Trump Mimics Paris Terror Attack to Criticize France on Gun Control: ‘Boom! Come Over Here, Boom!’


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During a free-wheeling rally style speech at the National Rifle Association annual convention in Dallas on Friday, President Donald Trump invoked the Paris attacks to mock France’s tough gun control laws. “So let’s talk about guns, shall we?” to the roar of the NRA crowd. “Paris, France, has the toughest gun laws in the world,” Trump continued on,  before invoking the Paris attacks. “We all remember more than 130 people plus tremendous numbers of people that were horribly, horribly wounded. You notice nobody ever talks about them. They talk about the people that die. But they never mention that 250 people had horrible, horrible wounds. I mean they never mention that,” Trump opined. Then he re-enacted the horror. “They were brutally killed by a small group of terrorists that had guns. They took their time and gunned them down one by one. Boom. Come over here. Boom. Come over Continue reading "Trump Mimics Paris Terror Attack to Criticize France on Gun Control: ‘Boom! Come Over Here, Boom!’"

Twitter Flips Over Giuliani’s New Statement on Stormy Payment: ‘The Truth Made My Boss Angry’


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On Friday, former New York City mayor and President Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani issued a statement that was intended to clarify the remarks he made on Sean Hannity‘s show. As Twitter quickly noted, it didn’t. During that first off the rails interview on Fox, Giuliani said that Trump had reimbursed his embattled longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment he made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Afterward, Giuliani tried to clarify his statement a bit, telling ABC: “I don’t think the president realized he paid him back for that specific thing until we made him aware of the paperwork.” Then, on Friday afternoon, he issued another damage control statement to try to clean up the mess. Blue check Twitter, though, couldn’t help but notice that Giuliani’s “damage control on Donald Trump’s damage control of Rudy Giuliani’s damage control on Donald Trump’s damage control”
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CNN’s Acosta and Lemon Praise Fox News Host for Calling Out Trump: ‘Kudos to Cavuto’


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On Thursday night, CNN’s Don Lemon and Jim Acosta praised rival network Fox News’ Neil Cavuto for calling out President Donald Trump for his repeated inconsistent claims and false statements. Earlier on Thursday, Cavuto used Fox News airtime to lecture Trump for his constant flip-flops and inconsistencies that fuel the “fake news” media. “I guess you’re too busy draining the swamp to ever stop and smell the stink you’re creating. That’s your doing,” Cavuto concluded after reciting a lengthy laundry list of Trump’s false statements he insisted just make Trump look bad. “That’s your stink, Mr. President, that’s your swamp.” In response, Lemon literally clapped for Cavuto’s response. Acosta then suggested that the Cavuto lecture was just the beginning and the cracks of Trump support are starting to show. “I think when you’ve lost Fox News, you’re starting to lose the Fox News viewership. And a lot of people Continue reading "CNN’s Acosta and Lemon Praise Fox News Host for Calling Out Trump: ‘Kudos to Cavuto’"

WV Senate Candidate Defends Horrifying Campaign Ad: ‘There’s No Mention of a Race’ Like ‘Negro’


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West Virginia Senate Candidate Don Blankenship responded to the critics who called his new anti-Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “China family” ad racist by claiming he’s “never used a race word.” “They’ve always said about me, West Virginia people, is West Virginia people racist,” Blankenship opined, roping the population of the whole state into his mess, and making sure to refer to people from the Mountain State as “West Virginia people.” He added, according to the report by Roll’s Call’s Simone Pathe, “We’re confused on our staff as to how it can be racist when there is no mention of a race. There’s no race. Races are negro, white caucasian, Hispanic, Asian. There’s no mention of a race. I’ve never used a race word.” Blankenship’s latest denial comes after he Continue reading "WV Senate Candidate Defends Horrifying Campaign Ad: ‘There’s No Mention of a Race’ Like ‘Negro’"

WATCH: April Ryan Blasts Ex-Trump Spox Jason Miller in Off the Rails CNN Debate Over Sarah Sanders


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A CNN panel with White House correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan and chief spokesman for Trump’s transition team Jason Miller went off the rails Thursday evening when Miller suggested that Sarah Sanders did a “fantastic” job during the daily briefing where she repeated deflected when asked questions. “Look, I thought Sarah did fantastic today,” Miller opined. “The fact that we’re talking about Sarah not making a bunch of news, and that’s actually driving the news, I don’t think is necessarily a bad thing. I mean, the fact of the matter is, this White House should have had and this presidency should have had an outside counsel that was handling these types of issues a year ago. This is not the job of the White House, this is not the job of the White House press secretary. Sarah does a fantastic job every single day…” April then told him, Continue reading "WATCH: April Ryan Blasts Ex-Trump Spox Jason Miller in Off the Rails CNN Debate Over Sarah Sanders"

WV Senate Candidate Takes Aim at Mitch McConnell’s ‘China Family’ in Worst Ad Of All Time


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Convicted coal baron and West Virginia Republican Senate hopeful Don Blankenship has once again taken aim at Senator Mitch McConnell  (R-KY) in a new ad calling out the Majority leader for getting rich because his “China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.” “Mitch’s swamp people are now running false, negative ads against me. They’re also childishly calling me despicable and mentally ill,” Blankenship kvetches in the ad set to hit the airwaves on Friday.

“Mitch has gotten rich,” he further opines. “In fact, his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.” He then concludes, while holding two of his grandkids, “I will beat Joe Manchin and ditch cocaine Mitch for the sake of the kids.” It is not the first time Blankenship has Continue reading "WV Senate Candidate Takes Aim at Mitch McConnell’s ‘China Family’ in Worst Ad Of All Time"

Neil Cavuto Calls Out Trump on His Pattern of False Statements: ‘Mr. President, That’s Your Swamp’


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During a monologue on his Fox News show Thursday, Neil Cavuto called out President Donald Trump for railing against “fake news” while constantly giving them ammunition with his inconsistent and often contradictory statements. “Let me be clear, Mr. President. How can you drain the swamp if you’re the one that keeps muddying the waters? You didn’t know about the $130,000 payment to a porn star till you did. You acknowledged today you were the guy behind the retainer payment that took care of this. You insist that money from the campaign or campaign contributions played no role in this transaction. Of that you’re sure. The thing is, not 24 hours ago, sir, you couldn’t recall any of this,” Cavuto began. He continued on: “I’m not saying you’re a liar. You’re a president, you’re busy. I’m having a devil of a time figuring out which news is fake…Your own words gave Continue reading "Neil Cavuto Calls Out Trump on His Pattern of False Statements: ‘Mr. President, That’s Your Swamp’"

Giuliani Doubles Down on Comparing FBI to Nazi Stormtroopers: ‘They Prove it Every Day’


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On Thursday, President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani doubled down on his comparison of federal agents to storm troopers during an interview with The Daily Beast.  The previous evening, during an explosive interview with friend and Fox host Sean Hannity, Giuliani said this, referring to the Michael Cohen FBI raid: “The question there was — the only possible violation there would be, was it a campaign finance violation, which usually would result in a fine by the way not this big, stormtroopers coming in and breaking down his apartment, and breaking down his office.” The implied Nazi reference rubbed James Comey, among others, the wrong way.

Rudy Giuliani Wants ‘Defender of Justice’ Jeff Sessions to Investigate Feds Behind Cohen Wiretapping


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President Donald Trump‘s lawyer and personal friend Rudy Giuliani is calling for “defender of justice” Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate those involved with the Michael Cohen investigation. Responding to an ABC report that federal authorities wiretapped Trump lawyer Cohen’s phone and recorded at least one phone call with the White House, Giuliani said during an exclusive interview with The Hill, that it was time for the Attorney General to get involved. “I am waiting for the Attorney General to step in, in his role as defender of justice, and put these people under investigation,” Giuliani said, according to The Hill‘s account. Giuliani also said he had not talked to Trump about the wiretapping, but said he plans to tell him that the DOJ stamping on Constitutional rights. “He is going to say to me, ‘Isn’t there an attorney-client privilege?’ And I am going to tell Continue reading "Rudy Giuliani Wants ‘Defender of Justice’ Jeff Sessions to Investigate Feds Behind Cohen Wiretapping"

Reporters Grill Sarah Sanders over Stunning Giuliani Interview: ‘How are the American People Expected to Believe’ Trump?


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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders faced some tough questions from the press in her first press briefing after Rudy Giuliani‘s bombshell interview on Sean Hannity‘s show Wednesday night. One of the first questions came from the AP’s Zeke Miller who asked why President Donald Trump said just weeks ago that he did not know about the payment. “Can you explain why the president when he spoke, asked the questions to reporters a few weeks ago about the $130,000 payment for Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels why the president was not truthful with the American people?” Miller asked. Sanders replied in a refrain heard thought the presser: “As Mayor Giuliani stated and I’ll refer you back to his comments this was information that the president didn’t know at the time but eventually learned.” ABC’s Jon Karl then tried to press her further. “Can I ask you when Continue reading "Reporters Grill Sarah Sanders over Stunning Giuliani Interview: ‘How are the American People Expected to Believe’ Trump?"

Rudy Giuliani Casually Drops Bombshell: Trump Fired Comey Over Russia Probe


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During an interview with Sean Hannity Wednesday night, Trump lawyer and friend Rudy Giuliani insisted that there was a “solid” explanation for why President Donald Trump decided to fire Comey. “He fired at Comey because Comey would not — among other things — say that he wasn’t a target of the investigation. He’s entitled to that. Hillary Clinton got that and he couldn’t get that. So, he fired him and he said I’m free of this guy.” He continued on: “He went on Lester Holt, Lester Holt’s interview was as good as anybody could do, better than I think any of the people around Mueller could have done. Lester Holt asked them why did you do it? He said I did it because I felt I had to the explain to the American people that the president was not the target of the investigation.” The former New Continue reading "Rudy Giuliani Casually Drops Bombshell: Trump Fired Comey Over Russia Probe"

Lou Dobbs Tonight Guest: Mueller Needs to be Told to ‘Literally Drop Dead in Court’


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During an appearance on Lou Dobbs Tonight Wednesday evening, Judicial Watch’s Chris Farrell suggested that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be told to literally “drop dead.” It all happened during a conversation that started off with Lou Dobbs bemoaning the fact that it has been a two-year long investigation and insisting that the president should not have to deal with a “super-authority that is a cancer on this constitutional republic.” “Who in the hell says that Congress has the power to create something called the special counsel?” Dobbs demanded. Chiming in, Farrell then suggested that legally “everything under the sun had to be challenged” in the Russian probe. “Mueller needs to be told figuratively and literally drop dead in court,” Farrell added. He then continued on, claiming the most offensive thing about the whole Mueller probe was just how much “Hillary Clinton waltzed away…a litany of Continue reading "Lou Dobbs Tonight Guest: Mueller Needs to be Told to ‘Literally Drop Dead in Court’"

WH Cites Raves From ‘Liars and Leakers’ John Brennan and James Clapper in Release Touting CIA Pick Gina Haspel


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President Donald Trump once called former CIA Director John Brennan and former director of National Intelligence James Clapper “liars and leakers.” Yet, it seems that Trump’s slam doesn’t always hold true, at least if he needs their words of praise to back up his CIA pick Gina Haspel. Back in February, a fuming Trump had this to say on Twitter about the pair and others on his slam list du jour: “Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with  [James] Comey, [Mark] Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!”

Accuser Summer Zervos Subpoenas ‘The Apprentice’ Records to Prove Trump Lied


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Former Trump accuser Summer Zervos is seeking records from her time on The Apprentice to help document Donald Trump‘s alleged sexual misconduct towards her. According to the New York Times, which first reported on the story, “subpoenas had been issued both to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which owns archives of the reality show and to the Beverly Hills Hotel.” Zervos’ attorney Mariann Wang said the documents will be used to “prove that the defendant [Trump] lied when he falsely denigrated Ms. Zervos and when he denied sexually assaulting her.” Shortly after the 2016 election, Zervos held a tearful press release where she, flanked by attorney Gloria Allred, said that Trump had threatened to sue her after she came forward with allegations that he had groped her and forcibly kissed her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007. “Mr. Trump stated that after the election he would file lawsuits against Continue reading "Accuser Summer Zervos Subpoenas ‘The Apprentice’ Records to Prove Trump Lied"

Corey Lewandowski: ‘Media Should Be Praising’ Trump for Threatening to ‘Get Involved’ in DOJ


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On Wednesday, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski appeared on CNN where the topic quickly turned to President Donald Trump‘s tweet from this morning suggesting he “will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!” Jim Sciutto, who was filling in for Jake Tapper, asked Lewandowski what exactly Trump meant by the tweet and how exactly he planned to use his presidential powers to influence the Russian probe. “Let me ask you this question. When he said I may need to get involved, exclamation Continue reading "Corey Lewandowski: ‘Media Should Be Praising’ Trump for Threatening to ‘Get Involved’ in DOJ"

Pro-Trump Pastor Darrell Scott Wants to Bring Kanye West to White House for Summit on Race


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One of President Donald Trump‘s most outspoken African-American allies, Pastor Darrell Scott, wants to bring Kanye West to the White House for a discussion on race, according to a Politico report. Scott was a regular fixture at Trump’s pre-election campaign rallies and even spoke during the Republican National Convention. Most recently, Scott’s been working with Jared Kushner on a plan to revitalize black urban neighborhoods and is now working with the son of Trump’s lawyer and friend Rudy Giuliani on his plan to hold a White House summit featuring West. Andrew Giuliani did not return multiple requests for comment by Politico about the collaboration. Scott, though, seemed more than willing to talk about the event he says will be a chance for West, and other invited artists and athletes, to say how they truly feel. “It’s going to be unscripted, unfiltered, blunt,” Scott said. “No topic is off Continue reading "Pro-Trump Pastor Darrell Scott Wants to Bring Kanye West to White House for Summit on Race"

Brian Stelter on Kanye West’s ‘Humiliating’ Meltdown: He’s Acting ‘Like a Gift to Racists’


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CNN Senior Media Correspondent Brian Stelter responded to Kanye West‘s recent controversial remarks — including declaring on TMZ that slavery was a choice — by noting what West is really doing is bolstering the white supremacist, racist cause. Speaking to Maggie Lake on CNN on Wednesday, Stelter was asked if West’s recent comments were just another marketing or self-promotion ploy. Stelter admitted that in the past, West has, in fact, been a master marketer, but noted his most recent, and highly publicized, remarks felt like something else. “It is backfiring in a really embarrassing and public, even humiliating way,” Stelter told Lake, noting that instead of being praised, West has been “roundly” denounced for his behavior. He then pointed out that West has been a “brilliant entertainer” but Continue reading "Brian Stelter on Kanye West’s ‘Humiliating’ Meltdown: He’s Acting ‘Like a Gift to Racists’"

Trump Responds to Fox News Chyron Praise: I ‘Just Want to Do What is Right’

President Donald Trump spent a bit of time Sunday night live-tweeting Fox News.

At the top of Fox News’ The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton a chyron appeared on the screen reading “Steve: Trump’s triumphs are driving his critics crazy.”

Trump, obviously pleased with the praise, responded with a tweet, quoting the words on the screen.

“‘Trump’s Triumphs are driving his critics Crazy!’” Trump wrote, adding the exclamation point. “Thank you Steve Hilton, just want to do what is right for our wonderful U.S.A.”

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Chris Cuomo Dishes on Contentious Kellyanne Conway Interview: I Love Having Her On


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On Monday, ABC News Chief Legal Analyst and Mediaite founder Dan Abrams brought his legal expertise to SiriusXM in the inaugural edition of Politics Meets the Law, an hourlong show airing on channel 124. His first guest was CNN host Chris Cuomo, who spoke with Abrams on a wide range of topics, including his contentious on-air relationship with White House advisor Kellyanne Conway. Calling the interview “epic,” Abrams played a clip from the Cuomo-Conway exchangeu from earlier in the day where the two battled it out Trump’s job security and ultimately how Cuomo himself knew his job was safe at CNN. “That is awesome,” Abrams said at the conclusion of the clip, before asking Cuomo “Do you like Kellyanne Conway? Do you guys get along?” Cuomo admitted that despite the on-air fireworks, he did. “Yes, I do like her,” the CNN host replied. He continued on:
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New York Times, New Yorker Win Pulitzer Prize for Bombshell Reports on Harvey Weinstein


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The New York Times and The New Yorker will share the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service Journalism for their reporting of the Harvey Weinstein story that helped launch the #MeToo movement, Pulitzer Administrator Dana Canedy announced during a ceremony at Columbia University in New York City on Monday. Back in October, both The Times and The New Yorker ran stories reporting on Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assault. Weinstein’s spokesperson has repeatedly denied the veracity of the claims, however, the impact of the women’s stories spread far beyond Hollywood and helped spark the #MeToo movement, encouraging those who were impacted by sexual violence and harassment to join a growing chorus of those speaking out against the abuse. The Public Service winners were among the wide range of publications that competed with more than 2400 submissions to snag a coveted prize ranging from The Santa Rosa Press Democrat for their prize in Continue reading "New York Times, New Yorker Win Pulitzer Prize for Bombshell Reports on Harvey Weinstein"