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WH Denies Trump Told Cohen To Lie: ‘Absolutely Ridiculous,’ ‘Categorically False’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked point-blank on Friday whether President Trump directed his then-attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress and she denied a blockbuster report claiming just that. “That is absolutely ridiculous,” she said of the BuzzFeed News scoop. “I think that the President’s outside counsel addressed this best and said in a statement earlier today that it’s categorically false.” When asked about the Wall Street Journal report from Thursday that r...
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Conway: Law Enforcement Leaks ‘Should Send A Chill Down Everybody’s Spine’

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was more disturbed by BuzzFeed News’ sources for the bombshell report published Thursday than the contents of the story, she told Fox Business News Friday. “I’m  very, very dismayed that the  sourcing in this particular  article are two law enforcement  officials who are connected to  the investigation,” she said. “ That should send a chill down  everybody’s spine.  People should not be leaking  information from investigations.  I don’t see ve...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Trump, Fox Business News, Conway, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Kellyanne Conway, Nicole Lafond, Trump Tower Moscow, Hogan Gidley Conway


Pence Calls Criticism Of Wife’s School Over Ban On Gay People ‘Deeply Offensive’

Vice President Mike Pence is offended that you’re offended. Pence — who has a rich history of support for an anti-gay agenda — shot back at criticism of the school his wife was recently re-hired at to teach art, calling the uproar over its policies “deeply offensive.” “To see major news organizations attacking Christian education is deeply offensive to us,” Pence told the Catholic Eternal Word Television Network. “We have a rich tradition in America of Christian education and frankly religiou...
Tags: News, America, United States, Christian, Mike Pence, Pence, Karen Pence, Nicole Lafond, Immanuel Christian School, Catholic Eternal Word Television Network, Lauren Ashburn


Probes, Impeachment: House Dems Vow Action On Report Trump Told Cohen To Lie

House Democrats wasted no time in promising to fully probe new allegations that President Trump directed his then-attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about how long he worked in pursuit of a deal to bring a Trump Tower to Moscow. Several members of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees have announced their intentions to launch investigations into the revelations. Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) tweeted following the release of the new BuzzFeed repo...
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King Tries To Fundraise Over Backlash To White Supremacist Remarks

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is attempting to fundraise off of the controversy that’s swelled in recent days over his remarks about white supremacy to the New York Times earlier this month, the Des Moines Register reported.  In a campaign email to supporters, King criticized the “unhinged left” and Republican “NeverTrumpers” for the backlash to his remarks, despite condemnation and calls for his resignation from people in his party who are friendly with Trump. “The unhinged left has teamed up with ...
Tags: News, House, New York Times, King, Trump, Des Moines Register, Steve King R IA, Nicole Lafond


Buzzfeed: Trump Instructed Cohen To Lie To Congress About Moscow Tower Deal

President Trump directed his attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to a bombshell Buzzfeed News report published Thursday evening. According to two federal law enforcement officials involved in the special counsel’s investigation who spoke to Buzzfeed, Trump was also in favor of a plan to set up a meeting between himself and Russian President Vladimir Putin during his campaign in order to propel negotiations for the tower. Trum...
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‘Impressive’ Ocasio-Cortez Has An Unlikely Fan: Fox News’ Laura Ingraham

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has earned an unlikely admirer: Fox News host and conservative pundit Laura Ingraham, whom Ocasio-Cortez herself has criticized on Twitter. During Ingraham’s show “Ingraham Angle” this week, the host heaped praise on Ocasio-Cortez — whose politics couldn’t be further left of Ingraham’s — two nights in a row. On Wednesday evening, Ingraham spoke at length about how “impressive” Ocasio-Cortez’s defeat of longtime Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) was and prai...
Tags: News, Fox News, Trump, Crowley, Tucker Carlson, Democratic Party, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham, Joe Crowley, Nicole Lafond, Ingraham Angle, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez D NY, Laura Ingraham Tucker


Help Wanted: DOJ Solicits Two Attorneys To Handle Property Seizures Along Border

The Department of Justice appears confident the shutdown stalemate will end favorably for President Trump and his border wall pet project. According to a new Politico report, the DOJ has posted job openings on a federal job website advertising an opening for two attorneys to help handle land seizure litigation along the southern border in Texas. The gigs will pay between $53,062 and $138,790 and are based in McAllen and Brownsville, Texas, according to the posting flagged by Politico. The depart...
Tags: Texas, News, Politico, Department Of Justice, Doj, Trump, McAllen, Brownsville Texas, Nicole Lafond


Melania Trump Took Government Plane To Florida For Weekend During Shutdown

First lady Melania Trump took a government plane to fly to Florida for the weekend, Politico Playbook reported, after it was flagged by a Twitter account that monitors civilian and military air travel. The trip is notable given President Trump’s recent decision to bar Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from using military air crafts to fly to Brussels and Afghanistan — effectively canceling the trip to visit troops — citing the government shutdown. Most see the move as a petty retaliati...
Tags: Florida, News, Afghanistan, House, Brussels, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Melania Trump, Pelosi, Politico Playbook, Nicole Lafond


Pelosi Chief Of Staff: Trump ‘Traveled To Iraq During’ Shutdown

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) chief of staff responded to President Trump’s cancellation of Pelosi’s trip to Brussels, Afghanistan and Egypt — which was set to take off Thursday afternoon — by explaining the intent of the trip and pointing out that Trump and another Republican had traveled to Iraq during the shutdown. This weekend visit to Afghanistan did not include a stop in Egypt. (2/4) — Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) January 17, 2019 The President traveled to Iraq during...
Tags: News, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Pelosi, Livewire, Hammill, Zeldin, Nicole Lafond, Brussels Afghanistan


Graham: Trump Denying Pelosi Visit To Troops ‘Is Also Inappropriate’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) scolded both President Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for their tit-for-tat handling of the shutdown on Twitter Thursday. One sophomoric response does not deserve another. Speaker Pelosi’s threat to cancel the State of the Union is very irresponsible and blatantly political. — Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 17, 2019 I am glad the Speaker wants to meet our troops and hear from our commanders and allies. I am very disappointed she’s...
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Dem Rep Responds To Trump’s Pelosi Snub: POTUS ‘Being A Man-Baby’ Again

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) chalked up President Trump’s petty response to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to the President’s maturity level: He’s “being a man-baby” again. “ We are ready to take up any  legislation that we think the President  may sign or any legislation with  sufficient votes to pass it  without the President’s  signature,” Kildee said. “ This is the president  essentially being a man-baby all  over again.” Kildee calls Trump response to Pelosi request to post...
Tags: News, Afghanistan, House, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Pelosi, Dan Kildee, Kildee, Nicole Lafond, Brussels Egypt


Giuliani Tries Damage Control: ‘Have No Knowledge Of Any Collusion’ By Campaign

President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani attempted to clean up comments he made to CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday evening regarding collusion and the Trump campaign. “There was no collusion by President Trump in any way, shape or form,” he said in a statement to The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman. “Likewise, I have no knowledge of any collusion by any of the thousands of people who worked on the campaign.” From Giuliani: pic.twitter.com/VUt5LYvI2T — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 17, ...
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Pelosi: ‘I’m Not Denying’ Trump ‘A Platform’ With SOTU Date Request

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters that she’s not “denying” the President a “platform” by requesting the State of the Union be postponed until the government is reopened and reiterated that her ask is about security and ensuring personnel are paid. Speaking to reporters during a press conference on Thursday, Pelosi argued that the date of the SOTU is not “sacred for any reasons” and said it was just a calendar date that was “negotiated” between Congress and the White Hous...
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IA Newspaper That Endorsed King Admits ‘Mistake,’ Calls On Him To Resign

The editorial board of an Iowa newspaper that endorsed Rep. Steve King (R-IA) ahead of the midterms because of his “conservative agenda” published an editorial on Thursday admitting it had made a “mistake” and called on King to resign. “Unfortunately, King was far from an ideal choice,” the editorial board for The Messenger wrote. “It is now clear that the endorsement we made was a mistake. We should have pondered more carefully King’s pattern of making outrageous statements.” “Throughout his...
Tags: News, Congress, House, New York Times, Iowa, King, Des Moines Register, Northwest Iowa, Nicole Lafond


Cohen Questioning Whether He Should Testify After Trump Attacks On His Family

President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen is questioning whether publicly testifying before Congress is a smart move and is growing increasingly concerned about his family’s safety because of Trump’s frequent public attacks, ABC News reported. According to sources close to Cohen who spoke to ABC, Cohen worries that Trump is trying to intimidate him with his frequent public attacks, often calling Cohen “weak” and a “rat.” During an interview with Fox News over the weekend, Trump suggeste...
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Sanders Meeting With Campaign Harassment Victims Went ‘As Well As It Could Have’

After meeting with women who have alleged sexual harassment by staffers on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaign, a person who participated in the discussion told Politico the conversation “went as well as it could have.” Several former female campaign staffers have come forward in recent weeks alleging they were sexually harassed or assaulted by male staffers while working on the senator’s 2016 presidential election campaign. Sanders apologized to the women, but was criticized for his brusquen...
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King Strikes McCarthy, Cheney: What Gives Them ‘Moral Authority’ To Judge Me

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) made his true feelings about the backlash over his comments about white supremacy known during an interview with a St. Louis radio station on Wednesday, pushing back against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) criticism of him. “(McCarthy) decided he’s going to to believe the New York Times over Steve King and that’s a fact and I will tell you, if there’s support out there for Liz Cheney– you can’t put her in the category of every be...
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Sessions Makes Veiled Joke About Trump, His Firing During Speech In AL

During a speech at an inauguration event for Alabama state Attorney General Steve Marshal, ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a lukewarm joke about his tumultuous time serving in President Trump’s administration. “Do the right thing every day and usually things will work out- but not always,” Sessions said, according to a local ABC affiliate. “Usually they work out. I told someone at least in the United States, they fire you, they don’t shoot you.” The ousted attorney general agreed t...
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Ocasio-Cortez To Teach House Dems How To Do The Internet

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — who cooks dinner and talks tax policy on Instagram Live while her colleagues are busy carving press releases into stone tablets — is set to give some members of her party a few tips on how to be better online this week. The House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee invited Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) to speak about their social media presence and share “the most effective ways to engage constituents on Twitter and the impo...
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Pelosi: Trump Can Deliver SOTU ‘From The Oval Office If He Wants’

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) offered President Trump an option for his State of the Union address after she asked him in a letter to postpone the event until the government is reopened, citing security issues: Do it from the Oval Office. “We’ve never really had a State of the Union when the government is shutdown,” she told reporters Wednesday before outlining the security risk of having nearly all the leaders of the federal government in the same room without the proper security ...
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Of Course The School That Hired Karen Pence To Teach Bans Gay, Trans People

The private Christian school that just hired second lady Karen Pence to teach art part-time requires all potential employees to affirm their belief in certain religious convictions that uphold the school’s policy to ban homosexual and transgender people from attending or teaching at the school. The contract is part of the school’s , as The Washington Post reported, and it asks applicants to sign off on beliefs that include recognizing marriage as having “only one meaning; the uniting of one man...
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White House Calls King’s White Supremacist Comments ‘Abhorrent’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined several key Republicans in calling out Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for his comments about white supremacy, according to The Hill and NBC. “Steve King’s comments were abhorrent,” she reportedly told the press outside the West Wing on Wednesday. “The Republican leadership, unlike Democrats, have actually taken action when their members have said outrageous and inappropriate things.” After King was quoted in The New York Times pondering why th...
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FL Official Under Fire For Calling Tlaib A ‘Danger’ Who Might ‘Blow Up Capitol Hill’

A local city commissioner in south Florida has been condemned by colleagues and a state Islamic relations group for her Facebook post about freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), whom she called a “danger” who might “blow up Capitol Hill.” According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Hallandale Beach commissioner Annabelle Lima-Taub reportedly signed a petition that called for the ouster of Tlaib after she was criticized for saying Democrats should “impeach that motherfucker,” referencing Presid...
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Trump Touts 77 ‘Major’ Walls Around The World: ‘Close To 100 Percent Successful’

In a tweet on Wednesday morning, President Trump pointed to the success of other countries’ border walls to propel his hardline immigration stance that’s kept the U.S. in a partial government shutdown for 26 days. It appears he’s citing statistics from a USA Today story about the uptick in border wall construction since 9-11. There are now 77 major or significant Walls built around the world, with 45 countries planning or building Walls. Over 800 miles of Walls have been built in Europe sinc...
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Bobby Rush: Resolution Against ‘Unrepentant Racist’ King Didn’t Go Far Enough

Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), who pushed for a formal censure of Rep. Steve King (R-IA), criticized Congress for passing an “obsolete” disapproval resolution against King, who he called “unrepentant racist.” During an interview with CNN on Tuesday evening, Rush said he voted against the resolution because he felt it didn’t go far enough in condemning the congressman for his history of “vile” comments. “It became obsolete before the ink on the paper dried,” Rush told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “So ...
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Second Lady Takes Part-Time Art Teaching Gig At Christian Elementary School

Karen Pence, the second lady, has a new job: teaching art at a nearby Christian elementary school, according to a statement from her office. Pence accepted the position in December and will teach twice a week at Immanuel Christian School in Virginia, where she taught for 12 years while then-Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) was working on the Hill. “I am excited to be back in the classroom and doing what I love to do, which is to teach art to elementary students,” Pence said in the statement. “I have mi...
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Bipartisan Group Of House Members Will Meet With Trump To Chat Shutdown Stalemate

A bipartisan group of House members will meet with President Trump in the Situation Room on Wednesday to attempt to hash out a compromise on the government shutdown, Politico reported.  Members of the PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS off to the White House tomorrow to meet with trump in the situation room. — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 15, 2019 The group are members of the Problem Solvers Caucus. The hope is that Trump can be convinced to open up the government and support an immigration re...
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GOPer Rodney Davis Is Hoping For A Day-Old Happy Meal

On his way over to the White House to chat with President Trump about why many of his constituents have been without pay for the past 25 days, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) had something more satiating on his mind: day-old Mcdonald’s. Heading to the White House to meet w/ @POTUS on how we can end this shutdown & secure our border. As a @McDonalds family, I’m personally hoping for some leftovers from last night’s @ClemsonFB dinner. — US Rep Rodney Davis (@RodneyDavis) January 15, 2019 Davis has...
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Corsi Dismisses News Mueller Subpoenaed His Son: It’s ‘Constant Harassment’

Special counsel Robert Mueller issued a subpoena to conservative writer Jerome Corsi’s stepson compelling him to testify before a grand jury, Corsi told Fox Business Network Monday evening. But Corsi dismissed the development as more “constant harassment” from the Mueller team. “Constant harassment,” he told FBN’s Trish Regan during an interview on the network alongside his wife Monica Corsi. “ They are determined to find any  crime they can find and make up  a crime.  They are investiga...
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