Trump Administration Has Reportedly Made a Deal to Keep ZTE in Business

The White House and the Commerce Department have told Congress that the Trump Administration has struck a deal that will allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to remain in business. Reports indicate that the deal will ease sanctions and overturn a denial order that previously forbid ZTE from buying products from American companies. In exchange, ZTE will pay a fine and hire an American “compliance team” to put the company under new management. The news comes after President Trump spent the last few weeks encouraging the government to reconsider America’s economic campaign against the company as a favor to Chinese President Xi Jinping. While the development might avert a possible trade war with China, a bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers hoped sanctions wouldn’t be taken off ZTE for a variety of reasons. One reason frequently cited among ZTE’s critics is that they violated United States sanctions by doing business with Iran Continue reading "Trump Administration Has Reportedly Made a Deal to Keep ZTE in Business"

GOP Rep’s Former Staffers Claim He Used Them as Personal Servants

A new report indicates that Tom Garrett (R-VA)’s congressional office has fallen into a state of dysfunction where he and his family are basically using his staff as personal servants. Four former staffers told POLITICO that Garrett and his wife Flanna constantly ask interns and full-time staff members to run errands for them that often have nothing with congressional work. These tasks include grocery shopping, picking up the Garrett’s clothes, looking after his kids, and cleaning up the family dog’s poo. “I didn’t know who I was working for: Was I working for him? Was I working for her?” a source said. “We became their gofers.” Garrett spokesman Matt Missen disregarded the complaints when asked for comment:
“We see no reason to respond to anonymous, unfounded allegations primarily targeting Congressman Garrett’s wife, made by POLITICO’s ‘unnamed’ sources. It is easy to spread untruths and even easier to exaggerate Continue reading "GOP Rep’s Former Staffers Claim He Used Them as Personal Servants"

Lindsey Graham Says Trump ‘Probably’ Shouldn’t Run With ‘SpyGate’: ‘A Confidential Informant Is Not a Spy’

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says it might not be a good idea for President Trump to keep pushing his “SpyGate” claims that the FBI spied on his 2016 campaign. In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, Graham was asked whether Trump is right to call the commotion “SpyGate” after the Department of Justice briefed officials yesterday on the informant who told the FBI about the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia. Graham didn’t attend the meeting (though Trump lawyer Emmet Flood did), but he explained that spies and informants are not the same thing, even if protocol changes should be taken into consideration.
“A confidential informant is not a spy. I don’t know if there’s a reason to have a confidential informant following a campaign. But let’s put it this way. There needs to be some protocols in place if this ever happens again. Right now, there are rules Continue reading "Lindsey Graham Says Trump ‘Probably’ Shouldn’t Run With ‘SpyGate’: ‘A Confidential Informant Is Not a Spy’"

Kayleigh McEnany Confirms: Michael Cohen is Still RNC Deputy Finance Chair Despite Investigations

Even though Michael Cohen has a lot on his plate these days with the various lawsuits and troubling reports about his past activities, Kayleigh McEnany says he’s still a deputy finance chair for the Republican National Committee. The RNC spokesman confirmed the news today while speaking to Cheddar correspondent and Mediaite alum J.D. Durkin. McEnany also brushed off the fact that Cohen has been raided by the FBI and is currently facing a criminal investigation over the potential campaign finance violations he committed by paying hush money to Stormy Daniels. “You know, there’s ongoing litigation, and we’ll take it step by step,” Continue reading "Kayleigh McEnany Confirms: Michael Cohen is Still RNC Deputy Finance Chair Despite Investigations"

Megyn Kelly Blasts Those Sharing Sympathy For Men Accused of Harassment: Women’s Lives Were ‘Ruined!’

As Rose McGowan spoke to Megyn Kelly about Harvey Weinstein‘s arrest earlier today, the actress and the Today host both lamented the signs that some of the country’s most high-profile sexual abusers might be given second chances. When McGowan talked about how long women have tried speaking out against sexual misconduct, she eventually brought up the idea of “#MeToo fatigue” among those who seem to have grown tired or apathetic of misconduct allegations against powerful men. Kelly made it clear that she had “zero tolerance” for the very notion of #MeToo fatigue, since sexual misconduct has destroyed the futures of far too many women.
“The empathy that’s going out to the men who have been swept up in this movement, could you give a minute’s thought to what their behavior has done to the women that they have come after!? Done to their careers, their mental well-being. women forced Continue reading "Megyn Kelly Blasts Those Sharing Sympathy For Men Accused of Harassment: Women’s Lives Were ‘Ruined!’"

BREAKING: At Least Two Wounded After Shooting at Indiana Middle School

Emergency services in Indiana are on the scene today after Noblesville West Middle School was put on lockdown when a gunman opened fire. Indiana police sergeant John Perrine has confirmed media reports saying that a suspected shooter has been arrested, but least two victims have been hospitalized. The news comes a week after 10 Continue reading "BREAKING: At Least Two Wounded After Shooting at Indiana Middle School"

Watch Rose McGowan’s Visceral Reaction to Harvey Weinstein’s Arrest: ‘We Got You’

Rose McGowan joined Megyn Kelly on Friday and offered a visceral reaction to the arrest of her sexual tormentor, Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein surrendered himself to the New York Police Department earlier today, and is now facing charges for various criminal sex acts connected his alleged abuse of multiple women over the years. McGowan began her reaction by saying it was “surreal” but also “today is a good day” to see the disgraced film producer in handcuffs. “I actually didn’t believe this day would come,” McGowan said. “This is a big strike into the heart of abuse of power, and it shows people worldwide…that this cannot and will not stand.” As McGowan went through the details of Weinstein’s downfall with Kelly, she brought up the connotations surrounding the fact that it took dozens of accusers like herself to bring him down. McGowan said it was “a tragic thing” that it Continue reading "Watch Rose McGowan’s Visceral Reaction to Harvey Weinstein’s Arrest: ‘We Got You’"