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  • Shining a light on the Neverland of child sex abuse

    03/10/2019 2:47:05 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | March 9, 2019 | Editorial Board
    It is both harrowing and infinitely sad to see "Leaving Neverland" and "Surviving R. Kelly,"  two cable television documentaries about the crime of child sexual abuse, its perpetrators and victims. R. Kelly currently sits in a Chicago jail cell for failure to pay child support, while at the same time, years of allegations about his sexual abuse of underage girls, have finally caught up with him. The R&B star says he is unfairly accused and that his career has been ruined by the allegations. "Leaving Neverland" aired last week, profiling two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them when...
  • Jared Kushner's team responds to report Trump 'ordered' security clearance for son-in-law

    02/28/2019 8:10:44 PM PST · by blueplum · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A spokesman for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's attorney told Fox News Thursday that President Trump's son-in-law received a top-secret security clearance through "the regular process with no pressure from anyone," after The New York Times reported that Trump "ordered" then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to grant the clearance against the advice of then-White House Counsel Don McGhan. Fox News reported in May 2018 that Kushner had obtained a full security clearance. He had been working at the White House with an interim security clearance for the better part of a year, through late February 2018. That...
  • Megyn Kelly calls out Sarah Silverman over vulgar anti-Trump message

    02/13/2019 7:06:31 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/13/19 | John Bowden
    Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly took aim at comedian Sarah Silverman on Tuesday after Silverman attacked President Trump on Twitter using obscenities and vulgar imagery. Kelly tweeted Tuesday that Silverman's use of language made her a questionable choice for children's movies, including the "Wreck it Ralph" franchise in which Silverman recently starred in the sequel, "Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet." "This woman wants to star in children’s movies produced by Disney. (And just did, in Ralph Breaks the Internet.)," Kelly tweeted. Silverman was quickly defended by fellow comedians like Jonah Ray Rodrigues and actress Olivia Wilde,...
  • Lady Gaga, R. Kelly song removed from streaming services, YouTube

    01/12/2019 7:25:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | 1/11/19 | Wade Sheridan
    Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga's 2013 single "Do What U Want (With My Body)" featuring R. Kelly has been removed from music streaming services. Gaga promised on Twitter Wednesday that the track would be removed in response to the multiple sexual assault allegations that Kelly is facing. Official music videos for "Do What U Want (With My Body)" were also removed from YouTube, however, a video of Gaga and Kelly performing the song at the American Music Awards remains.
  • Megyn Kelly Reaches Exit Deal With NBC, Will Get Full $69 Million Payout

    01/11/2019 8:10:37 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    TV Line ^ | January 11, 2019 | Dave Nemetz
    It’s official: Megyn Kelly has parted ways with NBC, three months after being yanked off the air. Kelly and the Peacock network have officially reached an exit agreement, according to CNN, that will see the anchor walk away with every penny of her original three-year, $69 million contract, even though she’s leaving more than a year early. (Kelly joined the network in 2017 after a successful stint at Fox News.) “The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC,” the network said in a statement on Friday night. Kelly’s daytime talk show Megyn...
  • Steve Hilton: Mattis, Kelly marched to the establishment beat. Trump was right to fire them

    01/07/2019 6:26:35 PM PST · by bitt · 8 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/6/2019 | Steve Hilton
    The new year began as the old year ended - with the establishment up in arms over generals leaving the Trump administration. How would the world survive the departures of John Kelly and James Mattis? "Today has just been a cascade of what would be generally seen as absolutely apocalyptic news in any other presidency…Let's start tonight with the resignation of the Secretary of Defense James Mattis," Rachel Maddow lamented. "Apocalyptic." Forget about war or disease or poverty. The apocalypse is when America's elected president is no longer supervised by the unelected ruling establishment. They even gave it a name...
  • Mattis, Kelly marched to the establishment beat. Trump was right to fire them

    01/07/2019 7:21:47 AM PST · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 07 2019 | Steve Hilton
    The new year began as the old year ended - with the establishment up in arms over generals leaving the Trump administration. How would the world survive the departures of John Kelly and James Mattis? "Today has just been a cascade of what would be generally seen as absolutely apocalyptic news in any other presidency…Let's start tonight with the resignation of the Secretary of Defense James Mattis," Rachel Maddow lamented. "Apocalyptic." Forget about war or disease or poverty. The apocalypse is when America's elected president is no longer supervised by the unelected ruling establishment. They even gave it a name...
  • John Kelly Confirms He Was Lying All Along: The White House Is in Chaos

    12/30/2018 11:36:00 PM PST · by brent1a · 93 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | DECEMBER 30, 2018 1:10PM ET | Peter Wade
    It will come as no surprise that the White House is in chaos, but what is shocking is that this fact is being confirmed by President Donald Trump’s outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly. In an exit interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kelly admits that the White House is not quite the “well-oiled machine” that Trump loves to brag about. Two specific instances he cited as chaotic were the implementation of the travel ban and the “zero-tolerance” family separation policy at the Mexican border.
  • John Kelly blames Jeff Sessions for family separation policy at border

    12/30/2018 10:39:03 AM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 30, 2018 | By Mark Moore
    In the wake of the deaths of two migrant children, outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly blamed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the policy that separated children from their parents at the border. “What happened was Jeff Sessions, he was the one that instituted the zero-tolerance process on the border that resulted in both people being detained and the family separation,” Kelly told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Sunday. “He surprised us.” Sessions, who President Trump fired after the midterm elections in November, announced the zero-tolerance policy in May, saying it would act as...
  • Outgoing White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly defends his rocky tenure

    12/30/2018 5:36:31 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | Dec. 30, 2018 | MOLLY O'TOOLE
    [snip] ...he presided over some of the Trump administration’s most controversial immigration and security policies. In the phone interview Friday, Kelly defended his rocky tenure, arguing that it is best measured by what the president did not do when Kelly was at his side. It was only after Kelly’s departure was confirmed Dec. 8, for example, that Trump abruptly announced the pullout of all U.S. troops from Syria and half the 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, two moves that Kelly had opposed. Kelly’s supporters say he stepped in to block or divert the president on dozens of matters large and small....
  • Pence Chief of Staff Nick Ayers Won’t Be Next White House Staff Chief

    12/09/2018 2:04:27 PM PST · by Galatians328 · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 9, 2018 | Michael C. Bender
    President Trump, Pence’s chief of staff unable to agree on time frame for job
  • Trump to nominate Mark Milley as next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman

    12/08/2018 8:42:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 08 2018 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Trump announced Saturday that he would nominate Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to become the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley, a four-star general, is being nominated to succeed current Gen. Joseph Dunford, whose second term as the nation's highest-ranking uniformed officer will end in the summer of 2019. "I am pleased to announce my nomination of four-star General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the United States Army – as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing General Joe Dunford, who will be retiring," Trump tweeted Saturday morning. "I am thankful...
  • Mueller investigators questioned John Kelly in obstruction probe

    12/07/2018 10:49:45 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/7/2018 | Evan Perez and Dana Bash
    White House chief of staff John Kelly was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team in recent months, three people with knowledge of the matter told CNN. Kelly responded to a narrow set of questions from special counsel investigators after White House lawyers initially objected to Mueller's request to do the interview earlier this summer, the sources said. Kelly is widely expected to leave his position in the coming days and is no longer on speaking terms with President Donald Trump, CNN reported earlier Friday. Kelly is the latest high-ranking White House official known to provide information for Mueller's investigation,...
  • White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is 'expected' to resign as soon as TODAY

    12/07/2018 7:59:28 AM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    DM ^ | December 7, 2018
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is 'expected' to resign as soon as TODAY after Trump completely stopped speaking to him – and Pence chief of staff will replace him
  • Judge Who Restored Acosta’s Press Pass Should Be Impeached Because He Doesn’t Know The Constitution

    11/18/2018 5:01:09 PM PST · by deandg99 · 33 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/18/2018 | Tim Brown
    Federal Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump-appointed judge, ruled that the White House had to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass because it potentially violated “due process” of law, and since no crime was committed and no charges have been filed, I believe that Judge Kelly has no idea of what due process is nor what the Constitution states about it and should be impeached. ... Kelly went on to state, “The opportunity to be heard seems especially important in this case. The government must provide Mr. Acosta due process if it is to revoke his hard pass.” ......
  • John Kelly could be on way out as chief of staff after clashing with Melania Trump

    11/13/2018 4:13:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 13, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    President Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly may soon be pushed out of the White House after clashing with first lady Melania Trump. The top White House aide and the first lady have had disputes over staffing issues and travel requests, NBC News reported Tuesday. "There have been instances where the East Wing staff were not treated as equals to the male-dominated decision makers in chief Kelly’s office," one White House official told the news outlet. "Promotions were denied then finally granted after months of requests.” Some of the arguments have escalated to the president. The first lady brought up...
  • ‘It’s all out war’: Megyn Kelly is looking to get a multi-million-dollar fee PLUS her [tr]

    10/30/2018 1:11:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    Megyn Kelly has adopted a scorched earth policy in her exit with NBC multiple sources tell DailyMail.com. The embattled host is now after additional money on top of her contract payout sources close to both Kelly and the network tell DailyMail.com, and threatening to expose executives and on-air talent to help her achieve her goals. ’It’s all out war in negotiations between Megyn and NBC,’ said one source close to Kelly. ‘She doesn’t just want the remainder of her $69 million contract, she wants more money on top as compensation for what she believes is NBC’s attempt to not just...
  • NBC Reluctant To Give Megyn Kelly Big Payout As Part Of Exit After Missteps

    10/30/2018 6:55:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 29, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Megyn Kelly is off the air and heading toward the door at NBC, but it looks like any exit won’t be as smooth as the former Fox News Channel host may have anticipated. Over the weekend and today, increasingly intractable NBC News boss Andy Lack has made it clear in talks with Kelly’s reps that a hefty payout for the rest of her $69 million contract is a non-starter, well-positioned sources tell Deadline.
  • 'This is the worst white privilege I have ever seen': Black NBC staffers 'deeply hurt' that [tr]

    10/26/2018 9:10:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    A number of Megyn Kelly's black colleagues at NBC are shocked that the host is fighting to receive a full payout of her contract after her comments defending blackface earlier in the week. DailyMail.com spoke to a number of employees whose feelings on the subject ran the gamut from 'deeply hurt' to outright 'appalled' at Kelly's behavior and reports that she might claim her coverage of the #MeToo movement played a role in her termination. On Tuesday, Kelly defended the practice of blackface during a roundtable discussion with an all-white panel where not one participant referenced the deeply racist and...
  • Report: Megyn Kelly Out At NBC

    10/25/2018 10:09:48 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 107 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 25 Oct 2018
    ‘Megyn Kelly is done. She is not ever coming back,’ said an NBC executive with knowledge of the situation. ‘We are just working out timing of the announcement but mark my word – she is gone and will never be seen on NBC live again.’ The source then added: ‘Here’s the worst part – her deal is a non-break deal – so she walks away with all that money. It’s disgusting and heads should roll here because of it.’… A network news insider tells DailyMail.com that there are tentative conversations underway about Kelly returning to Fox News, whose viewers despise...