Tag Archives: scandal

Clinton Campaign Manager: Russian Hackers Timed Leak Of DNC Emails To Help Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook suggested Sunday that internal DNC emails leaked last week were an effort from the Russians to help Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “What’s disturbing to us is that experts are telling us Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole these emails, and other experts are now saying that the Russians are ...

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Trump Campaign: Leaked Emails Prove Democrats Rigged The System Against Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign chairman said Sunday that the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) leaked emails show the party favored presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from the start. “What’s in those emails show it was clearly a rigged system,” Paul Manafort said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Bernie Sanders never had a chance, and frankly, I think ...

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QUARANTINED: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Loses DNC Speaking Slot Over Leaked Anti-Sanders Emails

CNN reports: The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party’s convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not ...

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DRUDGE SIREN: Roger Ailes Out At Fox News

Matt Drudge’s rarely used and infamous red siren is blaring. Via CNBC: Roger Ailes has resigned from his role as CEO of Fox News Channel, the company said on Thursday. Rupert Murdoch will assume the role of Chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, the company said. Embattled Fox News CEO Roger Ailes stands accused ...

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Trump On Plagiarism: All Publicity Is Good Publicity

Donald Trump has finally weighed in on the continuing furor over his wife’s plagiarism. While insiders have leaked reports that Trump is privately furious about the scandal, of course he spins it publicly as a victory. Truth is dead. Honesty is dead. Facts are dead. At least in Teabagistan.

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New York Post On Roger Ailes Scandal: What The Fox!

From what I can tell this is their first story about the Ailes scandal. They write: Roger Ailes’ 20-year reign as the boss of cable TV’s No. 1 news outlet could soon be coming to an end as he negotiates his departure from Fox News Channel. Ailes, 76 — who built Fox News into an influential, $3 billion business — is ...

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REPORT: Uproar At Fox News As Network Stars Threaten To Walkout Over Ousting Of Roger Ailes

According to an “exclusive” reported tonight by Matt Drudge, top on-air personalities at Fox News are meeting to discuss a joint walkout should chairman Roger Ailes be ousted over sexual harassment claims made by several current and former staffers. Earlier today it was reported that Ailes had left the company with a $40M exit package, but that story was quickly ...

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REPORTS: Roger Ailes Booted From Fox News Over Alleged Sexual Harassment, Gets $40M Parachute

Variety has the first word: Roger Ailes is officially out at Fox News, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to Variety. The former head of the network reportedly received a $40 million buyout after Gretchen Carlson and several other women accused him of sexual harassment over the past couple of weeks. From the Daily Beast: Fox News confirmed to ...

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How Laid-Off Gay Journalist Jarrett Hill Realized That Melania Had Plagiarized The First Lady [VIDEO]

Adding extra deliciousness to an already entertaining plagiarism scandal is that journalist Jarrett Hill, who first picked up on it, belongs to two of the GOP’s most-reviled minorities. Via the New York Times: Mr. Hill, a television journalist who was recently laid off, said in an interview that one of Ms. Trump’s lines — the words “strength of your dreams” ...

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AGAIN: Totally Not Gay Advisor To Dr. Stabby Sued For Alleged Sexual Harassment Of Male Former Staffer

As I mentioned once or twice during the primary season, Ben Carson’s chief campaign advisor, Armstrong Williams, settled out of court in 1997 after a gym trainer sued him for sexual harassment. Carson’s many insane anti-gay statements during the campaign prompted porn magnate Larry Flynt to offer up to a one million dollar reward for proof that Williams was continuing ...

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FRANCE: Cardinal Suspends Four Pedophile Priests

Reuters reports: The Roman Catholic cardinal-archbishop of Lyon said on Thursday he had suspended four priests accused of paedophile activities and said their cases were known to French judicial authorities. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said in a statement that the four had been working in the Lyon region in central France but gave no further details about them. He also said ...

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REPORT: Spending By Fired Trump Campaign Manager Under Audit Over Payments To Fake Ad Agency

Whoa. Yesterday’s financial report filed by the Trump campaign reveals $30,000 in payments to ad agency named Draper Sterling. You know, the one from Mad Men. Via Mediaite: ThinkProgress’ Judd Legum caught the odd detail when poring over Trump’s financial statements. Trump’s financial filings show that he made several payments to Draper Sterling in April of this year for web ...

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BOMBSHELL: New York Pol Says Catholic Bishop Tried To Bribe Her To Drop Child Abuse Reform Support

Again from the New York Daily News: The head of the Catholic Church in Brooklyn offered a $5,000 bribe to an Albany politician in exchange for dropping her support for the reform of a state law preventing victims of child sexual abuse from seeking justice, the pol claimed Monday. Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, who has for a decade advocated for an ...

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FRANCE: Homophobic Catholic Priest Accused Of Having Sex With Young Men Who Sought Ex-Gay Torture

Religion News Service reports: For years, seminaries and monasteries around France sent students and novices to Monsignor Tony Anatrella, a prominent French priest and therapist who has written disparagingly of gays, if their superiors decided the young men were struggling with homosexuality. Now Anatrella, who argues that gay men cannot be ordained as priests, is facing mounting allegations that he ...

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Tony Perkins: The Obama Administration Wants To Destroy The Fact That God Created Man And Woman

Last night it was learned that the Obama administration will issue new guidelines directing all public schools nationwide to allow trans students to use the bathroom of their choosing. This morning Tony Perkins is out with yet another frantic money beg. Here’s the entire thing: Protect Our Children! The Obama administration is ramping up its efforts to force public schools ...

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IOWA: Trump Super PAC Strategist Convicted In 2012 Scheme To Buy Endorsement For Ron Paul

CNN reports: A former aide to Ron Paul and current strategist for a pro-Donald Trump super PAC was convicted Thursday of falsifying campaign records in a 2012 scheme to pay for a presidential endorsement. A federal jury in Iowa found Jesse Benton guilty on all counts, which included conspiracy and false records charges. Benton was convicted along with John Tate ...

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NEW YORK: Democratic Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

From the New York Times: Sheldon Silver, who rose from the Lower East Side of Manhattan to become one of the state’s most powerful and feared politicians as speaker of the New York Assembly, was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in prison in a case that came to symbolize Albany’s culture of graft. The conviction of Mr. Silver, 72, ...

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Tony Perkins Applauds Effort To Override Obama’s Executive Order On Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Via press release: What’s so controversial about the First Amendment? Plenty, these days, as the very sound of the phrase “religious liberty” strikes fear in the hearts of liberals everywhere. In the handful of days since the House Armed Services Committee marked-up the latest defense spending bill, liberals are raising a stink about what should be a non-controversial (and unnecessary) ...

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ILLINOIS: Former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The first sentence of the original ABC News report has been changed. It now reads: Former Speaker of the House John Dennis Hastert was sentenced today in federal court to 15 months in prison and two years of supervised release after he faced one of his accusers, who identified himself publicly for the first time as Scott Cross, ...

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FINALLY: Criminal Charges Filed Against Three Officials Over Flint Water Poisoning Crisis [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Three government employees charged in connection with the Flint water crisis “failed Michigan families,” and the charges against them “are only the beginning” of a lengthy and exhaustive probe, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Wednesday. While Flint residents have said they feel the criminality that led to poisonous water being pumped into their homes stems from the ...

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