Exclusive: Source for Ukraine Collusion Allegations Met Devin Nunes

The former Ukrainian diplomat at the center of allegations that Kyiv meddled in the 2016 election has met Rep. Devin Nunes, the California firebrand who is met with him extensively. And Trump has touted his claims. Congressman Nunes had a really interesting and good impact on me as a very positive and influential politician who loves America and is interested in Ukraine and developments on fighting Russia, Telizhenko told The Daily Beast. We talked about how to fight Russian aggression in Ukraine and Russian propaganda. The previously unreported conversation is the only known encounter between two of the more significant figures in the story of Trumps relationships with Russia and Ukraine. Nunes office did not respond to a request for …

Take It From a Former Moonie: Trump Is a Cult Leader

On the afternoon of Nov. 18, 1978, Jim Jones called his followers to the central pavilion of Jonestown, a sprawling outpost in the jungles of Guyana, and ordered them to drink a lethal mixture of cyanide and fruit punch. Over 900 people perished that day, more than a third of them children. As he lay dying of a bullet wound to the heada less painful way to go than cyanide and one that he probably orchestratedJones told his followers that it was all the medias fault. Dont believe them. Those words, uttered so long ago, sound disturbingly familiar as we approach the 41st anniversary of Jonestown. We have a president who regularly disparages and blames the media, calling it fake, …

Kurds Have Been Preparing for Trumps Syria BetrayalWith a Vengeance

Late Sunday night in Washington, the White House announced it was pulling U.S. troops out of northeast Syria to clear the way for a Turkish invasion. The Kurds there who led the fight on the ground that defeated the so-called Islamic State had seen President Donald Trumps betrayal coming. But still they hoped it could be avoided. Dont let the Turks disrupt my wedding, our translator texted in September prior to our arrival in the region. For more than a year, we have been visiting almost monthly to interview captured ISIS cadres held by the Kurdish and Arab troops of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as part of a project for the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism. …

All of Donald Trumps Accusers: A Timeline of Every Alleged Grope and Assault

Editors Note: This article has been continuously updated as more accusers have emerged. In the years since All the Presidents Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator, a new bookby journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy. The allegations amount to a substantial list of alleged sexual harassment and assault dating back to the early 1980s. Trump has denied every allegation against him. Late 1970sJessica Leeds claims Trump groped her on a flight: Leeds, now 74, reported last year, Ivana Trump said in a court deposition about their divorce that he violated her during sex following a violent attack. Ivana reportedly described the incident as rape to several confidantes. She later said she wouldnt describe the act as rape …

Pompeo Grapples for Ways to Outlast Hurricane Rudy

Americas top diplomat has a scheduled five people for depositions in the coming weeks. All five are current or former State Department employees. Pompeo himself was subpoenaed for Ukraine-related documents. All of which has left Pompeo wondering if theres any way to clean up his Rudy mess. According to sources inside State Department, resigned his position less than 24 hour after his texts were read on Fox News by Giuliani. His departure was first reported by the defended during the two-year, high-stakes Mueller investigation. Pompeo realizes Giuliani is a dangerous wild card and what he did is not good for our foreign policy. But he has the presidents ear. Youre not going to see [Pompeo] publicly slam Giuliani because he …

Rudy Calls on State Department Official to Step Forward and Explain Ukraine Outreach

Following Thursdays release of reiterated his previous claims that the State Department asked him to reach out to Ukraine to inquire about Ukrainian investigations, including into former Vice President Joe Biden and his family. Pointing to text messages he purportedly shared with U.S. special representative for Ukraine negotiations Kurt Volker, Giuliani insisted that the messages prove that his Aug. 2 Madrid meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskys adviser Andriy Yermak wasnt a direct follow-up to Trumps call but instead set up by State. Are you concerned that you are unnecessarily dragging his name into this? Fox host Laura Ingraham asked. He should step forward and explain what he did, Giuliani responded. The whistleblower falsely alleges that I was operating on my …

Rudy and Bannon Try a Whole New Way to Slime Biden

The presidents personal attorney has convinced more Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry into his client. But Rudy Giuliani is already hinting at a new front in his questionable offensive against former Vice President Joe Bidens son. And its a charge that Trump allies outside the White House have been pursuing for months. A group of conservative activists closely aligned with the presidentincluding former White House adviser Steve Bannon, conservative author Peter Schweizer, and anti-Muslim activist Frank Gaffneyare trying to spread dirt on Hunter Bidens work in China. Their efforts have come as almost all of the national political attention is focused on Giulianis and President Donald Trumps efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government into investigating alleged corruption involving the …

House Republicans Grill Mueller With Sean Hannitys Questions

House Republicans didn't need to read a briefing book to prepare for dedicated nearly 15 minutes to rattling off questions he would want to ask the former special counsel when he appeared before Mueller, many Republican questions lined up with Hannitys scriptand one committee member even openly cited the Fox stars trusty pro-Trump on-air sidekick. Gregg Jarrett describes your office as the team of partisans, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) said to Mueller near the beginning of his allotted time. Many of the Republican questions were nearly indistinguishable from the claims and accusations that have long been red-meat on Hannitys show and among conservative media outlets throughout Muellers investigation. But over the course of the first several hours of the ex-FBI …

Make SNL Great Again and Get Rid of Alec Baldwins Trump

Last Saturday night, a comedy cabal assembled in NBCs Studio 8H for Alec Baldwin, all violent spasms) crowed with self-satisfied delight, for he was on cruise control to a 2020 win and theres nothing the Democrats in Congress can do about it. With that, Trump and his loyal confederates broke into this side of Bohemian Rhapsody, and a prime example of the shows biggest failing its past two seasons. To wit, if Saturday Night Live wants to be great again it has to start ignoring Trumpand they can begin with kicking Baldwins uninspired impression to the curb. In his dozens of appearances on SNL, Baldwins Trump send-up has really only been effective once: creeping up on McKinnons Hillary during a …

Can Wharton Revoke Trumps Economics Degree Now?

Despite all the success enjoyed by 19th century industrial magnate Joseph Wharton, the 21st century has not been kind to his familys legacy. His great-great-great grandson, Josh Rosen, was ignominiously canned as quarterback by the Arizona Cardinals and sold off for peanuts to the Miami Dolphins. But even worse, the family name he gave to the business school he founded at the University of Pennsylvania has been irreversibly damaged by one of that schools graduates, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. Admittedly, even though the Wharton School took money from the Trump family and admitted his children Ivanka and Don, Jr., it never bragged that much about its association with Trump given his checkered business past. Every …

Trump Gave Putin Green Light to Meddle in 2020 Election, Ex-FBI Boss Says

Reacting to President Trumps over hour-long Friday phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which Frank Figliuzzi claimed that POTUS had given the Russian leader the green light to interfere again. Speaking at the White House shortly after the call, found Russia engaged in sweeping interference during the 2016 election. During Fridays Deadline: White House, MSNBC host an MSNBC national security analyst, replied. And our nations adversary is actually now his buddy. Hes finding self-affirmation in someone who gets up every morning trying to hurt our country. The former FBI official pointed out that Trump should have told Putin that the Mueller Report contained troubling information about Russias attempts to mess with our democracy and that hed receive the …