DOJ Charges Russian National With Attempting to Interfere in Midterms

The Justice Department has charged a Russian national who is apparently part of a conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. elections, including the upcoming midterms. Elena Khusyaynova, the woman charged by the DOJ, was apparently the chief accountant for this project funded by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian oligarch who’s been referred to as “Putin’s chef.” Per the DOJ announcement:
The alleged conspiracy, in which Khusyaynova is alleged to have played a central financial management role, sought to conduct what it called internally “information warfare against the United States.” This effort was not only designed to spread distrust towards candidates for U.S. political office and the U.S. political system in general, but also to defraud the United States by impeding the lawful functions of government agencies in administering relevant federal requirements. The conspirators allegedly took extraordinary steps to make it appear that they were Continue reading "DOJ Charges Russian National With Attempting to Interfere in Midterms"

Fox News’ Harris Faulkner Defends Comments on Khashoggi: ‘My Job as a Journalist Is to Ask the Tough Questions’

Fox News’ Harris Faulkner has issued a statement following criticism of her comments yesterday about Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who hasn’t been seen since he went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and is believed murdered. Yesterday on Outnumbered, Faulkner noted the Washington Post columnist was “tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.” Marie Harf said that’s a little “iffy.” Faulkner was criticized on Morning Joe, and a Washington Post report on a conservative whisper campaign against Khashoggi included her comments. That report, incidentally, contains this notable paragraph about their colleague’s background:
While Khashoggi was once sympathetic to Islamist movements, he moved toward a more liberal, secular point of view, according to experts on the Middle East who have tracked his career. Khashoggi knew bin Laden in the 1980s and 1990s during the civil war in Afghanistan, but his interactions with bin Laden were as a journalist Continue reading "Fox News’ Harris Faulkner Defends Comments on Khashoggi: ‘My Job as a Journalist Is to Ask the Tough Questions’"

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier Condemns Trump: ‘Body Slamming’ Reporters is ‘Not OK’

On Friday afternoon, CNN conservative commentator S.E. Cupp criticized Fox News personalities for not coming down on President Donald Trump for his comments lauding Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for his assault of a journalist. But not long after Cupp’s criticism, one of the network’s signature faces indulged her. Special Report anchor Bret Baier ripped the president on Twitter Friday for his complimentary remarks on Gianforte. “‘Body slamming’ or threatening journalists for asking questions and doing their job is not ok. And shouldn’t be,” Baier wrote. “That’s all.” Cupp expressed her approval of Baier’s Trump condemnation. But some critics thought Baier didn’t go far enough.

Black Child Falsely Accused of Groping White Woman Says He Was ‘Humiliated’: ‘Can’t Think of Nothing But This’

After being falsely accused of groping a white woman, 9-year-old Jeremiah Harvey appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America today and recounted his harassment experience as a person of color. “It’s still hard because lately on my mind, like, I can’t think nothing but this,” Harvey said while conducting the interview with his mother Someko Bellille. “I felt humiliated because of the way she was acting. I started to tear up.” Surveillance cameras captured the incident in question, as Harvey can be seen walking in a deli with his accuser Teresa Klein. The now-viral footage shows the woman randomly accuse Harvey of groping her while shouting at his mother. “It Continue reading "Black Child Falsely Accused of Groping White Woman Says He Was ‘Humiliated’: ‘Can’t Think of Nothing But This’"

CNN Contributor Marc Lamont Hill Denounces Louis Farrakhan After a Photo of the Two of Them Surfaces

A CNN contributor’s ties to Louis Farrakhan were called into question amid the anti-Semite’s recent tweet comparing Jews to termites. TheWrap’s Jon Levine reported that a photo taken of Farrakhan and Marc Lamont Hill was being used by the Nation of Islam founder to promote his music. Hill says he was unaware of Farrakhan’s use of the photo, and is requesting for his image to be removed. “I don’t want to be used to promote anybody’s materials,” he told TheWrap. “I am going to ask for it to be taken down as I don’t think it’s consistent with my values and my professional standards.” Hill explained that the photo was taken at a gathering in 2016 where invitees got to listen to Farrakhan’s new album. “It wasn’t like one big event it was just people, cycling in and out,” the political commentator said. “It was good music actually.” Continue reading "CNN Contributor Marc Lamont Hill Denounces Louis Farrakhan After a Photo of the Two of Them Surfaces"

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls on Bloomberg to Retract Report on Chinese Spy Chip: ‘No Truth in Their Story’

Two weeks ago, Bloomberg Businessweek released a stunning report on Chinese spies planting tiny chips on servers with the purpose of creating a “stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines.” Their report revealed that this affected 30 U.S. companies, including Apple:
Apple was an important Supermicro customer and had planned to order more than 30,000 of its servers in two years for a new global network of data centers. Three senior insiders at Apple say that in the summer of 2015, it, too, found malicious chips on Supermicro motherboards. Apple severed ties with Supermicro the following year, for what it described as unrelated reasons.
Apple gave Bloomberg a statement denying it, though the report says, “The companies’ denials are countered by six current and former senior national security officials, who—in conversations that began during the Obama administration and continued under the Trump administration—detailed the discovery Continue reading "Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls on Bloomberg to Retract Report on Chinese Spy Chip: ‘No Truth in Their Story’"

Trump Releases Bizarre Video Blasting Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and Maxine Waters: Democrats Have Become an ‘Angry Mob’

A Daily Caller clip or official video decree from the United States executive office? Shockingly, it’s hard to tell. President Donald Trump has released yet another one of his weird dispatches from the White House lawn, featuring him blasting liberal “mobs” interspersed with clips of Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). “The Democrats don’t like being called an angry mob, but really that’s what they’ve become,” a very stiff Trump says in his latest video. “They’ve gone so far left, they can’t even believe that they’re over there, they don’t know what’s going on.” The video then cuts to clips of heated rhetoric from Holder, Clinton and Watters. “They’re losing it, and they shouldn’t be,” Trump says. “We should be a unified country, it’ll happen someday.” The video abruptly Continue reading "Trump Releases Bizarre Video Blasting Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and Maxine Waters: Democrats Have Become an ‘Angry Mob’"