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    MSNBC’s Jonathan Lemire revealed that Donald Trump’s allies are increasingly concerned about the investigation into his handling of highly sensitive government documents. The FBI executed a search warrant last week at Mar-A-Lago and seized 11 sets of classified materials, and Lemire said the former president’s allies are starting to worry that this scandal won’t easily...
    Washington (CNN)Questions over potential deleted Secret Service text messages surrounding January 6 burst into view earlier this month with a letter from the Department of Homeland Security inspector general, sparking a new investigative thread for the House January 6 committee as well as questions about the role of both the agency and the inspector general...
    As the January 6 hearings move along, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee continues to present a mountain of damning evidence showing how treacherous former President Donald Trump and his allies were in the weeks after the 2020 presidential election — treachery that made President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal of the 1970s pale...
    Disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is plotting a political comeback - one that would see him supplant nemesis Letita James as the state's attorney general, after her sex pest probe this past year saw him ousted from office.  Word of the prospective political run comes more than nine months after a probe by James'...
    Billionaire media mogul Silvio Berlusconi has been in and out of the hospital in recent years, and in and out of court for many more. But at 85, what he is said to really want is to be back in power.   One could argue Berlusconi never stopped wielding enormous power in Italy, even during the years...
    Virginia's new attorney general Jason Miyares announced investigations into the Virginia Parole Board and Loudoun County schools, the center of a sexual assault case that dominated the gubernatorial and attorney general's races.  'One of the reasons Virginians get so fed up with government is the lack of transparency - and that's a big issue here,'...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico City said Tuesday a judge has ordered a former political boss held in jail pending trial on sex-trafficking charges. Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez is the former Mexico City leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which ruled Mexico for most of the 20th century. Gutierrez resigned in 2014 following reports that...
    Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., who was indicted Tuesday on charges of lying to the FBI, has deep connections to The Family, the secretive Christian group that has been tied to multiple political scandals in recent years. Fortenberry was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he lied to federal investigators about illegal campaign payments funneled to him...
    In today’s episode, Vince and Jason discuss the credibility of Hunter Biden’s art, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower calling out the Trump administration and Chris Wallace pressing DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the border crisis. (RELATED: ‘Mass Catch & Release Continues’: Mayorkas Confirms Thousands Released In US, Many Not Tested For COVID)...
    PASADENA (CBSLA) – State officials have launched an investigation into gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder’s finances. Analysts are saying that there are two ways the investigation announcement will be seen. On one hand, supporters of Governor Gavin Newsom will likely feel that this is another reason that Elder is a not a suitable candidate, while others...
    Just months after suffering an upsetting loss during the 2020 presidential election, Minnesota Republicans are now left reeling as a result of the latest loss. On Thursday, August 19, Jennifer Carnahan, wife of Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-Minn.) and embattled chair of the Minnesota Republican Party, submitted her resignation, adding more insult to injury for...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s a dramatic fall from grace for one of the most powerful leaders in New York history. Gov. Andrew Cuomo came out Tuesday and said he will resign. READ MORE: From 3 Men In A Room To Kathy Hochul, Andrea Stewart-Cousins And Carl Heastie: Major Change Ahead In Albany He made...
    CNN’s Don Lemon floated the possibility that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would be better off resigning in light of the sexual harassment allegations lain out against him. On Friday night, Lemon spoke with Errol Louis about Cuomo’s political prospects after the explosive report from New York Attorney General Letitia James. Lemon brought up a...
    Time Magazine national political correspondent Molly Ball said the "walls are closing in" on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo following the conclusion of the state attorney general's office's investigation into the sexual harassment claims against him, which found that he had harassed multiple women and retaliated against a former employee who complained.  "Can he weather...
    A journalism professor blasted CNN's Chris Cuomo in a Thursday op-ed for his "ethical failure" in choosing to take on an advisor role in the sexual misconduct scandal plaguing his brother, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  "Chris Cuomo squandered his journalistic independence by getting involved in saving his brother's political career," the University of...
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    In the first episode of "Cancelled," Tana Mongeau said that she stopped hanging with Vlog Squad member Corinna Kopf over political views. Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images, Photo by Greg Doherty/WireImage Tana Mongeau said she stopped hanging with Corinna Kopf after a conversation over political views. Kopf has previously denied supporting Trump. Mongeau...
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    John Demers, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) top national security official, is reportedly resigning amid news that the department issued seizures and gag orders to obtain records from the press and Democratic lawmakers. Demers will leave by the end of next week, a DOJ official said according to The Associated Press. U.S. attorney in...
    (CNN)New revelations suggesting that the Trump administration abused Justice Department powers to target his political enemies underscore just how far the ex-President went to destroy cherished principles of American republican government.They show that the true extent of assaults on democracy by Donald Trump are still coming to light and are probably even now not fully...
    Dishonesty and hypocrisy surrounding Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) secret “personal” trip to Florida are threatening the one-time rising star’s political future. Like other Democrat governors, Whitmer opted to impose harsh restrictions in an attempt to deal with the coronavirus in 2020. After a spike in cases towards the end of the year, she reimposed...
    Alexandria, Virginia (CNN)When Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam looks back at his tenure, the inflection point between being a run-of-the-mill executive and the progressive leader he has become is a painful one.The scandal -- born of the discovery of a decades-old yearbook photo that featured someone in blackface -- was an existential crisis for Northam and...
                        For the last month, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL-02) has been embroiled in investigation and public scrutiny since a New York Times story broke detailing an alleged illicit relationship Gaetz had with a 17-year-old girl and being a part of sex trafficking. Immediately,...
    Germany’s finance minister faces a grilling Thursday by lawmakers probing the collapse of payments firm Wirecard in a parliamentary inquiry that would also put Chancellor Angela Merkel in the hot seat. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, who has described the Wirecard scandal as “unparalleled” in Germany, is up before MPs, two days after Economy Minister Peter...
    London (CNN)Much of Donald Trump's success early in his political career came from his promises to "drain the swamp" of Washington DC. The former US president was referring to the enormous power held by wealthy lobbying groups who try to influence government officials to make policy decisions that might benefit the interests of those they...
    MIAMI — The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and sent fundraising appeals that portray him as a victim of a “smear campaign.” During a high-profile...
    More On: Matt Gaetz Gaetz under investigation by House Ethics Committee over sex trafficking claims Matt Gaetz hires legal team, vows to fight sex trafficking allegation First GOP pol calls for Matt Gaetz to resign Matt Gaetz associate to take plea deal in sex-trafficking case: lawyers MIAMI — The mere whiff of a scandal...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Suddenly embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and sent fundraising appeals that portray him as a victim of a “smear campaign.” He’s...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Suddenly embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and sent fundraising appeals that portray him as a victim of a “smear campaign.” He’s...
    (CNN)As Rep. Matt Gaetz faces a rising scandal over a Department of Justice investigation into allegations of sex trafficking and prostitution, he's settled on a clear strategy to fight back: Make this all about private lives and consenting adults while couching the broader probe as part of some sort of "deep state" effort to target...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- In this episode of Up Close, more than four million doses of the vaccine have been given in New York City, yet new cases of coronavirus remain high.New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi suffered from COVID-19, and now he is in charge of fighting it.Dr. Chokshi examines...
    Conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose position was already shaken by his handling of several cases, including that of an employee accusing a former colleague of rape, denounced “scandalous” behavior. The videos and photos were likely shared on a discussion group among Conservative government employees before being revealed by a whistleblower. They were shown...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Congresswoman Grace Meng pleads for robust action to stop the rising number of attacks on Asian Americans after the recent attack on spas in Georgia. Eight people were killed. Six were Asian women.Meng addresses the hurt and pain of the Asian community and is determined to find solutions.Plus, Maya D....
    The Daily Beast The Evangelicals’ Trump Obsession Has Tarnished Christianity Brendan Smialowski/AFP via GettyThe recent death of Christian evangelist Luis Palau, the “Billy Graham of Latin America,” has me thinking about how the Trump era has affected the ability of Christians to share the good news about Jesus’ salvation with a diverse and skeptical world....
    THERE was a time when the SNP pretended to be strong on principles. But that was a long time ago, when they happened to be in opposition. 3Conclusions of the current investigation suggest that Sturgeon misled the Scottish ParliamentCredit: AFP Twenty years ago, Labour ruled in Scotland. The place had not yet become a one-party...
    Elected from the eastern region of Thuringia, Mark Hauptmann, 36, however, rejects these accusations which concern advertising inserts from Azerbaijan, Taiwan and Vietnam, published in a daily newspaper in his region of which he is the publication director. “I have never received any money and it has never influenced my political action”, he assured...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico City said Tuesday they have obtained an arrest warrant for the former local boss of the long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, who resigned in 2014 following reports that his office hired women to have sex with him and placed them on party payrolls. The prosecutors’ office said Tuesday...
    Members of the mainstream media have described Sen. Ted Cruz's ill-timed vacation to Cancun amid the weather crisis plaguing his home state of Texas as a comparable "scandal" to the growing legal woes Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing over the alleged cover-up of nursing home deaths in his state.  Over the weekend, The...
    EFE videos Social market economy: candidate Yonhy Lescano’s recipe for Peru Lima, Feb 22 (EFE) .- Yonhy Lescano will promote a “social market economy” and will defend the population “against the abuses committed by companies”, although without implementing any nationalization plan in case of winning the general elections of the next April 11 in Peru....
    By WILL WEISSERT and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz's political career already featured many surprise twists before a jaunt to Mexico this week brought him a new level of notoriety. The Texas senator was once the biggest threat to Donald Trump capturing the 2016 presidential nomination. During a particularly bitter stretch...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz’s political career already featured many surprise twists before a jaunt to Mexico this week brought him a new level of notoriety. The Texas senator was once the biggest threat to Donald Trump capturing the 2016 presidential nomination. During a particularly bitter stretch of that year’s Republican primary, Cruz called Trump...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz’s political career already featured many surprise twists before a jaunt to Mexico this week brought him a new level of notoriety. The Texas senator was once the biggest threat to Donald Trump capturing the 2016 presidential nomination. During a particularly bitter stretch of that year’s Republican primary, Cruz called Trump...
    Politico declared Friday that the controversy surrounding Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's trip to Cancun amid a deadly winter storm in his home state of Texas marks the revival of the "age of political scandal" -- despite the growing legal woes facing Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his handling of nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic.  The latest...
    By WILL WEISSERT and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz's political career already featured many surprise twists before a jaunt to Mexico this week brought him a new level of notoriety. The Texas senator was once the biggest threat to Donald Trump capturing the 2016 presidential nomination. During a particularly bitter stretch...
    NEW YORK State Republicans are looking to start an impeachment commission "to gather facts and evidence" regarding New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's "handling and subsequent cover-up of the COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes." The Assembly Republican Conference is looking into a possible impeachment move of the governor after a shocking admission by one of...
    On March 25, 2020, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sentenced tens of thousands of New York’s most vulnerable residents to die. The now-infamous directive, sent to nursing home administrators, directors of nursing, and hospital discharge planners, forced nursing homes to accept patients who had either contracted COVID-19 or had been exposed to others infected with the...
    Bridget Anne Kelly, the former aide to ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, says she is "going to the taxpayers to ask them to hire" her, following her legal exculpation in the yearslong Bridgegate scandal. Kelly announced late last month that she is seeking the Republican nomination for Country Clerk in Bergen County, N.J., in an effort...
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