Hmmm: Watch Kellyanne Conway Hug All the Guys on The Circus…Except Mark Halperin

Earlier this week, CNN published a bombshell report revealing a number of women had accused political pundit Mark Halperin of sexual harassment during his time at ABC News in the mid- to late-90s. Since that story came out, other women have come forward to accuse Halperin of sexual misconduct and it has been noted that Halperin’s behavior was an “open secret” in the industry. In the wake of these revelations about Halperin, a moment from his Showtime political series The Circus now stands out. As highlighted by RawStory, then-Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway — a veteran pollster who has been in the politics/media arena since the mid-90s — excitedly greeted Circus co-hosts Mark McKinnon and John Heilemann with enthusiastic hugs at a campaign event. But she did not hug Halperin. What does this mean? Maybe nothing at all. But in light of the “open secret” about Halperin which has Continue reading "Hmmm: Watch Kellyanne Conway Hug All the Guys on The Circus…Except Mark Halperin"

Former Russia Troll Factory Staffer Claims They Made Fake Hillary Clinton Sex Tape

Over the last several weeks, it has been revealed that a Russian troll factory headed by Vladimir Putin‘s pal Yevgeny Prigozhin was responsible for creating a number of highly visited political accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook has acknowledged the Russian-linked accounts purchased $100,000 worth of political ads during 2016 election season. We are now getting an inside look at the organization’s operation, thanks to a former staffer who has now gone on the record. In an interview with TV Rain via The Daily Beast, Alan Baskaev explained that the factory, known as Internet Research Agency, may have been behind sowing chaos and discord in American politics, but that those writing the propaganda pieces didn’t take the job too seriously. “You know, there’s this meme about the troll factory, people sitting in black caps, masks, behind them there’s a photo of Putin and a Russian flag. They’re so Continue reading "Former Russia Troll Factory Staffer Claims They Made Fake Hillary Clinton Sex Tape"

Chris Wallace: As Of Now, More Evidence of Russian ‘Democratic Collusion’ Than GOP Collusion

On Friday, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace weighed in on the recent revelations on what many of his colleagues have called the “real Russia collusion” that took place among Democrats. Sandra Smith kicked off the conversation by suggesting that this was a “good week” for the White House, specifically noting that the House passed a budget which paves the way for tax reform. Wallace agreed that it “ended better” than it started after President Trump was attacked by outgoing Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake and that the budget victory and the Russia scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton that have “blunted” efforts to talk about Trump/Russia collusion made things better for the president. “I will say these are short-term victories for the president, but their long-term impact is still to be determined,” Wallace elaborated. “On the one hand, the fact that Hillary Clinton or at least her campaign and the DNC Continue reading "Chris Wallace: As Of Now, More Evidence of Russian ‘Democratic Collusion’ Than GOP Collusion"

Twitter Mocks Trump For Insisting It’s ‘Commonly Agreed’ That He Didn’t Collude With Russia

On Friday morning, President Trump took to Twitter to let everyone know he didn’t collude with Russia… but Hillary Clinton did.

“It is now commonly agreed, after many months of COSTLY looking, that there was NO collusion between Russia and Trump,” he tweeted. “Was collusion with HC!” Twitter made it clear that his assertion wasn’t “commonly agreed.”

Seb Gorka Compares Hillary to Treasonous Rosenbergs: ‘Those People Got the Chair!’

In recent weeks, Fox News’s Sean Hannity has gone all in with what he calls the “real Russian scandal” — the Uranium One deal that was approved by the Obama Administration. Latching on to recent pieces by The Hill that have brought the already-reported story back to the forefront, Hannity has breathlessly exclaimed that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton colluded with Russia to both influence the 2016 election and sell out America’s nuclear capability. During last night’s broadcast of Hannity, the Fox News host brought on Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer — the man possibly most responsible for initially pushing the Uranium One deal as a Hillary scandal — and former White House adviser and Breitbart editor Sebastian Gorka to discuss new developments in the story. “For more than a year, the fake news industrial complex and the Democrats and Hillary and Podesta and Ben Rhodes have been slinging Continue reading "Seb Gorka Compares Hillary to Treasonous Rosenbergs: ‘Those People Got the Chair!’"

Kellyanne Conway Dodges on Cambridge Analytics/WikiLeaks: ‘I Can’t Be Bothered With Any of That’

Kellyanne Conway and Alisyn Camerota had a heated exchange today when the White House adviser said she couldn’t be “bothered” to know that an analytics firm connected to the Trump campaign tried reaching out to Wikileaks during the 2016 election. During a discussion about Fusion GPS’s Trump/Russia dossier, Camerota asked the former campaign manager about the news that Cambridge Analytica tried reaching out to Wikileaks last year for help in recovering Hillary Clinton‘s deleted emails. This comes after months of Clinton speaking about how American data operations, including Cambridge Analytica, might have provided a foothold for Russian efforts to mess with the election last year. Conway said she only knew of Cambridge Analytica’s actions from reading about it in the press, which prompted the CNN anchor to ask her if she was “uncomfortable” with these developments, given Wikileaks’ ties to Russia. Conway argued that the Trump campaign never reached Continue reading "Kellyanne Conway Dodges on Cambridge Analytics/WikiLeaks: ‘I Can’t Be Bothered With Any of That’"

Trump Mistakenly Praises D.C. Lawyer Who Shares the Same Name as Singer Lee Greenwood

Oops. President Trump was tweeting away earlier today, and he tried to say happy birthday to the man who wrote “God Bless the USA.” The problem? Trump got the wrong Lee Greenwood. The tweet has been deleted, but here’s a screenshot: As quite a few people have pointed out, the Lee Greenwood Trump tweeted at is a random lawyer with a keen interest in D.C. sports teams. Gotta watch it. Continue reading "Trump Mistakenly Praises D.C. Lawyer Who Shares the Same Name as Singer Lee Greenwood"