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  • Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of own pocket

    02/13/2018 8:10:55 PM PST · by CaptainK · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/13/2018 | Victor Morton
    President Trump’s longtime lawyer told the New York Times on Tuesday that he personally paid off a porn star who claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump. In a statement to The Times, Michael Cohen said he paid the $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford, best known as “Stormy Daniels,” without the connivance of Mr. Trump or his entities, and was not compensated after the fact. “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” he said in his statement. “The...
  • Trump: Bannon has 'lost his mind'

    01/03/2018 10:35:13 AM PST · by CaptainK · 64 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/3/2018 | Jordan Fabian
    In a blistering statement issued by the White House, Trump said Bannon has "lost his mind." "When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind," Trump said in a statement. "Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books." "Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make...
  • Byron York: Dossier author was in contact with Obama Justice Department

    12/08/2017 5:55:24 AM PST · by CaptainK · 43 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/7/2017 | Byron York
    It's been ten months since Washington learned that former British spy Christopher Steele, author of the so-called "Trump dossier," took the Hillary Clinton-funded opposition research document to the FBI, which considered sponsoring the anti-Trump work at the height of the 2016 presidential campaign. Now, congressional investigators have made what is perhaps an even more consequential discovery: Knowledge of the dossier project, during the campaign, extended into the highest levels of the Obama Justice Department. The department's Bruce Ohr, a career official, served as associate deputy attorney general at the time of the campaign. That placed him just below the deputy...
  • EXCLUSIVE:FBI Supervisor BOOTED from Mueller Probe INTERVIEWED Mike Flynn (Hannity tic-tock)

    A supervisory special agent who is now under scrutiny after being removed from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office for alleged bias against President Trump also oversaw the bureau’s interviews of embattled former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, this reporter has learned. Flynn recently pled guilty to one-count of lying to the FBI last week. FBI agent Peter Strzok was one of two FBI agents who interviewed Flynn, which took place on Jan. 24, at the White House, said several sources. The other FBI special agent, who interviewed Flynn, is described by sources as a field supervisor in the “Russian Squad,...
  • My Brother Kevin’s Not Tired of Winning

    11/23/2017 6:58:28 PM PST · by CaptainK · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/23/2017 | MAUREEN DOWD
    WASHINGTON — Wherever I go, people ask me the same question: “How can he?” How can Kevin support President Trump? Why isn’t he bothered by all the things others find appalling and frightening? Thanksgiving is here, so it’s time for my Republican brother to share his bounteous harvest of thoughts: Every time I hear Neil Gorsuch’s name, I smile. It has been a year since Donald Trump was elected, and his thrill-a-minute White House is still causing acid reflux for half the country and all of the mainstream media. There is always a lot of background noise buzzing around the...
  • Charles Manson, Satanic Mastermind Behind Murder of Actress Sharon Tate, Dies at 83

    11/19/2017 9:41:25 PM PST · by CaptainK · 57 replies
    HollywoodReporter.com ^ | 11/19/2017 | Mike Barnes
    Charles Manson, the sinister ringleader behind the grisly 1969 killing spree that took the life of young actress Sharon Tate and six others, died Sunday, TMZ reported. He was 83. Manson died at Bakersfield hospital in California, Tate's sister Debra told TMZ after receiving a call from the prison where Manson was located. He had been serving multiple life sentences in Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, Calif., after being convicted in January 1971 of conspiracy to commit the murders.
  • BREAKING: Bergdahl to get no prison time.

    11/03/2017 8:44:52 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/3/2017 | Associate Press
    Bergdahl to get dishonorable discharge, lose rank, forfeit pay in addition to getting no prison time.
  • Roger Stone's twitter account has been suspended

    10/28/2017 2:42:37 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 54 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 10/28/2017 | captaink
    It's hasn't been reported in the media yet, but it appears twitter has suspended his account. https://twitter.com/rogerjstonejr
  • Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus interviewed by Mueller team

    10/13/2017 6:13:46 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 19 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/13/2017 | Alex Pappas
    Reince Priebus, President Trump's former White House chief of staff, was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team Friday as part of the probe into Russia’s alleged attempt to meddle in the 2016 election, his lawyer said. “Mr. Priebus was voluntarily interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller’s team today,” attorney William Burck told Fox News. “He was happy to answer all of their questions.” Priebus served as chairman of the Republican National Committee during the presidential election. He joined the White House as the president’s first chief of staff. He was replaced in July by John Kelly, the retired Marine general...
  • American Caitlin Coleman, family freed from Afghanistan captors

    10/12/2017 5:11:08 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 33 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 10/12/2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    An American woman and her family, who had been held captive since 2012 by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network after being kidnapped while hiking in Afghanistan, were freed, the White House announced Thursday. Caitlin Coleman, 32, was seven months pregnant when she and her Canadian husband Josh Boyle were abducted. President Trump appeared to hint at the news of Coleman's release during a speech in Coleman's home state of Pennsylvania. "Something happened today, where a country that totally disrespected us called with some very, very important news," Trump said. "And one of my generals came in. They said, 'You know, I...
  • Did FBI Warn Trump About Russian Attempts To Infiltrate Campaign? GOP Senator Wants To Know

    09/22/2017 8:47:24 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/21/21017 | Chuck Ross
    A Republican senator wants to know whether the FBI warned the Trump campaign about Russian attempts to infiltrate the campaign. Bombshell revelations this week about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are what prompted the inquiry, made by the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley to FBI Director Christopher Wray. In a letter to Wray, Grassley asks whether the FBI ever provided a “defensive briefing” or any other warnings about “attempts to infiltrate the campaign by people connected with, or compromised by, Russian intelligence.” “Such a briefing allows innocent, unwitting organizations and individuals to take defensive action to protect themselves,”...
  • Trump Humiliated Jeff Sessions After Mueller Appointment

    09/14/2017 6:53:16 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 75 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09/14/17 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    WASHINGTON — Shortly after learning in May that a special counsel had been appointed to investigate links between his campaign associates and Russia, President Trump berated Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an Oval Office meeting and said he should resign, according to current and former administration officials and others briefed on the matter. The president attributed the appointment of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to Mr. Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation — a move Mr. Trump believes was the moment his administration effectively lost control over the inquiry. Accusing Mr. Sessions of...
  • James Clapper: I Question Trump's Fitness For Office, Wonder If He Is "Looking For A Way Out"

    08/22/2017 9:53:26 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 77 replies
    www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | 08/22/2017 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN contributor James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, said after watching President Trump's Tuesday night rally in Phoenix he questions his fitness for office. Clapper said Trump seems to be "looking for a way out" of the presidency. "I really question his ability, his fitness to be in this office and I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it," Clapper said. "Maybe he is looking for a way out."
  • Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer

    07/31/2017 5:50:50 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/31/17 | Ashley Parker, Carol D. Leonnig, Philip Rucker and Tom Hamburger
    On the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Germany last month, President Trump’s advisers discussed how to respond to a new revelation that Trump’s oldest son had met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign — a disclosure the advisers knew carried political and potentially legal peril. The strategy, the advisers agreed, should be for Donald Trump Jr. to release a statement to get ahead of the story. They wanted to be truthful, so their account couldn’t be repudiated later if the full details emerged. But within hours, at the president’s direction, the plan changed. Flying home...
  • Aaron Hernandez, former Patriots star convicted of murder, hangs himself in prison

    04/19/2017 4:56:07 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/19/17 | Cindy Boren
    Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who was serving a life sentence for murder without the possibility of parole, hanged himself in himself in his prison cell, Massachusetts Department of Corrections officials say. Officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., found Hernandez, 27, hanging from a bedsheet at about 3:05 a.m. Wednesday. They attempted lifesaving techniques and he was taken to UMass Memorial Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Fox to investigate sexual harassment claim against O'Reilly

    04/10/2017 6:14:16 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 39 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | REUTERS
    Fox News parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Sunday it will investigate a sexual harassment claim against TV anchor Bill O'Reilly, who has seen several companies pull their ads from his top-rated news show in the past week. The investigation comes after a complaint was phoned in to the network's corporate hotline last week by Wendy Walsh, a former regular guest on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor" TV show, and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, which the two posted to YouTube. "21st Century Fox investigates all complaints and we have asked the law firm Paul Weiss to continue assisting the company...
  • Sorry, Democrats. Trump’s not going anywhere. You wouldn’t like who would follow anyway.

    04/03/2017 7:36:44 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/2/2017 | Jonathan Capehart
    My friend Cheryl Pelicano is a blue sparkler in the circus of red that is South Carolina. And like all Democrats, she is aghast at everything related to President Trump. But all this Russia stuff, especially the latest involving Michael Flynn and his request for immunity, compelled Pelicano to ask me a series of “how can we get rid of this guy?” questions. So, I asked Laurence Tribe, legendary constitutional law professor at Harvard University, for the answers. Democrats crossing their fingers in hopes of a miracle removal of Trump from the Oval Office should let the blood back in...
  • White House Denies Claims That Former Attorney-General Sally Yates’ Testimony Was Blocked

    03/28/2017 10:41:11 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/28/2017 | Benjy Sarlin
    Several Democrats expressed outrage on Monday after letters surfaced that they said suggested the White House tried to prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before a House Intelligence Committee in its probe of connections between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. "It sounds like an effort to try and muzzle persons who have information and the ability to shed light on this investigation," Rep. Jackie Speier, D-California, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told MSNBC. [Dem Rep found out intel meetings cancelled through 'media reports'] White House officials and House Intelligence chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Califonia...
  • Senate Select Committee says no evidence Trump Tower ever bugged by White House.

    03/16/2017 12:09:57 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 48 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 3/16/17 | Fox News
    Just breaking per Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) say so.
  • Robert Osborne, TCM host and film historian, dies at 84

    03/06/2017 11:51:53 AM PST · by CaptainK · 41 replies
    Film historian Robert Osborne, the effervescent primetime host of Turner Classic Movies since the cabler's inception in 1994, has died. He was 84. TCM released a statement saying, "All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne. Robert was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than 23 years." Osborne was an irrepressible advocate for the films of Hollywood's golden era who wrote the Motion Picture Academy-sanctioned "50 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards" in 1978 and a number of updates ending in 2008 with "80...