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Trump Offers Bizarre #PissGate Denial: “I Was Never Even In That Room For That Period Of Time” [VIDEO]

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“It’s made up. Never existed. Never happened. And the reason I say that so strongly because nothing is ever going to show up. There’s never going to be a tape that shows up. There’s never going to be anything that shows up. Now, I would be very embarrassed if a tape actually showed up, saying something like that. It would ...

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ACTUAL QUOTE: Putin Denies Trump Used Russian Hookers, Who Are “Undoubtedly The Best In The World”

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Bloomberg reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn’t believe that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump met with prostitutes in Russia, calling the accusations part of a campaign to undermine the election result. Unsubstantiated allegations made against Trump are “obvious fabrications,” Putin told reporters in the Kremlin on Tuesday. “People who order fakes of the type now circulating against the U.S. ...

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CIA Head John Brennan Blasts Trump For “Repugnant” Comment Comparing Them To Nazi Germany

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Politico reports: President-elect Donald Trump’s online remark comparing the intelligence community to Nazi Germany was “repugnant,” outgoing CIA Director John Brennan told the Wall Street Journal on Monday. “Tell the families of those 117 CIA officers who are forever memorialized on our wall of honor that their loved ones who gave their lives were akin to Nazis,” he continued. “Tell ...

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Trump Security Council Hire Monica Crowley Resigns Post To Spend More Time With Her Plagiarizing

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CNN reports: Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley is stepping away from her appointment to a senior communications role in Donald Trump’s incoming administration, CNN confirms. The move comes after CNN’s KFile uncovered multiple instances of plagiarism in her 2012 book, her columns for the Washington Times, and her 2000 Ph.D. dissertation for Columbia University. Crowley was slated to ...

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Buzzfeed Editor Defends #PissGate Leak [VIDEO]

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CNN reports: BuzzFeed’s editor in chief says his organization is “proud” of its decision to publish unverified memos alleging that Russian operatives have compromising personal and financial information about President-elect Donald Trump. “We thought that it was important, when you have a blanket claim like he was compromised by Russian intelligence, to share the details,” Ben Smith told CNN’s Brian ...

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ATLANTA: Megachurch Pastor Eddie Long Dies At 63, Was Sued By Four Male Teenagers For Sexual Coercion

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USA Today reports: Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, died Sunday morning. In a statement, the church confirmed Long’s death from cancer-related causes. “I am confident through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place,” said Long’s wife, Vanessa. “Although his transition leaves a void for those of us ...

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AG Loretta Lynch: Chicago Police Officers Routinely Use “Unjustified, Disproportionate” Excessive Force [VIDEO]

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The Guardian reports: The Chicago police department regularly uses force that is “unjustified, disproportionate and otherwise excessive”, federal investigators have concluded. In a scathing review, Department of Justice (DoJ) investigators found that police violated both the fourth amendment of the constitution and department policy in the use of deadly force. Investigators faulted poor training and accountability systems for contributing to ...

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Penthouse Magazine: Three People Are Trying To Claim Our $1 Million Bounty For Donald Trump’s Piss Tape

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If nothing else, this keeps the PissGate story alive: Adult magazine Penthouse has received three claims for its $1 million offer to anyone who could provide real tapes of President-elect Donald Trump’s alleged and unproven sexual escapades at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow, the publication’s editor exclusively revealed to International Business Times Thursday. Penthouse editor Raphie Aronowitz said the magazine isn’t ...

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Feds Indict Six Volkswagen Executives In Emissions Fraud Scandal As Company Agrees To Pay $4.3B Fine

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So much for “clean diesel.” NBC News reports: Volkswagen will pay a $4.3 billion penalty for diesel emissions rigging, the U.S. Justice Department and several other federal agencies announced on Wednesday. As a result of the criminal investigation into the diesel scandal, regulators also revealed that six executives have been indicted on charges ranging from wire fraud to conspiracy to ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Donald Trump’s Press Conference

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Well, this should prove VERY entertaining: President-elect Donald Trump is facing his most important day since the election. His news conference, Trump’s first since winning the election, was already looming as a significant rite of passage for someone who is undergoing a transformation from rabble-rousing candidate to the next American President. But new allegations involving Russia are sure to inject ...

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PISSGATE: Reince Priebus Blasts Trump-Russia Intel Leak As “Shameful Phony-Baloney Garbage” [VIDEO]

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Politico reports: Republican National Committee Chairman and incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Wednesday morning that President-elect Donald Trump was never briefed on unverified intelligence suggesting that the Russian government possesses compromising information about him and his campaign, contradicting a CNN report to the contrary. Reports that Trump and President Barack Obama were briefed on that unverified ...

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REPORT: Monica Crowley Also Plagiarized Her Columns

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From CNN’s KFile team: Monica Crowley, Donald Trump’s pick for a senior national security communications role, plagiarized multiple sources in some of her columns for the Washington Times, a CNN KFile review has found. CNN’s KFile reviewed close to 50 of Crowley’s columns over the past five years, finding examples of plagiarism in seven. Crowley is a columnist for the ...

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US Intel Tells Trump That Russia Has “Compromising Personal And Financial” Information About Him

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And we can bet that Trump knows what they know. Hence, the Putin love affair. CNN reports: Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN. The allegations were presented in ...

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Publisher Yanks Monica Crowley’s Plagiarized Book

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The New York Times reports: HarperCollins is withdrawing the digital edition of Monica Crowley’s 2012 book “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?” from retailers, after evidence of plagiarism. Its decision to recall the book comes after a report by CNN that Ms. Crowley, a conservative columnist and TV personality who was chosen by President-elect Donald J. Trump for a high-ranking communications ...

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REPORT: Fox News Secretly Settled Six-Figure Sexual Harassment Suit Against Host Bill “Falafel” O’Reilly

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The New York Daily News reports: After getting hit with a slew of sexual harassment claims last year, Fox News quietly settled for hundreds of thousands of dollars after a host accused Bill O’Reilly of frequently making inappropriate phone calls and once trying to forcefully kiss her, a recent report claims. Juliet Huddy, who used to be a regular on ...

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REPORT: Trump Security Council Pick Monica Crowley Also Plagiarized Portions Of Her Doctoral Dissertation

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Politico Magazine reports: Monica Crowley, President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for a top National Security Council job, plagiarized numerous passages in her Ph.D. dissertation, Politico Magazine has found. An examination of the dissertation and the sources it cites identified around more than a dozen sections of text that have been lifted, with little to no changes, from other scholarly works ...

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ARKANSAS: Republican Rep Pleads Guilty In Kickback Scheme That Diverted State Funds To Christian College

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Raw Story reports: An Arkansas Republican lawmaker has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he personally profited from an elaborate bribery and kickback scheme involving a northwest Arkansas evangelical Christian college. Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist pointed to the rapidly mushrooming scandal which the Arkansas Times said could land state Rep. Michah Neal behind bars for up ...

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Netanyanu Caught On Tape Offering “Huge Financial Benefits” In Return For Favorable Media Coverage

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The Jerusalem Post reports: Arnon “Noni” Mozes, publisher of Israel’s Yedioth Ahronot newspaper, is reportedly at the center of the corruption investigation against Prime Benjamin Netanyahu. According to a Channel 2 report on Sunday, Mozes sought to receive financial benefits for Yedioth Ahronoth and possibly the closure of Israel Hayom‘s weekend edition newspaper in exchange for favorable coverage. Israel Hayom ...

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ISRAEL: Attorney General Orders Criminal Investigation Into Netanyahu Over Bribery And Fraud Allegations

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The Times Of Israel reports: Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit reportedly approved a full criminal investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into allegations of bribery and fraud. Netanyahu will be investigated by police for two separate cases and will be called in for police questioning in the coming days, Channel 10 reported on Wednesday. The Justice Ministry — under whose auspices ...

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ISRAEL: Netanyahu To Face Corruption Investigation

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The Times Of Israel reports: A months-long inquiry into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s affairs took a new twist on Monday, with police reportedly convinced that they will be able to open a full-blown criminal investigation against him in the next few days. Police recently received new documents as part of a secret inquiry that began almost nine months ago, Channel ...

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