A Hillary Clinton backer reportedly paid half a million dollars to pay a lawyer representing women accusing then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Susie Tompkins Buell, a long-time Clinton donor, paid celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom $500,000 to fund security, relocation and possibly a ´safe house,´ for women who might ´find the courage to speak out´ against Trump, the New York Times reported. Clinton operative David Brock also gave $200,000, through his nonprofit group, to Bloom. The lawyer insists they never spoke to Clinton or her campaign about the effort or donations. She said that she only ever
A MASSIVE tanker carrying 10,000 gallons of fuel has exploded in a ball of fire as smoke billows into the night sky in the city of Midvale, Utah, that has forced roads to close, it has emerged. Photos show the huge vehicle engulfed in flames at the moment of the explosion - smoke could be seen by nearby travellers as the bright furnace left its mark on the Interstate 15 highway. Interstate 15 has seen closures north and southbound - it is currently unknown if there are any injured by the devastating flames. More to follow…
ANOTHER nail in the coffin of Project Fear. It is becoming increasingly clear that the constituent countries of the EU as well as the bloc itself are exceedingly keen to strike a trade deal: the Prime Minister will today hail the most wide-ranging agreement in Anglo-French history. And significantly, while it does not specifically cover Brexit, it does mention a comprehensive agenda, covering everything from space exploration to the Bayeux Tapestry. This is proof, if it were needed, that Brexit is no bar to continuing good relations with our EU counterparts, to say nothing of the fact that we have a
A Republican senator disputed on Thursday that Donald Trump is a racist, following reports about the president describing majority-black countries as ´s***holes´ amid tense immigration negotiations. Trump is ´absolutely not´ driven by racial animus, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said on CNN, after flatly asking an interviewer to pose the question. And as the West Wing decided this week how flexible to be on immigration issues, he claimed, he got bad advice from the people around him. The ´s***hole´ snipe, which Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin claimed was directed at Haiti and African nations, shouldn´t be taken as evidence of racial prejudice, Graham explained. ´You
ISIS has released a new propaganda video depicting a full-scale invasion of Washington DC. The five-minute movie, released on social media by pro-ISIS group Abd al Faqir Media, shows an army of terrorists surging through the city streets while ISIS jets race through the skies above. It starts with an edited scene taken from Hollywood blockbuster London Has Fallen showing a jihadi blowing up a bridge while crossing in a van packed with explosives as cars fall into the river below. The video then takes the viewer through the stages of invasion, showing the Mujahideen arriving on the outskirts of the city
A fresh inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock, found dead at the home of entertainer Michael Barrymore in 2001, has been blocked by the Attorney General. Mr Lubbock´s father submitted the request to Jeremy Wright under the Coroners Act 1988 requesting a new inquest into the death of on the grounds of new evidence. But today Wright blocked the application citing a lack of sufficient admissible evidence. The Attorney General´s Office said in a statement: ´After careful consideration, the Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP has decided not to provide his authority for an application to be made to the High Court
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly acknowledged Wednesday that President Donald Trump has ´changed´ his position on major campaign pledges like the border wall that was supposed to stretch from sea to shining sea. At a meeting on Wednesday with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Capitol Hill Kelly reportedly said that some of Trump´s views were ´uninformed´ and and admitted that Mexico will not pay for a border structure. ´As we talked about things, where this president is and how much he wants to deal with this DACA issue and take it away,´ Kelly told Fox News later, ´I told them
AN explosion has rocked a police station in Malmo, Sweden forcing officers to lock down the area after a suspected hand grenade detonated. The explosion was caused by a hand grenade according to local news reports. The police have released a statement to say they were called by several people due to a loud bang. Police spokeswoman Anna Goransson said to the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet: “The place is locked off and the bombing group is on its way. "Fortunately, no people have been injured, but cars, I cannot say how many, have been damaged." The Aftonbladet have claimed that two people are suspected
President Trump spends a chunk of each day on the phone, whether it´s a White House landline or ´Trump One´ or ´Trump Two,´ the nicknames his aides have given to his two cell phones. CNN divulged more details about Trump´s habits during so-called ´executive time,´ a term used on the president´s schedule to indicate he´s doing work, but often from the Yellow Oval room, located in the residence. Axios first reported that ´executive time´ was taking up more and more of Trump´s ´shrinking´ schedule, suggesting it was time spent on Twitter and watching TV, and not in the Oval Office being productive.
White House staff planning to assist President Donald Trump in his delayed ´Fake News Awards´ may risk running afoul of ethics laws, according to ethics experts. President Trump has repeatedly touted the awards, scheduled for January 17, after some delays, hyping the otherwise unexplained event on his Twitter account. As president, he is free to engage in uninhibited political activity – but the same may not hold true for aides working on the government dime. ´WARNING to White House staff: the president may be exempt from the rules ... on misuse of position BUT YOU ARE NOT,´ wrote Obama ethics czar Norm Eisen,
Somebody needs to tell Mahmoud Abbas that the jig is up, the game is over. Wait. My mistake. President Trump did that already but Abbas still fails to get the message. Ditto the Democrats who can’t get it through their thick skulls that they lost, Trump won. He won even as Liberals try every Dirty Trick to unseat him from one false charge to another; last month’s Russia collusion, last week’s mental unfitness, and today’s accusation that he’s a racist. Trump is no racist, quite the opposite if the Mar-a-Lago story ever gets told…which we’ll do in a moment. Nor can Liberals, from
President Trump seemed delighted to crash a women´s event held on the White House campus Tuesday, which was also attended by his daughter Ivanka Trump and top aide Kellyanne Conway. ´I really appreciate you all being here, it´s an honor,´ said the president during brief remarks at the Conversations with Women in America event, which wasn´t on Trump´s official schedule. ´Again, when I heard I ran across the street and ... now I´m going to run back to the Oval Office.´ Trump used the opportunity to tout the economic gains women have made during his almost one-year tenure. We are making incredible
White House staff planning to assist President Donald Trump in his delayed ´Fake News Awards´ may risk running afoul of ethics laws, according to ethics experts. President Trump has repeatedly touted the awards, scheduled for January 17, after some delays, hyping the otherwise unexplained event on his Twitter account. As president, he is free to engage in uninhibited political activity – but the same may not hold true for aides working on the government dime. ´WARNING to White House staff: the president may be exempt from the rules ... on misuse of position BUT YOU ARE NOT, ´ wrote Obama ethics czar
WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers.But in the year since Trump´s inauguration, most analysts tend to agree on this: The economy remains essentially the same sturdy one he inherited from Barack Obama.Growth has picked up, but it´s not yet clear if it can sustain a faster expansion. Hiring and wage growth actually slowed slightly from Obama´s last year in office. Consumers and businesses are much more optimistic, but their spending has yet to move meaningfully higher. "I don´t see any
Republicans are slamming Democratic Sen. Cory Booker for “mansplaining” to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in a sharp and one-sided exchange Wednesday before a Senate committee. The New Jersey lawmaker blasted Nielsen´s "silence and amnesia" after failing to get the response he sought on her recollection of statements President Trump made in a meeting last week. Booker´s hostile tone prompted Republican National Committee Rapid Response Director Michael Ahrens to invoke the millennial term for males talking down to women.
A crazed, bug-eyed Cory Booker, junior senator from New Jersey, blasted Department of Homeland Security secretary Kristjen Nielsen during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday on immigration. Booker became so unhinged in his staged outrage that he repeatedly threatened Nielsen, with clenched fists pointed in her direction. Equal to Booker´s overt violation of Nielsen´s right to be treated without hostility and intimidation was the deranged content of his tirade. Nielsen had stated earlier she did not hear the president say the "s-hole" word at last week´s White House meeting on DACA. Booker went ballistic and accused Nielsen of covering up
Men can now look forward to a liberated future of wearing dresses. One such fashion designer, Alejandro Gomez Palomo of Spain, is helping to rush in that new era. According to the 25-year-old Palomo, whose public appearance looks as if Dracula spent a weekend at Liberace´s house, gender fluidity is a way of life he hopes that future men can share. In an interview with AFP, Palomo likened his fashion revolution to the ones ushered by Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent in the 20th century. "Chanel liberated women (after World War I) by dressing them in male fabrics like tweed,"
Pope Francis has conferred the title of “Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great” on Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch politician and vocal agitator for abortion rights. Last year, Ploumen founded a pro-abortion organization called She Decides, which offers funding and support for international NGOs that provide, facilitate or campaign for abortion. In an email to the Catholic Herald, Ms. Ploumen said that she was “very honoured” by the pontifical medal, which was sent via the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs last month. In an interview with Dutch radio, Ploumen said she views the honor as a
Obama’s current office, which is run by former de facto President Valerie Jarrett, is just a mile or so from the White House. It is at that location one sees a daily procession of donors, political operatives, party affiliates (BOTH Democrat and Republican) media friends (of which there are many) and more shadowy figures representing a myriad of foreign interests. And each day this office and its two primary inhabitants – Obama and Jarrett, are asked the same question: WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT TRUMP? Obama being Obama, with his solar-system-sized ego intact, has been promising to do
After leaving office, President Ronald Reagan created the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to recognize individuals who have fought to spread liberty worldwide. Nancy Reagan continued the tradition after her husband’s death, and in 2008 she bestowed the honor on human rights icon Natan Sharansky, who credited Reagan’s strong defense of freedom for his own survival in Soviet gulags. Reagan recognized that as leader of the free world, his words carried enormous weight, and he used it to inspire the unprecedented spread of democracy around the world. President Donald Trump does not seem to understand that his rhetoric and actions reverberate in
Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the network’s chief medical correspondent, proclaimed that based on President Donald Trump’s coronary calcium scores going back to the previous decade, Trump has heart disease. Gupta’s diagnosis came a day after Trump’s doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, offered his assessment of Trump’s health at a White House press briefing. “When you look at the findings you just put up there, Alisyn — this coronary calcium score is a score a lot of cardiologists use to try and be predictive and be proactive,” Gupta said. “And if the number gets up
CNN´s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Wednesday that he believes tests reveal that President Trump has heart disease. Gupta said dating back to 2009, President Trump started to have "these tests that are actually looking for the presence of calcium in the blood vessels that lead to the heart." "Steadily, up until just this past week when he had it performed again, those numbers have gone up," he said. "When they get to a certain range ... that means he has heart disease." Gupta then talked about his interaction Tuesday with President Trump´s doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Dr.
Microwaves are as damaging to the environment as cars and users must be taught how to cook more efficiently, scientists say. The ovens are responsible for 7.7 million tons of the carbon dioxide pumped out from the EU each year — the equivalent of 6.8 million cars. Researchers say they are fueling global warming with consumers overcooking food to blame. Microwaves account for the largest percentage of sales of all types of oven in the EU, with numbers set to reach 135 million by 2020. But scientists at the University of Manchester — the first to assess the environmental impact
California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state. A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D -Sacramento and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle class families.
In an exclusive interview with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, FOX Business was told that Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, will likely receive the backing of mega-donors, not just within Utah, but across the country as he gets ready to announce his candidacy. “He’s given me every indication that he’s running. He’ll have a lot of support from the wealthy people that he knows from when he ran for president. The people on the same list of donors that he had before for 2012, including those from Utah, is a very good place for him to raise money,” Herbert, a