Avenatti Accuses Cohen of Leaking Audio to ’Paint a False Narrative’ in Case Against Stormy Daniels

In a letter filed in federal court, Michael Avenatti accused Michael Cohen’s legal representatives of leaking audio tapes taken by the FBI in their raid on Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, which are allegedly being released to aid the president and his allies in the escalating Stormy Daniels scandal. “We have reason to believe that plaintiff Michael Cohen, or members of his team, have begun to leak select audio recordings to the media that were seized in the FBI raids.We further have reason to believe that these recordings may relate to our client, Ms. Stephanie Clifford,” stated the legal team representing Avenatti, who is adult film actress Daniels’ lawyer. “We think that these select leaks are meant to paint a false narrative relating to Mr. Cohen and his business dealings at the same time he is not disclosing numerous other recordings of him speaking with individuals such as Mr. Trump.” While Continue reading "Avenatti Accuses Cohen of Leaking Audio to ’Paint a False Narrative’ in Case Against Stormy Daniels"

Check Out The White House Special Coin Commemorating Trump’s Summit With ‘Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un’

The White House Military Office has released an official coin for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which is slated to take place on June 12. The coin, which is one of just 250 made, features America’s red, white, and blue national colors, while Trump, Kim, and the outline of the coin are silver. Despite all of the president’s fiery rhetoric against Kim — who is a dictator — he is respectfully referred to on the coin as “Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.” The coin led to a number of people mocking it on Twitter, as there is a chance the meeting will not even happen, as well as
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Gay Man Says Pope Francis Told Him His Sexuality ‘Does Not Matter’ to God: He ‘Loves You Like That’

In Pope Francis’ latest display of progressive religious views, a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a Catholic priest says His Holiness told him that it “does not matter” to God that he is gay. Juan Carlos Cruz, the gay survivor who was abused by a Chilean priest as a child, recently spent several days at the Vatican with Pope Francis in April. During their meetings, Cruz said the Pope addressed homosexuality, which has been traditionally deemed as a sinful practice in the Catholic church. When describing what Pope Francis said to him, Cruz told CNN the following: “You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this. The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say.” While the Pope’s comments on homosexuality appear to be at odds the traditions Continue reading "Gay Man Says Pope Francis Told Him His Sexuality ‘Does Not Matter’ to God: He ‘Loves You Like That’"

WATCH LIVE: Trump Speaks at CIA Director Gina Haspel’s Swearing In

The swearing-in ceremony for the Central Intelligence Agency director nominee Gina Haspel will begin at 10:35 a.m. EST, with President Donald Trump speaking. Haspel’s swearing-in, which will be held at the agency’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, comes after a long and controversial confirmation process, as many Democratic opponents — and some Republicans — voiced concern over her record of leading a CIA blacksite in Thailand. The CIA tortured terrorist suspects, in accordance with the now banned enhanced interrogation program, under her leadership at the base. Trump responded to the criticisms of Haspel’s post-9/11 interrogation techniques, tweeting, “Gina Haspel, my highly respected nominee to lead the CIA, is being praised for the fact that she has been, and alway will be, TOUGH ON TERROR! This is a woman who has been a leader wherever she has gone. The CIA wants her to lead them into America’s bright and glorious future!” Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: Trump Speaks at CIA Director Gina Haspel’s Swearing In"

Trump Quotes Fox News Guest to Trash ‘Disgraced’ John Brennan: ‘He’s Worried About Staying Out of Jail’

President Donald Trump let out a tweetstorm quoting conservative pundit Dan Bongino in his attacks against former CIA Director John Brennan over his involvement in the Russia probe. Bongino, a thrice-failed GOP congressional candidate now serving as the NRA’s shitty lemonade maker, railed against Brennan on Fox & Friends Monday morning, calling him “disgraced” for overseeing the start of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s Russia ties. (It’s important to note — as Bongino himself pointed out on Fox & Friends — that the pundit is writing a book on all of this, so his claims are probably best read with the understanding that he’s desperately pining for an eventual Trump Twitter endorsement, as the president has done with a number of other pro-Trump books.)

Voice of America Reporter Suspended For Racist Posts Still Getting Taxpayer Money 6 Months Later

Josh Fatzick was put on investigative leave six months ago after Mediaite report revealed him to be an alt-right Reddit troll who posted racist, sexist, and homophobic posts while at work, but his government employer has yet to conclude their internal research into the troll’s behavior. “Mr Fatzick remains on investigative leave and will do so until the investigation has concluded,” said Voice of America spokesperson Bridget Serchak to Mediaite. “We have no additional information to provide on this matter.” Serchak went on to clarify that Fatzick — who works at a state media outlet that is granted $218 million annually in US government funding — is still receiving “full pay and benefits” from Voice of America, which means American taxpayers have been paying for an alt-right troll to do nothing for half-a-year while the outlet supposedly carries out an investigation. As for the content of his posts, Continue reading "Voice of America Reporter Suspended For Racist Posts Still Getting Taxpayer Money 6 Months Later"

Tucker Carlson Loses It On Anti-NRA House Candidate, Cuts Off Segment: ‘Tough Guy… Interview Over!’

Tucker Carlson has been Tucked. The Fox News host, who is known for his signature style of beating down guests with combative interviews until they appear too flustered to go on, fell victim to his own tactics while having on an anti-NRA congressional candidate — as he ended the segment by dramatically losing it and cutting off his opponent. The candidate, Democrat Pat Davis, is running to represent New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District in the House, and he released a campaign ad defiantly stating, “Fuck the NRA. Their pro-game policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers, and dead fathers.” Carlson began the segment by playing the ad and asking Davis if it was “kind of moronic,” to which the candidate replied by pointing out how the short ad got “a whole lot of attention and started a new conversation about guns.” The host responded by suggesting his Continue reading "Tucker Carlson Loses It On Anti-NRA House Candidate, Cuts Off Segment: ‘Tough Guy… Interview Over!’"