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A HUD official and close Trump ally spent a month of nights in public housing. Some question her motives

Lynne Patton's public housing sleepovers have shone a stark light on simmering social and economic tensions, not least because the regional HUD administrator -- who earns $160,000 a year and is mulling a reality TV contract -- has been the key player.
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'This is all a show': Trump official faces criticism for 'reality TV' approach to job

Lynne Patton faces skepticism as she winds down experiment of living in New York City’s public housing system for four weeksSince she took over as Donald Trump’s top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what’s traditionally been a bureaucratic job. She has feuded with journalists, calling one White House reporter “Miss Piggy”. On Twitter, she tosses barbs at liberal politicians and lavishes praise on the Trump family, ...
Tags: New York, White House, New York City, US news, Hud, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Trump Administration, Lynne Patton


Trump appointee completes month of public housing stays

NEW YORK (AP) — Since she took over as President Donald Trump’s top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what’s traditionally been a bureaucratic job. She’s feuded with journalists, calling one White House reporter “Miss Piggy .” On Twitter, she tosses […]
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Morning Docket: 03.11.19

* According to House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), special counsel Robert Mueller is making “a mistake” by not putting President Trump under oath for in-person testimony, since “he's made plain in the past [that] he feels it's perfectly fine to lie to the public.” [NBC News] * Per his lawyer, Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann will be suing CNN for at least $250M because the news network was “probably more vicious in its direct attacks” than the Washington Post. [The Hill]...
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Lynne Patton, a Trump housing official, says she has Trump family OK for reality TV

Lynne Patton, a longtime Trump family associate who made a controversial appearance at last week's House hearing with Michael Cohen, says she has the first family's blessing to follow in his footsteps as a reality TV star, even as she serves as a high-ranking federal housing official.
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Lynne Patton, Trump housing official, says she has presidential OK for reality TV

Lynne Patton, a longtime Trump family associate who made a controversial appearance at last week's House hearing with Michael Cohen, says she has the President's blessing to follow in his footsteps as a reality TV star, even as she serves as a high-ranking federal housing official.
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Lynne Patton, a Trump housing official, says she has presidential OK for reality TV

Lynne Patton, a longtime Trump family associate who made a controversial appearance at last week's House hearing with Michael Cohen, says she has the President's blessing to follow in his footsteps as a reality TV star, even as she serves as a high-ranking federal housing official.
Tags: Cnn, House, Trump, Michael Cohen, Lynne Patton


‘100% Democrat’ Woman Helps Brother Fulfill Dying Wish With Trump Phone Call

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A terminally ill Connecticut man who’s a big supporter of President Donald Trump is getting a bucket list wish fulfilled, with help from his Democratic sister. Jay Barrett, of West Haven, who has cystic fibrosis, left the hospital to begin palliative care at his sister’s home last weekend and asked for some sort of contact with the president before he dies. His sister, West Haven City Councilwoman Bridgette Hoskie, who describes herself as “100 percent Democrat,” went ...
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Mark Meadows put a black woman on display to show Trump is not a racist. Really?

Using Lynne Patton, a black woman in the Trump administration, as a prop during the Michael Cohen hearing was devastatingly unbecoming of Congress.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
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Sheila Jackson Lee: Mark Meadows Echoed Slavery Era With Lynne Patton Appearance

The congresswoman slammed Meadows' for not offering Lynne Patton time to speak during the Cohen hearing.
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This Week: Cohen Testimony Implies Trump Committed A Crime While In Office

In electrifying testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Michael Cohen accused President Trump of personally signing checks reimbursing Cohen for their hush money scheme after he’d taken office. Cohen testified that Trump was intimately involved with the Trump Tower Moscow project during the 2016 campaign, and that Trump’s lawyers changed the text of Cohen’s congressional testimony about the development. To top it off, Cohen claimed under oath that Trump routinely engaged in tax and in...
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Lynne Patton is the Trump family party planner who Trump appointed to one of the highest positions at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and had that notorious cameo appearance as Donald Trump’s black friend at the Michael Cohen hearing on Wednesday. It turns out she was slated to be part of a new reality TV show about black Republicans from the makers of the Real Housewives series. [Author: Josh Marshall]
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Trump, Josh Marshall, Michael Cohen, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Lynne Patton, Editor’s Blog


Panelist scorches Meadows for 'laughable' display

Political commentator Tara Setmayer and Washington Post's Wesley Lowery rip Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) for bringing Lynne Patton as a surprise guest to Michael Cohen's Congressional hearing, prompting a heated exchange on racism.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Stories, Michael Cohen, Congressional, Wesley Lowery, Mark Meadows R NC, Tara Setmayer, Lynne Patton


Panelist scorches Rep. Mark Meadows for 'laughable' display

Political commentator Tara Setmayer and Washington Post's Wesley Lowery rip Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) for bringing Lynne Patton as a surprise guest to Michael Cohen's Congressional hearing, prompting a heated exchange on racism.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Stories, Michael Cohen, Congressional, Wesley Lowery, Mark Meadows, Mark Meadows R NC, Tara Setmayer, Lynne Patton


Lynne Patton Wanted To Be On A Reality Show About Black Republicans

Lynne Patton has a flair for the dramatic. After the HUD official bobbed up behind Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) at Michael Cohen’s hearing Wednesday to prove the President’s racial tolerance, she gleefully booked herself solid on Fox News all the better to impress upon her audience of one her unwavering loyalty and willingness to be used as a symbol. It’s not the first time she’s sought the limelight. According to a Friday Washington Post report, Patton asked permission to take a temporary leave ...
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Panelist scorches 'laughable' display

Political commentator Tara Setmayer and Washington Post's Wesley Lowery rip Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) for bringing Lynne Patton as a surprise guest to Michael Cohen's Congressional hearing, prompting a heated exchange on racism.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Stories, Michael Cohen, Congressional, Wesley Lowery, Mark Meadows R NC, Tara Setmayer, Lynne Patton


Meadows On Tlaib Fight: ‘Fortunately For Me, I Know I’m Not A Racist’

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) reflected on his fight and reconciliation with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) Thursday night, telling Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that “fortunately for me, I know I’m not a racist.” “Listen, we’re all about being civil,” Meadows said. “I just felt compelled to go down and offer a hand of friendship and say: listen, if there was anything that I did that personally offended you, it didn’t come from my heart.” “She hugged me, and certainly we looked at moving forward,” he added....
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Hud, Fox News, Donald Trump, Elijah Cummings, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham, Meadows, Mark Meadows, Mark Meadows R NC, Lynne Patton, Rashida Tlaib, Kate Riga


Meadows’ ‘Black Friend’ Defense Has Long, Lame History

Kelly Darden Jr. still remembers one of the first times he experienced the “black friend defense.” Back in high school, a group of white classmates dressed in Confederate-inspired clothing as part of a social club called the “Rebel Rousers” and insisted they weren’t racist when confronted because some of them knew Darden, who is black. “It was insulting,” the 64-year-old Greenville, North Carolina, man recalled Thursday. “I was insulted by it even when it was occurring.” Darden and countless oth...
Tags: News, Washington, Race, Alabama, Racism, Hillary Clinton, Michigan, Associated Press, Spike Lee, Birmingham, Donald Trump, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, Harvey


Tlaib, Meadows Hug It Out After Contentious Cohen Hearing Spat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two lawmakers who clashed bitterly over race hugged it out Thursday on the House floor. Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan embraced and chatted for almost a minute as the House took its final votes of the week. It was a striking sight after the pair fought during Michael Cohen’s hearing a day earlier. There, Meadows tried to rebut Cohen’s charge that President Donald Trump is a racist. Behind Meadows stood a longtime Trump family friend, Lynne ...
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Lynne Patton pushes back at Rep. Tlaib's 'prop' label, defends appearance at Cohen hearing

Lynne Patton, a Trump administration official, said Rep. Rashida Tlaib is taking Michael Cohen's word over her's.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Insistent not-a-racist GOP Rep. Mark Meadows displays his racism

"We'll send him back to Kenya, or wherever it is," GOP Rep Mark Meadows said about President Obama, while laughing hard. This is the second video to surface today where Meadows promotes the racist birther conspiracy theory. Uncovered by @TheDemCoalition. pic.twitter.com/USxMc8U98F — Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) February 28, 2019 North Carolina's Rep. Mark Meadows was aghast that Rep. Rashida Tlaib found his parading HUD official Lynne Patton, a black woman, before congress as...
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Day After Spat With Tlaib, Videos Surface Of Meadows Espousing Birtherism

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) was very indignant Thursday when Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) accused him of using HUD official Lynne Patton, a black woman, as a prop to counter Michael Cohen’s accusations of racism. He retorted loudly, saying that her implication was racist and citing black people in his life. Unfortunately for the self-righteous congressman, videos have surfaced since the fracas that show him espousing the thoroughly debunked “birther” theory about President Barack Obama. Here’s Mar...
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Gop, Hud, Kenya, Birtherism, Michael Cohen, Meadows, Mark Meadows, Steve Morris, Obama He, House Oversight Committee, Mark Meadows R NC, Lynne Patton, Scott Dworkin


Patton: Trump Doesn’t ‘See Color,’ He ‘Sees Success And Failure’

Housing and Urban Development official Lynne Patton insists that she was not used as a prop during the House Oversight Committee hearings with Michael Cohen Wednesday and defended the President as someone who does not see “color, race, creed or religion” only “success and failure.” “I was there again not just to push back against a racist narrative, I was also there to push back against a liar,” Patton told the “Fox and Friends” hosts. “This man literally said yesterday, I have lied but I am ...
Tags: News, America, Fox, Committee, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Patton, Housing and Urban Development, Meadows, Mark Meadows, House Oversight Committee, Mark Meadows R NC, Lynne Patton, Rashida Tlaib


Tlaib Dials Back Meadows Criticism, Says She Meant ‘No Disrespect’ To Patton

During an interview with CNN Thursday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) clarified her stance on Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) decision to parade Lynne Patton — an African American HUD official — in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday to attempt to show President Trump isn’t racist. “I apologized if it made him feel like I was calling him a racist,” she said, adding that she she thinks there was “a better way of doing that.” During her time questioning Michael Cohen on Wednesday, Tlaib acc...
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Panelist scorches Rep. Meadows for 'laughable' display

Political commentator Tara Setmayer and Washington Post's Wesley Lowery rip Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) for bringing Lynne Patton as a surprise guest to Michael Cohen's Congressional hearing, prompting a heated exchange on racism.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Stories, Michael Cohen, Congressional, Wesley Lowery, Meadows, Mark Meadows R NC, Tara Setmayer, Lynne Patton


Panelist rips Rep. Meadows for 'asinine' remarks on race: It infuriated me to watch

Political commentator Tara Setmayer and Washington Post's Wesley Lowery rip Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) for bringing Lynne Patton as a surprise guest to Michael Cohen's Congressional hearing, prompting a heated exchange on racism.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Stories, Michael Cohen, Congressional, Wesley Lowery, Meadows, Mark Meadows R NC, Tara Setmayer, Lynne Patton


Panelist rips Meadows for 'asinine' remarks: Infuriating to watch

Political commentator Tara Setmayer and Washington Post's Wesley Lowery rip Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) for bringing Lynne Patton as a surprise guest to Michael Cohen's Congressional hearing, prompting a heated exchange on racism.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Stories, Michael Cohen, Congressional, Wesley Lowery, Meadows, Mark Meadows R NC, Tara Setmayer, Lynne Patton


To Rebut Cohen, Republican Invites Black Appointee as Proof Trump’s No Racist

Representative Mark Meadows had a HUD official, Lynne Patton, stand silently behind him, drawing scorn from Democrats, one of whom accused him of using “a black woman as a prop.”
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Tlaib Accuses Meadows of Using ‘a Black Woman as a Prop’

Representative Mark Meadows had a HUD official, Lynne Patton, stand silently behind him, drawing scorn from Democrats, one of whom accused him of using “a black woman as a prop.”
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Lynne Patton, the surprise Cohen hearing guest, prompts remarkable exchange on racism

Lynne Patton, a Trump administration official, was a surprise guest at Wednesday's House Oversight Committee hearing with Michael Cohen. Her attendance prompted a tense exchange late in the hearing, with a Democratic member saying her presence was a racist act.
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