Why Did Florida AG Pam Bondi, Government Employee, Guest Host The Five For Three Days Last Week?

Despite currently being employed as Florida’s attorney general, Pam Bondi stayed in New York last week to appear on Fox News’ The Five and co-hosted the show for three straight weekdays. “The Florida Ethics Commission cleared Pam Bondi to appear as a co-host of The Five and travel to New York,” Fox News said in a statement responding to conflict of interest concerns. Per the Tampa Bay Times, Bondi’s Wednesday-Friday appearances on Fox News were such a concern that she had a Florida lawyer speak “to the [the Florida Commission on Ethics] on behalf of the Attorney General” to ensure she was not violating any rules. Additionally, Bondi’s spokeswoman Kylie Mason told the Tampa Bay Times that the public official was not paid by the cable news network and state funds were not used to fund her travels to New York. “She is often on national news,” Mason said when Continue reading "Why Did Florida AG Pam Bondi, Government Employee, Guest Host The Five For Three Days Last Week?"

NBC’s Chuck Todd Blames Roger Ailes and Fox News for Current Anti-Media Environment

NBC host Chuck Todd took a shot at Fox News and took a shot at the legacy of the late-Roger Ailes, as he condemned the “conservative echo chamber” that he believes created an unfounded anti-media sentiment among Americans. The comments, which took place during Sunday’s airing of Meet the Press on NBC News, were made as Todd debated conservative media personality David Brody of CBN News. “One of the best things going in Donald Trump’s favor — we know this — is the mainstream media,” Brody said. “I hate to say it — I know I’m sitting on a Meet the Press roundtable, but the truth of the matter is 62% think the media is biased. So in other words, if you look at the approval ratings of Donald Trump versus the approval rating of the media.” “The conservative echo chamber created that environment,” interjected Todd. “No. No. No. Continue reading "NBC’s Chuck Todd Blames Roger Ailes and Fox News for Current Anti-Media Environment"

Rep. Duncan Hunter Blasted for Blaming Wife for Campaign Finance Charges: ‘Just Sent His Wife to Prison’

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter of California was blasted on Twitter for blaming the alleged misuse of his campaign funds on his wife, who was also his campaign manager, as he claimed during a Fox News interview that he is innocent, but “whatever she did” will “be looked at” by prosecutors. “She handled my finances throughout my entire military career, and that continued on when I got into Congress,” Duncan told Martha MacCallum last night. “She was also the campaign manager, so whatever she did, that’ll be looked at too, I’m sure,” he said. “But I didn’t do it. I didn’t spend any money illegally.” Federal prosecutors accused the couple of using a quarter of a million dollars in campaign funds to live a lavish lifestyle, including allegedly spending it on trips to Italy and Hawaii, as well as on rounds of golf, fast food burgers, and booze. Hunter blaming his
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WATCH: Rep. Duncan Hunter Greeted With ‘Lock Him Up!’ Chants While Walking into Court

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter of California was greeted with chants of “lock him up!” today after he and his wife Margaret Hunter arrived at a federal courthouse in San Diego to face charges of abusing the lawmaker’s campaign funds for personal use. Hunter and his wife, who also served as his campaign manager, pleaded not guilty to the charges, but hecklers outside the courthouse apparently already cast their verdict. “Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!” The raucous crowd chanted — mimicking the slogan used by supporters of President Donald Trump to attack former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Hunters alleged campaign fund misuse includes spending a quarter of a million dollars on an international trip to Italy, a trip to Hawaii, rounds of golf, In n’ Out Burger meals, and even tuition, thus the two were charged with trying to hide their unlawful expenditures. The Continue reading "WATCH: Rep. Duncan Hunter Greeted With ‘Lock Him Up!’ Chants While Walking into Court"

Politicon Drops Milo Yiannopoulos as a Conference Speaker Without Telling Him

After less than 24 hours of public outrage, former Breitbart News editor and self-proclaimed troll Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited from the political punditry extravaganza Politicon. Yiannopoulos planned to speak “about the institutional Left’s systematic protection of sex offenders who share its politics, as well as his experiences being wrongly smeared as an advocate for a crime of which he is in fact a victim” and billed his attendance at Politicon as his “return to the front lines of the American culture wars,” but the conference organizers saw it differently. “We’ve had a few [changes] since our announcement, both Milo Yiannopoulos and Anthony Scaramucci are no longer attending,” a Politicon spokesperson told Mediaite today. However, this information was apparently not relayed to Yiannopoulos before reporters — who began tweeting about his cancelled speaking gig last night — caught wind of it, as Yiannopoulos told Mediaite this morning that talk of his event Continue reading "Politicon Drops Milo Yiannopoulos as a Conference Speaker Without Telling Him"

Trump Mocked For 1 AM Twitter Outburst Against Mueller: ‘As if He Awoke From a Fever Dream’

President Donald Trump was wide awake and angry at 1 A.M. ET today, as he fired off an all-caps tweet targeting special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian election tampering. “NO COLLUSION,” tweeted the president at 1:12 a.m. “RIGGED WITCH HUNT!” While the tweet was a typical Trump line against Mueller — one that he has repeated almost nonstop since the launch of the investgation — his timing was especially odd, as it was sent so late at night when the president typically launches his outrageous tweetstorms early in the morning. However, Trump’s late-night concerns could be linked to the recent big developments in the cases of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen this week — at least, that’s what a number of Continue reading "Trump Mocked For 1 AM Twitter Outburst Against Mueller: ‘As if He Awoke From a Fever Dream’"

Sarah Sanders Says it’s ‘Ridiculous’ to Accuse Trump of Lying Hours After He Lied

Hours after Donald Trump lied about his knowledge of the Stormy Daniels hush money payment, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at today’s press briefing that it is “ridiculous” to accuse the president of lying about the controversy. Sanders was asked about Michael Cohen‘s claims that he was directed by Trump to make payments to women accusing him of affairs. Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to felony campaign violations for those payments “As the president said, we’ve stated many times, he did nothing wrong. There are no charges against him. And we’ve commented on this extensively,” Sanders said. “Again, I’m not going to get into the back and forwards details. I can tell you, at the president stated on numerous occasions, he did nothing wrong. There are no charges against him in this. Just because Michael Cohen made a plea deal doesn’t mean Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Says it’s ‘Ridiculous’ to Accuse Trump of Lying Hours After He Lied"