Ex-WH Official K.T. McFarland Reportedly ‘Revised’ Her Statement on Flynn Calls With Russian Ambassador

Former White House deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland has been one of the key figures in the Michael Flynn saga, and now it turns out her initial statement on the matter had to be “revised.” According to The Washington Post, last year McFarland had denied talking to Flynn regarding any discussion of Russian sanctions with ambassador Sergey Kislyak. However, Flynn’s plea contradicted that:
Court papers filed in connection with Flynn’s plea indicated that a senior Trump transition official was involved in strategizing over the conversations with Kislyak. That official was not identified in the court papers, but people familiar with the case have said it was McFarland… Not long after Flynn’s plea, McFarland was questioned by investigators again about her conversations with Flynn, and she walked back her previous denial that sanctions were discussed, saying a general statement Flynn had made to her that things were Continue reading "Ex-WH Official K.T. McFarland Reportedly ‘Revised’ Her Statement on Flynn Calls With Russian Ambassador"

Rob Goldstone Addresses His Infamous Russia Email to Don Jr. in New Interview: ‘It Was Puffed Up’

Rob Goldstone, the music publicist involved in the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation, is speaking out in a new interview. Goldstone, who has talked to investigators multiple times, is now opening up to The Washington Post ahead of the release of his new book Pop Stars, Pageants and Presidents: How an Email Trumped My Life. Goldstone says he’s just a publicist who wrote an email, while “the press seemingly couldn’t decide if I was ridiculous, bonkers and so naive as to be irrelevant. Or if I was some kind of brilliant operative.” He personally believes Russia did interfere in the election, but says he has nothing to do with that. Goldstone, of course, infamously sent that email to Donald Trump Jr. about information that was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” The then-candidate’s son responded in an email that said, “If it’s what you say Continue reading "Rob Goldstone Addresses His Infamous Russia Email to Don Jr. in New Interview: ‘It Was Puffed Up’"

Bombshell: Rod Rosenstein Reportedly Talked About Secretly Recording Trump, Invoking 25th Amendment

An incredibly shocking new report in The New York Times has some details about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that will no doubt send shockwaves throughout Washington. According to the Times, in the chaos that followed President Donald Trump‘s decision to fire James Comey, Rosenstein talked about secretly recording the President of the United States. But it’s not only that, for apparently Rosenstein even brought up the idea of getting members of the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to get Trump out of office:
Mr. Rosenstein made the remarks about secretly recording Mr. Trump and about the 25th Amendment in meetings and conversations with other Justice Department and F.B.I. officials. Several people described the episodes, insisting on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. The people were briefed either on the events themselves or on memos written by F.B.I. officials, including Andrew G. McCabe, Continue reading "Bombshell: Rod Rosenstein Reportedly Talked About Secretly Recording Trump, Invoking 25th Amendment"

Ex-Trump Lawyer Reportedly Wanted to Help Pay Manafort, Gates Legal Fees With Money from WH Legal Defense Fund

Former Trump lawyer John Dowd was trying to help pay the legal fees of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates earlier this year. The Wall Street Journal reports today that not only was Dowd––who left POTUS’ legal team in March––putting up his own money and trying to get people to donate, he was also attempting to “divert money from the White House legal defense fund”:
John Dowd, who at the time was heading Mr. Trump’s legal team, at the start of the year told associates of the president he wanted to direct money from the legal defense fund set up for White House officials and campaign aides to the lawyers for Messrs. Manafort and Gates, according to people familiar with the matter… On Feb. 22, Mr. Dowd told associates of the president in an email that Messrs. Manafort and Gates needed funds immediately, according to people familiar with the Continue reading "Ex-Trump Lawyer Reportedly Wanted to Help Pay Manafort, Gates Legal Fees With Money from WH Legal Defense Fund"

Christine Blasey Ford Completely Dismisses Conspiracy Theory About Kavanaugh Allegations

Christine Blasey Ford responded tonight to a conspiracy theory spread around Twitter about her allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh. The conspiracy theory was pushed by Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, on Twitter earlier today. Whelan suggested (in a Twitter thread including maps and floor plans) that there is a case of mistaken identity going on and even named one former classmate of Kavanaugh’s in particular while saying, “To be clear, I have no idea what, if anything, did or did not happen in that bedroom at the top of the stairs, and I therefore do not state, imply or insinuate that [this person] or anyone else committed the sexual assault that Ford alleges.” Whelan was widely condemned for spreading the identity of this classmate on social media. Ford issued a statement to the Washington Post saying he’s just flat-out wrong:
Whelan… Continue reading "Christine Blasey Ford Completely Dismisses Conspiracy Theory About Kavanaugh Allegations"

New Poll Shows More Voters Opposing Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Than Supporting

Following sexual assault accusations leveled against Judge Brett Kavanaugh by a former classmate, a new poll shows now more American voters oppose rather than support the SCOTUS nominee. The survey, conducted Sunday by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, shows the percentage of those against Kavanaugh has jumped by 9 points to 38 percent since August. Meanwhile his supporters account for 34 percent of those polled. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford claimed Kavanaugh drunkenly groped her while trying to take her clothes off and placing his hand over her mouth in the 1980s while both were in high school. The judge has denied the accusations; however, it appears his support among the public may have been impacted as a result of the story. Kavanaugh said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee tonight that he looks forward to testifying next week. Ford’s lawyer said in an email Continue reading "New Poll Shows More Voters Opposing Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Than Supporting"

BREAKING: Christine Ford Ready to Testify Next Week, Wants Terms That Ensure Her Safety

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is ready to testify next week regarding her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, her lawyer reportedly said in an email sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Per The New York Times:
In the email… the lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford said that testifying Monday — the timetable Republicans have set for a hearing — “is not possible and the Committee’s insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event.” The lawyer reiterated that it is Dr. Blasey’s “strong preference” that “a full investigation” occur before her testimony — wording that stopped short of demanding an F.B.I. probe and suggested she is open to testifying without one.
Lawyer Debra Katz reportedly said in the email that she wanted to set up a call to discuss the conditions of the testimony, including “terms that are fair and which Continue reading "BREAKING: Christine Ford Ready to Testify Next Week, Wants Terms That Ensure Her Safety"