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  • #MeTrudeau: Canadian PM says he 'doesn't remember any negative interactions' (tr)

    07/02/2018 1:19:50 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied that he groped a female reporter 18 years ago, saying he doesn't remember any 'negative interactions' from that day. Trudeau publicly addressed the groping allegations when he was hit with questions about it at a public event in Regina, Saskatchewan on Sunday as part of Canada Day festivities. The alleged incident took place back in 2000 at a music festival in Creston, B.C. to raise money for an avalanche safety charity that Trudeau was involved in following the death of his brother two years earlier. Trudeau, who was 28 at the time and...
  • Dem chief of staff tried to expose suspected theft ring on Capitol Hill, but since it was... (Awan)

    07/01/2018 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/25/18 | Luke Rosiak
    Rep. Yvette Clarke’s deputy chief of staff came into the office on a Saturday in December 2015 and caught the New York Democrat’s part-time IT aide, Abid Awan, rummaging through the congresswoman’s work area with new iPods and other equipment strewn around the room, according to a House document and interviews with Hill staff. Wendy Anderson told Abid to get out of the office, the document said. She told Capitol Hill investigators that she soon suspected Clarke’s chief of staff, Shelley Davis, was working with Abid on a theft scheme, multiple House staffers with knowledge of the situation told The...
  • Scandals sanitized with linguistic trickery

    06/21/2018 9:09:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Throughout Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s massive report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation are lots of strange things. One of the weirdest is the extent to which the FBI went to make up words and phrases to disguise reality.An early draft of the 2016 FBI report on the email scandal was reportedly subjected to linguistic surgery to exonerate Mrs. Clinton, who at the time was secretary of State. Mrs. Clinton was originally found to be “grossly negligent” in using an illegal email server. That legalistic phrase is used by prosecutors to indict for violation of laws governing the...
  • The Silencing of the Inspectors General

    06/14/2018 8:14:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, an Obama administration appointee, is scheduled to deliver a report this week on DOJ and FBI abuses during the 2016 campaign cycle. Remember: His last investigation of FBI misconduct advised a criminal referral for fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who allegedly lied to federal investigators. McCabe and at least a half-dozen other FBI employees quit, retired, were fired or were reassigned as a result of fallout from the politicization of the FBI. Yet, as Barack Obama left office, his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, strangely boasted that the Obama administration "has...
  • Famed chef Mario Batali’s Vegas Strip restaurants will close

    05/27/2018 10:37:03 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 80 replies
    NY Post PageSix ^ | May 27, 2018
    Mario Batali’s three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women. Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group partner Joe Bastianich sent a letter to nearly 300 workers about the closures of Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria at The Venetian and Palazzo resorts. He promised to visit the restaurants to speak to employees.
  • Devin Nunes just screwed everything up. The Deep State walks!

    05/06/2018 6:18:06 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 166 replies
    EEE | 06 MAY 2018 | EEE
    Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and AG Jeff Sessions are working hand-in-hand on dismantling the Deep State. Deep State corruption is deep and embedded. No normal investigation is going to cut it. Enter The Donald. Critics of Sessions need to understand that Sessions is a prosecutor in the traditional, Wyatt Earp sense. He doesn't camera hog He rarely gives press releases, media interviews, or conferences. He does the work diligently behind the scenes. Why (Nicolas Cage from the movie "The Rock" here) IN ZEUS' BUTTHOLE! is Sessions all of a sudden a Deep State mole, when for years he's been a...
  • Look What Swamp Creature Mitch McConnell is Doing !

    04/30/2018 9:39:14 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 15 replies
    30 April 18 | hapnHAL
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) in-laws have ordered 10 massive cargo ships from the Chinese government since the senator’s wife Elaine Chao became Secretary of Transportation. The deep financial ties between the Chao family’s shipping business Foremost Group and the Chinese regime were first revealed in the #1 New York Times bestseller Secret Empires.
  • NBC won't launch full investigation into Tom Brokaw allegations

    04/27/2018 6:43:12 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27, 2018 | Emily Smith | New York Post
    NBC won’t be launching a full internal investigation into new sex harassment allegations against former news anchor Tom Brokaw, network sources told Page Six on Friday. “She’s given her side, and he’s responded. They don’t feel there’s anything left to investigate in the case,’’ an NBC source said, adding, “We may make further inquiries if more information emerges.” A Message from DIRECTV NOW Former NBC News war correspondent Linda Vester accused Brokaw in an article in Variety on Thursday of groping her and trying to kiss her against her will in the 1990s. She said she finally came forward because...
  • LIST: Obama’s 29 scandals and the media’s campaign to hide them

    04/16/2018 12:42:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Was former President Obama the “scandal free,” top 10 greatest president he claimed to be as he exited the White House? To his aides and most in the media, the answer has been a hearty “yes.” The View’s Joy Behar said, “President Obama, for eight years, was completely scandal-free.” NBC’s Tom Brokaw said, “He’s been scandal free, frankly, in the White House. We haven’t had that what for a while.” But now, to counter that legacy campaign, biographer Matt Margolis has penned a book detailing some 29 “scandals” under Obama in, “The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama.” It reviews some...
  • Missouri lawmakers want special session, Greitens' resignation after bombshell report

    04/14/2018 6:21:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | April 11, 2018 | ALLISON KITE, TESSA WEINBERG AND JASON HANCOCK
    JEFFERSON CITY Leaders in Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ own party plan to call for a special session to weigh whether to impeach the governor following a bombshell report detailing allegations of sexual coercion and blackmail that has both Republicans and Democrats calling for his resignation. House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, held a press conference Wednesday on the heels of a report detailing allegations he called "beyond disturbing" that were made by the woman at the center of the scandal. He said a special House committee investigating allegations against Greitens would need to continue its work beyond the May 18...
  • Have We Made a Mess of the Greatest Holy Spirit Movement in History?

    04/09/2018 8:39:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/09/2018 | Michael Brown
    The Charismatic-Pentecostal movement finds itself at a critical juncture. On the one hand, our movement is arguably responsible for the greatest ingathering souls in Church history, with well over 500 million new converts in the last 50 years. On the other hand, abuses abound in our midst, from sexual scandals to financial impropriety and from unaccountable prophecies to doctrinal deviances. It is high time that we do some self-policing. Better that we judge ourselves than be judged by the Lord (see 1 Peter 4:17; 1 Corinthians 11:31-32). I recently signed up to receive emails from a well-known "prophet," curious to...
  • ‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee

    03/22/2018 12:27:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast via MSN ^ | 21 March 2018 | Mark Ebner
    You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to be enjoying the fruits of his many labors: Marvel Comics, the company he served as the former president and chairman of, dominates popular culture. Characters he co-created — among them Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, and the Avengers — are household names. He’s a comics legend, with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When Marvel sold to Disney in 2010 for $4 billion, he personally pocketed a cool $10 million, and tours the world as its ambassador emeritus. And midway through his tenth decade, Black Panther, based on a...
  • Memphis megachurch pastor resigns following sexual abuse investigation

    03/21/2018 10:30:51 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    kvue ^ | Ron Maxey
    MEMPHIS — A pastor accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Texas 20 years ago resigned from his ministerial post Tuesday at a Memphis megachurch. Andy Savage, teaching pastor at Highpoint Church and part of the church's senior leadership team, follows a leave of absence and lengthy investigation by Scott Fredricks, a Fort Worth lawyer whose specialties include assisting churches with child-abuse investigations. Savage's fall culminates more than two months of accusations and soul-searching over a case that became symbolic of the #churchtoo offshoot of the #metoo movement. While the investigation found no other instances of abuse, "the leadership...
  • FBI’s Andrew McCabe is fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire

    03/16/2018 8:10:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 80 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/16/2018 | Matt Zapotosky
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire. Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had found “that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.” He said based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe...
  • The Agony of Jeff Sessions

    03/13/2018 6:11:15 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 86 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been attacked and belittled by President Donald Trump more than Vladimir Putin has. [SNIP] Sessions’ recusal in the Russian investigation set in motion events leading to the appointment of Robert Mueller, and Trump will probably never forgive him.
  • Fox News Host Jesse Watters Divorces Wife After Affair with 25-Year-Old Employee

    03/13/2018 12:08:57 PM PDT · by rktman · 197 replies
    thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | 3/12/2018 | Jim E
    This is just sad. Fox News host Jesse Watters is reportedly divorcing his wife after an affair with a 25-year-old subordinate was uncovered. The New York Daily News has the exclusive report: The network’s prominent host Jesse Watters — who dined on Monday with President Trump — is in the midst of divorce due to an affair with a 25-year-old associate producer. Watters’ wife, Noelle Watters, filed for divorce in October. The couple has twin girls. Sources said the 39-year-old host informed the network of his adulterous relationship with Emma DiGiovine shortly after Noelle filed divorce papers.
  • Iowa Senate leader Bill Dix resigns after video shows him kissing lobbyist

    03/13/2018 6:57:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/12/2018 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- The top leader in the Iowa Senate resigned Monday after a website published video and photos allegedly showing the married lawmaker kissing a statehouse lobbyist. Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix's resignation from his leadership post and as a state senator was effective 2 p.m. Monday, according to a press release from Senate President Jack Whitver. Whitver added in a statement: "I believe he made the right decision for himself and for his district, but most importantly, I believe he made the decision in the best interest of his family." Republicans in the GOP-controlled chamber plan to...
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Sexy Text Fallout: The Denver Post Versus the Pimp

    03/13/2018 6:47:04 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 10 replies
    WestWord ^ | Michael Roberts
    Denver City Councilman Rafael Espinoza has asked for an independent investigation of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock following his video apology for sending inappropriate texts to Denver police officer Leslie Branch-Wise in 2011 and 2012, when she was on his security detail. But the controversy has also sparked renewed interest in stories from that same period suggesting that Hancock had been a client of the Denver Players/Denver Sugar prostitution ring, originally headed by former professional skier Scottie Ewing.
  • Report: Rising Democratic Star Megan Barry to Resign as Mayor of Nashville Due to Sex Scanda

    03/06/2018 8:09:03 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/6/2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Rising Democratic star Megan Barry is expected to resign as Mayor of Nashville at a hastily scheduled press conference that will be held at Nashville City Hall at 10 a.m. central on Tuesday, according to The Tennessean and other local media outlets. Barry admitted on January 31 that she had a two-year-long affair with her bodyguard, former Metro Nashville Police Department Sgt. Rob Forrest, as Breitbart News reported:
  • "Mistakes" Not "Scandals" [semi-satire]

    03/04/2018 8:48:39 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 March 2018 | John Semmens
    Speaking at MIT, former President Obama sought to convince the 3500 in attendance that "unlike what we've seen from just the first year of the Trump Administration, my eight-year tenure in office was remarkably scandal free. I admit we made a few mistakes, but nothing that embarrassed us." Obama critics might disagree. Fox News' Sean Hannity rattled of a list that included the Fast and Furious sale of guns to Mexican gangsters, the failure to send aid to our besieged consulate in Benghazi, the IRS discrimination against political conservatives, the Uranium One sale of 20% of the US uranium supply...