New North Korean Missile Site Reportedly Discovered as Trump Preps for New Summit With Kim Jong Un


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As the White House prepares for a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a new report indicates that researchers have discovered a secret North Korean ballistic missile launch site. Beyond Parallel, a project from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has released a profile report on the Sino-ri Missile Operating Base. The facility is described as one of the oldest of approximately 20 missile sites that have never been declared by the North Korean government, and it apparently serves as a training ground and research & development headquarters for the Korean People’s Army Strategic Rocket Forces missile brigade, “The Sino-ri base appears to have been involved at different times in validating designs and testing capabilities for new launchers, support vehicles, and specialized equipment, etc,” the report states. “It has also been a site for assisting in the development of operational Continue reading "New North Korean Missile Site Reportedly Discovered as Trump Preps for New Summit With Kim Jong Un"

Chris Christie Details How ‘Riffraff’ Derailed Trump’s Transition: It Was a ‘Boatload of Sebastian Gorkas’


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A new portion of Chris Christie‘s upcoming memoir is elaborating on his disapproval for the people in President Trump‘s orbit. Axios has a report out with new excerpts from “Let Me Finish,” the autobiography from the former New Jersey governor that’ll hit the shelves later in the month. In it, Christie tears into “future federal felon Michael Flynn,” “greedy and inexperienced Scott Pruitt” and other Trump Administration “riffraff” who’ve saddled the president instead of helping him establish an actual proof of concept for governing the country. From the book, per Axios.
He got the Apprentice show loser Omarosa Manigault in whatever Omarosa’s job purported to be. (I never could figure that one out.) … Too few Kellyanne Conways. A boatload of Sebastian Gorkas. Too few Steven Mnuchins.
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BuzzFeed Issues Statement Backing Jason Leopold After CNN Publishes Story Examining His Past Reporting


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BuzzFeed released a statement on Friday saying they stand behind Jason Leopold and the explosive report he co-authored, which claimed President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. In the statement, released on Twitter, the company insisted Leopold and Anthony Cormier‘s report is on the money. “[Jason] & Anthony’s work has been proven to be true at every turn, & it’s interesting that these personal attacks are surfacing only now, as the facts become more dangerous for the individuals involved,” the company said. “BuzzFeed News stands by this story 100%.” Leopold andCormier set the political world ablaze yesterday after reporting that Cohen acted on the president’s orders when he lied on Continue reading "BuzzFeed Issues Statement Backing Jason Leopold After CNN Publishes Story Examining His Past Reporting"

BREAKING: White House Announces Second Trump-Kim Summit For End of February


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The White House has just confirmed that President Donald Trump will soon meet with Kim Jong Un in a second summit to discuss North Korea’s denuclearization. North Korean Vice-Chairman and top negotiator Kim Yong-chol appeared at the White House on Friday to deliver a new message to Trump, and also to hash out the details for a follow-up to last year’s nuclear summit in Singapore. While a location has not been established yet, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has informed the White House press pool that Trump will meet his North Korean counterpart again in late February.

Matt Schlapp Offers Rock Solid Defense of Trump Committing a Felony: It’s Not Collusion!


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American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp leapt to Donald Trump‘s defense on Friday in response to the news surrounding the president and his former personal attorney. Schlapp was the #OneLuckyGuy on Fox News’ Outnumbered, so he was front and center for the discussion on BuzzFeed’s report that Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the timeline for the proposed construction of a Trump Tower Moscow. Melissa Francis and Harris Faulkner started things off by recalling BuzzFeed’s controversial publication of the Fusion GPS dossier, along with Anthony Cormier‘s admission to not personally seeing the evidence referenced in his report. As the panel debated the report’s credibility, Schlapp declared (based apparently on his own intuition) that there will never be evidence of Trump’s wrongdoing because the president doesn’t text — he tweets.
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Trump’s Retaliatory Cancellation of Pelosi’s Trip Abroad Blows Up Twitter: ‘We’re a Failed State’


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The Twitterverse is shaking its head in response to President Donald Trump‘s announcement that he’s cutting off House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just as she was set to head on a congressional trip to Europe and the Middle East. Yesterday, the House Speaker made headlines when she sent Trump a request to postpone his State of the Union address until the government is no longer shut down over their dispute on his border wall. Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released a letter saying Trump is “postponing” Pelosi’s congressional delegation to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan. Trump says Pelosi can continue with her “public relations event” if she wishes, but she’ll have to fly commercial instead of taking a military aircraft typical for U.S. delegations traveling abroad. Political observers are taking swift notice of this development and are offering a plethora of responses. Some remarked that the shutdown didn’t stopped Continue reading "Trump’s Retaliatory Cancellation of Pelosi’s Trip Abroad Blows Up Twitter: ‘We’re a Failed State’"

Matt Drudge Questions Whether Trump Bribed Drudge Report Poll


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Matt Drudge asking questions about the latest bombshell news that Michael Cohen rigged online polls on Donald Trump‘s behalf during the 2016 campaign. The president’s former personal attorney made waves on Thursday by confirming a Wall Street Journal‘s report that he paid an IT firm to rig online polls in Trump’s favor. Cohen claims he acted on Trump’s orders years ago when he hired RedFinch Solutions to “rig” polls on CNBC and Matt Drudge’s mammoth news aggregator, The Drudge Report, a . Drudge has taken notice of the story, acknowledging it with a blaring red headline: The CNBC poll that the firm sought to rig was for the country’s top business leaders of 2014, but the effort failed: Trump did not end up making it into the top 100. As for Drudge’s poll from 2015, that was a survey for the most viable future candidates the Republican Party could Continue reading "Matt Drudge Questions Whether Trump Bribed Drudge Report Poll"

Fox News’ Outnumbered Baffled By Giuliani’s ‘Collusion’ Claim: ‘Why Did You Speak?’


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With so much attention paid to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani‘s claim that he “never said there was no collusion” between the campaign and Russia, it was only a matter of time before Fox News’ Outnumbered panel addressed this apparent backtracking. Since Giuliani and President Donald rump have both claimed there was “no collusion” in the past, people are viewing Giuliani’s latest remarks and the attempts to walk them back as a concession about what happened with people who worked for Trump in 2016. As Outnumbered discussed new reports that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen‘s paid to have online polls rigged, Melissa Francis asked if new information is about to come out of the Russia probe, and if Giuliani’s CNN interview was a misfired attempt to get ahead of the story. “He has a habit of saying these things that raise a lot of flags,” Francis Continue reading "Fox News’ Outnumbered Baffled By Giuliani’s ‘Collusion’ Claim: ‘Why Did You Speak?’"

The View Takes on Giuliani’s ‘Never Said No Collusion’ Remarks: ‘Sad’ He’s Lost So Much Credibility


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The View had a lot to say on Thursday as they discussed Rudy Giuliani‘s recent statement that “I never said there was no collusion” between the Trump Campaign and Russia. The former New York City mayor is trying to walk things back as political observers wonder if contradicted himself in a major way during his Wednesday night interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. Abby Huntsman wondered if the Trump Administration puts Giuliani in the spotlight to cause deliberate confusion, saying “every time I hear him speak, he contradicts something he said before, and I’m left with more questions.” Sunny Hostin said “there’s no way there wasn’t collusion” with the recent news about Paul Manafort‘s sharing of poll data. As she assessed that Giuliani was “getting tripped up with all the lies,” Hostin, Huntsman and Meghan McCain were all dismayed that Giuliani no longer has the credibility and the Continue reading "The View Takes on Giuliani’s ‘Never Said No Collusion’ Remarks: ‘Sad’ He’s Lost So Much Credibility"

Giuliani Claims He’s Been ‘Misinterpreted’ Over His ‘Never Said No Collusion’ Comments


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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is apparently doing some damage control from his most recent comments about collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump. Giuliani is drawing a lot of media attention over the explosive shoutfest of an interview he gave to CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night. He especially raised eyebrows by claiming “I never said there was no collusion between the [Trump] campaign” and Russia during the 2016 election. The fact of the matter is Giuliani and Trump have both claimed “no collusion” multiple times in the past, so political observers are wondering if the former just admitted that people in Trump’s orbit colluded with Russia to help the president-to-be. In a new statement to New York TimesMaggie Haberman, Giuliani is claiming that his remarks were” misinterpreted,” that he was speaking with reference to Trump himself, and that he has “no knowledge Continue reading "Giuliani Claims He’s Been ‘Misinterpreted’ Over His ‘Never Said No Collusion’ Comments"

Louis C.K. Jokes About Past Sexual Misconduct: ‘I Like to Jerk Off and I Don’t Like Being Alone’


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Louis C.K. just came out with another controversial comedy set, this one making light of the behavior that put him in the crosshairs of the #MeToo movement. The comic was in California on Wednesday night for a stand-up show at the San Jose comedy club. According to The Daily Beast, C.K. made a joke about himself that may or may not have been a little too on-the-nose.
“I like to jerk off, and I don’t like being alone.”
News junkies might recall that C.K. became a flashpoint of controversy in 2017 after multiple women accused his sexual harassment and said he masturbated in front of them without their permission. C.K. admitted that the allegations were true, and the fallout forced him to lay low until a few months ago when he restarted his stand-up act. C.K.’s return to the spotlight has Continue reading "Louis C.K. Jokes About Past Sexual Misconduct: ‘I Like to Jerk Off and I Don’t Like Being Alone’"

Michael Cohen Fears Trump’s Heated Rhetoric is Putting His Family in Danger


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Michael Cohen is afraid that President Trump‘s rhetoric could endanger his family before his public testimony before Congress next month. Cohen will appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform next month, during which, he is likely to testify about his involvement in Trump’s hush money schemes to suppress his affairs with Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. Cohen is also expected to face questions about why he lied to Congress about the timeline for the Trump Organization’s effort to build a Trump Tower building in Moscow. Sources close to Cohen have told ABC that he has reservations about speaking to lawmakers as planned on February 7.
As the president continues to engage in what Cohen sees as reckless and unsubstantiated claims he believes are intended to intimidate him, Cohen has expressed to friends his concern that Trump’s heated rhetoric on television and Twitter could incite an unstable person Continue reading "Michael Cohen Fears Trump’s Heated Rhetoric is Putting His Family in Danger"

Michael Cohen Hired Firm to Make @WomenForCohen Account That Called Him ‘Pit Bull,’ ‘Sex Symbol’: Report


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A new report indicates that President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen hired an IT firm once to manipulate online polls to make his boss look better. More interestingly, however, it seems Cohen also used the same firm to create a fan account that seems to only exist for the sake of boosting his personal profile. Wall Street Journal reports that years, Cohen hired RedFinch Solutions to rig online polls for CNBC and the Drudge Report. The goal was to put Trump on lists for America’s top business leaders and most viable possibilities as a potential Republican candidate for the 2016 election. Cohen promised to pay RedFinch owner John Gauger $50,000 for his services, even though the report suggests neither endeavor was particularly successful. Apparently, though, Gauger got stiffed while the Trump Organization gave Cohen a complete $50,000 reimbursement for the “tech services” rendered.
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Morning Joe Rips Mike Pence Over ‘Bush League,’ Poorly-Timed Declaration ISIS is ‘Defeated’


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On Thursday, Morning Joe dragged Vice President Mike Pence for proclaiming the defeat of ISIS just after American servicemen died from an attack the terror group has taken credit for. Four Americans died yesterday in the U.S.-patrolled city of Manbij, Syria when an attacker blew up his suicide vest. Even though Pence eventually offered sympathies over those who died from the attack, his first course of action after it happened was to give a speech that lavished praise on President Trump‘s leadership while saying “The caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated!” Joe Scarborough ripped Pence for his “bush league” remarks while noting that several Republicans have already expressed concern that Trump emboldened ISIS by announcing the imminent withdrawal of troops from Syria. Mike Barnicle agreed as he denounced Trump’s “foreign policy by impulse.” “It has not been defeated,” Barnicle said. “It’s thriving to Continue reading "Morning Joe Rips Mike Pence Over ‘Bush League,’ Poorly-Timed Declaration ISIS is ‘Defeated’"

CNN’s John Berman, Alisyn Camerota Hilariously Go Off the Rails Over Gillette’s ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Ad


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There was some amusing banter between CNN’s John Berman and Alisyn Camerota on Wednesday when they held a discussion about Gillette’s controversial new ad about “toxic masculinity.” The hygienics company has been drawing criticism lately from those who say their new razors commercial demonizes men by drawing a connection between facial hair and negative male stereotypes. As CNN’s New Day panel debated the online commotion over the ad, Camerota remarked that her co-anchor is a man, and that’s when the discussion fell apart from laughter on all sides. Here’s the transcript.
Camerota: Yeah, I mean, you’re a man. What’s wrong — Berman: Appreciate that. Thank you. Finally, finally I get the recognition I deserve. Camerota: And you’re great. Berman: Keep trying, you’re digging yourself out of that hole. Camerota: My point is what’s wrong — since when did role modeling some sort of behavior on TV become virtue-signaling? Berman: Continue reading "CNN’s John Berman, Alisyn Camerota Hilariously Go Off the Rails Over Gillette’s ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Ad"

Nancy Pelosi to Trump: Postpone State of the Union or Submit it in Written Form


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday asking him to postpone his State of the Union address until the government shutdown comes to an end. The government has been shut down for 26 days now as Trump and his Congressional opponents refuse to budge on whether to fund the president’s demand for a southern border wall. Since the shutdown has caused significant disruption for security services and other government operations, Pelosi is asking Trump to either hold off until the shutdown is over, or else, deliver the address in writing instead of a speech. “Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after the government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress.”

Second Lady Karen Pence Hired By School That Bans Gay and Transgender Students


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Second Lady Karen Pence has taken up a job with a private school that discriminates against gay people and members of the LGBT community at large. Mrs. Pence, a painter and educator by profession, has accepted a part-time gig as an art teacher for Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia. The school’s application form requires teachers and staff to uphold traditional Christian norms and values, including a pledge against “sexual immorality” like homosexual conduct. From the school’s application form, per Washington Post.
“Moral misconduct which violates the bona fide occupational qualifications for employees includes, but is not limited to, such behaviors as the following: heterosexual activity outside of marriage (e.g., premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex), homosexual or lesbian sexual activity, polygamy, transgender identity, any other violation of the unique roles of male and female, sexual harassment, use or viewing of pornographic material or websites.”
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Chris Christie Book: Trump Surrounded By ‘Amateurs, Grifters, Weaklings, Convicted and Unconvicted Felons’


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Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie is apparently using part of his new memoir to rip into untrustworthy individuals surrounding President Trump within his own administration. Axios has a report on excerpts from Christie’s upcoming autobiography “Let Me Finish,” in which, Christie says Trump is dealing with a “revolving door of deeply flawed individuals — amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and unconvicted felons.” Christie describes these people by saying they were “hustled into jobs they were never suited for,” even as the president “trusts people he shouldn’t, including some of the people who are closest to him.”
“I did everything I could to make sure my friend Donald reached the White House fully prepared to serve. But a handful of selfish individuals sidetracked our very best efforts. They set loose toxic forces that have made Trump’s presidency far less effective than it would otherwise have been. If this tragedy Continue reading "Chris Christie Book: Trump Surrounded By ‘Amateurs, Grifters, Weaklings, Convicted and Unconvicted Felons’"

NYT’s Frank Bruni Blames Border Wall Stalemate on Ann Coulter’s Influence on Trump’s Self-Esteem


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As the government shutdown moves into its 26th day, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni is arguing that the deadlock between Donald Trump and Congress continues to stem from the influence conservative media has over the president. Bruni’s remarks came as he partook in a CNN New Day segment that discussed Trump’s refusal to reach a compromise with congressional Democrats on a new spending bill. John Berman used this to draw focus on the interview Ann Coulter gave recently where she said Trump is politically “dead in the water” if he fails to build his wall. Bruni reacted to Coulter’s remarks by saying not only does Trump consider her a threat, but also it comes back to his effort to maintain his “self-esteem.”
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Barr Changes Written Testimony on ‘Russian Interference’ to ‘Russian Attempts to Interfere’ in Hearing. Why?


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Attorney General nominee William Barr is facing a congressional hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. As proceedings got underway, Barr used his opening statement to address his criticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, while insisting he “will not permit partisan politics, personal interests or any other improper consideration to interfere” with the investigation. Interestingly enough, however, there seems to be a slight but noteworthy difference between Barr’s opening statement to the committee and the written testimony he publicly released Monday night. When Barr said he still has faith in Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s 2016 election-meddling, there was difference in how exactly he characterized Russia’s interfering activities. Here’s how he phrased it in his prepared statement (emphasis mine):
“Given his public actions to date, I expect that the Special Counsel is well along in his investigation. At the same time, the President has been steadfast that he was Continue reading "Barr Changes Written Testimony on ‘Russian Interference’ to ‘Russian Attempts to Interfere’ in Hearing. Why?"