Tag Archives: scandal

Equifax CEO “Retires” After Data Breach Scandal

Business Insider reports: Equifax, the consumer-data giant that was targeted in a hack that exposed the personal data of nearly half the U.S. population, said its CEO is out effective immediately. Richard Smith will “retire” as Chairman of the Board and CEO effective September 26, 2017, according to a statement from the company’s board. Board member Mark Feidler has been …

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Top Execs “Retire” At Equifax After Data Breach

TechCrunch reports: Top executives at Equifax are retiring effective immediately, according to the WSJ. Susan Mauldin was the company’s chief security officer and David Webb was the chief information officer. The report says the executives are retiring, though, in the wake of the company’s major security breach, “retire” feels like an euphemism for “fired.” The company says the personnel changes …

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WASHINGTON: Vatican Recalls Diplomat Priest, Refuses To Lift Immunity On Child Porn Possession Charges

The Associated Press reports: A high-ranking priest working in the Vatican’s embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation, Vatican and U.S. officials said Friday. The diplomat was suspected of possessing, but not producing or disseminating, child pornography including images of pre-pubescent children, a …

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HECKUVA JOB: Trump’s FEMA Nominee Withdraws Amid Questions About His History Of Falsifying Records

The Daily Beast reports: The man President Trump nominated to be deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has withdrawn from consideration after NBC News raised questions about his history of falsifying records during the Bush administration. “Given the distraction this will cause the agency in a time when they cannot afford to lose focus, I have withdrawn …

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Seattle Mayor Resigns Amid Child Sex Allegations

The Seattle Times reports: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegations that he sexually abused a younger cousin decades ago in New York. Murray, a former Democratic state legislator elected mayor in 2013, said in a statement that he is resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important …

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Fox News Cans Host Eric Bolling After Dick Pic Scandal

Variety reports: Fox News Channel will part ways with host Eric Bolling, a host and contributor whose on-air presence at the 21st Century Fox-owned network had been growing in recent months, after allegations surfaced that he had harassed colleagues there, the network confirmed Friday. “Fox News Channel is canceling ‘The Specialists,’ and Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part …

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Wife Of Trump Organization Lawyer Arrested After Police Find Her Having Sex With Inmate At County Jail

The Fauquier County Times reports: An ongoing investigation into “suspicious” activity in the back seat of a car involving an inmate trustee at the Fauquier County jail led to the Tuesday arrest of Teresa Jo Burchfield, the wife of an ethics attorney to President Donald Trump’s business organization. Burchfield, 53, is married to Bobby R. Burchfield, a partner at Washington’s …

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Anti-Gay GOP Rep. Tim Murphy Confesses To Adultery

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: Congressman Tim Murphy publicly admitted Wednesday to having an extramarital affair with a personal friend, issuing a statement about the relationship hours after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette prevailed in a court motion to unseal a divorce action. Mr. Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, is not a party to the divorce. However, the husband in the case, Jesse Sally, …

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REPORT: Fox Sports Fires Baseball Legend Pete Rose After Decades-Old Allegation Of Sex With Underage Girl

From the Hollywood Reporter: Pete Rose’s days at Fox Sports have come to an end. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader will not continue at the cable network, where he was slated to return to the desk as part of its coverage of postseason games. Fox Sports declined comment. The news follows recent allegations …

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Almost Trump Communications Director Jason Miller Acknowledges Birth Of Love Child With Trump Staffer

The New York Post reports: The very first sex scandal of Donald Trump’s presidency has just resulted in the birth of a love child. Married former White House communications director Jason Miller has fathered a son with Trump transition adviser A.J. Delgado following a wild night out in Las Vegas. Page Six exclusively reported that Miller and Delgado went to …

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Suspended Fox Host Hires Trump’s Former Law Firm For $50M Defamation Suit Against “Dick Pics” Reporter

Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling has filed a $50 million defamation suit against the Huffington Post reporter who last week cited unnamed sources who told him that Bolling sent them unsolicited dick pics. According to the reporter, Yashar Ali, Bolling’s suit targets him personally and not the Huffington Post. Yesterday afternoon and again just now Bolling tweeted out denials …

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Colbert Tees Off On Eric Bolling: How Do You Forget Sending Someone Your Bits And Pieces? [VIDEO]

Salon reports: Eric Bolling pretty much begged to get mocked and ridiculed for the recent allegations of sexual harassment made against him, i.e., sending “dick pics” to colleagues at Fox News. The Fox News host, “whose cologne you can smell through the TV,” according to late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, has been a blowhard on the right-wing network for years. “Whatever …

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Bolling Accuser Calls In To Joy Reid’s Show [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Joy Reid sounded off on the latest vile incident coming from inside the walls at Fox News. The AM Joy host compared Eric Bolling, the conservative anchor at the embattled network, who’s been suspended for allegedly sending unsolicited photos of his genitals to three female colleagues, to an infamous NY politician. “A Fox News host had an …

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Fox News Suspends Host Eric Bolling Over Dick Pics

The New York Times reports: Fox News suspended Eric Bolling, a longtime host at the network, on Saturday pending an investigation into reports that he sent lewd photographs to three female colleagues via text message. Fox News learned about the allegations against Mr. Bolling after an inquiry from HuffPost, the network said in an emailed statement. In an article published …

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Female Fox Staffers Claim Host Eric Bolling Texted Them Unsolicited “Deeply Offensive” Dick Pics

The HuffPost reports: Eric Bolling, a longtime Fox News host, sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News, a dozen sources told HuffPost. Recipients of the photo confirmed its contents to HuffPost, which is not revealing their identities. The women, who are Bolling’s current …

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Mueller’s Grand Jury Is Already Issuing Subpoenas

Reuters reports: Grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with a June 2016 meeting that included President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and a Russian lawyer, two sources told Reuters on Thursday, in a sign that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is gathering pace. The sources added that Mueller had convened a grand jury in Washington to help investigate …

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The Mooch Has Canceled His Live-Stream Event

Vanity Fair reports: Before he (temporarily) disappears from public view, however, Scaramucci had a few things to get off his chest. Which is why he promised to tell the American people what really went down during his week and a half on the job, in an “online event” Friday that could be the biggest spectacle in Washington since James Comey’s …

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Log Cabin Republicans: Outing Is Always Wrong

On Tuesday, defense attorneys for former GOP House Rep. Aaron Schock accused the federal government of prosecutorial misconduct on several grounds, including interviewing witnesses as to whether they know if Schock is gay or not. Schock has been charged with 24 criminal counts, including misuse of government funds, and investigators are trying to determine, among other things, if his traveling …

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ILLINOIS: Former Rep. Aaron Schock Furious After Feds Ask If He’s Gay And If That’s Really His “Girlfriend”

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Lawyers for former Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., on Tuesday accused federal investigators of prosecutorial misconduct on a variety of grounds, including asking witnesses about Schock’s sexuality, whom he slept with and if he is gay. Schock was indicted on Nov. 10, 2016, and his defense lawyers in a Tuesday 92-page pre-trial filing asked a judge to …

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The Mooch Shoots Down DWTS Buzz: I Can’t Dance

Mediaite reports: TMZ scored the first on-camera comments from Anthony Scaramucci since the former White House communications director was ousted from his job yesterday. Scaramucci didn’t really have much to say today, and he deflected questions about his future plans and whether he had a chance to say goodbye to President Trump. At the very end, Scaramucci got the question …

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