Tag Archives: scandal

Trump Blames Obama For Michael Flynn Scandal

Just like Spicer did yesterday. The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday faulted former President Obama’s administration for authorizing the security clearance of Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser. “But just remember, he was approved by the Obama administration at the highest level,” Trump told Fox News. “And when they say we didn’t vet, well Obama I guess didn’t ...

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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 Guest Host Greg Gutfeld Closes Out Final Airing Of Bill O’Reilly’s Show: This Is A Sad Day [VIDEO]

Last night guest host Greg Gutfeld closed out the final airing of Bill O’Reilly’s long-running show, which has topped cable news rating for the last two decades. Here’s his message: “As for those of us who have been part of the Factor team, a personal note. Even as we look forward to the new beginnings, this is a sad day ...

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FLORIDA: GOP Senator Resigns After Racist Tirade

Hurling the N-word at black colleagues is where the Florida GOP draws the line, apparently. The Miami Herald reports: Sen. Frank Artiles resigned from the Florida Legislature on Friday, consumed by a scandal that erupted three days earlier over a diatribe of insults the Miami Republican unleashed against two lawmakers at a Tallahassee bar. In a letter to Senate President ...

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Bill O’Reilly’s Parachute: “Tens Of Millions Of Dollars”

CNN reports: Bill O’Reilly will be paid tens of millions of dollars on his way out of Fox News. “It is a staggering amount,” said a source personally involved in the exit maneuverings. 21st Century Fox and O’Reilly’s representatives will not acknowledge the existence of a payout. A confidentiality agreement limits what the two sides can say. But two well-placed ...

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Stephen Colbert Tees Off On Bill O’Reilly [VIDEO]

Via Yahoo TV: In the wake of Fox News cutting ties with Bill O’Reilly after multiple sexual harassment allegations, Stephen Colbert shared a statement from Fox on The Late Show regarding the former leader in cable news. The statement read, “By ratings standards, Bill O’Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news.” To ...

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Fox News Confirms: We Just Fired Bill O’Reilly

The New York Times reports: Bill O’Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on Wednesday, after the disclosure of settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him. His abrupt and embarrassing ouster ends his two-decade reign as one of the most popular and influential commentators in television. “After a thorough ...

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REPORT: Fox News Has Decided To Fire Bill O’Reilly

New York Magazine reports: The Murdochs have decided Bill O’Reilly’s 21-year run at Fox News will come to an end. According to sources briefed on the discussions, network executives are preparing to announce O’Reilly’s departure before he returns from an Italian vacation on April 24. Now the big questions are how the exit will look and who will replace him. ...

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FLORIDA: Democrats Demand Resignation Of GOP State Senator After He Lobs N-Word At Black Lawmakers

The Miami Herald reports: Miami Republican Sen. Frank Artiles dropped the n-word to a pair of African-American colleagues in private conversation Monday night — after calling one of them a “fucking asshole,” a “bitch” and a “girl,” the two senators said. Over drinks after 10 p.m. at the members-only Governors Club just steps from the state Capitol, Artiles told Sens. ...

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New Accuser Steps Forward With Harassment Claims Against Bill O’Reilly, Drudge Hints That He Is Quitting

From the Hollywood Reporter: Another woman is telling Fox News her story of harassment at the hands of O’Reilly, according to attorney Lisa Bloom. Bill O’Reilly used to leer at an African-American Fox News clerical worker and called her “hot chocolate,” according to attorney Lisa Bloom, who helped the woman report the harassment to the network’s hotline. The woman worked ...

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REPORT: Fox Is Leaning Towards Firing Bill O’Reilly

New York Magazine reports: With only six days remaining in Bill O’Reilly’s vacation, the pressure on the Murdoch family to decide the embattled commentator’s fate is intensifying. Three sources with knowledge of the discussions said that, while no final decision has been made, the Murdochs are leaning toward announcing that O’Reilly will not return to the air. Sons James and ...

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Paul Manafort Registers As Foreign Agent

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is registering as a foreign agent. Paul Manafort’s spokesman says he was in talks with the government about registering before the 2016 election and is now “taking appropriate steps” in response to “formal guidance” from the government. The spokesman says Manafort’s lobbying work was not conducted on behalf of the ...

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SURE JAN: Bill O’Reilly Abruptly Announces “Vacation”

Variety reports: Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News Channel presence in recent days has sparked social-media outrage and advertiser defections. If he goes off the air for a while, will calm return? The popular Fox News Channel host raised that very question when he told viewers during the last few minutes of his “O’Reilly Factor” broadcast on Tuesday night that he would ...

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ALABAMA: Family Values GOP Governor Fingerprinted And Charged In Advance Of Imminent Resignation

Disgraced GOP “family values” Gov. Robert Bentley was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken this afternoon after a daylong negotiation with prosecutors over the terms of his resignation, which comes after many months of investigation into his failed and felonious campaign to coverup an adulterous affair with an office staffer. Last week the state Ethics Commission declared that it ...

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ALABAMA: Wife Of GOP Governor Read His Love Texts To Mistress In Real Time On His State-Issued iPad

Earlier today it was reported at embattled GOP Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is expected to resign in the face of four possible felony charges related to his failed efforts to conceal his affair with now-former aide Rebekah Mason [photo]. Oh, but there’s more: After tense fights with his then-wife over the alleged affair, Bentley would sometimes bolt, leaving state security ...

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Wells Fargo Claws Back $75M In Bonuses From Former Top Executives Over Roles In Fake Accounts Scandal

USA Today reports: Wells Fargo said Monday that it would claw back tens of millions in additional compensation from top former executives after an investigation concluded that the leaders had not acted swiftly to contain alleged “improper and unethical behavior.” Independent board members, paired with outside investigators hired by the company to review its fake accounts scandal, blasted Wells Fargo ...

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ALABAMA: Anti-LGBT GOP Gov Likely To Resign After Ethics Panel Finds He Committed Four Felonies

AL.com reports: It Is becoming clear that Robert Bentley will not last the week as governor. Sources in Montgomery say he’s been involved in negotiations to step down from the governorship and plead to lesser charges, allowing Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to step up as governor. Sources believe he will resign the governorship by Wednesday. Bentley has been under fire ...

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