Scandal

Esper Accepts Modly’s Resignation, Successor Tapped

CNN reports: Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday, a day after leaked audio revealed he called the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt “stupid” in an address to the ship’s crew, according to a US official and a former senior military official. The Navy and Department of Defense did not respond to a request for comment. Undersecretary …

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Carlson: Loeffler Must Resign If She Knew Of Trades

The Daily Beast reports: Two weeks after calling on Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) to resign if he couldn’t explain his suspicious stock dumps, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) must leave office if it is revealed she knew in advance about stock trades her financial advisers made. Last month, after news broke that Burr …

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NC Paper: Why Won’t “Toxic” Richard Burr Go Away?

From the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer: Seven days have passed since news reports revealed how U.S. Sen Richard Burr profited off the coronavirus while failing to warn his constituents at the early, critical stages of the crisis. It has not been a good week. Burr has been abandoned by fellow Republicans, some of whom have called for his …

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Carlson: Sen. Burr Should Resign And Be Prosecuted

The Hill reports: Conservative Fox News host Tucker Carlson called on Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) to resign after reports that he sold off millions in personal stocks the week before the stock market began its steep dive amid fears of the COVID-19 outbreak. “He didn’t give a prime time address, he didn’t go on television to sound the alarm,” Carlson …

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Gillum Enters Rehab After Alleged Meth Incident

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum announced Sunday that he will be going to a rehabilitation facility. According a statement released Sunday, Gillum says he fell into a depression that led to alcohol abuse after his race for governor ended. On Friday, Gillum was involved in a crystal meth incident in Miami Beach, Miami …

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Police: Ex-Florida Gov Candidate In Meth Incident

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Former Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum, was involved in a suspected crystal meth incident early Friday morning in Miami Beach, a source from the City of Miami Beach confirmed. According to a police report, Miami Beach Fire Rescue crews were called to a hotel at 1100 West Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. regarding …

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Prince Andrew Won’t Cooperate In Epstein Probe

The Guardian reports: Prince Andrew has “completely shut the door” on cooperating with US investigators in the Jeffrey Epstein case and they are now “considering” further options, a New York prosecutor said on Monday. Andrew was a friend of Epstein, the wealthy financier and convicted sex offender whose death in custody while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges in New …

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FRANCE: Catholic Cardinal Quits In Molestation Coverup

The Associated Press reports: Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a French cardinal who was convicted and then acquitted of covering up for a pedophile priest in a case that fueled a reckoning over clergy sexual abuse in France. Lyon Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, 69, had offered to resign when the Lyon court in March 2019 first convicted him …

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Wells Fargo To Pay $3 Billion In Fake Accounts Scandal

The New York Daily News reports: Wells Fargo will pay $3 billion to settle investigations into its long-running scam that had company employees opening millions of bogus bank accounts in order to meet unrealistic sales goals. Since the fake-accounts scandal was revealed in 2016, the San Francisco-based bank has paid out billions in fines to state and federal regulators, reshuffled …

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PA Diocese Declares Bankruptcy Amid Abuse Lawsuits

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, becoming the first of Pennsylvania’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses to seek protection from financial claims in the aftermath of a scathing 2018 grand jury report that revealed decades of sexual abuse and cover-up by the church’s top leaders. In its petition with the bankruptcy court, the diocese reported …

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Netanyahu Corruption Trial To Start After March Election

The Associated Press reports: The corruption trial for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, just two weeks after national elections are held, a court said Tuesday. The surprise announcement immediately shook up the final stretch of the contentious election campaign, upending Netanyahu’s attempts to divert attention away from his legal woes. It also could weaken his ability …

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DEA Raids Home Of Anti-LGBT Fox News Doctor

Boston’s Fox affiliate reports: On Thursday, Drug Enforcement Agency officials raided the Newburyport home of Dr. Keith Ablow, the embattled former celebrity psychiatrist caught in a series of sexual assault lawsuits. The city marshal confirms to Boston 25 News the DEA also raided a nearby pharmacy, potentially in connection to the investigation. Dr. Ablow’s medical license was revoked last year …

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Ex-Wrestler Calls Gym Jordan “Bold-Faced Liar” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: A former Ohio State University wrestler accused Rep. Jim Jordan on Friday of lying about not knowing of sexual abuse allegations against a university doctor during his time as an assistant coach there 25 years ago. Adam DiSabato told CNN Friday that he had reported the complaints about the late Dr. Richard Strauss, who was accused of assaulting …

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GOP Rep Spent Campaign Dough On Posh Ski Vacations

Roll Call reports: Over a three-year span, Rep. John Moolenaar spent $22,839 on ski and snowmobile activities, lodging at the Four Seasons, and catering in and around Vail, Colorado, from his leadership political action committee. Members of Congress are prohibited from converting campaign funds for personal use and must be able to verify those resources have not been misused. Moolenaar’s …

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Jim Jordan Accused In Ohio State Sex Abuse Coverup

Yahoo Sports reports: Ohio congressman and former Ohio State assistant wrestling coach Jim Jordan has been accused of participating in the cover up of widespread sexual abuse in OSU’s wrestling program. Jordan was accused by Adam DiSabato, who was the team captain in the late 1980s and early 1990s. DiSabato was appearing in front of a hearing in the Ohio …

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Blue Dress Redo: Trump Rape Accuser Seeks His DNA

Reuters reports: Lawyers for a woman who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter. Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s lawyers served notice to a Trump attorney Thursday for Trump to submit a sample …

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ISRAEL: Netanyahu Indicted On Corruption Charges

The Times of Israel reports: Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Tuesday filed the indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust with the Jerusalem District Court. “The indictment was filed a short time ago… as is required by law,” Mandelblit’s office said. The move marks the first time in Israel’s history that a …

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NEW ORLEANS: NFL Team Accused of Helping Catholic Archdiocese Do Damage Control On Pedophilia Suits

The Associated Press reports: The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. Attorneys for about two dozen men suing the church say in …

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Johnson Also Chatted With Saudi Prince On WhatsApp

The Telegraph reports: Boris Johnson has been in communication with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince over WhatsApp, multiple former UK government figures have told The Telegraph, raising major security concerns in light of the Jeff Bezos hack. One source said they were “99 per cent sure” Mr Johnson sent messages over the platform to Mohammed bin Salman while others noted he …

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Los Angeles City Council Demands World Series Titles
In Wake Of Cheating Ruling Against Houston Astros

Courthouse News reports: The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to demand awarding two World Series titles to the LA Dodgers in the wake of a sign-stealing scandal currently rocking Major League Baseball. The resolution by the City Council comes a week after Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the results of an investigation into the sign stealing …

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