The United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has released their findings into possible violations of the Hatch Act by
Counselor to President Donald Trump.
The OSC has found that Conway violated the act on two separate occasions, by going on television and openly supporting failed Alabama candidate Roy Moore.
White House employees aren’t allowed to impact elections in their professional capacity, and Conway — according to the OSC — attempted to do just that by appearing on cable news programs and advocating for Moore and against Sen. Doug Jones.
OSC special counsel Henry Kerner
pointed to two Conway appearances conducted in her “official capacity” as Counselor to the president in Continue reading "Investigation Concludes Kellyanne Conway Violated Hatch Act Twice by Supporting Roy Moore on TV"
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Officials are investigating the alleged arson at the household of Tina Johnson
, one of the women who had accused former Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore
of sexual misconduct last November.
The Lookout Mountain Fire Department was called to Johnson’s home early Tuesday morning after her family’s Alabama home was seen engulfed in flames, via AL.com
. By the time the fire had been put out, the home and all of Johnson’s belongings had been lost.
Johnson was one of 9 women who came forward last year to accuse Roy Moore of sexual abuse. She alleges that at the age of 28
Moore groped her and made comments about her young daughters’ physical appearance.
One official said, “The ongoing investigation does not lead us to believe that the fire is in any way related to Roy Moore or allegations made against him. More details will be released when warrants are obtained.”
Continue reading "Officials Investigating Fire That Broke Out at Home of Roy Moore Accuser Tina Johnson"
At the final campaign rally for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore
before the special election last month, Moore’s wife Kayla insisted that it was “fake news” that the couple was anti-Semitic
. Her proof? “One of our attorneys is a Jew!” she exclaimed with a smug smirk of self-satisfaction.
Despite that last-minute appeal, Moore lost a close election to Democrat Doug Jones
the following night. And part of that reason is that their one Jewish lawyer voted for Jones.
The Washington Examiner tracked down Richard Jaffe,
who was hired by the Moores to defend their son in 2016 against drug charges. Jaffe let the Examiner
know that he had been close friends with Jones for roughly 30 years. And besides voting for Jones, he helped his friend by being a donor and raising money for Jones’ campaign.
“There could not be a more passionate supporter of Doug than Continue reading "Remember Roy Moore’s Jewish Lawyer? Well, He Voted For His Longtime Friend Doug Jones"
A few hours after
with CNN’s Dana Bash
and making the stupendous claim that there was only a one in 15 billion chance that election fraud didn’t happen in the Alabama Senate election, Roy Moore
spokesperson Janet Porter
appeared for Round two — this time with CNN anchor John Berman.
Porter, who has quickly made a name for herself due to her bizarre and contentious interviews
, made sure that Thursday night’s segment would rank among her most memorable by immediately mixing it up with Berman. After the CNN anchor noted that the Alabama Secretary of State certified the election results and that a judge tossed out the Moore campaign’s lawsuit
, Berman wanted to know what due process has Moore been denied. When Porter pointed to the campaign’s 84-page complaint, this opened the door to an absolutely insane exchange.
Berman wanted to get Porter to explain why Continue reading "CNN Interview With Roy Moore Spox Janet Porter Goes Totally Off the Rails: ‘Are You Having Fun?’"
It looks like it’s finally over for Roy Moore
, with the Alabama Senate election results being officially certified earlier this afternoon in favor of Doug Jones
The accused molester of teenagers and confirmed rider of Sassy the horse did not, however, go down without a fight. The Moore camp filed a lawsuit last night
, claiming election fraud — though a judge promptly dismissed the case
With the election finally over and done with, CNN political commentator Ana Navarro
had one last chance to really pile on Moore. And boy oh boy, she did not waste it.
“This is a 71-year-old guy who can now add sore loser and cry baby to pedophile, homophobe, racist guy who likes to hide behind the cloaks of Jesus Christ to say some of the most hateful, stupid things in the world,” the Republican commentator said. “This guy just doesn’t know when to Continue reading "Ana Navarro Ruthlessly Mocks Roy Moore: ‘Sore Loser and Cry Baby’"
Late last night, former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore threw a desperate hail mary
when he filed a legal complaint to challenge the results in the Alabama Senate special election. Moore, who lost to Democrat Doug Jones
by more than 20,000 votes, wanted an Alabama court to block Jones from being certified today and call for a brand new election.
Yeah, that didn’t work out for Moore. And after Alabama officials certified the election results this afternoon, officially making Jones the victor, the Senator-elect released the following statement:
As you can see in the comments above, Jones said that his election “marks a new chapter” for Alabama. “I will be an independent voice and work to find common ground with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle,” he added.
Moore, who has refused to concede since losing to Jones more than two weeks ago, cited a JFK Continue reading "Doug Jones Upon Certification of Alabama Election Victory: ‘I Will Be an Independent Voice’"