CNN’s Jake Tapper confirmed today that the Michael Cohen named in the recently released and unverifiable BuzzFeed documents did not visit Russia as the documents claimed. Tapper confirmed on CNN news this morning that the man identified as Cohen in the unverified documents is not the same Michael Cohen who is President-elect Donald Trump’s special counsel. Trump’s Cohen has already denied the claim he visited Russia. (Snip) Tapper also said CNN had earlier declined to report on the allegations because they could not confirm the claims.
Comments: Is that supposed to get them off the hook for reporting those lies? It is just stunning the contortions Tapper goes through, even going so far to say that they had not reported this earlier because they couldn´t confirm the allegations. Of course the obvious huuuge question is why did they go ahead with it?? Tapper should suffer mightily for that journalistic malpractice. Everyone at CNN should be utterly and completely ashamed of themselves. If they had any credibility it is now gone. The behavior of those at Buzzfeed is not surprising but extremely dangerous.
Tapper has gone over to the dark side. And as far as cable fees go, MSNBC made money in their afternoon lineup, even though few viewers wanted to watch Dylan Farrow, Joy Reid, Tore, and Al Sharpton. They must have been embarrassed by the lineup.
I have heard some reports, none of which I have verified, that Tapper is a liar out to get Trump anyway he can, and that Tapper has some questionable sexual relationships, very embarassing, but again which I have not verified, but am mentioning only to get it out there, so it can be examined by other, more responsible people. Perhaps, McCain can take this to the FBI to look at.
Do you remember those partisan slimeballs dancing early in the night they thought Hillary was going to be elected?? LOL now they are even more of a LAUGHINGSTOCK!! They reported a kid´s HOAX on some loser-trollsite as if it was true.
Hey, Joke Tapper, you know it´s hard to put toothpaste back in a tube once you squeezed it out, don´t you? CNN has stepped over any reasonable responsibility to be a news agency. Ban them from the press room. Let them read wire copy. (If they can read).
Intelligence sources say that the FBI investigated a computer tied to Donald Trump´s business but there´s no evidence to date that would warrant criminal charges against any of the president’s associates. The months-long FBI counterintelligence investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential campaign briefly investigated a computer server tied to Donald Trump´s businesses near the end of the election but has not gathered evidence of election tampering to date that would warrant criminal charges against any of the president’s associates, Circa has learned. Widespread frustration U.S. officials, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature
Federal lawmakers are investigating how a former Iraqi insurgent fighter was able to lie about his identity and still get through America’s ‘extreme’ vetting process. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to find out why the terror suspect’s pending arrest was allegedly spiked just over a week before the election. Trump had run on a tough-on-terror platform and had been critical of President Obama’s refugee policy. “When [Joint Terrorism Task Force] and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Texas sought to prosecute this refugee, the local law enforcement and
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) tweeted on Tuesday that the drafting process for the Affordable Care Act was "one of the most transparent in recent memory." Pelosi defended the health care law the day after House Republicans unveiled their Obamacare replacement plan on Monday night. Some lawmakers, including Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), criticized House Republican leaders for drawing up the bill in a secret fashion. The House´s top Democrat built on this criticism and took to Twitter on Tuesday to argue the Affordable Care Act was crafted in a transparent manner. She cited the number of hearings
President Trump courted leaders of organizations affiliated with the Tea Party movement on Wednesday evening, hoping to win their support of the recently proposed House GOP´s healthcare plan to replace Obamacare. Trump met with Club for Growth president David McIntosh, Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint, Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham, Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips, FreedomWorks president Adam Brandon and Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin. The House Freedom Caucus — comprised of the lower chamber´s most conservative Republicans — said earlier this week that it had concerns about the bill. One such member, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas,
The IRS has told a federal court that they´ve recently identified almost 7,000 more documents that could contain information on how the agency targeted the tax-exempt applications of Tea Party organizations or other conservative political groups starting back in 2010, according to a court document. But IRS in the document would not commit to a timeline for releasing the documents. The revelation of thousands of unreleased documents was made in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that specializes in filing, and in many instances litigating, FOIA requests. For Judicial Watch President
That headline is not hyperbole. It is sadly — and horrifyingly — true. Now, it’s not Donald Trump. We’ve had less skilled politicians as chief executive, and we just lived through eight years with a guy whose only real job outside of sucking off the government teat was “community organizer,” whatever that is. No, a billionaire reality star is not the horror. (Snip) The frightening reality is that a president laid seeds to destroy his successor — who, as it turns out, he targeted with the secret spy organizations at his beck and call. During the last days of his term,
Best-selling author and feminist Camille Paglia said she was "horrified" by protesters´ use of "pussy hats," and denounced the hats as "a major embarrassment to contemporary feminism." Paglia slammed the feminist accessory during a wide-ranging New York Magazine interview published Monday, in which she also approved of the Women´s March where protesters sported "pussy hats" in January. "I want dignity and authority for women," Paglia said in an apparent contrast to protesters´ use of the hats. "I was horrified, horrified by the pink pussy hats,” Paglia said. But she did support the Women´s March as a form of solidarity with other women. "It
The plan to repeal and replace Obamacare unveiled by House Republican leaders on Monday orders insurance companies to charge people 30 percent more in premiums for a full year if they did not have insurance for 63 days or more in the previous year. The sections of the Republican bill that create this mandate on insurance companies are titled: “Continuous Health Insurance Coverage Incentive,” and “Encouraging Continuous Health Insurance Coverage.” The first subsection of the “Encouraging Continuous Health Insurance Coverage” section is entitled: “Penalty Applied.” This subsection says insurance companies “shall” impose the penalty. “[A] health insurance issuer offering health insurance coverage in the
Manning. Snowden. Whose name is next to be added to the notorious list of government leakers? The CIA is trying to answer that question right now. A day after WikiLeaks released what it alleged to be the “entire hacking capacity of the CIA,” the focus Wednesday began shifting to just who gave the stunning surveillance information to the anti-secrecy website. “There is heavy s--- coming down,” said a veteran cyber contractor for the intelligence community who previously worked in the breached unit, the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence.
Would-be Donald Trump foreign policy advisor Monica Crowley spoke out for the first time Tuesday night about the plagiarism scandal that forced her to forgo that White House position, saying on Fox News’ Hannity that it was a false hit job. “What happened to me was a despicable straight-up political hit job,” insisted Crowley. “It’s been debunked, my editor has completely supported me and backed me up.” “There is a very toxic and it’s getting increasingly toxic and poisonous atmosphere of personal destruction in Washington and the media. It’s always sort of been there, but now it’s at a whole
The youngest son of Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, was arrested in Minnesota over the weekend for rioting against President Trump. Linwood Michael Kaine, 24, was arrested with four other people and charged with second-degree riot for his activities during a pro-Trump rally held in the rotunda of the Minnesota state capitol in St. Paul on Saturday. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, around 400 Trump supporters and 50 protesters were gathered at the “March 4 Trump” event. Kaine, who goes by “Woody,” was with a group of people who set off fireworks in the rotunda, police said. A
Shouldn’t the shocking accusations made by President Donald Trump over the weekend warrant the appointment of an independent prosecutor? Martha Raddatz, guest host of ABC’s “This Week,” asked that question of former (George W. Bush) Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Sunday, one day after Donald Trump accused President Obama of ordering the wiretapping of Trump Tower during the presidential campaign. “No. There´s nothing to prosecute,” Mukasey replied. The only crime that I have heard about or seen of that was committed was committed by the Russians when they hacked the DNC. They hacked John Podesta, and they tried to hack
Across the country Wednesday — organizers hope — women will skip out on work to send a message to the world. The idea is to show solidarity among women everywhere by demonstrating how poorly the world would work without female workers in the labor force or the home front. Some of the same people who organized the Women’s March on Washington the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration are promoting the general strike.
President Trump´s nominees for Deputy Attorney general and Associate Attorney general appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for their confirmation hearing, which took on added importance, given Attorney General Sessions´ decision to recuse himself from any investigation dealing with the Trump campaign and Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Even before Rod Rosenstein and Rachel Brand testified, the committee´s ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called for a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged Russia-Trump collusion -- for which there is still no evidence. Feinstein also said that being "nice" and having "impressive credentials" are not enough to qualify
Hillary Clinton spoke about women´s equality and her post-campaign life as she accepted an award in New York City on Tuesday. The failed presidential candidate was the recipient of Girls Inc.´s 2017 Champion for Girls award, which was given out at a luncheon held at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel. Speaking to a group of more than 1,000 attendees, Clinton spoke about the continuing work that needs to be done to ensure that girls have the same opportunities as their male counterparts. ´We have to teach every girl that she is valuable, powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity to
A new poll from Quinnipiac University has a splashy finding: A majority of people think Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath and should resign — 52 percent and 51 percent, according to the poll. I was a little surprised by this. And upon further inspection, there are a few reasons for skepticism. First of all, the question Quinnipiac asked doesn´t include Sessions´s actual response — nor does it include the actual question Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) asked him. Sessions has argued that the context of the exchange is relevant here; he said that his meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey
Richard Gere arrives in Israel rude, tactless and boorish When you come as a visitor to another country the first rule is to behave respectfully and politely. After all, you are a guest in someone else’s home. Richard Gere, on a trip to Israel this week to promote his latest film, chose rudeness. All that money, all that fame, and no class. He lectured the Israelis. Why not? When it comes to Israel, everybody has a say, everybody has a plan, everybody is an expert, and nobody worries about insulting the Jewish people. We expect it from France, the UN and most of the
The Arctic Ocean could become free of sea ice for the first time in 100,000 years even if action is taken to keep global warming to within two degrees Celsius, scientists have warned. The region has experienced much sharper rises in temperature in recent decades that the rest of the world with temperatures in winter in Spitsbergen an astonishing 8 to 11C higher than the average between 1961 and 1990. And this is believed to be having a significant effect on the weather in much of the northern hemisphere, increasing the number of dangerous storms. One leading expert has warned it could
If you were to come across someone who cried in the streets, who saw the world in terms of black and white and made death threats against strangers, who cowered in a special room and made public displays of naked self-harm and blood letting, you might conclude that they were suffering from a personality disorder. All these symptoms can be found in the High Conflict Personality Disorder category known as Axis II in DSMV, including Anti-Social PD, Histrionic PD, Paranoid PD, Narcissistic PD, and Borderline PD. Alternatively, you might reason that these are the everyday behaviors of the modern Social Justice Warrior
BOSTON — FBI Director James Comey says he plans to serve his entire 10-year term, even as controversy swirls over his attempt to rebut President Donald Trump’s claim that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the election. Comey said Wednesday during a cybersecurity conference at Boston College: “You’re stuck with me for another 6½ years.” He was appointed 3½ years ago by then-President Barack Obama. [snip] After Trump recently claimed that Obama tapped his phones during last year’s election, Comey privately asked the Justice Department to dispute the allegation. During his speech to law enforcement officials and private-sector
Health Reform: Seven years after vowing to repeal ObamaCare, Republicans have labored to produce plan that replaces ObamaCare with …. ObamaCare. The plan released Monday — called the American Health Care Act — has some good parts. It repeals ObamaCare´s multitude of largely hidden but no less destructive taxes on health insurance plans, medical devices, flexible spending accounts and so on. It gets rid of ObamaCare´s individual mandate and the job-killing employer mandate. It expands the amount of money that can be contributed to Health Savings Accounts, the one health reform that has actually worked to lower costs. It´s age-based, refundable tax
The relationship between President Trump and former President Barack Obama is basically nonexistent after Trump accused Obama of wiretapping his home and office during the election, angering the former president. The Wall Street Journal reported Obama is livid at Trump following his weekend tweets accusing the former president of ordering an illegal wiretap. Obama saw those tweets as beneath the office of the presidency. Obama also irked Trump by not returning a phone call Trump made to Obama to thank him for the letter he left for the new president in the Resolute Desk following Trump´s inauguration, per presidential tradition. On
An elderly grandmother in a wheelchair has been left with horrific bruises after a shopper beat her in the bread aisle of a Walmart store. Sandra McClung, 75, was doing her grocery shopping in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday in a motorized cart when another woman almost collided with her in the aisle. McClung told police the woman, since identified as Alexis Venderburg, yelled an expletive at her as she told her to move her motorized shopping cart. ´I thought she was going to go around,´ McClung told Alive11. ´She looked at me and she said: ´I want to get some
FBI files obtained by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch reveal that the father, maternal grandfather, and father-in-law of President Barack Obama´s closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett, "were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government." Valerie Jarrett, who served as President Obama´s senior adviser and as director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House (2009-2017), reportedly recently moved in to the Obama home in Northwest D.C. Jarrett was divorced in 1988 and has not remarried. According to Judicial Watch, Jarrett´s father, Dr. James E. Bowman, a pathologist and geneticist, "had extensive ties to Communist