Tag Archives: scandal

Josh Duggar Sued Over Profile Photo Theft

In Touch reports: In Touch is exclusively reporting that, on March 13, Josh Duggar was served legal papers in the Ashley Madison lawsuit with Matt McCarthy. According to the legal documents exclusively obtained by In Touch, Josh, a used-car salesman, was served at his work in Siloam Springs, AR, by lawyers for the LA-based DJ and photographer who claims Josh ...

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OKLAHOMA: GOP State Senator Charged With Child Prostitution To Resign Today, Dem Announces Bid

Tulsa World reports: The Oklahoma Senate does not need a conviction to expel Sen. Ralph Shortey, who is facing child prostitution charges, experts said. But in the end, it might not matter. An attorney for Shortey told The Oklahoman late Monday that the senator will step down. He has hired Oklahoma City attorney Ed Blau, a former prosecutor, as his ...

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Michael Flynn Never Signed Trump’s Ethics Pledge

The Daily Beast reports: The White House’s former top national security official did not sign an ethics pledge ostensibly required of all Trump administration appointees barring them from ethically questionable lobbying activities, The Daily Beast has learned. A spokesman for former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn confirmed on Tuesday that Flynn did not sign the pledge during his brief tenure. ...

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Colin Farrell To Play Oliver North In Amazon Series

Variety reports: Colin Farrell is ready to return to the small screen. Farrell and his “Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos are teaming up again on an Amazon show about Oliver North and his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. Farrell will star as the former U.S. Marine in the untitled limited series, which will primarily focus on the Iran-Contra scandal, and Lanthimos ...

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OKLAHOMA: Even If Convicted Of Child Prostitution, Accused GOP Senator Will Get His Pension [VIDEO]

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and leaders of both state parties last night called for the resignation of Sen. Ralph Shortey. If his resignation doesn’t come immediately, the Senate will likely act to expel him early next week. Meanwhile there’s this: Shortey, 35, has been in office long enough that he will get his state retirement. There is a law that ...

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OKLAHOMA: GOP Senator Surrenders On Three Felony Child Prostitution Charges, More Details Emerge

The Oklahoman reports: Suspended state Sen. Ralph Shortey turned himself in Thursday after being charged with three felonies involving child prostitution accusations. Shortey, 35, was charged in Cleveland County District Court after a police investigation into his stay at a Moore hotel with a 17-year-old boy. Shortey is charged with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet ...

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OKLAHOMA: Republican State Senator Found With Teen Male Prostitute Offered Cash For “Sexual Stuff”

The Oklahoman reports: An Oklahoma state senator offered money to a teenage boy for “sexual stuff” and was found with him in a hotel room that reeked of “raw marijuana,” authorities said. State Sen. Ralph Shortey, 35, and the teenager admitted to police they had engaged in conversations “pertaining to sexual activities in exchange for money,” a police detective wrote ...

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OKLAHOMA: Soliciting Prostitution Charges For GOP Senator Busted In Hotel Room With Underage Boy

Oklahoma City’s ABC affiliate reports: Moore police have recommended three prostitution-related charges against State Sen. Ralph Shortey. The charges include: soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church and transporting for the purpose of prostitution. Police say the investigation started after a man was found in a motel room with an underage boy. Employees at the ...

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OKLAHOMA: Cops Find GOP State Senator (And Trump Campaign Chair) In Hotel Room With Teen Boy [VIDEO]

The Oklahoman reports: Police here are investigating why state Sen. Ralph Shortey was in a hotel room last Thursday with a teenage boy. Police are reviewing text messages purportedly exchanged between Shortey and the teenager as part of the investigation, The Oklahoman has learned. Police became involved because of concerns raised by a relative of the boy. Cleveland County District ...

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Former Dem Mayor Pleads Guilty In Meth/Sex Sting

The Washington Post reports: After three decades of public life, Richard “Scott” Silverthorne was known simply as the mayor around Fairfax City. But online, a prosecutor said Monday, he used a sexually suggestive screen name that would lead to his stunning downfall. Using the online moniker, Silverthorne, 50, arranged an orgy with an undercover police officer in exchange for methamphetamine ...

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White House Admits Trump Team Was Told Michael Flynn Needed To Register As Foreign Agent For Turkey

NBC News reports: The White House has confirmed the president’s transition team was informed before Inauguration Day that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn might need to register as a foreign agent with the Justice Department. That’s according to a White House official and a person with direct knowledge of discussions between transition lawyers and Flynn representatives. The White House ...

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TENNESSEE: Christian Sponsor Of “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Accused Of Adultery In Local Couple’s Divorce Filing

Tennessee state Sen. Joey Hensley, the notorious “Christian family values” crusader, has been named in the divorce filings for a local couple, both of whom claim he’s been fucking the wife for three years. Oh, but there’s much more. The Nashville Scene reports: Hensley, 61, was subpoenaed to appear last week in Williamson County Circuit Court to testify in the ...

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Documents Reveal Ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Lobbied For Turkey After Election

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn wrote an op-ed on Election Day calling for the U.S. to kick out an anti-government Turkish cleric without disclosing he was being paid by a firm linked to the Turkish government, according to documents newly filed with the Justice Department. POLITICO reported in November that Flynn’s consulting firm, Flynn ...

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REPORT: British Spy Behind Trump’s #Pissgate Dossier Asked To Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

The Independent reports: Christopher Steele, the former MI6 spy who prepared the explosive Trump report, has been approached about testifying before the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the new President’s alleged links with Russia, The Independent can reveal. Mr Steele’s friends say it is currently unlikely he would be willing to travel to the US. But it is understood ...

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Seth Meyers Tees Off On Sessions Scandal [VIDEO]

Raw Story recaps: After weeks of catastrophic public relations failures, “Late Night” host Seth Meyers said that the Trump administration was hoping for a “fresh start” after Trump’s joint session of Congress Tuesday. What they got instead was a renewal of the Russian scandal that won’t die. Meyers showed a little of what the Trump White House might be doing ...

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Recusal By Sessions Temporarily Leaves Potential Russia Probe In Hands Of Deputy AG Promoted By Obama

NBC News reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal leaves any Justice Department investigation of alleged Russian election interference temporarily in the hands of an official who began his career as a prosecutor under President Ronald Reagan and was promoted by Barack Obama. That means it’s the job of Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente to oversee any investigations related to ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Defends Trump Administration: Allegations Against Jeff Sessions Are A “Witch Hunt”

CNN reports: Russia’s foreign minister pushed back Friday at assertions that his country’s US ambassador is a spy, and echoed US President Donald Trump’s contention that the controversy over contacts between Kremlin officials and Trump’s campaign is “a witch hunt.” “The ambassadors are appointed in order to maintain relationships,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference in ...

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Trump: AG Jeff Sessions “Probably” Testified Truthfully About Russia And He Has My Total Confidence

So this happened right before Sessions recused himself. The Hill reports: President Trump said Thursday that he has “total” confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, dismissing bipartisan calls for Sessions to recuse himself from federal investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump told reporters he “wasn’t aware” of Sessions’ conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., ...

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LIVE VIDEO: AG Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Investigations Into Russian Interference In Election

From the Daily Beast: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, amid a firestorm over The Washington Post’s report that he had spoken with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, twice last year while also serving in a senior surrogate role on President Donald Trump’s campaign. During his confirmation hearing on ...

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Ted Cruz: Allegations Against AG Jeff Sessions Are Just A “Nothing Burger” Pile Of Political Theater [VIDEO]

The Austin Statesman reports: U.S. Sen Ted Cruz said Thursday that calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign or recuse himself from an investigation of ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign were “political theater,” and that Sessions’ meeting with the Russian ambassador during the campaign — that he failed to disclose at his Senate confirmation hearing ...

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