Author: Brooke Singman

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  “Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.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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Trump blasts ‘fake news’ Washington Post report that he considered ‘rescinding’ Gorsuch pick

FOX NEWS President Trump on Tuesday slammed a Washington Post report that said he came close to “rescinding” the nomination for Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch prior to his confirmation hearing.  “A story in the @washingtonpost that I was close to ‘rescinding’ the nomination of Justice Gorsuch prior to confirmation is FAKE NEWS. I never even wavered and am very proud of him and the job he is doing as Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The unnamed sources don’t exist!” Trump tweeted. The report was published in the Washington Post Monday night, and said Trump discussed rescinding Gorsuch’s...

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Ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan could flee to Pakistan if restrictions lifted, DOJ warns

FOX NEWS The Justice Department warned Monday that ex-Capitol Hill IT aide Imran Awan is a “flight risk” and could flee to Pakistan if a judge approves his request to lift “all of the conditions of his release.”  U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu filed a motion before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, urging the court to deny Awan’s request. Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is currently enrolled in the High Intensity Supervision Program (HISP) with conditions that he abide by an electronically monitored curfew of 12 a.m. to 6 a.m....

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