Sunday, July 22, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018
|Donald Trump was secretly recorded by Michael Cohen, his personal lawyer, discussing hush payments to a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with him. |
A recording of the conversation, which took place two months before the 2016 presidential election, was seized by the FBI in a raid on Mr Cohen’s home and office earlier this year. Specifically, the FBI is looking into payments to Karen McDougal, a Playboy model, and Stormy Daniels, the adult film star. McDougal, 47, sold her story to the National Enquirer just before the election for $150,000.
|President Donald Trump lashed out at his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, suggesting that there could be legal consequences for Cohen’s decision to record a discussion they had two months before the 2016 election about paying a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump.|
Here's what Trump had to say on Twitter ... “Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client — totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!”
|Trump’s advisers have viewed the Cohen investigation as possibly a greater risk than the special counsel inquiry into his campaign’s ties to Russia, given Cohen’s onetime status as the keeper of Trump’s personal and business secrets.|
Friday, July 20, 2018
|U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was left in the dark about Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s White House invitation.|
He was informed about the invite on live television, while he was speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. During the event, Coats also claimed that he didn’t know exactly what happened during U.S. President Donald Trump‘s meeting with Putin earlier this week. Coats, who oversees the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies, also said that if he had been asked, he would have advised Trump against meeting Putin alone, with just interpreters. He has continued to raise the alarm on Russia since his appointment by Trump as intelligence chief in March 2017. Clearly Trump isn't listening.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
|U.S. President Donald Trump says he meant the opposite of what he said in Helsinki. Under heavy pressure from all sides he told reporters that he said he meant he doesn’t see why Russia “wouldn’t” be responsible. |
He also now says he accepts the American intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the election, with the proviso that it had nothing to do with his campaign. Earlier in the day on Twitter, Trump declared that his summit in Helsinki with Putin went “even better” than his meeting with NATO allies last week in Brussels. The global barrage against the criticism and insults he delivered has grown to the point where he now dismisses it all with a new attack on a familiar target: the news media. His remarks, siding with a foe on foreign soil over his own government, brought intense criticism from GOP politicians that have generally stuck with Trump during a year and a half of turmoil.
|Former CIA Director John Brennan, who served under President Barack Obama, called Trump’s words “nothing short of treasonous.” Brennan tweeted: “Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin."|
Monday, July 16, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
|Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded to 18-year-old groping allegations, saying he “apologized in the moment” but doesn’t believe he did anything wrong. “I’ve been reflecting on the actual interaction and if I apologized later, then it would be because I sensed that she was not entirely comfortable with the interaction that we had,” Trudeau told reporters Thursday. “Even when the original editorial came out at the time I was fairly confident, I was very confident, that I hadn’t acted in a way that I felt was in any way inappropriate.”|
The scandal, which some have dubbed GropeGate, has been dogging Trudeau who has presented himself as the ridiculously feminist prime minister. The bloom is off this rose/dope.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Blake Leibel, 37, guilty last week of first-degree murder, torture and aggravated mayhem in the slaying of 30-year-old Iana Kasian has been sentenced to life without possibility of parole.
|Blake Leibel has been convicted of torturing, disfiguring and ultimately killing his girlfriend in their West Hollywood apartment. He could be put to death by the state of California because of the gruesome nature of his crime. |
The graphic novelist, screenwriter and son of a prominent Toronto developer, pleaded not guilty to charges of premeditated murder, mayhem, aggravated mayhem and torture yesterday. His alleged victim: Iana Kasian, his live-in girlfriend and mother of his newborn child. Prosecutors say Leibel tortured and mutilated Kasian before killing her, then draining the blood from her body.
|“A decision on whether to seek the death penalty will be made at a later date,” a release said. California last executed a prisoner in 2006. The accused wore a sleeveless padded suicide jacket during his brief court appearance in Los Angeles. Leibel is the son of Toronto-area businessman Lorne Leibel, the owner of Touchstone Homes.|
A week before Kasian's body was found, Leibel was arrested on a sex-assault charge.
|30-year-old Iana Kasian “sustained blunt force trauma to her head.” Leibel had barricaded himself in the West Hollywood apartment and placed furniture and bedding to prevent police from entering. Police forced their way through and arrested the 35-year-old without incident.|
Kasian had just given birth four weeks ago. Court documents related to his mother’s will reveal Blake Leibel’s life in L.A. was entirely financially supported by both his parents. Blake Leibel lived a privileged, lavish lifestyle marked by contentious disputes with his family over money.
Monday, June 25, 2018
|Former Melrose Place star Heather Locklear was arrested again for an incident where she allegedly punched a police officer and kicked an emergency medical technician at her southern California home.
Police were called to Locklear’s house after she got into an argument with friends and family. She was “heavily intoxicated” at the time of arrest, and she punched a police officer who attempted to intervene. The arrest comes four months after Locklear was involved in an eerily similar situation.|
See --->Heather Locklear busted for battery