Liberal Filmmaker Michael Moore Says Getting Rid of Trump ‘Shouldn’t be the Main Goal’


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Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore still thinks President Donald Trump has got to go. Yet, he doesn’t think simply dumping Trump is enough to make America right again. “Just getting rid of Trump, what does that do?” Moore told the Washington Post in an interview published on Saturday. He then further explained the problems are much bigger than that. “So we go back to the day before Trump, and was that that great a day? We have a lot of problems we have to fix. Yes, Trump has to go, but that shouldn’t be the main goal,” Moore opined. Moore’s latest comments to WaPo are a sharp turn to his words just days after the 2016 election. Back then, Moore was vowing to lead the movement to get rid of Trump. “I’m going to be one of the people leading the opposition to him, that’s going to stop him. It Continue reading "Liberal Filmmaker Michael Moore Says Getting Rid of Trump ‘Shouldn’t be the Main Goal’"

Stormy Daniel’s Lawyer Accuses Turning Point Writer of Stalking His Client: He’s ‘A Real Piece of XXXX’


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Stormy Daniel’s lawyer Michael Avenatti accused conservative writer and activist Richard Armande Mills of stalking his client in a bizarre Saturday afternoon tweet that ultimately sparked an avalanche of backlash from Mills. “This guy @RAMRANTS is a real piece of ####. I encourage each of you to view his account and let him know exactly what you think of the way he conducts himself. What kind of person stalks my client and then attempts to get her to say things he can use for some ulterior motive?” Avenatti wrote.

WATCH: New Yorkers Hold Latin Dance Party Outside Home of Lawyer Who Went on Xenophobic Rant


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New Yorkers served up their own brand of Big Apple justice on Friday when they took to the street outside the home of Aaron Schlossberg and held a Latin Dance party. Earlier this week, Schlossberg rose into internet infamy when he went on a xenophobic rant lambasting deli workers for speaking Spanish to each other. It did not sit well with many in the city. After the post went viral, Schlossberg found himself evicted from his apartment, chased down by reporters and on Friday night serenaded by a group of angry New Yorkers outside his Upper West Side home. Videos from the scene show protesters dancing, singing, chanting “Hablamos Español!” and calling Schlossberg a “narcissistic dick.” The event also featured an open mic to help counter the hate spread by Schlossberg’s rant.

NYT Shields Identity of FBI Informant on Trump Campaign… But Another Outlet Reveals Him


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The New York Times knows the identity of an informant the FBI used to investigate Russia’s ties to President Donald Trump‘s campaign, but it is not releasing the name, citing security concerns. The New York Times report comes after Trump took to Twitter this morning to accuse the FBI of having a mole implanted into his campaign. “Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president,” Trump wrote. “It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a ‘hot’ Fake News story. If true – all time biggest political scandal!”

Santa Fe High School Shooting Suspect Spared Students He Liked So They Could Tell His Story


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Alleged Santa Fe High School shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis told police he did not shoot students he liked because he wanted some to live to make sure his story was told. That information was found in a Probable Cause Affidavit & Complaint, released Friday evening, that includes Pagourtzis’ remarks to an officer after his arrest. According to the filing: “Affiant has also learned from Capt. Meadows that Dimitrios was interviewed and he gave a statement admitting to shooting multiple people inside the Santa Fe High School with the intent on killing people.” The report also notes the suspect dressed in a trench coast and had a Remington 870 and a .38 caliber pistol. Then, it includes this ominous line about why some students were spared: “Dimitrios advised he did not shoot students he did like so he could have his story told.”

Sean Hannity Says School Shootings ‘Not a Gun Issue’: Authorities Need to Police ‘Every Kid’s Social Media Postings’


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In the wake of the Santa Fe school shooting, Fox News personality Sean Hannity has called for authorities to police teens’ social media accounts but insisted that the shootings are not really “about guns.” Speaking on Premiere Radio Networks’The Sean Hannity Show on Friday, Hannity called for airport-style metal detectors and concealed carry security in every school to help keep kids safe. Then, after laying out his case for the need for screening to keep out weapons, he claimed it was not really about guns after all. “It’s not a gun issue. Every time it happens, the worse — it’s always a different gun,” he said in audio posted by Media Matters, before conceding that you “can’t let mentally ill people have guns.” Then, he proposed a novel plan to stop school shootings: monitor kids’ social media accounts. “Criminals don’t obey the laws by their very Continue reading "Sean Hannity Says School Shootings ‘Not a Gun Issue’: Authorities Need to Police ‘Every Kid’s Social Media Postings’"

Armed Man With a Flag and MAGA Hat Shows Up Outside Santa Fe High School After Shooting


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A man wearing a red Trump hat, toting a gun, and carrying an American flag showed up at the scene of the latest school shooting in Texas on Friday. The man, who did not give his name to reporters, caught the attention of both the media and those gathered to learn what happened at Sante Fe High School just hours after the deadly attack. When asked why he was there, he told reporters he wanted to “get to the school, make America great again.” Then after insisting he was just there for support, he added, “Just God bless y’all, will go a long ways right now for a lot of people.” Others at the scene were not impressed with his flag-toting, gun-toting display while emotions and the shooting scene were still so raw and families still reeling from what just happened so close to home. “I believe in the Second Continue reading "Armed Man With a Flag and MAGA Hat Shows Up Outside Santa Fe High School After Shooting"

CNN’s Jake Tapper After Santa Fe School Shooting: ‘Ask Yourself, Are We Failing Our Children?’


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There has been yet another school shooting in America, this time at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Addressing the scourge of shootings on The Lead on Friday, CNN’s Jake Tapper read through a list of deadly attacks on our nation’s campuses, from the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that left 17 dead to other recent tragedies, such as the one at Huffman High School that received considerably less media coverage. He then ended with the Santa Fe attack which is so fresh, that the final death toll did not flash on the screen. Tapper then replayed a tape of a Santa Fe student speaking to Continue reading "CNN’s Jake Tapper After Santa Fe School Shooting: ‘Ask Yourself, Are We Failing Our Children?’"

Who is Texas School Shooting Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis?


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On Friday, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis allegedly walked into a classroom at Sante Fe High School in Texas at approximately 7:45 a.m. and opened fire, killing nine students and one teacher, and leaving at least 10 others injured. According to police, he was armed with an AR-15 style rifle, a pistol and a shotgun. He also threw pipe bombs into the classroom, according to witnesses, prompting the bomb squad to scour the scene as well as his home. Pagourtzis, who had wanted to commit suicide according to Gov. Greg Abbott but in the end could not, survived the attack and is currently being held in the Galveston County Jail without bond where he has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault of a police officer.

Plane With Over 100 on Board Crashes Shortly After Take-Off from Havana Airport


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A plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the Cuban city of Havana on Friday. The Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737 fell from the sky in a fireball just after leaving Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport on Friday, according to Cuba’s state-run television. Cuba’s state-run newspaper Granma also reported the crash happened in the Santiago de las Vegas neighborhood near the airport just after noon. The reports were confirmed by CBS and CNN, among other outlets. The domestic flight was headed to Holguin approximately 500 miles from Havana. There were 104 passengers on board as well as the crew. CNN is reporting at least three survivors. CNN obtained video of the scene reportedly showing a huge plume of smoke coming from the crash site.

Tucker Carlson Battles Univision Anchor: Why Are You Fine With Calling Charles Manson an ‘Animal’ But Not MS-13?


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On Thursday night, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson lectured Univision’s Enrique Acevedo about how he was so “driven crazy” by President Donald Trump’s policies that he could not see how Trump was right about immigration. Then, the Fox News host evoked infamous criminal Charles Manson to defend Trump’s “animal” remarks. “First of all, they have — whatever, they are not required by the Constitution to compliment immigrants,” Carlson opined. “Sorry. Second, you may not agree with all of his policies, but in this specific case, he is criticizing people who are evil, and are killing, once again, the poor and the defenseless. And you have been driven so crazy by Trump that you can’t even accept that as true.” Then Carlson asked this: “If I accept Charles Manson as an animal, does that bother you?” “Of course not,” Acevado replied, before noting he actually agrees with Trump on criminals but Continue reading "Tucker Carlson Battles Univision Anchor: Why Are You Fine With Calling Charles Manson an ‘Animal’ But Not MS-13?"

MTV Halts Catfish Due to Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Host Nev Schulman


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MTV has suspended production on the show Catfish after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against the shows host and executive producer, Yaniv ‘Nev’ Schulman. “We take these allegations very seriously,” an MTV spokesperson said in a statement provided to The Daily Beast and Vanity Fair. “We’re working with Critical Content, our third-party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation, and we’ve put a pause on shooting until the investigation is completed.” Allegations surfaced earlier this month after Ayissha Morgan posted a video to YouTube, talking about the how she was sexually harassed while on the show in 2015, including being forced into a sexual encounter by Schulman. In the video, she says Schulman, who she referred to as “Jack” invited her into a hotel room and propositioned her, even though she is a lesbian. She also alleges a female production staffer took advantage of her. Schulman insists the charges are Continue reading "MTV Halts Catfish Due to Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Host Nev Schulman"

Paul Manafort’s Son-in-Law Gets Plea Deal, Will Cooperate With Federal Authorities


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The son-in-law of President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chair Paul Manafort has reportedly agreed to a plea deal and will cooperate with federal authorities. An attorney for Jeffrey Yohai, Manafort’s now former son-in-law, confirmed to Buzzfeed News Thursday afternoon that a plea deal had been reached. “I can only confirm that he has reached a plea agreement,” attorney James Hinds said, according to the outlet. Reuters first reported the news citing unnamed sources earlier on Thursday, prompting speculation as to what Yohai, who is divorced from Manafort’s daughter, might know and what he may tell authorities. By early evening, multiple outlets had confirmed the story and that he had, indeed, cut a deal. Speaking during a CNN panel on Continue reading "Paul Manafort’s Son-in-Law Gets Plea Deal, Will Cooperate With Federal Authorities"

Gina Haspel Confirmed as CIA Director Despite Past Interrogation Role


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On Thursday, President Donald Trump‘s controversial pick to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, was confirmed as the agency’s next director. The controversy over Haspel centered around her participation in interrogation programs, a past some thought may sink her nomination. However, according to the Washington Post, Haspel was aided by a public relations campaign launched by the CIA on her behalf. “Gina Haspel has been confirmed as the next CIA Director, despite her role in the agency’s interrogation program,” WaPo’s Shane Harris tweeted out shortly after it was clear the confirmation would move forward. “The CIA launched an unprecedented PR campaign to support her, and former CIA directors lobbied senators on her behalf.”

North Korean Officials are Reportedly Reading Fire and Fury to Get the Skinny on Trump


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North Korean officials are reportedly turning to Michael Wolff‘s Trump administration exposé Fire and Fury to get insight into the goings-on at the White House. The report comes from a videotaped conversation CNN’s Christiane Amanpour had with former chief British negotiator Jonathan Powell. This is what Powell said:
When I was there in December, they were reading Art of the Deal, they wanted to discuss the book and what it showed about the president. When I went back they were reading Fire and Fury and try to see what that told them about Trump. Since last November and December, they had a clear strategy. So far it’s all about reaction to their side in the west and it’s all about initiative.
After hearing Powell’s claims, CNN’s David Chalian pointed out that reading such books is to be expected for foreign governments, even if President Donald Trump did not Continue reading "North Korean Officials are Reportedly Reading Fire and Fury to Get the Skinny on Trump"

Trump Campaign Fundraises Off Russia Probe Anniversary: Let’s ‘Show the Witch Hunters…’


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The Trump campaign has turned the first anniversary of the Russian probe into a chance to fundraise to his base. In an emailed letter credited to President Donald Trump on Thursday, Trump once again insisted there was “no collusion.” “Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History…,” Trump wrote, before adding in bold, “And there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction.” He then predictably blamed Democrats. “The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an election despite them spending far more money,” the letter continues on before, calling for his supporter to “show the witch hunters that NOT A SINGLE PATRIOT backed down from our fight.” The email comes on the same day as Trump took to Twitter to rail against the “disgusting, illegal and unwarranted Witch Hunt,” and declared his Continue reading "Trump Campaign Fundraises Off Russia Probe Anniversary: Let’s ‘Show the Witch Hunters…’"

Rudy Giuliani: Trump Didn’t Collude With Russia Because Campaign Never Used Dirt on Clinton


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Speaking to Laura Ingraham on Fox News Wednesday night,  pro bono President Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia because it’s not illegal to get dirt and not use it. He then said the focus of the investigation should really be on former FBI director James Comey, not Trump. “There’s nothing illegal about that [getting dirt],” Giuliani opined, referring to the CNN report that Donald Trump Jr. admitted the Trump Tower meeting was aimed at getting dirt on Hillary Clinton. “Even if it comes from a Russian or German or American, it doesn’t matter. They never used it. That’s the main thing. They rejected it. If there was collusion with the Russians they would’ve used it.” He then suggested that the person who should really be under investigation is Comey. Do you think there “is any chance that Continue reading "Rudy Giuliani: Trump Didn’t Collude With Russia Because Campaign Never Used Dirt on Clinton"

Giuliani Insists Firing Mueller Not Trump’s ‘Plan B or Plan C’ Even if Probe Doesn’t Wrap Up


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During an interview on the Ingraham Angle Wednesday night, President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted that firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not in the best interests of the president even if the Russian probe lingers on. Giuliani started by bashing the Russian probe, noting the investigation is “not good for the American people.” He continued on: “The special counsel’s office doesn’t understand they are interfering with things bigger than them or us.” Host Laura Ingraham then asked if what he meant when he said he had a “Plan B and a Plan C’ if “Mueller doesn’t wrap this up.” “What is the Plan B and C, Rudy,” Ingraham asked “Firing Mueller…?” Giuliani insisted it was not. “Then we start from day one again as the president pointed out,” Giuliani opined. “What we are going to to do if find out what legal remedies Continue reading "Giuliani Insists Firing Mueller Not Trump’s ‘Plan B or Plan C’ Even if Probe Doesn’t Wrap Up"

FBI Reportedly Looking Into Michael Cohen’s $150,000 Deal With South Korean Firm


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The FBI is looking into a payment a South Korean aerospace firm made to President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Mark Ko told the Washington Post in an email that he served as a translator between Cohen and the executives  of Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and was interviewed by the FBI, “a few weeks ago.” He did not give details about the line of questioning but said that he thought that the questioning was a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe. Ko’s statement is the first indication that the FBI is probing payments made by corporations and entities to Cohen to help gain access and insights into the Trump White House. KAI is one of a number of corporations with deep pockets who paid Cohen’s shell company for consulting services. Unlike AT&T and Novartis, though, KAI has not expressed regret for hiring Cohen and insist they Continue reading "FBI Reportedly Looking Into Michael Cohen’s $150,000 Deal With South Korean Firm"

Law Enforcement Official Leaked Michael Cohen’s Financials Due to Alarm Over Missing Files


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The law enforcement official behind the leak of Michael Cohen‘s financials to multiple news outlets last week reportedly acted after finding files related to the President Donald Trump‘s lawyer’s financials missing. Speaking to The New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow, the person behind the leak had, according to Farrow’s account of their conversation, “grown alarmed after being unable to find two important reports on Cohen’s financial activity in a government database.” Concerned that information on Cohen and his financials were being withheld from law enforcement agencies, the official then decided to leak the information to the press. The leaked financials came from a single suspicious-activity report, or SARS, filed by a bank. However, the report refers to two more SARS — amounting to three million in additional transactions — which the source told Farrow were nowhere to be found in the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, “I Continue reading "Law Enforcement Official Leaked Michael Cohen’s Financials Due to Alarm Over Missing Files"