Trump’s ‘demeaning fake orgasm’ made me speak out ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page

Page, who left the bureau last year amid controversy, driven by Trump, over role in Russia inquiry, says its time to take my power back Donald Trumps demeaning fake orgasm was the straw that broke the camels back and made with the Daily Beast. Page told the Beast: It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative. I decided to take my power back. Page bureau agent Peter Strzok, who went on to work for special counsel Robert Mueller. a rally in Minnesota in October, Trump read from has said on record it is for nut cases. Lisa Page is expected to be exonerated of acting unprofessionally or with bias against …

Michael Bloomberg apologizes for stop-and-frisk as he mulls presidential run

Prominent activists express skepticism after ex-New York mayor apologizes for program that disproportionately affected minorities Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial stop-and-frisk police strategy, a practice that he embraced as New Yorks mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact on people of color. The apology, however, was received skeptically by many prominent activists who noted that it was made as he is taking steps to enter the presidential race ahead of the 2020 US election. Addressing a black church in Brooklyn on Sunday, Bloomberg said he was sorry and acknowledged it often led to the detention of blacks and Latinos. I cant change history, Bloomberg told the congregation. …

Prince Andrew to step back from public duties ‘for foreseeable future’

Duke of York issues statement amid criticism over relationship with Jeffrey Epstein The Queen has given permission for Prince Andrew to step back from public duties for the foreseeable future after days of mounting pressure following his interview with the BBC about his friendship with the convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke of York also said he was willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations if required over the US probe into Epstein. The development came on a day when BT said it digital skills scheme that counts the duke as patron, amid to meet the royal and have sex with him. His effective suspension from duties by his mother was announced in a …

Wildfire wedding: couple wear protective masks in viral California photo

Image shows Katie and Curtis Ferland in burning wine country as photographer wonders: Is this the new normal? A photo of a bride and groom wearing protective masks at their destination wedding in Californias wine country has gone viral after the giant Sonoma county, and regularly shoots wine country weddings. The moment the couple put the masks on, it reminded Roa of the 1930 painting American Gothic, she said. This is Roas fourth wedding in the last three years that has been evacuated or disrupted by wildfires. The 43-year-olds parents, who live in nearby Sebastopol, were evacuated as the Kincade fire spread and are now staying at her Castro Valley home, which has no power due to the and Electric …

Donald Trump Jr takes swipe at his ‘favorite Democrat’ Mitt Romney

Presidents eldest son hits back at criticism from Utah senator and says Rudy Giuliani is doing a good job Asked to name his favorite Democrat during a television interview, Donald Trump Jr promote his new book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us. The Guardian reporting that it revealed the author to be every bit as devoted to partisan trolling, childish insults and grudge-holding as his father in the Oval Office. On CBS, Trump Jr said he was not ruling out a run for office of his own, and said: After what I have been through for the last few years, I probably am entitled to hit back a little bit. Romney, the Republican nominee …

McDonald’s pays ousted chief $675,000 in severance deal

Steve Easterbrook, who had relationship with employee, also gets two-year ban on working for competitor Steve Easterbrook, the British-born chief executive said on Monday. The relationship, about which little is known, contravened McDonalds company policy. The termination was categorized as without cause, the Chicago-based firm said, signaling that the transgression wasnt so severe as the prevent him from receiving exit payments. The company said on Monday its global chief people officer, chief executive two years later. He also has Walmart. via the UK office. The termination of the two executives speaks to increasing pressure on large corporations to act decisively in instances where executives conduct threatens the reputation of the company. CEOs are the face of the company, and stake …

‘A couple of drinks with dinner’: Chicago police chief found asleep in his car

Eddie Johnson says incident related to medication but mayors comments differ from first official explanation The top police officer in Chicago told the mayor he had a couple of drinks with dinner before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home on Thursday, an incident the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication. Superintendent Eddie Johnson did not mention having anything to drink when he spoke to reporters on Thursday night and a department spokesman said then officers who responded to a 911 call reporting a man asleep in a car at a stop sign did not observe any signs of impairment. Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Original Article : HERE ; The …

Shredded Trump documents and spy games: Ronan Farrow’s biggest scoops

Farrows new book Catch and Kill draws in many powerful figures in politics and media and offers shocking revelations Ronan Farrows book Farrow alleges. The shredding allegedly took place after the Wall Street Journal the Daily Beast disclosed, has hired lawyers on three continents to try to block publication of Farrows book. Weinstein, who is set to go on trial on criminal rape charges in January, has also denied any non-consensual sexual activity. Spy games Catch and Kill describes in gripping detail the lengths to which Weinstein and his lawyers went to keep tabs on Farrow. Through the long denial in which he has said the sexual encounter in Sochi, and the affair that ensued, was mutual and completely consensual. …

Boris Johnson calls for ‘Trump deal’ to fix Iran nuclear standoff

PM says president could come up with better pact, in apparent shift from European position Boris Johnson has sided with Donald Trump in calling the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran a bad deal, while praising the US president as a very brilliant negotiator capable of achieving a better one. The prime ministers remarks, made in a NBC interview, marked a sharp change in UK rhetoric. British leaders, including Johnson, had until now upheld the 2015 accord between six major powers and Iran as a major diplomatic achievement. British officials insisted that the prime minister continued to support full compliance with that deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Programme of Action (JCPOA). However, Johnson had clearly come to the UN determined …

Couple must return $120,000 after bank error prompted spending spree

Robert and Tiffany Williams bought a camper, race car and gave money to friends before the bank realized the error A Pennsylvania couple who went on a giddy spending spree after a bank accidentally deposited $120,000 into their account are now regretting their spendthrift ways after going to trial on theft charges. It probably wasnt the best thing in the end, Robert Williams told local station WNEP-TV, explaining that they took some bad legal advice on the issue. Over a two-and-a-half-week period in June, Williams and his wife, Tiffany, who carried a balance of $1,121 before the error, withdrew more than $100,000 of the surprise deposit, using it to make a down payment on a Chevrolet SUV. The couple also …

Sean Hannity’s sheriff friend faces mounting ethics allegations

Carmine Marceno faces questions over whether he is qualified, unusual political payments and relationship with crime victim Carmine Marceno was a rising Republican star in Florida a year ago, having leveraged his crime-fighting prowess, celebrity friendships and knack for self-promotion to secure the job of Lee county sheriff. Sean Hannity told viewers of his primetime Fox News show that Marceno was a dear friend. On Marcenos recommendation, Hannity was made an honorary deputy of the county and given a gold star badge. Rick Scott, then Floridas governor, travelled to speak at Marcenos swearing-in, having selected him for the role. I dont think theres anybody in the state that is going to do a better job than Carmine, Scott, now a …

Ghislaine Maxwell: the woman accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein groom girls

The British socialite had a changing relationship with the disgraced financier who was found dead in his New York cell The death of Jeffrey Epstein over the weekend has put renewed focus on the British socialite and heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, who has been accused in civil court documents of conspiring with the disgraced financier to recruit and groom underage girls for sexual abuse. Maxwell, 57, the daughter of the late press baron Robert Maxwell, has repeatedly and vehemently denied allegations of involvement in a sex-trafficking network run by Epstein, who was awaiting trial in a New York prison when he died. Prior to his death, Epstein denied federal charges of sex trafficking involving minors which could have resulted in a …

Who were the rich and powerful people in Jeffrey Epstein’s circle?

The wealthy financier was connected to well-known names including Trump, Clinton and Prince Andrew before his July arrest Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose his recent arrest on charges of sex trafficking, but they included politicians, socialites, royals and top business figures. Donald Trump Donald Trump reportedly nicknamed the Lolita Express. Clinton has denied any close relationship with Epstein, instead linking their contact to aid work in the developing world. Prince Andrew A documents filed by Virginia Giuffres lawyers, one accuser claimed in a deposition that Maxwell recruited her under the guise of a legitimate assistant position, but asked her to perform sexual massages for Epstein. Leslie Wexner The billionaire behind the Victorias Secret lingerie chain hired Epstein in 1991 to …

Epstein case: judge agrees to keep documents on 2008 plea deal secret

Court grants prosecutors request amid concern that releasing materials could hinder investigation of financiers associates A judge in New York has granted a request from prosecutors to keep secret documents relating to resignation earlier this month of the US labor secretary, Alex Acosta, who was US attorney in Miami at the time. In a court filing, prosecutors with the southern district of New York argued that the materials could affect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals [and that] would impede, if prematurely disclosed, the governments ongoing investigation of uncharged individuals. The order is only one of several signals that prosecutors plan to widen their investigation into what they allege was a years-long scheme to recruit and sexually abuse dozens of …

Capitalism gone wrong: how big pharma created America’s opioid carnage

A web of firms ramped up narcotic painkiller sales, creating the biggest drug epidemic in American history as profits surged As Oklahomas attorney general, Mike Hunter laid out his indictment against one of the biggest corporations in America, he made a point of saying that he was not hostile to big business. The fact that I am a Republican, a conservative and a believer in capitalism and the marketplace does not require me to turn a blind eye when corporations hurt people, Hunter told a state court. When a politician who once worked for the banking industrys lobby arm, and who sided with oil companies against environmental regulations, is not only suing a multinational for $17bn but accusing it of …

Trump brushes off North Korea’s launch of ‘some small weapons’

President says recent missile tests bother some people, but not him, and praises regime for calling Joe Biden a fool of low IQ Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about North Koreas recent missile tests, calling them small weapons, a day after his national security adviser said there was no doubt the launches violated UN security council resolutions. The US president UN resolutions prohibited the launch of any ballistic missiles and urged Kim Jong-un to return to denuclearisation talks. Despite scant progress from two summits with the North Korean leader, Trump has made much of his personal relationship with Kim, saying last year that he Nobodys happy about it. US officials had previously expressed optimism that Trump would meet Kim for …