Tag Archives: scandal

Homocon Milo Yiannopoulos Questioned Over $100K+ In Donations Meant For “White Male Students” Grants

Mediaite reports: After raising over $100,000 from his fans for a charitable purpose, Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos deposited the money in his own bank account and has made no moves towards distributing the cash to college students as promised, according to a Daily Beast investigation. In January, Yiannopoulos engaged in a five-hour online streaming marathon to raise cash for “Yiannopoulos Privilege …

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Ryan Lochte Apologizes For Not Being “More Careful And Candid” But Doesn’t Confess To Faking Robbery

USA Today reports: Ryan Lochte apologized on social media on Friday morning, saying he was sorry for not being “more careful and candid” in how he described events Sunday, which led to a Brazilian investigation into what police say was a fabricated story of a robbery. He accepted responsibility for his role in “taking the focus away from the many …

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USOC Apologizes To Brazil For “Distracting Ordeal” Of Faked Robbery, Charges For USA Swimmers Possible

ABC News reports: The U.S. Olympic Committee Thursday night apologized to Brazil for the “distracting ordeal” stemming from what Brazilian authorities call a fabricated claim of a gunpoint robbery by a group of swimmers in Rio de Janeiro. “The behavior of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it represent the values of Team USA or the conduct of the …

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Trump Campaign Chair Directly Linked To Covert Lobbying Operation For Ukraine’s Pro-Kremlin Party

The Associated Press reports: A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never disclosed their work as foreign agents …

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REPORT: USA Swimmers Admit Robbery Was Faked

The Boston Globe reports: A Brazil police official said US swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated his robbery claim and that US Olympic swimmers were involved in a rowdy gas station confrontation. The official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about an ongoing probe. He said that around …

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REPORT: Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Secretly Routed $2.2M In Ukraine Money To US Lobbyists

And the hits keep coming. The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump’s campaign chairman helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012, and did so in a way that effectively obscured the foreign political party’s efforts to influence U.S. policy. The revelation, provided to The Associated …

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Disgraced Former Fox News Chairman And Alleged Sexual Harasser Roger Ailes Joins Trump Campaign

The New York Times reports: Roger Ailes, the former Fox News chairman ousted last month over charges of sexual harassment, is advising Donald J. Trump as he begins to prepare for the all-important presidential debates this fall. Mr. Ailes is aiding Mr. Trump’s team as it turns its attention to the first debate with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, on …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Dem AG Kathleen Kane Convicted Of Nine Perjury Counts In Grand Jury Leak [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: The state’s attorney general was convicted Monday of all nine counts in a perjury and obstruction case related to a grand jury leak. Attorney General Kathleen Kane showed little emotion as jurors announced their verdict late Monday. The jurors agreed the first-term Democrat leaked information about a 2009 grand jury probe to embarrass a rival prosecutor. Earlier, …

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ALABAMA: Anti-Gay GOP Governor Busted On Tape Lying To Lawmaker About His Adulterous Affair [AUDIO]

More trouble for Roy Moore’s bestie. Raw Story reports: Republican Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is taking heat after bombshell phone call recordings released this week show that he lied to a state congressman about the casino gambling industry manufacturing rumors about him having an affair. AL.com reports that Alabama State Rep. Allen Farley recorded a phone conversation that he had …

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Staffer Says Christie “Flat Out Lied” About Bridgegate

NorthJersey.com reports: A former aide to Governor Christie said the governor lied about his knowledge of his administration’s involvement in the George Washington Bridge lane closures, according to a new court filing. Christina Renna, who worked under deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly, texted: “Are you listening? He just flat out lied about senior staff and (former deputy chief …

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CNN’s Brian Stelter: Roger Ailes Spied On Me By Having A Low-Level Fox News Staffer Date Me [VIDEO]

“About ten years ago I had a crush on a woman at Fox News. She was a low level staffer. I was in college at the time. So I was going out on what I thought were dates. Chris, I thought these were dates. These were not dates. She was actually reporting back to Fox News about me. She was …

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Fox News Host Andrea Tantaros: I Was Yanked Off The Air For Complaining About Sexual Harassment

Via New York Magazine: Fox News’ senior executives have said they were unaware of sexual-harassment allegations against Roger Ailes before former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against him in July. But those claims are now being challenged by Fox host Andrea Tantaros, who says that she complained multiple times to senior Fox executives in 2015 about Ailes’s inappropriate sexual …

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ALABAMA: Judge Won’t Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Because Jesus, Gets Busted For Nude Selfies

The Associated Press reports: An Alabama probate judge accused of sending sexually charged messages and nude photos to a woman he met when she went to his office to wed another man has agreed to a six-month unpaid suspension, his lawyer said Thursday. Tallapoosa County Probate Judge Leon Archer regrets his actions and cooperated fully with a probe that resulted …

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REPORT: Roger Ailes Used Millions In Fox News Money To Finance Campaigns Against His Enemies

Whoa. From New York Magazine: As Rupert Murdoch seeks to stabilize Fox News in the wake of Roger Ailes’s ouster, a crucial question remains unanswered: How was Ailes able to spend millions of dollars to settle sexual harassment claims without it setting off alarm bells? According to three highly-placed sources, part of the answer is that there were few checks …

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GUAM: Elderly Catholic Priest Says He Was Told To Say “Hail Marys” As Penance For Molesting 20 Boys

The Associated Press: A 95-year-old Catholic priest admitted to sexually abusing boys decades ago on Guam. He said he confessed his sins to other priests on the island at the time but none told him to specifically stop. Instead, the Rev. Louis Brouillard said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Saturday morning that the other priests told …

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CALIFORNIA: GOP Mayor Arrested For Recording Teens Playing Strip Poker In His Bedroom [VIDEO]

GOP Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva, who has held official town hall meetings at an anti-gay megachurch and who ceremoniously gave the key to the city to God (who did not attend), has been arrested on multiple charges including secretly recording a male teenager playing a game of strip poker in his bedroom at a summer camp. Sacramento’s NBC affiliate reports: …

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NEBRASKA: Governor Calls For Viciously Anti-Gay Pol To Resign Over Explicit Sex Video Starring Himself

Tea Party-backed Nebraska GOP state Sen. Bill Kintner is regularly in the local news for ridiculing gays, women, minorities, and the poor. So of COURSE this happened. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports: Gov. Pete Ricketts has urged state Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion to resign if allegations are proven true that Kintner had sexually explicit video of himself on his state …

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Trump Attacks Wasserman Schultz In New Ad [VIDEO]

This was to be expected: The video, which was released on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, features a mock job application for the Florida congresswoman to work for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Clinton’s campaign logo appears in the corner of the mock up. It ticks through her list of experience, which includes: …

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DWS Gives Up Her Convention Gavel

From Schultz’s hometown Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, won’t gavel her party’s national convention to order on Monday afternoon. In a brief phone conversation with the Sun Sentinel, she said: “I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Day One

The headlining speakers for tonight’s opening of the Democratic National Convention will be Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and…..Bernie Sanders. I’ll start another live thread just before things start, but in the meantime below you can watch live news reports on the still-unfolding Debbie Wasserman Schultz drama.

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