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Dad Of Sandy Hook Victim Found Dead In Third Death Tied To Past Shootings This Week

Jeremy Richman, the father of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, was found dead in what appears to be a suicide at a town hall in Newtown, Connecticut on Monday, the Hartford Courant reported. “This is a heartbreaking event for the Richman family and the Newtown Community as a whole, the police department’s prayers are with the Richman family right now, and we ask that the family be given privacy in this most difficult time,” Lt. Aaron Bahamonde, a spokesman for the p...
Tags: News, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland shooting, Sandy Hook, Nicole Lafond

Dad Of Sandy Hook Victim Found Dead In Third Suicide Tied To Past Shootings This Week

Jeremy Richman, the father of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, was found dead in what appears to be a suicide at a town hall in Newtown, Connecticut on Monday, the Hartford Courant reported. “This is a heartbreaking event for the Richman family and the Newtown Community as a whole, the police department’s prayers are with the Richman family right now, and we ask that the family be given privacy in this most difficult time,” Lt. Aaron Bahamonde, a spokesman for the p...
Tags: News, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland shooting, Sandy Hook, Nicole Lafond

Dershowitz Calls Report A ‘Cop-Out’ On Obstruction: ‘Sounds Like A Law School Exam’

Trump fan and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz spewed some unexpected criticism of Robert Mueller’s report on Sunday evening, suggesting he made a “cop-out” decision by allowing Attorney General Bill Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to determine whether Trump obstructed justice. “I thought it was a cop-out for him to say there was not enough evidence to indict … and we’re going to put out a report, on obstruction, we’re going to put a report out that says ‘on the one hand,...
Tags: News, Alan Dershowitz, Fox News, Mueller probe, Mueller report, TV Clip, Nicole Lafond

WH After Being Asked If Trump Owes Mueller An Apology: ‘Are You Kidding Me?!’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was shocked by questions from the “Today” show’s Savanah Guthrie about whether President Trump owes an apology to special counsel Robert Mueller for publicly berating Mueller ever since he took over the Russia investigation. “For the last two years the President has absolutely eviscerated Bob Mueller, a lifelong public servant, a former Marine, a registered Republican, I might add” Guthrie said Monday. “He’s called him a ‘national disgrace, d...
Tags: News, Mueller report, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, TV Clip, Nicole Lafond

‘A Feeling Of Euphoria’: White House Staff Celebrates End Of Mueller Probe

The mood in the White House was especially light over the weekend as a “feeling of euphoria” rushed over the West Wing and led White House staff to celebrate the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, according to the Washington Post.  The investigation has been a source of stress in the White House for nearly two years. Aides and associates of President Trump told the Post that the they believe Mueller’s findings — that the Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russia to influence t...
Tags: News, Mueller report, White House, William Barr, Nicole Lafond

Sekulow: I Don’t Think Trump’s Written Answers To Mueller Should Be Released

President Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow told CNN on Monday that he would push hard against the release of the President’s written answers to questions that were submitted to special counsel Robert Mueller. “I would fight very  aggressively for that  information to not to be released. I t hink any lawyer would,” he said. “J ust because as a lawyer  you don’t waive privileges and  you don’t waive — you don’t  waive investigative detail  absent either a court order or  an agreeme...
Tags: News, Jay Sekulow, Mueller report, TV Clip, Nicole Lafond

Kellyanne Conway Calls On Schiff To ‘Resign’ For ‘Peddling A Lie Day After Day’

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway decried the media — other than Fox News — and made an impassioned call for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) to resign in response to Attorney General William Barr’s assessment of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. During an interview with “Fox and Friends” on Monday, Conway claimed the media has been in cohorts with Democrats and said that Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, should leave Congress for “peddling a lie day after day after day.” “...
Tags: News, Adam Schiff, Kellyanne Conway, Mueller report, TV Clip, Nicole Lafond

Barr To Congress: I Can Advise You On Mueller Conclusions As Soon As This Weekend

In a letter to congressional leaders on Friday, Attorney General William Barr said he will likely be in a position to share information about special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe as soon as this weekend. Listen to the letter read on CNN below: Barr to Congress: I Can Advise You On Mueller Conclusions As Soon As This Weekend — Nicole Lafond (@Nicole_Lafond) March 22, 2019   [Author: Nicole Lafond]
Tags: News, Mueller report, Robert Mueller, Russia probe, Nicole Lafond

Giuliani, Sekulow Mirror WH Statements: Barr Will Determine ‘Next Steps’

Counselors to President Trump Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow released a statement following the delivery of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Attorney General William Barr, saying they would allow the attorney general to “determine the appropriate next steps.” “We’re pleased that the Office of Special Counsel has delivered its report to the Attorney General pursuant to the regulations. Attorney General Barr will determine the appropriate next steps.” [Author: Nicole Lafond]
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Nadler Confirms ‘Completion’ Of Probe, Urges Barr To Release ‘Full Mueller Report’

House Judiciary Chair Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) confirmed the “completion” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in a tweet on Friday and pushed Attorney General William Barr to release the “full Mueller report.” “Transparency and the public interest demand nothing less,” he said. “The need for public faith of the rule of law must be the priority.” Barr has not yet indicated whether he intends to release the full report to the public, but said in a letter to congressional leaders on Frida...
Tags: Livewire, House Democrats, Mueller probe, Mueller report, Russia probe, Nicole Lafond

Econ Community Goes Berserk Over Trump’s ‘Terrible, Horrible’ Fed Board Pick

As news trickled out of President Trump intention to nominate “Trumponomics” author, Heritage Foundation fellow and CNN contributor Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve board, economists and economic journalists alike responded with bewilderment. According to Bloomberg News, Moore’s nomination ham-handedly fell into place in true Trump fashion. Last week, White House Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow showed Trump one of Moore’s latest op-eds in the Wall Street Journal in which Moore blam...
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Federal Reserve, Stephen Moore, Nicole Lafond

As Trump Loses Patience With Fox, Another Fox News Host Clips Him Over McCain

As tensions between Fox News and President Trump rise, another of the network’s biggest personalities is firing shots at President Trump over his attacks on the late-Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who died from brain cancer just seven months ago. President Trump’s attacks on the late John McCain mark the first time in memory where a President has picked a fight with a dead man and lost. McCain was no saint, but he was a brave and patriotic man. Hitting him when he can’t hit back is repellent. — Br...
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Trump On Dems Pulling Out Of AIPAC: ‘Frankly, I Think They’re Anti-Jewish’

President Trump dug into his belief that Democrats are “anti-Jewish” when asked about some Democratic presidential candidates’ decision to skip the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference this year. “The Democrats have very much  proven to be anti-Israel,” he said. “ There’s no question about that.  And it’s a disgrace.  I mean, I don’t know what’s  happened to them.  But they are totally  anti-Israel.  Frankly, I think they’re  anti-Jewish.” Trump: "Frankly, I think (...
Tags: News, AIPAC, anti-Jewish, Donald Trump, Nicole Lafond

Comey In Op-Ed: Hope Mueller Report Will Show US ‘Has A Justice System That Works’

As Washington buzzes over the impending wrap-up of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his probe into the Trump campaign and Russian interference, former FBI Director James Comey — whose firing formed the basis of Mueller’s obstruction of justice investigation — said he has few hopes for the final outcome of the probe. In an op-ed in the New York Times on Friday, Comey said his unconcerned with whether the report shows President Trump committed crimes or that he is “completely innocent...
Tags: News, James Comey, Mueller report, New York Times, Nicole Lafond

Fox Biz Host Defends Trump’s McCain Digs: ‘It’s Not An Exhumation Of His Body!’

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs think’s it’s fair to ditch the “don’t speak ill of the dead” adage when President Trump is the one speaking. During his show on Thursday evening, Dobbs continued his defense of Trump’s attacks on the late-Sen. John McCain, suggesting that the fact that McCain is dead shouldn’t stop Trump from speaking his mind. “You talk about John McCain being dead — I don’t think that that in any way, it is not an exhumation of his body, for God’s sake! It is a review of ...
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Fox Business Network, John McCain, Lou Dobbs, Nicole Lafond

Report: Ex-Murdoch Exec Says He Quit Over Fox News’ Coverage Of Muslims, Race

A former senior executive for Rupert Murdoch quit his gig over Fox News’ coverage of Muslims, race and immigrants, he told NPR.  “Scaring people. Demonizing immigrants. Creating, like, a fervor — or an anxiety about what was happening in our country,” former News Corp. Senior Vice President Joseph Azam told NPR. “It fundamentally bothered me on a lot of days and I think I probably wasn’t the only one.” Azam worked for News Corp. from 2015 until he left in 2017. News Corp. is separate from Fox...
Tags: News, anti-Muslim, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Nicole Lafond

Obama Will Attend Celebration For Freshmen Dems Next Week

Former President Barack Obama will attend a meet-and-greet with all the freshmen members of the 116th Congress on Monday, according to an invite obtained by Politico. The reception will be hosted by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and only the 60-plus new members of Congress will be invited. The event will be held at the home of Esther Coopersmith, the former representative to the United Nations under President Jimmy Carter’s administration. Some of the new members of Congress have a...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, freshmen Democrats, House Democrats, Nicole Lafond

Rosenstein Letter Hints Mueller Report Won’t Disparage Anyone Who Hasn’t Been Charged

In a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hinted at what could be expected from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report when its finally finished: there likely won’t be any harsh condemnations of those under investigation — including the President and his associates — unless they’ve been charged with a crime. “Punishing wrongdoers through judicial proceedings is only one part of the Department’s mission,” Rosenstein wrote. “We also have a duty to preven...
Tags: News, Mueller report, Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Nicole Lafond

AOC Laughs Off Fox News Claim That ‘Somebody’s Writing Her Questions’ For Her

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a freshman lawmaker who’s become conservative media’s new favorite punching bag, called the latest “Fox and Friends” dig — that she couldn’t possibly be writing her own questions — “amusing.” “You know what’s amusing about this whole thing?” she tweeted Thursday. “Our leg staff (who help with Qs) also worked in restaurants, grew up in Appalachian trailer parks and come from immigrant families.” You know what’s amusing about this whole thing? Our leg staf...
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GOP Rep. Crenshaw, A Vet, To Trump: ‘Seriously Stop Talking About’ McCain

Mr. President, seriously stop talking about Senator McCain. — Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 21, 2019 [Author: Nicole Lafond]
Tags: News, Gop, McCain, CRENSHAW, Livewire, Nicole Lafond, McCain Rep Dan Crenshaw

OH Police Unit That Arrested Stormy Shut Down After Cop Arrested For Kidnap, Rape

The Columbus, Ohio police unit that gained notoriety for arresting Stormy Daniels in a strip club last year was shut down this week after one of the detectives was arrested on federal charges that he kidnapped and raped women. The Columbus interim Chief of Police Tom Quinlan announced the vice unit — which investigates prostitution, alcohol and gambling crimes in Columbus — would be shut down in a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday. “While today’s decision is not a reflection on all the offic...
Tags: News, New York Times, Ohio, Andrew Mitchell, Columbus, Stormy Daniels, COLUMBUS Ohio, Daniels, CPD, Quinlan, Columbus Ohio Police, Nicole Lafond, Narcotics Bureau, Stormy Daniels saga, Tom Quinlan

In 2010 Nunes Defended Protesters’ Right To ‘Smear,’ ‘Say What They Want’

Back in March 2010, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was an ardent supporter of the rights of those who wish to “smear” or “say what they want” to lawmakers they disagree with. But in the age of Twitter, when lawmakers can be mocked via fake “cow” accounts, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has grown a bit sensitive. During an interview with C-SPAN in 2010, right around the time House Democrats were gunning to gather enough votes for their proposal to overhaul health care — a mov...
Tags: Twitter, News, Obama, House, House Intelligence Committee, John Lewis D Ga, Devin Nunes, Nunes, Nicole Lafond, Nunes lawsuit, Barney Frank D MA

Fox Reporter Gives House Dems Some Docs Related To Spiked Stormy Story

Former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone is reportedly cooperating with House Democrats’ request related to Fox’s reported killing of her story on hush payments to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election. According to MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Falzone has given congressional investigators “at least some documents that have been requested” by the House Oversight Committee. “She will soon schedule an interview, which means she will talk to them about what happened,” Melber said during his show on Wedne...
Tags: News, Congress, Fox, House, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Msnbc, Trump, Jane Mayer, Stormy Daniels, Diana Falzone, House Oversight Committee, Falzone, Melber, Nicole Lafond, Stormy Daniels saga

‘Why Are We Doing This?’: Trump Aides Don’t Understand McCain, Conway Attacks

President Trump’s aides are befuddled by his latest choice in nemeses. According to a Wednesday Politico report, some close to Trump believe the President is hitting the late-Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and the husband of one of his most loyal aides to distract from criticism over his lukewarm response to the massacre in New Zealand and the controversy surrounding the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets. Others are at a loss. “It does not appear to be a great use of our time to talk about George...
Tags: News, White House, New Zealand, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Boeing, Trump, McCain, Wednesday Politico, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Nicole Lafond, Trump Aides Don t Understand McCain Conway Attacks

Fox Host Breaks From Usual Trump Praise: ‘Makes Absolutely No Sense’ To Hit McCain

President Trump didn’t get his usual cup of steaming hot affirmation from “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning. While discussing Trump’s visit to Ohio Wednesday evening, co-host Brian Kilmeade praised the President for the economy before suggesting that he “swamped” his own message with his attacks on the late-Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and the husband of one of his most loyal aides, George Conway. “The problem is he swamped his own message by going after George Conway and in that speech, inexplic...
Tags: News, Fox, Ohio, John Mccain, Trump, Conway, McCain, Kilmeade, Brian Kilmeade, Fox And Friends, George Conway, Nicole Lafond

Bevin Admits He Sent All 9 Of His Kids To Chickenpox Party Instead Of Vaccinating

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) admitted during an interview with a local radio show that instead of getting his kids vaccinated for the chickenpox virus, he sent all nine of them to the home of a neighbor, whose kids already had the virus. “Every single one of my kids had the chickenpox,” Bevin said in an interview with Kentucky’s WKCT, according to the local Courier Journal. “They got the chickenpox on purpose because we found a neighbor that had it and I went and made sure every one of my kid...
Tags: News, Kentucky, America, Matt Bevin, Matt Bevin R, Bevin, Anti-vaxxers, Nicole Lafond, Chickenpox, Chickenpox Party

Dershowitz Issues Blunt Rebuke Of Nunes Suit: ‘He Has No Case At All’

Trump cheerleader Alan Dershowitz is not siding with the President or Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), one of Trump’s staunchest allies, over the congressman’s lawsuit against Twitter and parody accounts that was filed Monday. During an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, the Harvard professor said Nunes has “no case at all,” neither on the grounds of Twitter’s alleged discrimination nor defamation. “No, he has no case at all and it is wrong from a political and ideological point of view.  If you d...
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Brother Of Bezos GF Admits ‘Deal With The Devil,’ Claims He Tried To Protect Couple

The brother of Lauren Sanchez, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend, admitted to Fox News on Tuesday that he made a “deal with the devil,” referring to the National Enquirer, but claims he was only trying to protect the couple, who were both still married at the time and having an affair. During an interview with Fox’s Howard Kurtz, Michael Sanchez said he cooperated with the National Enquirer’s investigation into Bezos and Lauren Sanchez’s affair, but wouldn’t say whether he was paid the $200,0...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Washington Post, Fox, Fox News, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Trump, Bezos, Sánchez, Kurtz, Enquirer, Michael Sanchez, American Media Inc, Jeff Lauren

Nunes Lawsuit Backfires: ‘Cow’ Account Soars To 300K Followers Overnight

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) stepped in it. After filing a lawsuit against a fake Twitter account — which is named after his “cow” and posts farm-related insults about Nunes, like calling him “udderly useless” — to spotlight Twitter’s bias against conservatives, the account’s followers soared. Before the suit was filed on Monday evening, the account, “@DevinCow,” had 1,200 followers. As of Wednesday morning, “Devin Nunes’ cow” had more than 360,000 followers, including journalists like Jennifer Ru...
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Fox Host Pummels Trump For McCain Dig, Suggests It Could Cost Him 2020

Insulting the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appears to be a bridge too far for a few of the President’s most ardent supporters, including some at his favorite TV network. Fox News host Neil Cavuto, who is occasionally critical of President Trump, used the opening monologue of his show on Tuesday evening to question whether Trump’s latest dig against McCain’s ghost could cost him his reelection. “Seven months after John  McCain is lead to rest, Donald  Trump can’t give it a rest.  Forget ab...
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