Tag Archives: scandal

MISSOURI: Impeachment Looms For GOP Gov After Release Of Graphic Details On Incident With Mistress

Talking Points Memo reports: A woman who carried out a 2015 affair with Gov. Eric Greitens (R) accused him of coercing her into unwanted sexual contact while she wept on the floor of his basement, according to testimony included in a highly-anticipated Missouri House committee report released Wednesday evening. The 25-page report includes graphic, disturbing claims about a March 2015 …

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GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold Abruptly Resigns

In a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, scandal-ridden GOP US House Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned today, effective 5PM. His letter includes this laughable line: “I’m able to look my on my entirety of my career in public service and say that it was well worthwhile.” Farenthold announced his retirement last December in the wake of multiple sexual harassment …

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US Navy Fires Chaplain Over Public Sex Video

USA Today reports: A Navy chaplain was fired last month from his post at a Marine Corps command after he was caught on video having sex with a woman at a pub in New Orleans, USA TODAY has learned. The Marines fired Navy Capt. Loften Thornton on March 20 for “loss of trust and confidence,” said Marine Lt. Col. Ted …

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Southern Baptist Convention CEO Frank Page Retires Immediately Over “Morally Inappropriate Relationship”

The Birmingham Herald reports: Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, announced his immediate retirement in the wake of what he described as a “personal indiscretion.” Page, an author and frequent speaker in Baptist churches, served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2006 to 2008. He issued a statement to the Baptist Press …

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Stormy’s Lawyer To Subpoena Trump’s Bank Records

NBC News reports: Stormy Daniels’ lawyer is demanding that the Trump Organization preserve all records related to the adult film actress and he plans to subpoena them — citing “unmistakable links” between President Donald Trump’s company and a secrecy agreement she signed. Attorney Michael Avenatti also sent similar requests Thursday to two banks involved in a $130,000 payment facilitated by …

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BREAKING: Trump Threatens Stormy With $20 Million In Damages If She Doesn’t Shut Up About Affair

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump is moving his fight to keep Stormy Daniels silent about their alleged affair to federal court — and she’s now threatened with $20 million in damages if she doesn’t keep her mouth shut. The lawsuit that Daniels filed last week in California state court was moved to federal court in Los Angeles by Essential Consultants …

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Italian Escort Who Outed 40 Priests To Vatican Explains His Motivation In First Interview With US Gay Press

Earlier this month I reported that an Italian escort had delivered a 1200-page dossier to the Vatican which outs 40 gay priests as his clients. Unsurprisingly, the story continues to earn headlines in the Italian press. This week the escort speaks to our own Father Tony Adams, himself a retired Catholic priest, in an interview with South Florida Gay News. …

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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Got Restraining Order Blocking Stormy Daniels From Talking About Affair

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s lawyer is trying to silence adult-film star Stormy Daniels, obtaining a secret restraining order in a private arbitration proceeding and warning that she will face penalties if she publicly discusses a relationship with the president, NBC News has learned. Tuesday’s lawsuit says that Trump attorney Michael Cohen — who brokered the agreement with Clifford …

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MISSOURI: Revenge Porn Defense Fund Launched For GOP Governor, Separate Charity Scandal Unfolds

The Kansas City Star reports: Supporters of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have started a defense fund following his indictment on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to a 2015 extramarital affair. Internal Revenue Service records show the Republican governor’s backers started the nonprofit Friday. It can take unlimited donations, but those contributions must be publicly reported. The nonprofit is called the …

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NASHVILLE: Dem Mayor Resigns In Felony Sex Scandal

The Washington Post reports: Megan Barry resigned as Nashville’s mayor Tuesday morning, weeks after admitting an affair with the police officer who ran her security detail. Barry announced her resignation at a news conference, shortly after she pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge related to the affair. She kept her remarks brief and smiled throughout the announcement. “It has …

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MISSOURI: Republican Party Blames George Soros Over Arrest Of Governor On Felony Revenge Porn Charge

Mediaite reports: The Missouri GOP has finally released an official statement on the scandal that has enveloped Gov. Eric Greitens (R-MO,) which found the politician slapped with an invasion of privacy charge, stemming from his extramarital affair with a woman in 2015. In a bizarre bit of narrative jiu jitsu, the party somehow has laid the blame at the feet …

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MISSOURI: GOP Gov “Defiant” After Felony Revenge Porn Arrest, Blames “Reckless Liberal Prosecutor”

The Associated Press reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was elected. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Thursday announced the …

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ARKANSAS: Former Judge Get Five Years For Dismissing Charges Against Men In Return For Sexual Favors

Courthouse News reports: A former Arkansas judge was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for dismissing minor criminal cases in exchange for nude photographs or sexual favors from male defendants. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker also fined 72-year-old Boeckmann $50,000 and sentenced him to three years of supervised release after he does his time. O. Joseph Boeckmann, a …

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Trump Finally Breaks Silence On Rob Porter: Everyone Knows I’m Totally Opposed To Domestic Violence

CBS News reports: President Trump gave his first personal, full-throated condemnation of domestic violence Wednesday since the controversy surrounding former White House aide Rob Porter. “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind, everyone knows that. And it almost wouldn’t even have to be said. So now you hear it. But you all know it,” the president said …

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Office Of VA Secretary Accused Of Doctoring Email And Lying So Public Paid For His Wife’s 10-Day Europe Trip

The Washington Post reports: Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin’s chief of staff doctored an email and made false statements to create a pretext for taxpayers to cover expenses for the secretary’s wife on a 10-day trip to Europe last summer, the agency’s inspector general has found. Vivieca Wright Simpson, VA’s third-most senior official, altered language in an email from …

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Biden Blasts Trump’s Praise For Rob Porter: That’s Like Saying An Axe Murderer Is A Great Painter [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden reacted to comments made today by President Trump about the outgoing White House aide accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives. During a speech in Indiana talking about sexual assault, Biden read the statement from Trump that, while not mentioning the victims, did say the White House wishes Porter well. The former VP …

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Trump Praises Aide Accused Of Domestic Abuse, Wishes Him Well, Hopes He Has “Wonderful Career” [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: President Trump, who had gathered the press in the Oval Office Friday afternoon to share that he had donated money to a family with a father battling cancer, commented on now-former White House aide Rob Porter, who resigned over allegations of spousal abuse. The president said the White House wishes him well, noting that it is a …

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WH Official Resigns After Domestic Abuse Allegations

The Washington Post reports: A senior White House official announced Wednesday he will resign following allegations by his two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse. The official, Rob Porter, served as the staff secretary and often controlled the paper flow to President Trump’s desk, along with his daily schedule. Porter also oversaw the White House’s policy implementation process and worked …

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Steve Wynn Resigns As CEO Of Casino Empire

CNBC reports: Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts, the company announced Tuesday. The move comes after a Wall Street Journal report published in January detailed allegations of decades of sexual misconduct by the gambling mogul. The allegations in the report detailed accounts from dozens of current and former employees that would amount to “a decades-long …

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House Of Cards Resumes Production Without Spacey

The New York Times reports: Kevin Spacey is out. Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear are in. The sixth and final season of “House of Cards” will introduce new characters as it tries to move past a sexual misconduct scandal that put the Netflix series in peril and forced out its biggest star. Mr. Spacey, who played the central character, Frank …

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