reporters at the White House on Monday overheard yelling between White House press secretary Sean Spicer, chief White House counsel Steve Bannon, deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House Communications Director Michale Dubke, prompting staffers to turn up TV’s to drown out the back-and-forth. According to BuzzFeed’s Adrian Carrasquillo, the officials walked into ...

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Fox News Sex Lawsuit Tab Soars To $45 Million

The Hill reports: Twenty-First Century Fox has incurred $45 million in costs from litigation related to alleged sexual harassment, according to a new report. The company disclosed the numbers Monday in a regulatory filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, The New York Times reported. The SEC filing said $10 million of the total is “related to settlements of pending ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Testifies Before Senate Panel On Russian Hacking

Scheduled to start at 2:30PM Eastern. CNN reports: Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is expected to deliver long-awaited testimony Monday afternoon before a Senate subcommittee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Yates was thrust into the national spotlight after she broke with President Donald Trump over the enforcement of his travel ban, an action which led to her ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing, Spicer Likely To Face Grilling About Flynn And Sally Yates

Remember when these were boring? CNBC reports: White House spokesman Sean Spicer gives his daily press briefing Monday afternoon. He will likely face questions about former national security advisor Michael Flynn after reports said that President Barack Obama warned his successor President Donald Trump against hiring Flynn for the post. Trump fired Flynn in February after he lied about the ...

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Obama Personally Warned Trump Against Hiring Michael Flynn, Multiple Former Obama Officials Just Now Reveal

NBC News reports: Former President Obama warned President Donald Trump against hiring Mike Flynn as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials tell NBC News. The warning, which has not been previously reported, came less than 48 hours after the November election when the two sat down for a 90-minute conversation in the Oval Office. The revelation comes ...

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GEORGIA: DeKalb County Sheriff Arrested For Indecent Exposure In Midtown Atlanta “Cruising” Park [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann was charged with two misdemeanors after an Atlanta police officer said the sheriff exposed himself late Saturday night and then attempted to evade arrest. Mann, in a statement, vowed to clear his name. He was charged with indecency and obstruction. According to the incident report, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mann ...

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Fox News Fires Co-President Bill Shine After Accusations That He Covered Up Incidents Of Sexual Harassment

From the Hollywood Reporter: Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out at Fox News. The move comes as Shine was due back on Monday after two days out of the office for a pre-planned long weekend. Shine has been accused of covering up incidents of sexual harassment of Roger Ailes, his former boss, who was ousted from the network last ...

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AG Jeff Sessions On Failing To Properly Vet Michael Flynn: You Don’t Catch Everything [VIDEO]

More excuses: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that “you don’t catch everything” when vetting government officials like former national security adviser Michael Flynn. “I’m comfortable that they’re working hard to do vetting,” he said Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It’s obvious that oftentimes you don’t catch everything. There might be a problem. Maybe there’s an explanation for it. I ...

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Spicer Blames Obama For Flynn Scandal [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday deflected blame for the firestorm surrounding Michael Flynn, saying the ousted national security adviser received his security clearance from the Obama administration. Spicer signaled support for a Defense Department investigation into payments Flynn received from foreign groups in 2015, but blamed former President Obama’s team for clearing him. “My ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch reports: The White House is currently facing questions about former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia. At the same time, the administration is immersed in heated debates over a tax reform, a health care overhaul and preventing a government shutdown — so there’s surely a lot to discuss.

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Inspector General Opens Investigation Into Michael Flynn, He Was Warned About Foreign Payments

Politico reports: The Pentagon’s inspector general is now investigating Michael Flynn over payments he received from foreign governments after retiring from the Army, according to documents released Thursday by the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee. The documents also show the Defense Intelligence Agency warned Flynn after his 2014 retirement as the agency’s director that he was barred from ...

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Fox News Host Shep Smiths Blasts White House For “Coverup” In Growing Flynn/Russia Scandal [VIDEO]

“The situation is unprecedented. Never in American history has a man so close to the president, on his cabinet, the national security advisor no less, been accused of committing a crime by taking money from a foreign entity, much less one connected to the Russians. At the core of all this is the Russians interfered with our elections. General Flynn ...

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