Are Roland Martin and Donna Brazile Getting Off Easy On Their CNN/TV One Town Hall Scandal?

Last Sunday’s morning talk show circuit saw some old wounds opened during a Twitter haggle between TV One host Roland Martin and CNN’s Jake Tapper. After Martin hit Tapper for stating President Donald Trump made a “false claim” rather than using the word “lie” during an interview with Treasure Secretary Steve Mnuchin, the State of the Union host tweeted out that he wasn’t in the mood to be lectured on journalism by the TV One star, especially considering that Martin has never given a “full accounting” on how questions from a 2016 Democratic town hall made their way into the Clinton campaign’s email box.

Hillary Clinton on 2016 Election: ‘There Are Lots of Questions About Its Legitimacy’

In a sit-down interview with Mother Jones’ Ari Berman, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton weighed in on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. And during the conversation, she noted that the results of the election may not be legit. “I think there are lots of questions about its legitimacy,” Clinton said in response to Berman’s question on whether it was a legitimate election. “And we don’t have a method for contesting that in our system. That’s why I’ve long advocated for an independent commission to get to the bottom of what happened.” In Clinton’s view, it was a combination of Russian interference and voter suppression efforts in states like Wisconsin that led to her losing the Electoral College despite winning the national popular vote by roughly 3 million votes. “In a couple of places, most notably Wisconsin, I think it had a dramatic impact on the Continue reading "Hillary Clinton on 2016 Election: ‘There Are Lots of Questions About Its Legitimacy’"

FBI Reportedly Investigating Payments Sent to Russian Embassy ‘to Finance Election Campaign of 2016’

The FBI is investigating a series of monetary transactions between the Russian foreign ministry and its embassy in Washington D.C., with the funds passing through a Kremlin-backed bank, according to a new report from Buzzfeed. Federal authorities started looking into the matter when they became aware of one of these wire transfers, valued at $30,000, which had landed in the Russian embassy’s Citibank account, per Buzzfeed. The transaction may have fallen under the radar, if not for the memo that was attached, which read that the money was intended “to finance election campaign of 2016.” Yeah. You read that right. This transaction practically begged to be noticed by the FBI with a memo like that. The Russian foreign ministry must have thought “for meddling on behalf of our leader, Vladimir Putin” was a bit too conspicuous. Once the FBI started digging, they found dozens of similar transactions, 60 Continue reading "FBI Reportedly Investigating Payments Sent to Russian Embassy ‘to Finance Election Campaign of 2016’"

Judge Jeanine Personally Told Trump a Special Counsel Needed To Be Appointed to Investigate Clinton

President Donald Trump and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro have a strong relationship. She’s conducted numerous lengthy interviews with the president and, according to White House sources, was on a short list to be named as deputy attorney general. As such, Pirro has offered Trump advice on matters foreign and domestic, with a recent report indicating that she advised the president to appoint a special counsel to investigate the alleged misdeeds of Hillary Clinton, including the former secretary of state’s involvement with the Uranium One deal. During an Oval Office meeting with the president on Nov. 1, Pirro denounced Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his refusal to go after Clinton, who was Secretary of State when the deal was approved. The deal, which has long been a talking point for right-leaning media outlets, allowed a Russian nuclear agency to purchase Uranium One, a Canadian mining firm with deep ties to America’s uranium Continue reading "Judge Jeanine Personally Told Trump a Special Counsel Needed To Be Appointed to Investigate Clinton"

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Jabs Kellyanne Conway: ‘Un-Credible Because She Blatantly Lies’

Morning Joe spent a decent amount of Tuesday’s episode ridiculing Vice President Mike Pence over his repeated denials of knowledge of contact between the Trump campaign and Russians — and during the discussion Mika Brzezinski managed to get in a brutal jab at Kellyanne Conway. The panel discussed the latest news that Donald Trump Jr. had contacts with Wikileaks hermit Julian Assange during the campaign, which is the latest news to contradict Pence’s denial that he had any knowledge of such contacts. After playing a number of clips showing Pence denying knowledge of other illicit campaign business, Brzezinski noted that “literally anytime he’s interviewed on anything of substance and concern, he says he knows absolutely nothing.” “So either he’s clueless and he joined this administration and put in ear plugs and put on blinders and is walking around completely incapable of hearing anything, is that possible?” “It’s possible Continue reading "MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Jabs Kellyanne Conway: ‘Un-Credible Because She Blatantly Lies’"

Fusion GPS Reportedly Provided Dirt to Both Clinton and Trump Campaigns

Fusion GPS may have tangled with both the Clinton campaign and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. In a new report from Reuters, the opposition research firm that was initially funded by Republicans but was later picked up by Democrats appeared to have collected dirt on both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. According to sources, Fusion GPS had an unrelated investigation on Clinton that was presented to Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner at their now-infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. It was reported yesterday that Veselnitskaya met with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson before and after the meeting and earlier in the week it was discovered that she told the Trump campaign that she had proof of tax evasion of Democratic donors involving the Clinton Foundation. Don Jr. reportedly asked for written evidence that illegal funds went to the Clinton campaign. Continue reading "Fusion GPS Reportedly Provided Dirt to Both Clinton and Trump Campaigns"

Fusion GPS Reportedly Provided Dirt to Both Clinton and Trump Campaigns

Fusion GPS may have tangled with both the Clinton campaign and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. In a new report from Reuters, the opposition research firm that was initially funded by Republicans but was later picked up by Democrats appeared to have collected dirt on both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. According to sources, Fusion GPS had an unrelated investigation on Clinton that was presented to Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner at their now-infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. It was reported yesterday that Veselnitskaya met with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson before and after the meeting and earlier in the week it was discovered that she told the Trump campaign that she had proof of tax evasion of Democratic donors involving the Clinton Foundation. Don Jr. reportedly asked for written evidence that illegal funds went to the Clinton campaign. Continue reading "Fusion GPS Reportedly Provided Dirt to Both Clinton and Trump Campaigns"