I’m really not in a place to be lectured by @rolandsmartin on journalism. And certainly not until he and TV One give a full accounting for how their town hall questions “ended up” in the Clinton campaign’s inbox. Public has a right to know. https://t. Continue reading "Are Roland Martin and Donna Brazile Getting Off Easy On Their CNN/TV One Town Hall Scandal?"
Back in the halcyon days of 2016, before Scott Pruitt cozied up to President Donald Trump and was named head of the EPA, he conducted a radio interview absolutely dismissing the president’s constitutional bona fides. The interview, unearthed by The Washington Post, finds then Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt disregarding the Trump candidacy entirely, saying it would be dangerous for our country. “I believe that Donald Trump in the White House would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama — and that’s saying a lot,” he said. “I really believe he would use a blunt instrument. This president at least tries to nuance his unlawfulness.” During the February 4, 2016 interview, Pruitt also agreed with host Pat Campbell that Trump was “dangerous” and “a bully.” Finally, when asked if he would be voting for his current boss, he responded with a firm “no.” In other news, the Continue reading "EPA Head Pruitt Slammed Trump in 2016: ‘Would Be More Abusive’ to Constitution Than Obama"
Some things never change. One of those being the contentious, albeit entertaining nature of Kellyanne Conway and Chris Cuomo’s interviews. On Wednesday, Conway was in the hot seat on Cuomo Primetime to take on Cuomo and answer his questions about the Trump presidency. It didn’t take long for things to go right from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, while discussing Russia. “I was the campaign manager for the winning part of the campaign and the idea that we would have to look any further than Hillary Clinton to beat Hillary Clinton itself is a fantasy. I didn’t need to talk to anybody in Moscow… There is no reason to have to go anywhere outside of Hillary Clinton and how unattractive her policies were. How lacking in vision and connective tissue of the forgotten man and forgotten woman she was. We beat her fairly and squarely in this country, through Continue reading "Huh? Kellyanne Conway Claims ‘Nobody Here Talks About Hillary Clinton’"
In a new bombshell report, congressional investigators have uncovered tangible evidence that proves that the FBI believed there was illegality surrounding the probe into Hillary Clinton‘s private server. According to The Hill, Republicans on congressional committees conducting their own investigations have obtained highly-redacted documents from the FBI that show that the agency did suspect that laws were broken. Lawmakers say that in numerous passages, the FBI stated that the “sheer volume” of classified information that flowed to and from the former Secretary of State’s unsecure private server was proof of criminality. There was also an admission of false statements by a key witness. The name of that witness was redacted, but congressional investigators say it was an employee from the computer firm that maintained Clinton’s server after she left the State Department in 2013. Investigators confirmed to The Hill that the FBI drafted its exoneration of Clinton “while Continue reading "Congressional Investigators Reportedly Found ‘Written Evidence’ FBI Found Criminality in Clinton Probe"
On Monday night, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz attempted to address the toxic political climate that has consumed numerous investigations. He agreed with Laura Ingraham that the DOJ inspector general should release the anti-Trump text messages of FBI investigator Peter Strzok and that he should have “recused himself from the very beginning.” “What I’m concerned about in your monologue, you’re doing to Hillary Clinton exactly what the Democrats are trying to do to Donald Trump,” Dershowitz told Ingraham. “You’re trying to criminalize political differences.” Dershowitz insisted that the former Secretary of State didn’t commit any crimes and that she was in fact “extremely careless,” which he noted was ultimately decided by then-FBI Director James Comey and not just Strzok. “But I think we have to stop criminalizing political differences on both sides,” Dershowitz continued. “Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be locked up. Donald Trump shouldn’t be prosecuted for any Continue reading "Alan Dershowitz Calls on Not Prosecuting Trump or Clinton: ‘Stop Criminalizing Political Differences’"
This piece was originally published in December 2016. In the wake of Bush publishing a story about Trump we re-publish now. ‘Tis season of the pardon. As with all modern Commanders-in-Chief, President Obama will soon wave his pardon wand and offer clemency to an additional group of convicted criminals whose sentences may have been disproportionate compared to their crimes. Heck, he recently pardoned a turkey. Now, Billy Bush certainly wasn’t convicted of any crime, but he did receive about as tough a sentence as media organizations dole out — banishment from the hallowed halls of NBC News despite having a long term contract. Bush, of course, was heard on that now infamous Access Hollywood tape laughing along with now President-elect Donald Trump as he gloated about everything from his fame’s irresistible allure to women to his penchant for grabbing them “by the pussy.” So with that in mind, why Continue reading "It’s Time to Pardon Billy Bush"
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.
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’"