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US Intel Tells Trump That Russia Has “Compromising Personal And Financial” Information About Him

And we can bet that Trump knows what they know. Hence, the Putin love affair. CNN reports: Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN. The allegations were presented in …

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Publisher Yanks Monica Crowley’s Plagiarized Book

The New York Times reports: HarperCollins is withdrawing the digital edition of Monica Crowley’s 2012 book “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?” from retailers, after evidence of plagiarism. Its decision to recall the book comes after a report by CNN that Ms. Crowley, a conservative columnist and TV personality who was chosen by President-elect Donald J. Trump for a high-ranking communications …

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REPORT: Fox News Secretly Settled Six-Figure Sexual Harassment Suit Against Host Bill “Falafel” O’Reilly

The New York Daily News reports: After getting hit with a slew of sexual harassment claims last year, Fox News quietly settled for hundreds of thousands of dollars after a host accused Bill O’Reilly of frequently making inappropriate phone calls and once trying to forcefully kiss her, a recent report claims. Juliet Huddy, who used to be a regular on …

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REPORT: Trump Security Council Pick Monica Crowley Also Plagiarized Portions Of Her Doctoral Dissertation

Politico Magazine reports: Monica Crowley, President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for a top National Security Council job, plagiarized numerous passages in her Ph.D. dissertation, Politico Magazine has found. An examination of the dissertation and the sources it cites identified around more than a dozen sections of text that have been lifted, with little to no changes, from other scholarly works …

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ARKANSAS: Republican Rep Pleads Guilty In Kickback Scheme That Diverted State Funds To Christian College

Raw Story reports: An Arkansas Republican lawmaker has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he personally profited from an elaborate bribery and kickback scheme involving a northwest Arkansas evangelical Christian college. Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist pointed to the rapidly mushrooming scandal which the Arkansas Times said could land state Rep. Michah Neal behind bars for up …

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Netanyanu Caught On Tape Offering “Huge Financial Benefits” In Return For Favorable Media Coverage

The Jerusalem Post reports: Arnon “Noni” Mozes, publisher of Israel’s Yedioth Ahronot newspaper, is reportedly at the center of the corruption investigation against Prime Benjamin Netanyahu. According to a Channel 2 report on Sunday, Mozes sought to receive financial benefits for Yedioth Ahronoth and possibly the closure of Israel Hayom‘s weekend edition newspaper in exchange for favorable coverage. Israel Hayom …

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ISRAEL: Attorney General Orders Criminal Investigation Into Netanyahu Over Bribery And Fraud Allegations

The Times Of Israel reports: Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit reportedly approved a full criminal investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into allegations of bribery and fraud. Netanyahu will be investigated by police for two separate cases and will be called in for police questioning in the coming days, Channel 10 reported on Wednesday. The Justice Ministry — under whose auspices …

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ISRAEL: Netanyahu To Face Corruption Investigation

The Times Of Israel reports: A months-long inquiry into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s affairs took a new twist on Monday, with police reportedly convinced that they will be able to open a full-blown criminal investigation against him in the next few days. Police recently received new documents as part of a secret inquiry that began almost nine months ago, Channel …

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BABY DADDY: Trump Communications Director Jason Miller Resigns After Coworker Lobs Adultery Charge

If all you wanted for Christmas was the first Trump team sex scandal, unwrap this from the New York Daily News: Donald Trump’s inner circle was thrown into turmoil Saturday when his newly-named White House communications director resigned after a transition team staffer posted cryptic tweets suggesting he’s a philanderer. Jason Miller announced that he won’t be joining the Trump …

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VOMIT ALERT: Alabama Governor Interviews Roy Moore To Replace Jeff Sessions In The US Senate

Prepare to vomit. The Montgomery Advertiser reports: Gov. Robert Bentley’s office said Wednesday the governor interviewed four candidates this week to replace U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, including suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. In addition to Moore, Bentley interviewed U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville; Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston and Republican Sens. Arthur Orr of Decatur and Cam …

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VOICE OF TRUMPERICA: Roger Ailes Reportedly Up For State Department Post Running The Voice Of America

According to reports on Twitter, disgraced former Fox News president Roger Ailes is under consideration to become Trump’s Under Secretary of Diplomacy and Public Affairs, a State Department post that would place him in charge of the Voice Of America. Additionally, Trump is reportedly planning to revamp the Voice Of America in the style of Russia’s state-run propaganda outlet, RT …

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MORE THAN APPROPRIATE: Trump To Hang His Personal Letter From Richard Nixon In The Oval Office

Politico reports: President-elect Donald Trump is planning to make some artistic changes to the Oval Office that reflect his fascination with his own unexpected victory. Trump has told friends he plans to hang in the Oval Office a personal letter written to him in 1987 by President Richard Nixon that predicted his eventual win. The letter was sent to the …

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ILLINOIS: Totally Not-Gay Former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock Arraigned On 24 Felony Corruption Charges

The Associated Press reports: Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, once a rising star in the Republican Party, is being arraigned Monday on federal corruption charges alleging he used his position to spend lavishly on travel, World Series tickets and other luxuries. The 35-year-old Republican is accused of using government and campaign money to subsidize an extravagant lifestyle, as well …

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Treasury Pick Scrubbed Address Of His $26M Mansion From The Web Due To Mortgage Crisis Protesters

The New York Daily News reports: Donald Trump’s Treasury pick treasures his family’s privacy. Steven Mnuchin told a judge during his 2014 divorce he wanted his home address kept private because he was worried protesters upset by foreclosures might harm his three young kids – and he even got the address wiped off the internet. In a sworn statement requesting …

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Indicted Not-Gay Former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock Is Sick Of Being “Poked, Prodded, And Probed” [VIDEO]

In the video below you’ll note that he also takes a shot at Hillary. ABC News reports: An Illinois congressman who resigned amid scrutiny of lavish spending — including a “Downton Abbey”-style redecorating of his Capitol Hill office — was charged Thursday in a wide-ranging federal indictment that alleges he schemed to profit personally from his government job. The 52-page …

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REPORT: The National Enquirer Bought But Never Published A Story About Trump Cheating On Melania

Via Politico: The National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy playmate for exclusive rights to her story about having an affair with Donald Trump, but it never published the story, according to The Wall Street Journal. Karen McDougal, Playboy’s 1998 playmate of the year, claims to have had an affair with Trump from 2006 to 2007, while he was …

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NEW JERSEY: Former Staffers For Gov. Chris Christie Found Guilty Of All Charges In Bridgegate Scandal

CBS News reports: Two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been convicted in a plot to use traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge for political retaliation. Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, were found guilty Friday of all …

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Trump Blames Microphones For #Pussygate [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is making his pitch to Catholics, many of whom could serve as important swing voters in states such as Florida and Pennsylvania. The latest poll from the Public Religion Research Institute showed a stark divide among white Catholics: 44 percent said they support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton while another 44 percent …

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NEW JERSEY: Catholic Priest Busted For Child Porn, Charged With 40 Felony Counts Of Sexual Abuse

NJ.com reports: A Roman Catholic priest from New Jersey has been arrested on child pornography charges. Kevin Gugliotta, 54, of Mahwah allegedly uploaded illicit images from a computer in his vacation home in Lehigh Township, Pa. on July 9, the Wayne County District Attorney said in a news release on Wednesday. Gugliotta worked at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Former Dem AG Kathleen Kane Sentenced To 10 To 23 Months In Prison For Perjury

The New York Times reports: The brief, unlikely political career of Kathleen G. Kane, Pennsylvania’s brightest rising star when she was elected state attorney general less than four years ago, came to a humiliating close on Monday, when a judge sentenced her to 10 to 23 months in prison for her conviction on charges of perjury and abuse of her …

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