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Paul Manafort Pledges Trump Tower Apartment In Bid To End House Arrest, Claims At Least $28 Million In Assets

Politico reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who’s facing a federal indictment on charges of money laundering and hiding his work as a foreign agent, claims to be worth $28 million, prosecutors said in a court filing Sunday. Lawyers from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office disclosed the figure as negotiations continue over a package of assets Manafort would pledge ...

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REPORT: Mueller Poised To Indict Flynn And Flynn Jr.

NBC News reports: Federal investigators have gathered enough evidence to bring charges in their investigation of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser and his son as part of the probe into Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation. Michael T. Flynn, who was fired after just 24 days on the job, was ...

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Netflix Cuts Ties With Kevin Spacey As Scandal Grows

The BBC reports: Entertainment company Netflix has severed ties with Kevin Spacey, star of its House of Cards show, amid a number of sex assault allegations against him. Netflix said it would hold talks with the producers to see if production, which was suspended this week, could resume without Spacey. Netflix also said it would not release Spacey’s film about ...

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Former GOP House Rep. Aaron Schock Petitions Federal Appeals Court For Dismissal Of All Corruption Charges

The Peoria Journal-Star reports: Attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock have appealed an order last week that threw out two but not all of the charges against him. The move could place the Jan. 22 trial date in the Urbana courtroom of U.S. District Judge Colin Bruce in jeopardy as such appeals can freeze the proceedings until they are ...

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Netflix Suspends Final Season Of House Of Cards

Deadline reports: Filming on the upcoming sixth and final season of Netflix’s Washington D.C.-set drama House of Cards has been suspended indefinitely. Cast and crew of the MRC-produced series were told of the shutdown this morning. “MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the ...

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Kevin Spacey’s International Emmy Award Revoked

The Independent reports: An Emmy award honoring Kevin Spacey has been revoked following an allegation he made sexual advances towards a 14-year-old boy in the 80s. The two-time Oscar-winning actor was due to receive the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award in New York next month. The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences released a statement saying that “in light ...

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Trump Attempts To Distance Himself From Manafort

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Monday responded to charges against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a Manafort business associate in special counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia in last year’s election. In a tweet, Trump sought to distance himself from Manafort and insisted that “the focus” should turn to ...

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Trump Campaign Advisor Pleads Guilty Of Lying To FBI

ABC News reports that former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopolous has pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents in a plea agreement made public this morning. Papadopolous first worked as an advisor to Ben Carson’s campaign and joined the Trump team in May 2016. He reportedly made at least six attempts to have Trump meet with Kremlin officials ...

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DC Grand Jury Approves Mueller’s First Indictments

CNN reports: A federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter. The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said. ...

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Zinke Pleads Ignorance On Energy Contract: Dishonest Media Is Blaming Me But I Had Nothing To Do With It

Talking Points Memo reports: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday said he welcomed all investigations into Whitefish Energy Holdings, an electric company based in his hometown that was recently awarded a $300 million contract to repair Puerto Rico’s badly damaged electricity infrastructure. “I had absolutely nothing to do with Whitefish Energy receiving a contract in Puerto Rico,” Zinke said in ...

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Bill O’Reilly Is Totally “Mad At God” For Not Protecting Him From Multiple Sexual Harassment Allegations

Yahoo News reports: Bill O’Reilly says he’s mad at God over the sexual harassment allegations that drove him off the air at Fox News earlier this year. “You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’m mad at him,” the devout Catholic said on his subscription web series, according to CNN. “I wish I had more protection. I wish this ...

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Bill O’Reilly: The Politically-Motivated Revelation Of My $32M Sex Settlement Is A Horror Show For My Family

The Associated Press reports: Bill O’Reilly says he’s being attacked for political purposes and that it’s been a “horror show” for him and his family. The former Fox News Channel host was interviewed by one-time colleague Glenn Beck on this weekend’s story in The New York Times that Fox paid a $32 million settlement to a former legal analyst who ...

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REVEALED: Disgraced Former Fox Host Bill O’Reilly Paid $32M Sexual Harassment Claim, Sent Woman Gay Porn

The New York Times reports: Last January, six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal, the network’s top-rated host at the time, Bill O’Reilly, struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, according to two people briefed on the matter — an extraordinarily large amount for such ...

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Former FRC Leader Josh Duggar Loses Privacy Suit Against Tabloid That Broke Molestation/Incest Story

The New York Post reports: Josh Duggar has lost his lawsuit against In Touch Weekly, Page Six has learned. The celebrity magazine revealed in 2015 that Duggar was accused of molesting his younger sisters—all of whom starred on the hit “19 Kids and Counting” reality show—in 2006 while Duggar and the women were all minors. In June of this year, ...

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Trump Accuser Subpoenas Campaign For Documents On Other Women Who Made Sexual Assault Claims

Buzzfeed reports: A high-stakes legal showdown is brewing for President Donald Trump, as a woman who said he groped her has subpoenaed all documents from his campaign pertaining to “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.” The previously unreported subpoena was issued in March but entered into the court file last month. The White House did not ...

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ARKANSAS: Judge Pleads Guilty To Giving Men Lighter Sentences In Return For Sexual Favors, Nude Photos

The Associated Press reports: An Arkansas judge who gave lighter sentences to men guilty of minor crimes in return for nude photographs or sexual favors could get a bit of leniency himself after admitting Thursday that he engaged in what one state official called one of Arkansas’ worst-ever cases of judicial misconduct. Joseph Boeckman had faced possible sentences of 260 ...

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BREAKING: “Family Values” Republican House Rep. Tim Murphy Resigns After Adultery And Abortion Scandals

Politico reports: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), the embattled anti-abortion lawmaker who allegedly encouraged his lover to terminate a pregnancy, resigned from office Thursday — just 24 hours after announcing his plan to retire after 2018. “This afternoon I received a letter of resignation from Congressman Tim Murphy, effective October 21,” Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement. “It was Dr. ...

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TEXAS: AG Ken Paxton Faces New Bribery Probe

The Dallas Morning News reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is being investigated under bribery and corrupt influence laws for accepting a six-figure gift from an individual who was under investigation by the state for fraud, the district attorney leading the probe confirmed Thursday. In July 2016, Austin-based medical device company Preferred Imaging, LLC agreed to pay a $3.5 million ...

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Tony Perkins Has The Tom Price Resignation Sadz

Last week hate group leader Tony Perkins declared that Democrats had “invented” Tom Price’s private jet scandal in order to keep him from stopping abortions. In a separate press release, Perkins also claimed that “most STDS are incurable.” It took Perkins six days, but he’s finally issued a reaction to Price’s resignation that manages to link both of those lies. ...

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Anti-Gay “Family Values” Republican US House Rep To Retire In Wake Of Adultery And Abortion Scandals

The Associated Press reports: Republican Congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania has announced plans to retire at the end of this term — amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair. Murphy, who is in his eighth term, says in a statement Wednesday that he will “take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our ...

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