A new report states that NBC paid off a former employee who claimed she was sexually harassed by Chris Matthews when she used to work on his show.
According to The Daily Caller, a former assistant producer for Hardball spoke with network executives in 1999 and complained about some sexually-charged comments Matthews made about her. The report states that Matthews was “formally reprimanded” after a review on the matter, but even though his remarks were considered “inappropriate” and “juvenile,” the network determined they were not intended as propositions.
Nonetheless, two sources told Daily Caller that the network paid Matthews’ accuser $40,000 to settle the incident.
NBC addressed the report by confirming that there was a separation-related compensation involved when the woman left the network. However, the network disputed the $40,000 figure, insisting that the package was actually a lot smaller than that.
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Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee admitted to not actually reading the GOP tax bill that he has agreed to vote for, saying “I had like a two-page summary I went through with leadership. I never saw the actual text.”
The Republican senator made the admission in an interview with the International Business Times, during which he also pushed back against claims that he switched his vote from no to yes after a provision was put in that he especially will gain from financially. Prior to his change of heart, Corker was the only GOP senator voting no on the legislation.
Given Corker’s loud and public opposition to President Donald Trump as well as his plan to retire at the end of his term, some expected the senator to maintain his opposition to the tax bill as he could afford to keep burning the bridges with fellow Republicans. However, he Continue reading "Senator Bob Corker Didn’t Read the GOP Tax Bill He’s Voting For: ‘I Never Saw the Text’"
After Axios released a report today suggesting Robert Mueller had gained access to thousands of emails from the administration’s transition team, a lawyer for President Donald Trump alleged the special counsel got these files illegally.
In a letter penned to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Kory Langhofer — who acts as legal counsel for Trump for America — said authorities “unlawfully produced TFA’s private materials, including privileged communications, to the Special Counsel’s Office.”
Reuters reports the president’s lawyer went on to accuse Mueller’s team, during their process of investigating Trump, of acquiring the emails with knowledge that the files were being wrongfully acquired, while also using “the materials in question, including portions that are susceptible to claims of privilege” despite not informing Trump for America.
Mueller’s team reportedly received the emails from the government agency General Services Administration.
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Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews claims his family is “being tracked and possibly bugged” by William Morris Enterprises after he came forward to accuse the agency’s founding partner of sexual misconduct.
“My assailant Adam Venit is the founding partner at @WME, a corporation worth over $8 billion. I believe my family is being tracked and possibly bugged,” tweeted Crews to start his four part thread alleging his accusations against Adam Venit triggered the firm to blacklist and stalk him.
My assailant Adam Venit is the founding partner at @WME, a corporation worth over $8 billion.
I believe my family is being tracked and possibly bugged.
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) December 16, 2017
While denying the accusations that he sexually harassed two women, Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) announced today that he won’t seek re-election next year.
“I want to state clearly again that I deny the allegations in question,” Kihuen said in a statement to the Las Vegas Journal-Review. “I am committed to fully cooperating with the House Ethics Committee and I look forward to clearing my name.”
He added, “However, the allegations that have surfaced would be a distraction from a fair and thorough discussion of the issues in a reelection campaign. Therefore, it is in the best interests of my family and my constituents to complete my term in Congress and not seek re-election.”
Kihuen’s announcement came a day after the House Ethics Committee said that it had opened an investigation after it had been made aware of allegations of sexual harassment made against the freshman Democrat. A former Continue reading "Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen Won’t Seek Re-Election Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations"
Could we soon see a Saturday Night Massacre redux? According to one prominent Democrat, that is the current scuttlebutt in Washington.
Speaking to California station KQED yesterday, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said that she is hearing rumors that President Donald Trump will fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller after Congress leaves for Christmas break.
“The rumor on the Hill when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week,” Speier said. “And on December 22, when we are out of DC, he was going to fire Robert Mueller.”
She stated that if Trump does indeed fire Mueller during the middle of his investigation of Russian election meddling and potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, that it would create a constitutional crisis. “Without a doubt, there would be an impeachment effort,” the House Intelligence Committee member exclaimed.
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Looks like President Donald Trump is itching to hit the road and campaign for Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. One wonders just how excited the party is about this development.
Earlier this week, the Republican Party suffered a humiliating defeat when Democrat Doug Jones defeated embattled GOP nominee Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate special election. This was the first time Alabama — which went for Trump by nearly 30 points last year — had voted a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years. After initially staying quiet on the race following reports of Moore sexually abusing teenage girls, Trump officially endorsed the ex-judge and traveled down to Pensacola to hold a campaign-style rally days before the election.
According to the Washington Post, despite Trump’s sinking poll numbers and lack of recent success in endorsing candidates, POTUS is planning on getting heavily involved in next year’s elections.