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  • Italy's Silvio Berlusconi Is Back After Announcing His Candidacy for European Parliament

    01/20/2019 8:39:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Time ^ | January 17, 2019 | Nicole Winfield / AP
    The three-time Italian premier, who has made a career out of rebounding from legal woes, personal scandal, heart trouble and political setbacks, is running for the European Parliament in May elections. The 82-year-old Berlusconi announced his candidacy with his center-right Forza Italia party Thursday in Sardinia. He said he wanted to “bring my voice to a Europe that should change, a Europe that has lost profound thinking about the world.” Berlusconi had been barred from running for public office for nearly five years due to a tax fraud conviction. Citing his good conduct, a court last year ruled that he...
  • Israeli Missiles Fall on Damascus; Syrian Forces Retaliate

    01/20/2019 4:24:58 PM PST · by McGruff · 13 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | January 20, 2019
    The Israeli Defence Forces on Sunday confirmed that its missiles are “currently targeting Iranian Quds in Syrian territory” just before midnight local time as reports from the Syrian News Agency confirms massive explosions in capital Damascus. “We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory,” the statement released by the IDF said. It marks the first time Israel has confirmed they are striking Iranian targets in Syria and that it is happening in real time. There have been unconfirmed reports since that Syrian forces are engaging with their weaponry by the Golan Heights — a...
  • Turkey demands life imprisonment for US Consulate employee

    01/20/2019 1:44:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | 2 hours ago | Rawa Barwari
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Turkish prosecutors demand aggravated life imprisonment for a local US Consulate employee, Metin Topuz, who they charge with espionage for a foreign nation, membership in a terrorist organization, and participation in conspiracies to overthrow the government of Turkey.Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim, former ministers Ali Babacan, Muammer Guler, and Zafer Caglayan – the last two themselves targets of a high-level corruption investigation in 2013 – and former Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag are among 30 officials who claimed victimhood and are plaintiffs in an indictment released this weekend against Topuz.The Turkish national who...
  • US senator says Saudi crown prince must be 'dealt with' over Khashoggi murder

    01/20/2019 1:34:55 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    Yahoo "news" ^ | January 19, 2019 | AFP
    A key US senator on Saturday said the Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's murder and must be "dealt with", as he threatened new sanctions. Republican Lindsey Graham, an influential ally of President Donald Trump, has previously said that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the grisly killing of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi in October. "I have concluded that the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States cannot move forward until MBS has been dealt with," Graham said, using the initials for the crown prince. Graham also threatened new sanctions against those suspected of involvement...
  • The BDS Campaign: Anti-Jew Leftists Breaking Federal Anti-Boycott Law

    01/19/2019 10:38:49 AM PST · by Moseley · 22 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Anti-Semites are violating federal law by boycotting Israel and Israeli companies and institutions. Activists in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, one of the highest-profile global projects of the left, are subject to criminal and financial penalties, including jail time of five years and fines up to $50,000. A U.S. exporter can lose the right to export any products to any country. So why isn’t the U.S. Department of Justice enforcing the anti-boycott laws? President Donald Trump should order the Office of Antiboycott Compliance to come out of cryogenic stasis and get back to work, and order DOJ to...
  • Trump rips BuzzFeed after Mueller team disputes Cohen report

    01/19/2019 3:05:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/18/19 | Chris Perez
    President Trump blasted BuzzFeed News late Friday night on Twitter — saying it was a “very sad day for journalism” — after the special counsel disputed the media outlet’s report on his alleged real estate deal with the Russians. “Remember it was Buzzfeed that released the totally discredited ‘Dossier,’ paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democrats (as opposition research), on which the entire Russian probe is based!” Trump tweeted. “A very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!” The president went on to say that “fake news is truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”...
  • Hollywood Declares Victory Over Trump After Unsubstantiated Buzzfeed ‘Bombshell’

    01/19/2019 4:23:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/19 | Justin Caruso
    **SNIP** Rosie O’Donnell responded, “he is f***** happyDAY #mpeachTheMFTraitor” “Holy F***balls! Lock him up!” Kathy Griffin exclaimed, adding, “IMPEACH AND CONVICT THE MOTHERF*****.” Celebrity activist Alyssa Milano simply said, “He’s toast.” **SNIP** Star Trek actor George Takei chimed in, “Anyone else notice that the allegations and evidence against Trump keep getting more serious and rock solid? This is no doubt by design; the nation needs to understand that we’re dealing with a criminal who has something to hide before Mueller reveals what it is Trump is hiding.”
  • CNN Analyst: Many Americans Will Dismiss Media as ‘Leftist Liars’ Over Disputed BuzzFeed Story

    01/19/2019 5:34:05 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 18,2019 | David Rutz
    CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin fretted Friday that many Americans would dismiss the news media as a "bunch of leftist liars" in the wake of the BuzzFeed News story called "not accurate" by special counsel Robert Mueller's office. BuzzFeed set off a Washington firestorm on Thursday with its report that President Donald Trump had directed longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. However, on Friday night, a spokesman for Mueller's office said the report was "not accurate." "BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of...
  • 5 Reasons BuzzFeed’s Story Should Never Have Been Accepted by the Mainstream Media

    01/19/2019 6:21:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2019 | Phelim McAleer
    The Special Counsel’s office has issued a statement debunking the BuzzFeed “bombshell scoop” that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. The story was widely regurgitated by the mainstream media, with the smallest of caveats, and then they marched full on pointing out that suborning perjury is an impeachable offense. They were excited, gleeful almost but here are five reasons they should never have reported the story in the first place. They are five red flags about Jason Leopold, one of the journalists behind the story, that meant they should not run a story on the report without...
  • Networks Spend Over 27 Minutes on Dubious BuzzFeed Trump Story

    01/19/2019 7:16:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 19, 2019 | Curtis Houk
    Friday night, the Special Counsel’s office released an extremely rare statement that took a buzz saw to BuzzFeed News’s Thursday night bombshell that alleged President Trump directed former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about possible construction of a Trump Tower in Moscow. In the statement, a Mueller spokesman called it “not accurate.” Despite the fact that the BuzzFeed News story was not confirmed by — well — any news outlet from when it was first published to the statement from Mueller’s team, the broadcast networks devoted 27 minutes and 33 second on their Friday morning and...
  • buzzfeed’s trump story latest in long list of russia bombshells that weren’t

    01/19/2019 9:08:51 AM PST · by grimalkin · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/18/2019 | Amber Athey, White House Correspondent
    BuzzFeed News’ latest disputed report about former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is just the latest in a long line of Russia “bombshells” that turned out to be anything but. We’ve compiled a list of some of the worst media screwups when it comes to Russia. 1. CNN Accuses Don Jr. Of Wikileaks Collusion Last December, CNN’s Manu Raju reported that Wikileaks emailed Donald Trump Jr. to give him access to stolen documents a full ten days before they were released to the public. Unfortunately for CNN, it turns out their sources gave them the wrong date. Don Jr. actually received...
  • Chuck Todd: (Fraudulent) Buzzfeed Report a ‘Significant’ Development

    01/18/2019 9:11:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Jeff Poor
    Friday on NBC’s “Today Show,” NBC and MSNBC host Chuck Todd boasted about the significance of a Buzzfeed story reporting President Donald Trump directed his then-legal counsel Michael Cohen to lie about a real estate project in Russia. Todd told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie that one couldn’t “overstate” the significance of the report. “In the Trump era we have a hard time sometimes under-calibrating — and everybody is like, ‘Oh my God, oh my God — this is it, this is it,'” Todd said. “You can’t overstate how significant this development is, with the caveat of if true. I mean, a...
  • cnn guest: buzzfeed ‘got their brains kicked in’ by mueller’s team

    01/18/2019 8:23:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:46 PM 01/18/2019 | AMBER ATHEY
    CNN guest and radio host Ben Ferguson said Friday that BuzzFeed News “got their brains kicked in” by the Special Counsel’s office over their disputed report on President Donald Trump. BuzzFeed News reported on Thursday night that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors that the president had directed him to lie about a potential Trump Tower deal in Moscow during the 2016 election. (RELATED: Mueller’s Office Disputes BuzzFeed’s Report) Mueller’s office issued a rare statement disputing BuzzFeed’s reporting on Friday: “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and...
  • ‘BuzzFeed is toast’: NYT, Ronan Farrow throw more ‘cold water’ on the BuzzFeed scoop

    01/18/2019 8:17:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10:03 pm on January 18, 2019 | Greg P.
    Welp. BuzzFeed’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day just got worse as the New York Times is reporting that the prosecutors in the special counsel’s office are saying that Michale Cohen “never implied that the president had pressured him to lie to Congress”: “Toast”:
  • BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing'

    01/18/2019 6:14:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/19 | Owen Daugherty
    BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith said Friday that he stands by the outlet's reporting following a rare statement from special counsel Robert Mueller's office disputing its report about allegations against Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer. "We stand by our reporting and the sources who informed it, and we urge the Special Counsel to make clear what he's disputing," Smith said in a statement. BuzzFeed reported Thursday that Trump instructed Cohen to lie to Congress about the timing of negotiations over a potential Trump Tower in Moscow. The story cited two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the...
  • Special counsel's office: Buzzfeed's report 'not accurate'

    01/18/2019 5:45:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 JAN 2019 | Fox News Show Clips
    Jan. 18, 2019 - 5:03 - Special counsel's office issues rare public statement to dispute Buzzfeed report; reaction from former assistant U.S. attorney Andrew McCarthy.
  • In a rare move, Mueller’s office denies BuzzFeed (trunc)

    01/18/2019 5:34:04 PM PST · by God luvs America · 54 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 1/18/2019 | Devlin Barrett
    Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s office on Friday denied an explosive report by BuzzFeed News that his investigators had gathered evidence showing President Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about a prospective business deal in Moscow. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony are not accurate,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller. The statement was remarkable on several levels — first, the special counsel’s office speaks exceedingly rarely, and second, the statement seemed to drive...
  • UPDATE: A spokesperson for the special counsel is disputing BuzzFeed News’ report

    01/18/2019 5:27:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4:27 PM - 18 Jan 2019 | BuzzFeed News
  • Shocker: Reporter Who Co-Wrote ‘Bombshell’

    01/18/2019 5:13:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    UPDATE: It’s all trash. Special Counsel’s office makes a rare comment to the press to say BuzzFeed story was not accurate. BuzzFeed is busted UPDATE: The special counsel's office has taken the rare step of issuing a statement in response to our report on Michael Cohen being directed by Trump to lie to Congress:https://t.co/WA2fZcdK9u pic.twitter.com/PY1r9LxDid— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) January 19, 2019 “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate.” Peter CarrSpokesmanSpecial Counsel’s Office— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) January 19, 2019 ***Oh,...
  • Mueller investigation goes on the record to deny BuzzFeed report

    01/18/2019 4:52:21 PM PST · by CaptainK · 45 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/18/19 | Haley Britzky
    n a rare move, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller has gone on the record to dispute the bombshell BuzzFeed report from Thursday night, which claimed that the special counsel has evidence that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Details: Peter Carr, spokesperson for Mueller's office, told BuzzFeed that their "description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate."