Author: Alex Pappas

Trump demands publisher stop release of book that caused Bannon fallout

FOX NEWS President Trump lambastes Bannon over book quotes In the book, author Michael Wolff reports that the former White House chief strategist described a 2016 meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the campaign as ‘treasonous.’ President Trump’s legal team on Thursday sent a letter to the publisher and author of a forthcoming book about the White House demanding they immediately stop its publication, a day after excerpts led the president to issue a rare, blistering takedown of former adviser Steve Bannon. The letter was sent to Steve Rubin and Michael Wolff, the publisher...

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Rand Paul airs grievances about Trump, Hillary and aliens in annual 'Festivus' tradition

FOX NEWS As he has done in years past, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday participated in a humorous “airing of grievances,” a practice popularized on the television show Seinfeld.  (REUTERS/Eric Thayer) As he has done in years past, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday participated in a humorous “airing of grievances,” a practice popularized on the television show Seinfeld. Characters on Seinfeld celebrate the parody holiday “Festivus” by airing grievances with each other. For years, Paul has been tweeting his grievances, and on Saturday, he took aim at President Trump, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and joked about a recently revealed Pentagon program to investigate UFOs at Harry Reid’s request. “You’re going to be saying #HappyFestivus again,” Paul tweeted Saturday, channeling Trump. “Believe me!” Here are some of Paul’s grievances:  Alex Pappas is a politics reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at...

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Comey defends reassigned FBI lawyer, suggests he was ‘attacked for partisan gain’

FOX NEWS FILE – In this June 8, 2017 file photo, former FBI director James Comey speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Internal employee surveys show that fired Comey was highly respected and trusted within the bureau during his nearly four-year tenure. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)  (Associated Press) Former FBI Director James Comey defended the bureau’s recently reassigned top lawyer and suggested the move was political. “Sadly, we are now at a point in our political life when anyone can be attacked for partisan gain,” Comey tweeted Friday night. Comey, who was fired by President Trump earlier this year, tweeted, “James Baker, who is stepping down as FBI General Counsel, served our country incredibly well for 25 years & deserves better. He is what we should all want our public servants to be.” Baker has been at the center of several recent news stories.  The Washington Post reported this week that Baker, who has served as the FBI’s general counsel, was leaving his role and had being reassigned at the bureau. The newspaper reported that Baker “had been caught up in a strange interagency dispute that led to a leak probe and attracted the attention of senior lawmakers” but the issue “had not played a part in Baker’s reassignment.” On Friday evening, the website Politico published a story saying House Republicans were interested in Baker’s contacts with a liberal reporter from Mother Jones...

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Dem Rep. Al Green forces Trump impeachment vote in House

FOX NEWS Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) will introduce on the house floor Wednesday to force a vote on Trump’s impeachment. A liberal Texas congressman who has repeatedly called for removing the president from office is forcing an up or down vote Wednesday in the House on impeaching President Trump. “As I have said before, this is not about Democrats, it is about democracy,” Democratic Rep. Al Green wrote in a memo to his colleagues on the effort. “It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic. May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will...

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GOP Rep. Barton announces retirement after more lewd messages surface

FOX NEWS A Texas Republican congressman said Thursday he will not seek re-election to Congress after a nude photo and lewd text messages between him and multiple women surfaced. “I am announcing today that I will not seek reelection in 2018,” Rep. Joe Barton said in a Thursday statement. “To the people of the 6th District, thank you for your support and friendship.” Before the messages were made public, Barton had said he planned to run for an 18th term to the House. But this week, another woman released online messages allegedly showing Barton steering the conversation toward sexual...

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Roy Moore goes on offense against McConnell, as state party backs bid

FOX NEWS Roy Moore is going on offense against the national Republicans who have demanded he drop out of the Alabama Senate race as the state GOP announced Thursday it won’t abandon Moore as their nominee amid accusations of past sexual misconduct. “Many of you have recognized that this is an effort by Mitch McConnell and his cronies to steal this election from the people of Alabama,” Moore said in Birmingham of the Senate majority leader, who has called for him to leave the race. “I want to tell you who needs to step down. That’s Mitch McConnell.” –...

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Roy Moore seizes on Al Franken groping allegations

FOX NEWS Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore reacted to the groping allegations made against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken on Thursday by arguing a double standard is at play. In a tweet, Moore, who is facing calls to drop of the Senate race after multiple women have accused him of sexual misconduct in the past, attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over his differing responses. Moore tweeted: “Al Franken admits guilt after photographic evidence of his abuse surfaces. Mitch: ‘Let’s investigate.’ In Alabama, ZERO evidence, allegations 100% rejected. Mitch: ‘Moore must quit immediately or be expelled.’” McConnell, the...

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Roy Moore slams Washington Post’s ‘political agenda’ as he denies sexual misconduct accusations

FOX NEWS Roy Moore debacle: What’s next? Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore is facing allegations of sexual misconduct. What’s next for the controversial candidate? Embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore is hitting back at the Washington Post, accusing the paper of having a “political agenda” as he denies allegations he sought romantic relationships with teenage females as an adult. “In the next few days there will be revelations about the motivation and the content of this article,” Moore said during a campaign appearance Saturday at a library in Birmingham. “I do not expect the Washington Post to...

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