Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, made even more news yesterday when she announced she was actually suing President Donald Trump, on the grounds that he didn’t actually sign the non disclosure agreement that keeps her from telling her side of the story regarding their alleged affair. Additionally, the NDA signed by both Daniels and Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, referred to the president as “David Dennison” and Daniels as “Peggy Peterson.” Megyn Kelly, however, questioned the legality of the Daniels lawsuit this morning, after an interview with Hallie Jackson, in which the pair discussed the endless missteps by Cohen and Trump that led to this lawsuit. Kelly, who formerly worked as a lawyer, questioned whether or not Daniels could actually be opening herself up to legal scrutiny by issuing the lawsuit. “I want to tell the viewers one other thing. The agreement, I took a look at Continue reading "Megyn Kelly on Stormy Daniels’ Lawsuit Against Trump: ‘She May Be in Some Legal Trouble’"
On Wednesday, Stephanie Ruhle proclaimed that Gary Cohn‘s departure from the White House is an undeniable sign that President Trump‘s administration is locked in this recurring state of political chaos. The political world was shaken up again last night when it was revealed that Trump’s economic adviser was taking leave after a contentious debate over the president’s steel tariff and trade war proposals. Hallie Jackson was on MSNBC to talk about the cycle of turmoil and leave-taking the administration has seen so far, and Ruhle snarked about White House officials who keep insisting its not really a chaotic situation. “Those people who say that inside the White House are straight up lying,” Ruhle said, “because you and I both know from all the people we speak to inside the administration, it is a madhouse in there.” Jackson agreed as far as policy formulation was concerned, and Ruhle Continue reading "MSNBC’s Ruhle: WH Officials ‘Straight Up Lying’ by Denying Chaos of Trump’s ‘Honkytonk Rodeo’"
MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson got very direct on Friday when she grilled American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp about Rob Porter‘s domestic violence scandal. Porter’s alleged abuse has created a new firestorm of controversy for the White House — particularly because Chief of Staff John Kelly defended Porter despite being previously aware of what he is being accused of. Schlapp fielded numerous questions about this when he appeared on MSNBC Live, and the conversation eventually focused Schlapp’s wife Mercedes who works for the Trump Administration. “Is she comfortable working in this West Wing?” Jackson asked. Mercedes Schlapp been White House Director of Strategic Communications for several months now, and she frequently gives media interviews to support the president’s agenda. Schlapp responded without hesitation that his wife is “completely” comfortable with her job. Instead of expanding on that reply, Schlapp promptly pivoted and lauded Trump for his conservative policies. Continue reading "Hallie Jackson Grills Matt Schlapp On Porter Scandal: Is Your Wife ‘Comfortable’ Working in WH?"
MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson put White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short on the hot seat today as she pressed the White House Director of Legislative Affairs about how President Trump suggested that another government shutdown is about to happen. Even though Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insists otherwise, Trump was on camera yesterday when he said he’d “love” another shutdown if he can’t get what he wants on immigration and the budget battle in Congress. As Short talked about what the Trump Administration wants to see in the deal, Jackson asked him why Trump threw the possibility of a shutdown into the mix in the middle of bipartisan negotiations. Short insisted that Trump was making a point about his commitment in getting serious border security funding, though Jackson kept pressing him with “Why would anyone love to see a shutdown…Why did he say that?” “Don’t get into Continue reading "Hallie Jackson Grills WH Official: Why Would Trump ‘Love to See a Shutdown’?"
Things got slightly contentious on MSNBC today when Hallie Jackson interviewed Newsmax Media CEO Chris Ruddy about the latest developments surrounding President Trump and Robert Mueller‘s special investigation. Jackson began by noting that Ruddy was correct last year when he said Trump wanted to fire Mueller, even though the White House continues to insist it isn’t true. Ruddy didn’t want to implicitly suggest by default that the White House is “lying,” and he cited Trump’s recent comments to make the argument that the president now believes the Russia probe will be fair to him. As Ruddy argued that there is no evidence of collusion, Jackson noted that Mueller’s investigation is still on, so nothing’s been officially determined yet. Ruddy snarked about the “circular logic” of that argument, and he proceeded to bring up the allegations that the Justice Department used the controversial Fusion GPS dossier to launch improper Continue reading "Newsmax’s Chris Ruddy Bashes MSNBC’s ‘Circular Logic’ In Heated Clash with Hallie Jackson"
Apparently, Hallie Jackson‘s Thursday report for MSNBC came live from Jurassic Park. Jackson used a segment of her show today to talk with CNBC’s Ylan Mui about what the GOP’s tax bill will mean for the IRS and how it will impact property taxes next year. However, something very odd happened during Jackson’s shot. There were at least three people behind the anchor dressed up as dinosaurs, fighting and wrestling. The costumed dinos ended up sticking around and staying in the background throughout the entire tax report. If it helps, here’s a zoomed in version of the video
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President Donald Trump has insisted that he will not benefit from the GOP tax bill — which was passed by the House on Tuesday afternoon, and is expected to pass in the Senate Tuesday night. There is, of course, only one way to prove that: The president would have to release his tax returns. On Tuesday, it was Hallie Jackson‘s turn to pop the oft-asked question. NBC’s senior White House correspondent posed the question to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the daily briefing, and it kicked off a bit of a heated exchange. “You’re getting a lot of questions what will benefit the president, what won’t benefit the president,” Jackson said. “I get he doesn’t want to release taxes. That would obviously put all of these questions to rest. So can you elucidate why, for 2016 — the president can release his taxes — why won’t he Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Gets Into Testy Exchange with NBC’s Hallie Jackson Over Trump’s Taxes"