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MISSOURI: GOP Gov To Face Impeachment Vote

The Kansas City Star reports: The Missouri General Assembly has taken the historic step of calling itself back into special session to decide whether to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens. According to the petition signed by 138 House members and 29 senators — both more than the three-fourths required in each chamber to call a special session — lawmakers will consider ...

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Another GOP House Rep Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

The Daily Beast reports: Republican Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA), who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district, announced Friday that he will resign his seat. The embattled lawmaker previously said he would not seek re-election following revelations that he used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual-harassment claim. Meehan’s district, previously drawn in moose antler fashion around Philadelphia was redrawn for November’s midterm ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Pruitt Faces House Panel Over Ethics

Vox reports: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will face a double whammy of hearings on Capitol Hill Thursday that could make or break his career at the EPA. The hearings are intended to give Pruitt the chance to pitch his agency’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. But members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House ...

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TEXAS: GOP Gov Demands That Disgraced Former GOP House Rep Pay For Special Election To Replace Him

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott is demanding that former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold “cover all costs” of the special election to fill his seat using the $84,000 the Corpus Christi Republican used to settle a sexual harassment claim years ago. Farenthold, who abruptly resigned earlier this month, had promised to pay back the $84,000 — which came out ...

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TEXAS: AG Tells Gov To Suspend State Law For Special Election To Replace Disgraced GOP US House Rep

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott got the go-ahead Monday from Attorney General Ken Paxton to suspend state law so the governor can call a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, as soon as possible. Responding to a request from Abbott submitted Thursday, Paxton issued a nonbinding opinion saying a court would agree Abbott ...

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Greitens Blames “Liberal Media” After Felony Charge

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who has been defiant in saying he will fight the charges he faces, said the conservative agenda he brought to Jefferson City had been met with opposition. “We have been viciously attacked by the liberal media and their allies,” Greitens said. But, he said, “The good news in Missouri is that ...

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Scott Pruitt’s Landlord Resigns From Lobbying Firm After Disclosure He Lobbied EPA, Pruitt Had Denied It

Politico reports: The prominent lobbyist whose wife rented a condominium to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt lobbied the agency while Pruitt was leading it, contrary to his and Pruitt’s public denials that he had any business before the agency, according to a Friday filing by his firm. The disclosure from the lobbying firm Williams & Jensen contradicts Pruitt’s public ...

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GOP Missouri Gov Hit With Second Felony Charge

The Kansas City Star reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was charged Friday with felony computer tampering, his second felony charge in two months, after an attorney general’s office investigation into the veterans charity he founded. The charge — which is essentially electronic theft — stems from his use of a veterans charity’s donor list ahead of the 2016 election. The ...

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REVEALED: Michael Cohen Arranged $1.6M Payout To Playboy Model Knocked Up By Top Trump Fundraiser

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer negotiated a deal in late 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said she was impregnated by a top Republican fundraiser, according to people familiar with the matter. Michael Cohen, whose office, home and hotel room were raided by federal agents this week, arranged the payments ...

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Trump Allies Worry That Cohen Kept Tapes

And the hits keep coming. The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s personal attorney Michael D. Cohen sometimes taped conversations with associates, according to three people familiar with his practice, and allies of the president are worried that the recordings were seized by federal investigators in a raid of Cohen’s office and residences this week. Cohen, who served for a decade ...

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MISSOURI: Impeachment Looms For GOP Gov After Release Of Graphic Details On Incident With Mistress

Talking Points Memo reports: A woman who carried out a 2015 affair with Gov. Eric Greitens (R) accused him of coercing her into unwanted sexual contact while she wept on the floor of his basement, according to testimony included in a highly-anticipated Missouri House committee report released Wednesday evening. The 25-page report includes graphic, disturbing claims about a March 2015 ...

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GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold Abruptly Resigns

In a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, scandal-ridden GOP US House Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned today, effective 5PM. His letter includes this laughable line: “I’m able to look my on my entirety of my career in public service and say that it was well worthwhile.” Farenthold announced his retirement last December in the wake of multiple sexual harassment ...

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US Navy Fires Chaplain Over Public Sex Video

USA Today reports: A Navy chaplain was fired last month from his post at a Marine Corps command after he was caught on video having sex with a woman at a pub in New Orleans, USA TODAY has learned. The Marines fired Navy Capt. Loften Thornton on March 20 for “loss of trust and confidence,” said Marine Lt. Col. Ted ...

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Southern Baptist Convention CEO Frank Page Retires Immediately Over “Morally Inappropriate Relationship”

The Birmingham Herald reports: Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, announced his immediate retirement in the wake of what he described as a “personal indiscretion.” Page, an author and frequent speaker in Baptist churches, served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2006 to 2008. He issued a statement to the Baptist Press ...

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Stormy’s Lawyer To Subpoena Trump’s Bank Records

NBC News reports: Stormy Daniels’ lawyer is demanding that the Trump Organization preserve all records related to the adult film actress and he plans to subpoena them — citing “unmistakable links” between President Donald Trump’s company and a secrecy agreement she signed. Attorney Michael Avenatti also sent similar requests Thursday to two banks involved in a $130,000 payment facilitated by ...

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BREAKING: Trump Threatens Stormy With $20 Million In Damages If She Doesn’t Shut Up About Affair

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump is moving his fight to keep Stormy Daniels silent about their alleged affair to federal court — and she’s now threatened with $20 million in damages if she doesn’t keep her mouth shut. The lawsuit that Daniels filed last week in California state court was moved to federal court in Los Angeles by Essential Consultants ...

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Italian Escort Who Outed 40 Priests To Vatican Explains His Motivation In First Interview With US Gay Press

Earlier this month I reported that an Italian escort had delivered a 1200-page dossier to the Vatican which outs 40 gay priests as his clients. Unsurprisingly, the story continues to earn headlines in the Italian press. This week the escort speaks to our own Father Tony Adams, himself a retired Catholic priest, in an interview with South Florida Gay News. ...

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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Got Restraining Order Blocking Stormy Daniels From Talking About Affair

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s lawyer is trying to silence adult-film star Stormy Daniels, obtaining a secret restraining order in a private arbitration proceeding and warning that she will face penalties if she publicly discusses a relationship with the president, NBC News has learned. Tuesday’s lawsuit says that Trump attorney Michael Cohen — who brokered the agreement with Clifford ...

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MISSOURI: Revenge Porn Defense Fund Launched For GOP Governor, Separate Charity Scandal Unfolds

The Kansas City Star reports: Supporters of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have started a defense fund following his indictment on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to a 2015 extramarital affair. Internal Revenue Service records show the Republican governor’s backers started the nonprofit Friday. It can take unlimited donations, but those contributions must be publicly reported. The nonprofit is called the ...

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NASHVILLE: Dem Mayor Resigns In Felony Sex Scandal

The Washington Post reports: Megan Barry resigned as Nashville’s mayor Tuesday morning, weeks after admitting an affair with the police officer who ran her security detail. Barry announced her resignation at a news conference, shortly after she pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge related to the affair. She kept her remarks brief and smiled throughout the announcement. “It has ...

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