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House Intel Committee Member Tells CNN: Some Trumpsters Will End Up In Prison Over Russia [VIDEO]

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) spun a lot of heads around on social media late this afternoon when he flatly told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he’s pretty sure some Trump associates will go to prison over their ties to Russia. BLITZER: You want to elaborate on that give us more? Because that is obviously a very intriguing …

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More Top Advertisers Flee Bill O’Reilly’s Show In Wake Of Sex Scandal: BMW, Hyundai, Glaxo, And Others

The New York Daily News reports: Five more advertisers pulled out of Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show Tuesday over his history of sexual harassment cases, after two started the exodus a day earlier. A spokesperson for BMW of North America told BuzzFeed News it would suspend its advertising on “The O’Reilly Factor” in light of the allegations. Meanwhile, Ainsworth Pet …

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Mercedes Drops O’Reilly’s Show Over Sex Scandal

CNN reports: Mercedes-Benz said Monday that it has “reassigned” its advertisements on “The O’Reilly Factor” following a report about five settlements with women who alleged sexual harassment or verbal abuse by the show’s host, Bill O’Reilly. In a statement provided to CNNMoney, a spokesperson for the car company called the allegations against O’Reilly “disturbing.” “Yes, we had advertising running on …

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Sean Spicer: Trump Wants Michael Flynn To Testify

From the Washington Examiner: White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined on Friday to say whether President Trump believes ousted national security advisor Mike Flynn is guilty of a crime, even though Trump said on Twitter that Flynn should seek immunity from the Senate Intelligence Committee before he testifies about Russia. Spicer was asked if Trump’s tweet means that Flynn …

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Jason Chaffetz: Congress Should Not Give Immunity To Flynn And Trump Should Shut Up About It [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump shouldn’t talk about whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be granted immunity, a top House Republican advised Friday. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told Fox News he disagrees with the president’s characterization of the Russia investigation, as well as the commander in chief’s decision to comment on it. …

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Bookmakers Up Impeachment Odds To 56%

Inverse Culture reports: Donald Trump is the President of the United States. But if oddsmakers are right, there’s a good chance that he won’t hold office for that long. There are many reasons Trump could be impeached or resign before his first term ends. As of March 27, Trump’s odds of leaving office before his first term have increased to …

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Ex-CIA Chief Of Staff: The Only Person Michael Flynn Could Give Up To Get Immunity Is Trump [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A former top government official said the White House reminds him of a “runaway train” following the latest revelations Thursday about President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser. Mike Flynn, who served as the president’s national security adviser for three weeks, says he is willing to be interviewed about the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia in return …

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Trump On Michael Flynn: It’s A Witch Hunt By Dems!

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump appeared to offer legal advice to his former national security advisor on Friday morning amid reports that Michael Flynn has agreed to be interviewed by the FBI in exchange for immunity. One old comment of Flynn’s is gaining new prominence in light of the Journal’s report. Speaking about Hillary Clinton’s private email server in …

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BREAKING: Michael Flynn Asks For Immunity From Prosecution In Return For Testimony On Trump/Russia

Huge news from the Wall Street Journal: Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution, according to officials with knowledge of the matter. As an …

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Christie Aide Sentenced To Two Years For Bridgegate

CBS News reports: Bill Baroni, an ex-aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has been sentenced to two years in prison over 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Baroni and Bridget Kelly were convicted last November on counts including wire fraud, conspiracy and misusing the bridge for improper purposes. Baroni is being sentenced first Wednesday followed by Kelly in the …

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Indicted Former US House Rep. Aaron Schock Claims Staffer Acted As Secret Informant For The Feds

The Associated Press reports: Attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say a staffer secretly provided the government with a trove of confidential documents in violation of Schock’s protection from unreasonable search and seizure. The lawyers write in Tuesday court filings that the government went too far when it transformed the staffer into an informant and required him to wear …

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OKLAHOMA: Court Docs Reveal Former GOP Senator Agreed To Bareback Sex With “Boy Pussy” Prostitute

Court documents made public at Friday’s arraignment of former Oklahoma GOP state Sen. Ralph “Family Values” Shortey appear to reveal that he agreed to ejaculate in the “boy pussy” of the teenage prostitute he is alleged to have hired. Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate reports: Ralph Shortey, a Republican from Oklahoma City who represented the state’s 44th senate district, was charged …

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Rep. Devin Nunes: Paul Manafort Has Volunteered To Testify Before House Intel Committee On Ties To Russia

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has offered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in its investigation of Russian meddling in the US election, committee chairman Devin Nunes announced Friday. Nunes said House investigators are still negotiating when Manafort will testify and whether he will testify in an open hearing or in a closed briefing. …

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PHILADELPHIA: Owner Of Popular Gay Bar Caught Up In Corruption Scandal Involving Dem District Attorney

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams [photo] sent his friend and benefactor Michael Weiss this text in November 2014: “What does your badge say?” Weiss replied: “District Attorney, Special Advisor.” “Fancy,” Williams countered playfully about the official role he had conferred on Weiss, who owns bars in Philadelphia, including Woody’s, an iconic gay bar in Center City. …

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Josh Duggar Sued Over Profile Photo Theft

In Touch reports: In Touch is exclusively reporting that, on March 13, Josh Duggar was served legal papers in the Ashley Madison lawsuit with Matt McCarthy. According to the legal documents exclusively obtained by In Touch, Josh, a used-car salesman, was served at his work in Siloam Springs, AR, by lawyers for the LA-based DJ and photographer who claims Josh …

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OKLAHOMA: GOP State Senator Charged With Child Prostitution To Resign Today, Dem Announces Bid

Tulsa World reports: The Oklahoma Senate does not need a conviction to expel Sen. Ralph Shortey, who is facing child prostitution charges, experts said. But in the end, it might not matter. An attorney for Shortey told The Oklahoman late Monday that the senator will step down. He has hired Oklahoma City attorney Ed Blau, a former prosecutor, as his …

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Michael Flynn Never Signed Trump’s Ethics Pledge

The Daily Beast reports: The White House’s former top national security official did not sign an ethics pledge ostensibly required of all Trump administration appointees barring them from ethically questionable lobbying activities, The Daily Beast has learned. A spokesman for former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn confirmed on Tuesday that Flynn did not sign the pledge during his brief tenure. …

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Colin Farrell To Play Oliver North In Amazon Series

Variety reports: Colin Farrell is ready to return to the small screen. Farrell and his “Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos are teaming up again on an Amazon show about Oliver North and his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. Farrell will star as the former U.S. Marine in the untitled limited series, which will primarily focus on the Iran-Contra scandal, and Lanthimos …

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OKLAHOMA: Even If Convicted Of Child Prostitution, Accused GOP Senator Will Get His Pension [VIDEO]

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and leaders of both state parties last night called for the resignation of Sen. Ralph Shortey. If his resignation doesn’t come immediately, the Senate will likely act to expel him early next week. Meanwhile there’s this: Shortey, 35, has been in office long enough that he will get his state retirement. There is a law that …

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OKLAHOMA: GOP Senator Surrenders On Three Felony Child Prostitution Charges, More Details Emerge

The Oklahoman reports: Suspended state Sen. Ralph Shortey turned himself in Thursday after being charged with three felonies involving child prostitution accusations. Shortey, 35, was charged in Cleveland County District Court after a police investigation into his stay at a Moore hotel with a 17-year-old boy. Shortey is charged with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet …

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