Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Suggests Abortion Led to Santa Fe Shooting

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pointed to abortion as one of the potential causes for the Santa Fe school shooting on Friday that left 10 people dead. Patrick, a Republican, addressed the latest tragedy Sunday on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopolous. Patrick suggested that Americans should not be surprised by the taking of innocent life, since “we have devalued life.” “Whether it’s through abortion, whether it’s the break-up of families, through violent movies, and particularly violent video games,” Patrick said, reverting to a familiar Republican talking point. During his interview with This Week and Continue reading "Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Suggests Abortion Led to Santa Fe Shooting"

Trump Rails Against ‘Failing and Crooked’ NY Times For ‘Boring’ Report on Gulf Prince Offering Campaign Assistance

President Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade Sunday against a New York Times exposé revealing his son and other campaign officials met with a Gulf emissary who offered a hand in winning the 2016 election. Trump blasted the report, calling the publication “Failing and Crooked,” while adding in a jab at Hillary Clinton. He contended that the report was merely “a long & boring story” showing Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation “has found nothing on Russia & me.”
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Alan Dershowitz and Dan Abrams Clash Over Russia Probe: ‘They’re All Longterm Republicans Who Hated Trump!’

Alan Dershowitz and Dan Abrams clashed over the Russia investigation on ABC News Sunday, in a marathon debate over the merits of the special counsel’s probe. This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos first asked the pair about President Donald Trump‘s latest tweets railing against the investigation as a witch hunt. Dershowitz, an ardent critic of the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, argued that a nonpartisan independent commission should have been appointed to investigate the 2016 election, not a special counsel. After the Harvard Law professor claimed that FBI agents tried “desperately to turn the investigation against Trump,” Abrams, ABC News chief legal analyst and Mediaite founder, fired back that “we don’t have any evidence that FBI agents were trying to turn the investigation against Trump.” Dershowitz pointed to FBI agent Peter Strzok‘s anti-Trump texts, and Abrams contended that Strzok had Continue reading "Alan Dershowitz and Dan Abrams Clash Over Russia Probe: ‘They’re All Longterm Republicans Who Hated Trump!’"

Andrea Tantaros’ Lawsuit Against Fox News Dismissed by Federal Judge

One of the lawsuits filed against Fox News by former cable TV host Andrea Tantaros was dismissed by a federal judge in New York on Friday because there wasn’t enough evidence to support allegations. The Hill reported that Judge George Daniels in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed 2017 allegations by Tantaros, in which she alleged that Fox News tracked her computer activity by installing malware on her device, wiretapped her communications, and recorded female talent while they undressed. Daniels wrote that those allegations were based upon “speculation” and”conjecture.” “Moreover, she fails to adequately make out the basic elements of her claims,” Daniels wrote, according to the Hill. Tantaros was let go from Fox News in April 2016, three months before former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson leveled bombshell accusations against the network’s chairman, Roger Ailes. In addition to the lawsuit that was dismissed on Friday, Tantaros also filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News and its Continue reading "Andrea Tantaros’ Lawsuit Against Fox News Dismissed by Federal Judge"

Chuck Todd Battles Roger Stone Over Claims He Did Not Have ‘Advance Knowledge’ of Clinton Emails Release

Roger Stone appeared on Meet The Press on Sunday and vehemently denied that he had any “advance notice” that Wikileaks had obtained Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta‘s emails during the 2016 election, which has come under the scrutiny of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation. The appearance on NBC News comes in the wake of reports that Mueller subpoenaed another one of his aides as part of the Russia probe. Todd’s first question to Stone: “Are you preparing to be indicted?” “Well Chuck, I don’t know if I’m an interesting person or a person of interest,” Stone replied, before railing against the Mueller probe for having “terrorized” his associates. “I can guarantee you they have found no evidence whatsoever of Russian collusion nor trafficking of allegedly hacked emails with Wikileaks,” Stone said. “It is not inconceivable now that Mr. Mueller and his team may seek to conjure up Continue reading "Chuck Todd Battles Roger Stone Over Claims He Did Not Have ‘Advance Knowledge’ of Clinton Emails Release"