Author: Brooke Singman

Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowski to testify this week at House Intel Committee

FOX NEWS Former White House chief strategist and ex-Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon will testify before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday as part of its Russia probe, in what will be his first appearance on Capitol Hill since the Michael Wolff book firestorm. Bannon, who stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News last week following a dramatic falling out with the president over Wolff’s anti-Trump book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” will be interviewed behind closed doors by congressional investigators probing Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election....

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Man allegedly threatened by former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer files formal complaint

FOX NEWS Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer campaigns in New York, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo – TM3ECAB0WXS01 New York Police Department detectives are now formally looking into a man’s claim that former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer crudely threatened to stab him in a Manhattan restaurant.  Jamie Antolini filed a formal complaint Friday at the NYPD 19th Precinct over the Jan. 2 incident. Antolini claimed that Spitzer threatened that he would “get a f—king knife and stab you right in your f—g c—k!” after overhearing him praise a longtime Spitzer enemy. The complaint was listed as...

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Trump rep, former porn star deny ‘hush money’ claims

FOX NEWS Both Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels are denying reports of a ‘hush money’ payoff.  (Reuters) A personal lawyer for President Trump and a former porn star both denied a late-Friday report claiming the adult-film actress was paid in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.  The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen arranged the payment of $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, in October 2016. This reportedly was after she and her lawyer negotiated a nondisclosure agreement to prevent her from publicly discussing the supposed sexual encounter...

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Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions, in ‘last chance’ for Obama-era deal

FOX NEWS President Trump announced Friday that he will extend waivers for Iran nuclear sanctions, keeping alive the landmark Obama-era deal for at least another few months — but said this is the “last chance” to fix the pact before the U.S. withdraws.  In a stern statement, Trump said he’s waiving the sanctions to secure European allies’ agreement to address the “terrible flaws” in the 2015 deal negotiated by his predecessor.  “Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Instead, I have outlined two possible paths forward: either fix the deal’s...

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War of words escalates over Trump’s immigration comments

FOX NEWS President Trump’s early-Friday denial that he used vulgar language in reference to immigration from certain countries only fueled the Capitol Hill furor over the remarks, with one leading Democrat standing by press accounts and accusing the president of using “hate-filled” language.  Two Republicans, meanwhile, said they could “not recall” the president using the language — following reports that he questioned why the U.S. was taking immigrants from “s—hole” countries. In a flurry of tweets Friday morning, Trump had both defended his immigration stance while claiming the reports about his meeting with senators were inaccurate.  “The language used by...

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Illinois AG candidate robbed at gunpoint in Chicago during campaign photoshoot

FOX NEWS Democratic candidate for Illinois attorney general and Chicago Committeeman Aaron Goldstein was robbed at gunpoint Thursday during a campaign photo shoot.  (Aaron Goldstein for Attorney General Facebook ) A Democratic candidate running for Illinois attorney general was robbed at gunpoint Thursday during a campaign photoshoot in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reported that Aaron Goldstein, 42, and members of his campaign team were approached by three men in their early 20s. One of the men had a handgun and demanded Goldstein and the campaign aides turn over the camera equipment, and other personal belongings, including their cell phones,...

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Trump blasts ‘sneaky’ Dianne Feinstein for releasing Fusion GPS transcript

FOX NEWS President Trump has a new nickname for Sen. Dianne Feinstein. President Trump slammed “sneaky Dianne Feinstein” Wednesday after the Democratic senator released the transcript of a congressional interview with the co-founder of the firm behind the anti-Trump dossier, claiming the move was “possibly” illegal.  “The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization, is a disgrace. Must have tough Primary!” Trump tweeted Wednesday. Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary...

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Grand jury seeks testimony about Bernie Sanders’ wife, $10M college loan: report

FOX NEWS Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and wife Jane have hired lawyers in the face of a federal investigation into the finances of now-defunct Burlington College  (Associated Press) A federal grand jury looking into a soured $10 million real estate deal that involved the wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders sought information on statements made to secure the loan, according to a witness and former trustee at the college where Jane Sanders served as president. Robin Lloyd, who served on the board at Burlington College, confirmed that a grand jury was looking into the case as recently as October. She...

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