Trump Advisor Larry Kudlow Hosted White Nationalist Publisher at His Birthday Bash

Trump advisor Larry Kudlow hosted the publisher of a white nationalist website at his home over the weekend, according to a Washington Post report. Just one day after President Donald Trump‘s speechwriter Darren Beattie was fired from the White House after a CNN inquiry into his attendance at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club conference —  a conference frequented by white nationalists —  Kudlow hosted Peter Brimelow, a publisher of white nationalist content, at his birthday bash. Brimelow was not only in attendance at the same H.L. Mencken Club conference as Beattie, he was also on the same panel.  Brimelow, who once wrote for such outlets as Dow Jones and National Review, has for the past two decades devoted himself to an anti-immigration site known as Vdare.com. Yet, he has in the past rejected the label “white nationalist but has admitted his anti-immigration site, “certainly publish a few writers I Continue reading "Trump Advisor Larry Kudlow Hosted White Nationalist Publisher at His Birthday Bash"

Chuck Todd: ‘This Could Be Most Consequential Day of the Trump Presidency’

“It’s all happening,” said Chuck Todd at the outset of MTP: Daily Tuesday on MSNBC. And indeed, it was. Simultaneously during the 4 P.M. ET hour on Tuesday, President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on fraud charges, and his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts including campaign finance violations. And most damning of all, Cohen directly implicated the president during his plea in open court, saying that he helped pay off Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal “at [the] direction” of Trump. “We begin tonight with breaking news,” Todd said. “And it’s all crumbling on top of the president’s head.” In an administration with so many eventful days, it would seem understandable that Todd would proclaim any single one of them to be the most crucial. But the NBC News political director didn’t shy away from making the statement on Continue reading "Chuck Todd: ‘This Could Be Most Consequential Day of the Trump Presidency’"

Prosecutors Rip Michael Cohen’s ‘Lies’ After He Pleads Guilty to Paying Off Women to Influence 2016 Election

The prosecution in the case against Michael Cohen spoke at a press conference on Tuesday after the former Trump lawyer plead guilty to multiple counts of campaign finance violations, tax evasion and bank fraud. The prosecution explained that Cohen plead guilty to paying off porn actress Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal “at the direction of” Trump, with “the purpose of influencing the 2016 election.” “These are very serious charges and reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over an extended period of time,” the prosecution said. “Cohen… decided that he was above the law, and for that he is going to pay a very, very serious price.” Watch above, via Fox News.

Fox News Airs Flashback of Rudy Giuliani Saying Hush Money Payments Had Nothing to do With Campaign

In the flurry of news this afternoon regarding Michael Cohen‘s plea deal, and the revelation that he implicated “a candidate for federal office” in directing his activities paying women to remain silent about having affairs with Donald Trump, Fox News Channel’s Ed Henry played a clip with a timely reminder of current Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani‘s prior denial of wrongdoing. “This is the first time you see anyone in the president’s orbit pleading guilty to charges directly involved in the 16 campaign,” Ed Henry noted, as he listed the details of the situation so far. Henry was listing the potential problems arising for Trump from the admission. Among them, prior statements. “Remember that this development really contradicts what his new personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told our own Sean Hannity back in May,” he said. “Remember that Giuliani said back then that the president made the 130,000 payment to Continue reading "Fox News Airs Flashback of Rudy Giuliani Saying Hush Money Payments Had Nothing to do With Campaign"

BREAKING: Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty, Says Trump Directed Him to Pay Off Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal

Longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has officially pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion, one count of bank fraud, and two counts of campaign contribution violations. As part of a deal first reported by ABC earlier Tuesday, the man oft referred to as the president’s fixer entered a guilty plea on the following charges, according to Stephen Brown of the New York Daily News: But the bombshell, according to Brown, is that Cohen admitted in open court that he made hush money payouts to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal “at [the] direction” of the president.

BREAKING: Paul Manafort Found Guilty on Eight Counts, Including Felony Tax Fraud

Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts, including five counts of felony tax fraud, outlets reported Tuesday. The jury has reached a verdict in eight out of the 18 counts against Trump’s former campaign chairman, who now faces a maximum of 80 years in prison. Manafort was found guilty on 5 tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts and two counts of bank fraud. Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s team of prosecutors made their closing arguments on Wednesday, accusing Manafort of “lies” and hiding his income from Ukraine to avoid paying taxes, and defrauding banks, per CNN. Manafort’s defense attorneys sought to cast the prosecution as politically motivated. Manafort, who served as President Donald Trump‘s campaign chairman during the 2016 campaign, pleaded not guilty. The decision comes after three Continue reading "BREAKING: Paul Manafort Found Guilty on Eight Counts, Including Felony Tax Fraud"

Michael Avenatti Reacts to Cohen Plea Deal: ‘100 Percent’ Chance He’ll Roll on Trump

As reports emerged that Michael Cohen reached a plea deal with Manhattan federal prosecutors Tuesday, Michael Avenatti said he was only surprised it took so long. Speaking to MSNBC shortly after the news broke, the lawyer claimed he was sure President Donald Trump’s former fixer would continue to turn on his old boss. “I know the likelihood of him providing damaging information about the president is 100 percent,” Avenatti said, adding that he’s “been active in connection with the case on behalf of my client,” referring to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who is locked in a legal battle against Trump over a pricey non-disclosure agreement for her silence on their alleged affair. “I’ve been active in communicating with people in law enforcement,” he added. “There’s no question that he’s going to be providing and has provided information that’s damaging to the president.” Avenatti clarified that information concerned financial dealings Continue reading "Michael Avenatti Reacts to Cohen Plea Deal: ‘100 Percent’ Chance He’ll Roll on Trump"