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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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ALABAMA: Anti-Gay GOP Gov Begs Legislators Not To Reveal Lurid Adultery Details As Impeachment Nears

AL.com reports: At a hastily called news conference on the Capitol steps this morning, Gov. Robert Bentley questioned the motives of those he said have exposed embarrassing details of his personal life and urged them to stop. Bentley spoke publicly for the first time since the Ethics Commission found probable cause that he violated the ethics law and campaign finance ...

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House Ethics Committee To Investigate GOP Rep. Devin Nunes For Disclosing Intel Without Proper Authorization

The Daily Beast reports: Rep. Mike Conaway, a Republican, will take Nunes’s position as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as the Ethics Committee begins its probe. The Ethics Committee is truly bipartisan, with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans. The 18a investigation, as its known, has subpoena power and may also look into what Nunes ...

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40+ Brands Now Boycotting Bill O’Reilly’s Show

The Huffington Post reports: Dozens of advertisers have pulled their content from “The O’Reilly Factor” following revelations that several women have accused host Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment. Since Monday night, more than 40 companies that advertise with Fox News have announced they’re splitting from the show ― a response to a bombshell New York Times report indicating that O’Reilly ...

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House Intel Committee Member Tells CNN: Some Trumpsters Will End Up In Prison Over Russia [VIDEO]

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) spun a lot of heads around on social media late this afternoon when he flatly told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he’s pretty sure some Trump associates will go to prison over their ties to Russia. BLITZER: You want to elaborate on that give us more? Because that is obviously a very intriguing ...

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More Top Advertisers Flee Bill O’Reilly’s Show In Wake Of Sex Scandal: BMW, Hyundai, Glaxo, And Others

The New York Daily News reports: Five more advertisers pulled out of Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show Tuesday over his history of sexual harassment cases, after two started the exodus a day earlier. A spokesperson for BMW of North America told BuzzFeed News it would suspend its advertising on “The O’Reilly Factor” in light of the allegations. Meanwhile, Ainsworth Pet ...

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Mercedes Drops O’Reilly’s Show Over Sex Scandal

CNN reports: Mercedes-Benz said Monday that it has “reassigned” its advertisements on “The O’Reilly Factor” following a report about five settlements with women who alleged sexual harassment or verbal abuse by the show’s host, Bill O’Reilly. In a statement provided to CNNMoney, a spokesperson for the car company called the allegations against O’Reilly “disturbing.” “Yes, we had advertising running on ...

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Sean Spicer: Trump Wants Michael Flynn To Testify

From the Washington Examiner: White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined on Friday to say whether President Trump believes ousted national security advisor Mike Flynn is guilty of a crime, even though Trump said on Twitter that Flynn should seek immunity from the Senate Intelligence Committee before he testifies about Russia. Spicer was asked if Trump’s tweet means that Flynn ...

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Jason Chaffetz: Congress Should Not Give Immunity To Flynn And Trump Should Shut Up About It [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump shouldn’t talk about whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be granted immunity, a top House Republican advised Friday. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told Fox News he disagrees with the president’s characterization of the Russia investigation, as well as the commander in chief’s decision to comment on it. ...

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Bookmakers Up Impeachment Odds To 56%

Inverse Culture reports: Donald Trump is the President of the United States. But if oddsmakers are right, there’s a good chance that he won’t hold office for that long. There are many reasons Trump could be impeached or resign before his first term ends. As of March 27, Trump’s odds of leaving office before his first term have increased to ...

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Ex-CIA Chief Of Staff: The Only Person Michael Flynn Could Give Up To Get Immunity Is Trump [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A former top government official said the White House reminds him of a “runaway train” following the latest revelations Thursday about President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser. Mike Flynn, who served as the president’s national security adviser for three weeks, says he is willing to be interviewed about the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia in return ...

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Trump On Michael Flynn: It’s A Witch Hunt By Dems!

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump appeared to offer legal advice to his former national security advisor on Friday morning amid reports that Michael Flynn has agreed to be interviewed by the FBI in exchange for immunity. One old comment of Flynn’s is gaining new prominence in light of the Journal’s report. Speaking about Hillary Clinton’s private email server in ...

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BREAKING: Michael Flynn Asks For Immunity From Prosecution In Return For Testimony On Trump/Russia

Huge news from the Wall Street Journal: Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution, according to officials with knowledge of the matter. As an ...

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Christie Aide Sentenced To Two Years For Bridgegate

CBS News reports: Bill Baroni, an ex-aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has been sentenced to two years in prison over 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Baroni and Bridget Kelly were convicted last November on counts including wire fraud, conspiracy and misusing the bridge for improper purposes. Baroni is being sentenced first Wednesday followed by Kelly in the ...

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Indicted Former US House Rep. Aaron Schock Claims Staffer Acted As Secret Informant For The Feds

The Associated Press reports: Attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say a staffer secretly provided the government with a trove of confidential documents in violation of Schock’s protection from unreasonable search and seizure. The lawyers write in Tuesday court filings that the government went too far when it transformed the staffer into an informant and required him to wear ...

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OKLAHOMA: Court Docs Reveal Former GOP Senator Agreed To Bareback Sex With “Boy Pussy” Prostitute

Court documents made public at Friday’s arraignment of former Oklahoma GOP state Sen. Ralph “Family Values” Shortey appear to reveal that he agreed to ejaculate in the “boy pussy” of the teenage prostitute he is alleged to have hired. Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate reports: Ralph Shortey, a Republican from Oklahoma City who represented the state’s 44th senate district, was charged ...

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Rep. Devin Nunes: Paul Manafort Has Volunteered To Testify Before House Intel Committee On Ties To Russia

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has offered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in its investigation of Russian meddling in the US election, committee chairman Devin Nunes announced Friday. Nunes said House investigators are still negotiating when Manafort will testify and whether he will testify in an open hearing or in a closed briefing. ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Owner Of Popular Gay Bar Caught Up In Corruption Scandal Involving Dem District Attorney

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams [photo] sent his friend and benefactor Michael Weiss this text in November 2014: “What does your badge say?” Weiss replied: “District Attorney, Special Advisor.” “Fancy,” Williams countered playfully about the official role he had conferred on Weiss, who owns bars in Philadelphia, including Woody’s, an iconic gay bar in Center City. ...

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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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