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    Donald Trump attacked veteran Republican strategist Karl Rove on Thursday, describing the man who advised his 2020 campaign as a traitor to his party and 'a pompous fool'. Rove. who served as George W. Bush's chief strategist, wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, criticizing Trump's CPAC performance on Sunday and calling on him not to run in 2024. Trump hit back the next day, calling Rove a 'RINO' - Republican In Name Only.  'Karl Rove has been losing for years now, except for himself,' Trump wrote. 'He's a RINO of the highest order.' Rove, widely seen as the architect of George W. Bush's two victories, was attacked by Trump Trump lashed out at Rove on Thursday, describing him as a 'pompous fool' and a loser Trump claimed that Rove rang him on election night to congratulate him for his victory. He also said that...
    Former President Donald Trump called Republican strategist Karl Rove "a RINO of the highest order," saying Fox News should "get rid" of him, according to a statement from his Save America political action committee. Rove wrote an op-ed Wednesday regarding a so-called “muted enthusiasm” for the former president after a straw poll indicated 68% of Trump's supporters at CPAC said they wanted him to run again in 2024. "Never had much of a feeling for Karl, in that I disagreed with so many of the things he says. He’s a pompous fool with bad advice and always has an agenda," Trump wrote in a statement after the chief strategist under former President George W. Bush criticized him. Trump added that the strategist's voice on Fox News "is always negative for those who know how to win. He certainly hasn’t helped Fox in the ratings department, has he?" KARL ROVE AND...
    President Biden has ordered senior members of his team to visit the southern border and report back to him on how to handle the recent influx of migrant children, a White House spokesman said Thursday. News of the trip came at a critical time for the administration. As another wave of migrants approached the border, Biden encountered scrutiny over how his administration was treating children in its custody.  "President Biden has asked senior members of his team to travel to the border region in order to provide a full briefing to him on the government response to the influx of unaccompanied minors and an assessment of additional steps that can be taken to ensure the safety and care of these children," the spokesman said. BIDEN ADMINISTRATION FACING DRAMATIC SURGE IN UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN AT THE BORDER "Out of safety, security, and privacy concerns the date and time of this visit will remain confidential but...
    Former President Donald Trump lashed out at former Bush campaign adviser and Fox News contributor Karl Rove, bashing him as a political loser and calling on the network to cut him and his “ridiculous ‘whiteboard'” loose. On Thursday night, the former president fired off an angry Tweet issued a press release that attacked Rove as someone who “has been losing for years, except for himself. He’s a RINO of the highest order.” During the statement, Trump revealed that he had allowed Rove to personally lobby him in the Oval Office about 5G for an unnamed group, an entreaty that the former president said he shot down. Trump also noted that Rove had called him at 10:30pm on Election Night to congratulate him, before many states had even begun to count their ballots. Trump then repeated the “rigged election” lie. INBOX: A statement from the former president of the United States about Karl Rove: pic.twitter.com/9D7pG0JLj7 —...
    Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), who served as the White House doctor for 14 years under former presidents Trump and Obama, said allegations of abusing subordinates and drinking on the job are “complete garbage.” “I worked for three administrations, three presidents, and it’s just complete garbage,” Jackson said on Newsmax show “Spicer & Co.” “This is nothing more of an effort from the left to take me down," he added. In a report released by the Pentagon’s inspector general, Jackson was accused of saying sexually inappropriate comments to female staff, abusing subordinates and being drunk while he was on the job.  Jackson claims that the Pentagon sat on the allegations for three years, and 24 hours after President BidenJoe BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act MORE was sworn into the...
    The financial prosecutor’s office appealed after the former French president was sentenced to one year in prison. LThe French National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) will appeal the court’s decision on Monday, which sentenced former President Nicolas Sarkozy to prison for corruption and influence peddling, we learned Thursday after PNF. This appeal (called incidental appeal), which follows that of the former head of state and his co-defendants, will allow the court of appeal to have full latitude to re-judge the case, including by going to the – beyond the sentences handed down at first instance. According to French law, in the absence of such an appeal from the public prosecutor, a court of appeal cannot pronounce heavier sentences than at first instance. In a historic decision Monday, Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced by a criminal court for corruption and influence peddling to three years’ imprisonment, including...
    March 4, 2021 6:58 PM | 15 minutes 15 minutes. Long before most imagined, former President Donald Trump appears to be giving the first indications that he will fight in the 2024 presidential election. “He may decide to beat them a third time,” Trump said last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It was his first public appearance since leaving the presidency. After the event – and the phrase – versions began to appear about who would accompany him in his re-election. Beyond any name, the truth is that his former running mate, Mike Pence, does not appear on the list. The other thing that seems to be defined is that the candidates would come from two of the groups that harmed him the most: either a black woman or a black man. As some of his advisers told Bloomberg anonymously, Trump would be taking stock of who...
    This appeal (called incidental appeal), which follows that of the former head of state and his co-defendants, will allow the court of appeal to have full latitude to re-judge the case, including by going to the – beyond the sentences handed down at first instance. According to French law, in the absence of such an appeal from the public prosecutor, a court of appeal cannot pronounce heavier sentences than at first instance. In a historic decision Monday, Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced by a criminal court for corruption and influence peddling to three years’ imprisonment, including one firm, in the so-called “eavesdropping” affair. His lawyer Thierry Herzog and the former high magistrate Gilbert Azibert were inflicted the same sanction, along with a five-year ban on practice for Me Herzog. Having become the first ex-head of state to be sentenced to prison, Nicolas Sarkozy immediately announced that he was going to...
    President Joe Biden has sparked headlines for not yet holding a press conference, despite being in office for over one month — but at least the White House is promoting press secretary Jen Psaki’s love of breakfast for dinner. “Press Secretary Jen Psaki is back again to answer your questions,” the White House tweeted Thursday along with a video of Psaki. “This week, she’s discussing everything from our vaccination progress to her favorite part of the job. Check it out.” After answering a few other questions, Psaki ended with an easy one about what she ate for breakfast. Psaki laughed before declaring she loves breakfast and would eat it “for any meal” if she could. WATCH: Press Secretary Jen Psaki is back again to answer your questions. This week, she’s discussing everything from our vaccination progress to her favorite part of the job. Check it out: pic.twitter.com/TbIqg9XM3v — The White House...
    RALEIGH, North Carolina -- A Trump may be on the ballot next year - but not Donald Trump.The former president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, is eyeing the North Carolina Senate seat being vacated by Republican Richard Burr. While many in the state are skeptical she will move forward, an entrance into the race would set up a crucial test of whether Donald Trump's popularity among Republicans, which remains massive more than a month after leaving office, can translate to others.The answer to that question has implications that extend far beyond Lara Trump's political future. If Donald Trump can prove that he can help other Republicans win office, his self-appointed status as leader of the party would be validated. Losses, however, would remind Republicans of his vulnerabilities.For now, Republicans say the only thing that is certain is that Lara Trump would easily dispatch rivals in a GOP primary."If Lara were to get...
    Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said this week that former President Donald Trump’s tariffs on China were “effective.” “Let me say, those tariffs have been effective. The data show that those tariffs have been effective,” Raimondo told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle when asked about Trump’s response to China "dumping cheap steel." “And I think what President Biden has said is, we’re going to have a whole of government review of all of these policies and decide what it makes sense to maintain.” BECERRA MOVES TO FULL SENATE VOTE AFTER FINANCE COMMITTEE SPLITS EVENLY ON PARTY LINES Commerce Secretary @GinaRaimondo says former President Donald Trump's China tariffs "have been effective." pic.twitter.com/MLbSIXq9Wt— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 4, 2021 Raimondo criticized Trump’s overall approach to China, specifically his use of social media. “We have to be honest, which is to say China’s behavior is anti-competitive, coercive,” Raimondo said. “Their human rights abuses are horrific,...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence has embraced elements of President Donald Trump's election fraud claims just weeks after presiding over the electoral count that made Joe Biden president. Pence makes a series of carefully couched claims about ballot integrity in a new op-ed for the Daily Signal, a product of the Heritage Foundation. He does not parrot Trump's claim, made again Sunday at CPAC, that he 'won' the election or that it was stolen from him.  But he says states 'set aside' election laws and repeatedly points to 'irregularities,' following an election season where a number of states expanded mail-in balots and poll access, in measures that were litigated in the courts.  Former Vice President Mike Pence has written a new op-ed where he writes  states 'set aside' election laws and repeatedly points to 'irregularities' in the election. He presided over the joint session of Congress where Joe Biden was...
    Attorney Lin Wood has been banned from a private lawyer's club in Atlanta after he called for former Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by firing squad.  The pro-Trump lawyer, who was behind several failed attempts in courtrooms to overturn the presidential election in favour of the former president, lost his membership to the Lawyers Club of Atlanta on Wednesday. A ruling from the club published online by Wood himself cited several reasons to remove him as a member, but the issue the group appeared most aggrieved by was Wood's call during the January 6 Capitol riots. As protesters were storming the Capitol building in DC, Wood said that Trump supporters should 'get the firing squads ready' and make sure 'Pence goes first.' Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood has been banned from a private lawyer's club in Atlanta after he called for former Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by...
    By JILL COLVIN and BRYAN ANDERSON, Associated Press RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A Trump may be on the ballot next year — but not Donald Trump. The former president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, is eyeing the North Carolina Senate seat being vacated by Republican Richard Burr. While many in the state are skeptical she will move forward, an entrance into the race would set up a crucial test of whether Donald Trump's popularity among Republicans, which remains massive more than a month after leaving office, can translate to others. The answer to that question has implications that extend far beyond Lara Trump's political future. If Donald Trump can prove that he can help other Republicans win office, his self-appointed status as leader of the party would be validated. Losses, however, would remind Republicans of his vulnerabilities. For now, Republicans say the only thing that is certain is that Lara Trump...
    RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A Trump may be on the ballot next year — but not Donald Trump. The former president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, is eyeing the North Carolina Senate seat being vacated by Republican Richard Burr. While many in the state are skeptical she will move forward, an entrance into the race would set up a crucial test of whether Donald Trump’s popularity among Republicans, which remains massive more than a month after leaving office, can translate to others. The answer to that question has implications that extend far beyond Lara Trump’s political future. If Donald Trump can prove that he can help other Republicans win office, his self-appointed status as leader of the party would be validated. Losses, however, would remind Republicans of his vulnerabilities. For now, Republicans say the only thing that is certain is that Lara Trump would easily dispatch rivals in a GOP primary....
    New York prosecutors investigating Donald Trump and the Trump Organization are sharpening their focus on the company's long-serving chief financial officer, delving into his personal and financial affairs, according to reports. The increasing focus on CFO Allen Weisselberg is aimed at 'flipping' him to cooperate with the investigation - an attempt to turn one of Trump's most important aides into a witness against him, according to the Washington Post. Weisselberg, 73, has served as CFO to the Trump Organization for more than two decades and could provide prosecutors invaluable information about the inner workings of the company. Over the last few weeks, prosecutors working for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. have been interviewing witnesses who know Weisselberg, and have also asked them questions about his two adult children, Barry and Jack Weisselberg. Barry Weisselberg works for the Trump Organization, where he manages the company's ice rinks in Central Park;...
    Former political appointees for Donald Trump are waiting on lump-sum payouts from their saved vacation days, a Thursday report revealed, while others still need the proper forms to apply for unemployment benefits as they face challenges finding a job in Washington following the former president's departure. 'I'm sitting here going, how do I pay my rent? How do I pay my cell phone bill?' one former Commerce appointee told Politico in expressing their struggles in a post-Trump D.C. Another former Commerce official in the Trump administration said: 'I have enough money to make it a month, but when rent's due next month, what happens then? Rent in D.C. isn't cheap.' Many former Trump appointees revealed, according to the Thursday report, that they have still not received lump-sum checks in exchange for the vacation days they piled up during the administration. At least three former Commerce appointees claim they are still...
    More On: mike pence Pence meets with House GOP, says he has good relationship with Trump UCLA student charged over Capitol riot after sitting in Mike Pence’s chair New Capitol footage shows how close rioters got to officials, Pence evacuation Mike Pence unveils post-VP plans Former Vice President Mike Pence is adding his voice to the chorus of Republicans opposed to Democrats’ voting reform legislation just passed by the House of Representatives, breaking his media silence to decry a bill he warned would “increase opportunities for election fraud.” Pence made his feelings known in an op-ed published Wednesday by The Daily Signal, a blog run by the conservative Heritage Foundation, where the former VP is a fellow. “After an election marked by significant voting irregularities and numerous instances of officials setting aside state election law, I share the concerns of millions of Americans about the integrity of the 2020 election,”...
    Madison Summers March 4, 2021 0 Comments Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) would support former President Donald Trump if he ran in the 2024 presidential election — despite previous criticism from the former president. When asked if Trump is the Republican Party nominee in the 2024 election if he would support the former president, Kemp responded during a Fox News appearance Wednesday, “Absolutely.” “I’m going to support the nominee, as I said again, I worked very hard for the president,” Kemp said, adding, “I think the president deserves a lot of credit and he’s not going away.” Watch Kemp’s interview below: Trump repeatedly attacked Brian Kemp for not working to overturn the election results for him, called for his resignation and even gave a speech in Georgia saying hed campaign against him, but heres Kemp just now on Fox News saying hed support Trump in 2024 anyway pic.twitter.com/NN5z9aYalr—...
    These 25+ Maternity Dresses Are the Perfect Choice for Spring T.J. Hockenson: Every Lions player is rooting for Matthew Stafford to win a ring Like so many students these days, Steven Garza, a 20-year-old University of Texas sophomore, was studying for his remote courses from his room in his parent's Houston home when he got an unexpected phone call. © Provided by People Apple TV+ Steven Garza in Boys State Someone important, he soon learned, wanted to meet him. "I spend most of my time in my room doing work so I was in my room and I got the call that President Clinton wanted to have me on his podcast," Garza tells PEOPLE. "It was a very surreal moment. Certainly not a phone call you get every day. It was just … really, really hard to wrap my head around." Days later, he and Bill Clinton...
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is apparently willing to let bygones be bygones. Appearing on Fox News on Wednesday afternoon, the Republican governor said he would “absolutely” support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2024, despite the ex-president’s relentless attacks on him following the 2020 election. Following his decisive presidential election loss to Joe Biden, Trump placed personal blame on Kemp for losing Georgia, demanding the “hapless” governor resign for not pushing the “Big Lie” that the election was “stolen” due to widespread voter fraud. Trump also told Georgia voters that he would personally campaign against Kemp in the next gubernatorial election. In Trump’s first post-White House speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) earlier this week, he continued his broadsides against Kemp, grumbling that his support of Kemp in the 2018 Georgia governor’s race was “an endorsement that hurt us.” “I endorsed him,...
    Loading the player... During a recent interview on Good Morning America with host Robin Roberts, former First Lady Michelle Obama opened up about how she and her husband, former President Barack Obama, have open communications with their two young-adult daughters. Read More: Michelle Obama to young readers: ‘The process of becoming isn’t finite’ “I always have wanted them to start practicing the power of their voices very early on,” Mrs. Obama shared of Sasha, 19, and Malia, 22. “If you sit around the dinner table, me and Barack, we can’t get a word in edgewise and we like it like that. We want to hear their thoughts and their opinions. That’s where it begins.” Former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. The...
    Jack Cowhick, The Western Journal March 3, 2021 0 Comments Harsh realities have been unleashed by a new book. “Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency,” published Tuesday, says the 78-year-old Biden won the White House because the coronavirus allowed his team to hide him from the public eye, according to Fox News. The Biden camp’s strategy was described as “you put your dumb uncle in the basement,” according to the book. The authors of “Lucky” — NBC News political analyst Jonathan Allen and The Hill senior correspondent Amie Parnes — wrote that “the stars aligned” for the twice-failed presidential hopeful in November. According to the book, in May, following a Biden interview on CNN, then-President Donald Trump asked Kellyanne Conway for her thoughts. “I think if we lose to him, we are pathetic,” the top aide responded. The authors quoted a Trump adviser as saying Biden’s team...
    A senior adviser branded reporting that former President Donald Trump is discussing a 2024 presidential bid without former Vice President Mike Pence as “fake news.” Trump has been talking to advisers about the possibility of picking a running mate other than Pence if he decides to run for president again, Bloomberg reported, citing two people requesting anonymity. Trump adviser Jason Miller pushed back on the reporting minutes after it was published. “This is fake news. No such conversations are happening,” Miller, who was a senior adviser to the president's reelection campaign, tweeted in response to the article. The former president’s advisers reportedly discussed the possibility of tagging a black or female running mate, with some suggesting South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, his girlfriend, are hosting a Friday fundraiser for Noem at Mar-a-Lago. PENCE AND TRUMP HAVE ‘SPOKEN FREQUENTLY’ SINCE...
    A senator who helped scuttle the 2018 nomination of Ronny Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs says a new report offering extensive details of unprofessional conduct by the former White House physician and now Texas congressman shows why he deserved to be rejected for the Cabinet post. “I don't want to re-litigate what happened three years ago, but the truth is, if you read that report, that's exactly why we did what we did when we did it,” Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday after the release of an inspector general report that found that during his time as the top White House physician, now-Rep. Ronny Jackson drank on the job and made inappropriate comments to staffers. RONNY JACKSON, FORMER WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN, DRANK ON DUTY AND HARASSED STAFF DURING TENURE In April 2018, Jackson withdrew his nomination to be then-President...
    Former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE is considering running for the presidency again in 2024 without former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceOvernight Health Care: Senate to vote on .9 trillion relief bill this week | J&J vaccine rollout begins | CDC warns against lifting restrictions Haley praises Trump CPAC speech after breaking with him over Capitol riot Republican Ohio Senate candidate calls on GOP rep to resign over impeachment vote MORE as his running mate, according to a report from Bloomberg.  Anonymous sources told the news outlet that Trump is considering choosing a woman or a person of color to be his running mate and dropping Pence.  The report comes following the former president's tumultuous last few weeks in office, during which...
    Highlights: The latest picture of former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has been released Science Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain also took to Twitter to pray for good health The Pakistani people are angry and call Musharraf a dictator who will sell the country Many who talk about comforting someone who is sick in old age also call Musharraf a hero IslamabadFormer President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf’s latest film has been released in which his condition is deplorable. He sits in a wheelchair and is very weak. Sharing the photo, all parties prayed that the Muslim League would get Musharraf well soon, but the people of Pakistan are expressing anger at him on Twitter. Musharraf is not the hero of Pakistan, but he says he sold the country into the hands of the United States and today he is reaping what he has sown. ABML shared a picture...
    (CNN)Former Vice President Mike Pence is seizing on a Democratic-led initiative to streamline election standards to again push false claims of voting irregularities in one of his first public statements since leaving office.Pence expressed concern about "the integrity of the 2020 election," citing "significant" and "troubling" voting irregularities in an op-ed for the conservative publication Daily Signal. There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud that would have changed the outcome of the 2020 election, and Pence did not make any specific claims in his op-ed. Rather, the former vice president continued to promote the misinformation pushed by former President Donald Trump that led Trump supporters to storm the US Capitol as Pence joined the Senate to certify the election's results. While in office, Pence never publicly challenged Trump's false claims that the election was stolen from him, but he didn't address the matter after he certified the results on...
    Lionel Messi, Joan Laporta. Getty/Quality Sport Images/NurPhoto Joan Laporta has warned that Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona unless he wins the upcoming presidential election. Laporta, who was the club's president between 2004 and 2010, will seek re-election on March 7. "If I don't win, I am sure that Leo will not stay at Barcelona," he said.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Joan Laporta has made a last ditch effort to boost his chances of winning the club's upcoming presidential election by warning that Lionel Messi will leave FC Barcelona this summer unless he wins. Laporta is seeking re-election having already enjoyed a successful period at the club's helm between 2004 and 2010, during which time Messi made his debut.  He will face off against Toni Freixa and Victor Font on March 7, when Barcelona members will choose a successor for Josep Maria Bartomeu.  Bartomeu stepped down...
    Savannah Rychcik March 3, 2021 0 Comments Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is growing more popular among Republicans, as speculation increases of a potential 2024 presidential run. According to The Hill, some Republicans have already signaled their support for DeSantis, 42, becoming the 2024 presidential nominee. His popularity is growing among the Republican Party’s grassroots. The results of CPAC’s straw poll released Sunday found 21% of respondents said they would vote for DeSantis in the 2024 Republican primary, as IJR reported. DeSantis came in second behind former President Donald Trump. Fifty-five percent of respondents said they would back the former president in the primary. A poll of grassroots conservative advocates who attended CPAC found DeSantis to be favored to win the presidential nomination if the former president decided not to run again. He received 43% of the vote while South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) came in second with 11%. ...
    Republicans under fire from forces loyal to former President Donald Trump are getting reinforcements from a new super PAC run by allies of Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Americans Keeping Country First is dedicated to defending the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump in the waning days of his presidency and to protecting Republicans who convicted him at trial in the Senate after he left office. The group plans to invest resources in GOP primaries to beat back challenges waged by pro-Trump candidates and advertising campaigns financed by pro-Trump super PACs, including the former president’s own Save America PAC. Kinzinger, 43, has emerged as among Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics since the Jan. 6 ransacking of the United States Capitol by the 45th president’s grassroots supporters. The congressman, already facing a primary challenge from a pro-Trump Republican, wants to boost traditional conservatives and repel the populist takeover of the...
    New York (CNN Business)Wall Street threw a fit last week when Treasury rates spiked. The stock market tanked and investors feared the economy was overheating. Former New York Fed President Bill Dudley is warning that the temper tantrums are only just beginning."They want the economy to overheat," Dudley told CNN Business, referring to the Fed. "And my personal opinion is, I wouldn't sell them short. I think they are going to be successful."If you define a bubble as something where yields are far away from where youre going to be in the long run, then I guess its a bubble." former NY Fed president Bill DudleyInflation worries lifted the 10-year Treasury rate to 1.6%, well above the 0.3% it tumbled to last March. That unnerved investors, who have become accustomed to rock-bottom rates that make stocks look attractive by comparison. Low bond rates underpinned the V-shaped recovery on Wall Street...
    Donald Trump Jr. is expected to testify in Michael Cohen’s lawsuit seeking over $750,000 in legal fees from the Trump Organization, according to Cohen’s attorney. Cohen — a former lawyer and “fixer” to Trump’s ex-president dad — originally sued the Trump Organization for $2 million in legal fees he said he ran up because of his cooperation and testimony during probes into the then-commander-in-chief by special counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional committees. Two of the five law firms that were seeking payment have since settled their claims, leaving roughly $766,000 in legal bills to be covered, Cohen’s lawyer Hunter Winstead explained during a video hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday. Winstead told the court that while they have taken five depositions in the case already, they have sought more, one of which is for “Donald Trump Jr., which we have been told would be provided, although we haven’t been...
    New York : In an unlikely practice, a follower of the former president of the Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu He approached him on Tuesday after his release to take a selfie with him and ask for his mask. Surely not even Leo Messi has been asked something like this, but Bartomeu, without being a player, was asked for something very personal, since tAfter being released and leaving the courthouse, a fan “ambushed” him to ask for a photo and his mask. The former leader did not refuse the photo and posed with the individual, despite the fact that he removed his mask; right after He refused to give her his mask. “No, no, I can’t, I can’tBartomeu replied as he left. Moments later, the fan related in the same clip: “The president of Barça is with me and everything is fine, thank God.” ‼ ️???? Absolutely surreal what happened...
    Never-before-seen footage has surfaced of Alex Jones saying he is 'so sick of f**king Donald Trump' back in 2019, two years before the conspiracy theorist paid for the pro-Trump rally that preceded the Capitol riot. The video, leaked to the Southern Poverty Law Center, shows Jones ranting that he wishes he 'never would have met' both the former president or Roger Stone, Trump's ex-aide who was convicted of lying to Congress and is a member of the purported hate group the Proud Boys. The footage was an outtake of a video interview Jones paid to do in January 2019 to use as promotional material.  The far-right radio host has long been on of Trump's most vocal supporters and is now under investigation by federal authorities over his part in the January 6 riot.  Jones pushed the false claims that the election was stolen to his listeners in the weeks leading up...
    By Paul LeBlanc | CNN Republican Sen. Josh Hawley has voted to confirm Cecilia Rouse as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers on Tuesday, breaking a streak of opposition to Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees. Hawley’s support came after he defended on Monday his prior record of not voting to advance any Biden Cabinet secretary nominees, insisting that he evaluates each pick individually. “I take them one at a time, if there is someone I think will be good to Missouri, that I can defend to my voters, somebody who I think is going to be good for the job, I’ll vote for them,” Hawley told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday, pointing to his support of a deputy defense nominee who was confirmed by the chamber through a voice vote. So far, 13 of Biden’s 23 Cabinet-level nominees requiring Senate approval have been confirmed — with Hawley having opposed each...
    New York : The Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, assured that former president Josep María Bartomeu, detained on Monday by the Catalan police within the operation “Barçagate” has always “been an exceptional person”. “I know Bartomeu well and I also know Óscar Grau – the general manager also detained. It tastes very bad to me, I had important moments with them. Bartomeu for me has always been an exceptional person ”, he declared in the preview of the Copa de del Rey match against Sevilla. “Bartomeu for me has always been an exceptional person.” Ronald Koeman’s response when asked by the former president of Barcelona. Surprised? pic.twitter.com/NUKgyLLkho – SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) March 2, 2021 In any case, the Dutch coach admitted that “It’s not good for the club’s image” for these types of episodes to happen, although he made it clear that will not affect to team performance. “You have to...
    ATLANTA (CBS Chicago/CBS News/AP) — More than 60 years ago, a young college student drove a CTA bus to pay his tuition. Vernon Jordan went on to become a prominent attorney, civil rights activist, and Washington, D.C. power broker. READ MORE: She Didnt Deserve This: $20,000 Reward Offered For Information On Shooter Of 11-Year-Old NyAndrea Dyrer Jordan has died at the age of 85. “My father passed away last night around 10p surrounded by loved ones his wife and daughter by his side,” his daughter, Vickee Jordan Adams, said in a statement to CBS News. “We appreciate everyone’s thoughtfulness and prayers.” After stints as field secretary for the Georgia NAACP and executive director of the United Negro College Fund, he became head of the National Urban League, becoming the face of black America’s modern struggle for jobs and justice for more than a decade. He was nearly killed by a...
    The President of the European Council takes a dive into three countries of the EU’s “Eastern Partnership”. At the heart of geopolitical tensions between Russia and “the West”. Haro on Russia. The President of the European Council has left the semi-deserted EU HQ in Brussels (blame it on the covid!) For a dive into three countries destabilized, eaten away by pro-Russian separatism: Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova. On Tuesday, Charles Michel was alongside Ukrainian President Zelensky on the edge of the “contact line” – not to say “front” – in the Luhansk region, in the heart of the Ukrainian Donbass, partly occupied by secessionist forces . “Russia is part of the conflict! She is not a mediator, ”accused the former Belgian Prime Minister – the Kremlin persists in denying its capital military support for the separatists.
    Former President Donald Trump gave his latest post-White House endorsement to Sen. Tim Scott. Trump, who reasserted his role as a kingmaker in GOP politics on Sunday during his first public speech since leaving office, announced the endorsement on Tuesday through a press release from Save America, his new PAC. REVENGE ENDORSEMENTS BEGIN: TRUMP BACKS CHALLENGER TO REPUBLICAN WHO VOTED FOR IMPEACHMENT “It is my great honor to give Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina my Complete and Total Endorsement,” the former president said. “He is both an outstanding Senator and person who works tirelessly for the people of his great state, and the USA. Strong on the Military, Law Enforcement, loves our Vets, protects our Second Amendment and our Borders." “Tim will continue to do an OUTSTANDING job for our country,” Trump added. Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, has said...
    Nicolas Sarkozy leaves court after being found guilty of corruption and influence-peddling on March 01, 2021 in Paris, France. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was criminally convicted of corruption charges and sentenced on Monday. The case may or may not be a sign of things to come for former U.S. President Donald Trump. Either way, the legal development serves as proof that “First-World countries” can, do, and should punish their top leaders for wrongdoing—even after they have left office. Since the election of 2016, the word most often used to describe the Trump presidency was “unprecedented.” So much of what Trump is, what he did, and what others did in his name simply had no analogous predecessor. Ironically, it was ultimately this lack of precedent that procured Trump a second acquittal after impeachment. Despite the overwhelming evidence and obvious nature of Trump’s wrongdoing, the Senate shielded Trump from the natural consequences...
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    Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney of President Donald Trump, departs the U.S. Capitol after testifying before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 28, 2019.Joshua Roberts | Reuters Podcasts sure make for strange bedfellows. Michael Cohen, who for years toiled as Donald Trump's personal lawyer and fixer, is now allied with people who are criminally investigating the former president — and is using a podcast to promote both his criticism and fellow critics of Trump. Cohen's ironically titled show "Mea Culpa" — a Latin phrase for "through my fault" — premiered last year with Rosie O'Donnell, a longtime target of Trump, who among other things made juvenile cracks about her personal appearance. Cohen, 54, recently had as a guest on his show porn actress Stormy Daniels. In 2016, Cohen paid her $130,000 to buy her silence before the presidential election over her allegation that...
    NEW YORK (AP) — As widely anticipated, Fox News said Tuesday that it had signed former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany as a contributor to offer commentary on various network programs. McEnany, former President Donald Trump's final press secretary, didn't speak about her new role during an interview with Fox's Harris Faulkner that aired Tuesday. It was reported in January that McEnany had disclosed to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics while still in office that she would work for Fox after leaving the White House. Fox said at the time that it had been in discussions with McEnany but had paused them. Before working for Trump, McEnany was a commentator at CNN. While at the White House, McEnany frequently appeared on Fox News programs for interviews. She said Tuesday that her biggest regret at the White House was not being able to hold a briefing outlining all the...
    Prominent conspiracy theorist and far-right media personality Alex Jones is seen in a newly-revealed video complaining about former President TrumpDonald TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend MORE and exclaiming that he wished he had never met him.  “It’s the truth and I’m just going to say it: that I wish I never would have f---ing met Trump,” Jones says on the video, was taken in January 2019. “I wish it never would have happened. And it’s not the attacks I’ve been through. I’m so sick of f---ing Donald Trump, man. God, I’m f---ing sick of him. And I’m not doing this because, like, I’m kissing his f---ing ass, you know. It’s, like, I’m sick of it.” The video of Jones was taken by filmmaker Caolan...
    Loading the player... When it comes to the court of public opinion, it often feels like Will Smith can do no wrong. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that the Hollywood heavy-hitter could see himself running for president someday. Monday, while promoting his new Netflix series, Amend: The Fight for America, the actor appeared on an episode of the Pod Save America podcast and admitted he wasn’t opposed to running for political office. “I think for now I’ll let that office get cleaned up a little bit and then I’ll consider that at some point down the line,” Smith told host Jon Favreau on the broadcast. READ MORE: Trump, Melania were quietly vaccinated before leaving the White House Smith also clarified that whether he remains in Hollywood or pivots to politics, he’ll always find a way to use his elevated platform to speak truth into power and advocate for what...
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    White House press secretary Jen Psaki did not have an answer as to if or when Vice President Kamala Harris might speak out on the sexual misconduct allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Fox News’ Kristin Fisher pointed out that Harris was "one of the most vocal critics" when Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and former Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., faced similar allegations to those leveled against Cuomo. Fisher noted that, at that time, Harris said: "I believe them [the women]."  Fisher also noted that the third woman to accuse Cuomo of unwanted sexual advances, Anna Ruch, worked for the Biden-Harris campaign. Rich said Cuomo placed his hand on her lower back and asked to kiss her at a wedding. "So at what point is the first female vice president going to say something about this?" she asked Tuesday.  "The benefit of doing a briefing every day is I...
    Sheltered by wealthy right-wing radicals; revered by 98% of Republican lawmakers who tried to distance themselves by censuring him for instigating the assault on the Capitol and fearful of his fury, now implore his forgiveness, such as Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell, minority leaders in the Lower and Upper Houses of Congress, Donald Trump , has not missed the presidency much. After multiple attempts to reverse the result of the vote, pressuring state governments “in search of votes to claim the presidency and finally, instigating the militias, white nationalist groups and supremacists – the new membership of the Republican Party – to prevent them from Congress will certify the victory of Joe Biden, the advisers of former President Trump build a complex and ambitious political operation, to start a war without quarter against President Joe Biden, with which they will try to recover both Houses of Congress, while legislatures in...
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    Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who joined the Fox News team Tuesday, said her former boss has the potential to make a return to the Oval Office in a few years. Former President Donald Trump can make a comeback, whether it's himself or others pushing his agenda, McEnany said. 'ART OF THE TEASE:' TRUMP PLAYS COY ON 2024 WHITE HOUSE RUN "I think he can do it again," McEnany said on Fox News when asked if Trump could become president for the second time. "It's up to him whether to run in 2024. There are some incredible men and women in our party who are walking in the same kind of Trump ideology. Gov. Ron DeSantis, amazing. Kristi Noem, Vice President Pence." McEnany dismissed rumors of Trump wanting to start his own party, a claim the former president himself debunked as "fake news" during his speech at the...
    New York (CNN Business)The Republican base's commitment to former president Donald Trump showed up like a fist in the air in Sunday's television ratings.The ratings for Fox News Channel, which have been relatively weak since Trump lost the election last November, spiked Sunday afternoon when he was scheduled to address the CPAC convention in Orlando, Florida.Fox averaged 5.74 million viewers during the speech, which it showed without any commercial interruption.At least a million others watched the speech on Newsmax, one of Fox's lower-rated rivals.The former president is likely to celebrate Sunday's ratings report, since it shows that his fan base still comes out in droves to watch him.Read MoreSeveral other channels, including One America News and C-SPAN, also took Trump's speech live, but those channels are not rated by Nielsen.Fox's Sunday afternoon lineup -- a repeated target of Trump's ire while he was still in office -- had averaged 700,000...
    Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Tim Allen opened up about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and his conservative political views in a new interview. On the latest episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, the former Home Improvement star explained why he leans to the right. “I just don’t like — once I started making money — I had this silent partner that took almost half of my money and never gave me anything for it. That was the taxes,” he said. “I’ve never liked taxes. Whoever takes the taxes and never tells me what they did with it. I’m a fiscal conservative person with money. That’s it.” Allen continued, “Never liked taxes. Never liked what they do with taxes and the bullshit on both sides. It’s not their money.” Allen went on to say he mostly avoids getting backlash over his political beliefs because he doesn’t “preach anything.” “What I’ve done is just...
    Ashley Yanez, The Western Journal March 2, 2021 0 Comments With the Conservative Political Action Conference, or Conservative Coachella as I like to call it, just wrapping up over the weekend in Orlando, Florida, two things are very clear: There is a new Republican Party led by populists, and Donald J. Trump may very well be the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, whether you like it or not. The conference dubbed “America Uncanceled” kicked off with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who touted how Florida has been an “oasis of freedom” and open for business, in stark contrast to Democratic states under oppressive lockdowns. The state of the country’s economy related to the pandemic and the need for conservatives in America was of much focus on Saturday for a rising Republican star, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. “COVID didn’t crush the economy; government crushed the economy,” she said. Noem pressed...
    ORLANDO, Florida — Obscured by the reemergence of former President Donald Trump, there was another coming out party with 2024 implications during a weekend political conference in Florida, as Mike Pompeo mingled with conservative activists and gave his pitch to take the reins of the GOP a test run. Trump’s speech brought down the house like no other Republican who trekked to central Florida for the Conservative Political Action Conference, the first major GOP-aligned event since the 45th president left office. But Pompeo, his former secretary of state and a possible 2024 contender, enjoyed among the more enthusiastic receptions from the CPAC crowd. Folksy and inoffensive, Pompeo captured the audience with personal stories and tales from Trump’s Cabinet while claiming the mantle of heir apparent. Pompeo’s son, Nick, introduced his father, the 70th secretary of state, as “America’s first ‘America First’ secretary of state,” cloaking him in the brand Trump...
    YouTube suspended former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani again for spreading false information related to the 2020 presidential election, claiming the election was stolen. Rudy Giuliani was suspended for repeatedly claiming the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump, who President Joe Biden unseated in November, Bloomberg reported. YouTube cited its “presidential election integrity policy” and its “regulated goods policy,” alleging that Giuliani had posted content facilitating nicotine use. “We removed content from the Rudy W. Giuliani channel for violating our sale of regulated goods policy, which prohibits content facilitating the use of nicotine, and our presidential election integrity policy,” a YouTube spokesperson told Bloomberg in a statement. “Additionally, in accordance with our long standing strikes system, we issued a strike against the Rudy W. Giuliani channel, which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming,” the statement continued. (RELATED: Rudy Giuliani Is Not Representing Trump On Any Legal Issues, Adviser...
    Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died, according to a statement from his daughter. He was 85. "My father passed away last night around 10p surrounded by loved ones his wife and daughter by his side," his daughter, Vickee Jordan Adams, said in a statement to CBS News. "We appreciate everyone's thoughtfulness and prayers." In this November 27, 2006 file photo, Vernon Jordan walks outside the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.  Lawrence Jackson/AP After stints as field secretary for the Georgia NAACP and executive director of the United Negro College Fund, he became head of the National Urban League, becoming the face of black America's modern struggle for jobs and justice for more than a decade. He was nearly killed by a racist's bullet in 1980...
    Prominent civil rights leader Vernon Jordan died Monday evening at the age of 85. Jordan was an adviser to former President Bill Clinton and the former president of the National Urban League. He worked closely with several presidential administrations from former President Lyndon Johnson to former President Barack Obama. FAMILY OF MALCOLM X RELEASES LETTER CLAIMING FBI AND NYPD PLAYED A ROLE IN HIS ASSASSINATION Jordan remained close to the Clintons, helping advise the former president's 1992 campaign, and endorsed Hillary Clinton in both of her presidential runs. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER In his early career, Jordan brought a lawsuit against the University of Georgia's integration policy in the 1960s, and later became a field director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. News Clintons Bill Clinton Hillary Clinton Civil Rights
    ATLANTA (AP) — Family statement: Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former advisor to President Bill Clinton, has died. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Washington (CNN)Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening, multiple sources close to the family tell CNN.The former president of the National Urban League rose to prominence as a civil rights activist with close connections in all corners of American politics, working with presidents from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama.Jordan, born in 1935, studied law at Howard University and began his career fighting segregation, beginning with a lawsuit against University of Georgia's integration policy in 1961. He worked as a field director for the NAACP and as a director of the Southern Regional Council for the Voter Education Project before he became president of the president of the National Urban League.Jordan's closest political friendship was with Bill and Hillary Clinton, advising the former president during his 1992 presidential campaign and acting as an outside adviser to his friend. He remained close...
    By Richard Lough PARIS (Reuters) - Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative political allies and his singer-songwriter wife have rallied to the defence of the former French president after a court convicted him of corruption, but his leftist foes hailed the verdict, saying justice had been served. A Paris court on Monday ruled that Sarkozy, 66, had tried to bribe a judge after leaving office, and to peddle influence in exchange for confidential information about an investigation into his 2007 campaign finances. In a stunning fall from grace for a man who as president from 2007 to 2012 bestrode the national and global stage, Sarkozy was handed a three year jail sentence, suspended for two, though he is unlikely to spend any time behind bars. Sarkozy, who denies wrongdoing and is expected to appeal, stayed uncharacteristically silent after the verdict, but Carla Bruni-Sarkozy said she was confident her husband would eventually be exonerated....
    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A Romanian court sentenced a former government minister as well as the daughter of former president Traian Basescu to jail on Tuesday for money laundering and instigating others to take bribes in a 2009 presidential campaign financing case. The court in Bucharest gave Ioana Basescu, a public notary, a five-year prison sentence. Elena Udrea, a former centre-right minister, lawmaker and close political ally of former president Basescu was handed an eight-year prison term. The verdicts are not final and are subject to appeal. Basescu and Udrea denied any wrongdoing. In the past five years the European Union state has seen its largest street protests in decades over entrenched corruption, while attempts by a previous leftist government to decriminalise some graft offences raised concerns in Brussels and Washington. Investigations by anti-corruption prosecutors have exposed conflict of interest, abuse of power, fraud and awarding of state contracts in exchange...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images The situational ethics of Fox News hosts appears to be in full bloom, just days after former President Donald Trump made what some are lauding as a triumphant return to the political stage by giving a rousing, red-meat speech to close CPAC on Sunday. Trump went off on President Joe Biden and the job he has done in the six or so weeks since he was inaugurated, in a bitter political speech that could have been given in October of 2020 during the last weeks of the election. The only significant departure from his stump speech was the post-election talking point that the election was stolen, a dangerous lie that fueled a deadly Capitol insurrection by Trump supporters convinced that the democratic process was unjust. It has not yet even been 48 hours since Trump’s CPAC speech, but early coverage on Fox News indicates a stubborn unwillingness to...
    New York Times: Third woman accuses Cuomo of unwanted advances in 2019 as crisis deepens What allegations does Andrew Cuomo face and could they bring him down? Being president comes with perks that extend past your time in the Oval Office, so even though former President Donald Trump is no longer in the White House, he’s still getting benefits courtesy of your taxpayer dollars. Here’s a look at the post-presidential perks taxpayers foot the bill for — plus, other ways Trump is still costing American taxpayers. © Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com HERSHEY, PA - DECEMBER 15, 2016: President-Elect Donald Trump looks left toward the crowd as he delivers a speech at a "Thank You Tour" rally held at the Giant Center. Find Out: How Much Is Former President Donald Trump Worth? Load Error An Annual Pension of Over $200,000 The Former Presidents Act of 1958, which provides several benefits...
    Former President Trump and former first lady Melania Trump were vaccinated at the White House in January, two sources confirm to CBS News. It's not clear why the former president made no public remarks about his coronavirus vaccination, given high levels of skepticism about the vaccine, particularly among Republicans. Mr. Trump urged attendees at his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday to get their COVID-19 shots, but he did not mention that he had been vaccinated. Whether the president has received both shots has also not been disclosed. Mr. Trump contracted COVID-19 in October.  Other top U.S. officials, including President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, received the vaccine in televised events. Former Vice President Mike Pence also received his shot on camera to help instill public confidence in the vaccine. On Saturday, the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine was authorized for emergency use by the...
    ▲ Josep Maria Bartomeu, former president of Barcelona, ​​will be questioned as part of an investigation into the alleged crimes of corruption and unfair administration. Photo Ap Ap and . La Jornada newspaperTuesday, March 2, 2021, p. a10 Barcelona escalated to a new episode in the crisis in which it has been plunged for a long time. This time it does not concern fatal results on the court, but the arrest of former Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu and three other people linked to the scandal known as Barçagate, in an operation coordinated by the financial crimes unit. The Catalan police arrested four individuals – including Bartomeu – after raiding the Barcelona stadium in an operation to investigate and gather information that shakes the club less than a week before the presidential elections. The raid responded to the Barçagate case, which broke out last year and...
    Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump were vaccinated for COVID-19 in January, The Post has confirmed. The shots were administered privately at the White House before President Biden took office, a person with knowledge of the inoculations said. Trump, 74, publicly battled the virus in October and was hospitalized for three nights at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The former first lady, 50, also tested positive for the virus in October but was not taken to the hospital for treatment. Many political figures publicly took their shots to help boost public confidence, including Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence. Trump delivered his first speech as an ex-president on Sunday to the Conservative Political Action Conference and touted spearheading the successful development of vaccines within a year of the pandemic’s outbreak. Trump, 74, publicly battled the virus in October and was hospitalized for three...
    Six days after the election of a new president, the police broke into the FC Barcelona offices on Monday in an investigation into the ‘Barçagate’ scandal that led to the arrest of former leader Josep Maria Bartomeu. The president resigned at the end of October and three others investigated, among them the current CEO of the club Oscar Grau, « are being held at the police station waiting to give a statement, » a source close to the case told .. Later, sources close to the case specified that the former president would spend the night at the police station. What happened this Monday comes as a result of « an investigation for alleged crimes related to heritage and socio-economic order, » the police reported in a statement, specifying that « the investigation, which has lasted for almost a year, is still active. » The operation is linked to the scandal known as ‘Barçagate’, which...
    Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 2, the 61st day of 2021. There are 304 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 2, 1932, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which moved the date of the presidential inauguration from March 4 to January 20, was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. On this date: In 1867, Howard University, a historically Black school of higher learning in Washington, D.C., was founded. Congress passed, over President Andrew Johnson’s veto, the first of four Reconstruction Acts. In 1877, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, even though Tilden had won the popular vote. In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship as President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act. In 1939, Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli...
    Former CIA Director John Brennan said he is "increasingly embarrassed to be a white male" while discussing supporters of former President Donald Trump. He made the comment during an MSNBC panel on Monday that set its focus on disputed claims Republicans are making about the circumstances surrounding the U.S. Capitol siege, when rioters disrupted lawmakers certifying President Biden's 2020 electoral victory. Former Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, remarked how "whiny white men calling themselves victims as I saw over the weekend at CPAC," which she attributed to how they believe they have "a huge grievance from a position of significant privilege," before asserting that the Republican Party has embraced lying about who the rioters were and claiming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denied a request for National Guard support. Host Nicolle Wallace, who was a White House communications director under President George W. Bush, then teed up Brennan...
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    The former president of FC Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu was arrested this Monday as a result of investigations into the so-called Barçagate, the alleged defamation of players and opponents of the former president on social networks. For this, an external company, I3 Ventures, was hired, with which a contract of almost one million euros was signed and to which, supposedly, it was paid six times above the market value. Along with Bartomeu, three people close to the former director were arrested by the Mossos d’Esquadra: Óscar Grau, CEO of the Barça club; Román Gómez Pontí, head of the legal services; and Jaume Masferrer, presidential advisor. Grau and Puntí were released on the same Monday night, but not Bartomeu and Masferrer, who will be made available this Tuesday, according to judicial sources. More information En español The Mossos entered the offices of the Barça club early yesterday. The regional police also...
    (CNN)Republican Sen. Josh Hawley on Monday defended his role as the only US senator to oppose every one of President Joe Biden's Cabinet nominees, insisting that he evaluates each pick individually. "I take them one at a time, if there is someone I think will be good to Missouri, that I can defend to my voters, somebody who I think is going to be good for the job, I'll vote for them," Hawley told CNN's Manu Raju, pointing to his support of a deputy defense nominee who was confirmed by the chamber through a voice vote.So far, 11 of Biden's 23 Cabinet-level nominees requiring Senate approval have been confirmed -- with Hawley having opposed each one. While it's not at unusual for new presidents to run into trouble with some nominees, or even to see several potential Cabinet members fall, Hawley's uniform opposition is notable even in a bitterly divided...
    Josep Maria Bartomeu, in the box of the Palau Blaugrana, in a futsal match, in November 2020.Enric Fontcuberta / . Barça plays a game without end, without extra time or penalties and without the possibility of coming back, also without its fans, closed as the stands of the always vindictive Camp Nou are. And yet, the meeting is televised openly from the stadium offices, from the courts and also from the Mossos d’Esquadra police station. It usually happens when the ball escapes the control of the club, and more so when it is more than a club and its symbolic load is so transcendent that you can play football without the ball, without goals, without a field and with no other distinction than the shield. today supported by the partners of Barcelona. The lawsuits are taking place in an entity of a Cainite nature and are especially serious since Rosell’s...
    Former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that former President Donald Trump’s first major speech since leaving the White House was “a dud.” “I thought the speech was a dud myself,” Kasich said Monday on CNN’s “The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer.” Kasich said Trump’s Sunday speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) made him think of a boxer with “no sting in the punch.” “You couldn’t knock anybody down or knock anybody out with it. And it was not impressive to me. And remember, there were like 1,400 people in a ballroom. I mean, if this is not the crowd that’s going to tear down the rafters, I don’t know where they are,” Kasich said. Kasich, a former governor of Ohio who ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, said he doesn’t believe Trump’s speech “inspired anybody.” “I’ve been saying for a couple of weeks …...
    President Biden's first 100 days have been overshadowed at times by former President Donald Trump, with potentially far-reaching consequences for the 2022 and 2024 elections as the latter teases a third White House run. After this month being acquitted on House-approved impeachment charges for a second time, Trump, last weekend, ventured out of Mar-a-Lago, his luxurious Palm Beach haven in Florida, to deliver a raucous keynote address at the annual, base-rallying Conservative Political Action Committee Conference. And while the Biden White House tried to counterprogram his lengthy remarks with a briefing call for reporters on the newly emergency-authorized one-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, Trump used the 90-minute speech in Orlando to position himself as the Republican Party's standard-bearer and allude to a potential 2024 White House campaign. BERNIE SANDERS TURNS UP HEAT ON BIDEN AFTER MINIMUM WAGE SETBACK Trump's remarks were received with thunderous applause from loyalists and set...
    More On: Coronavirus CDC chief ‘deeply concerned’ that drop in COVID-19 rates has stalled Pfizer COVID vaccine may be less effective in obese people, study finds Feds to distribute entire supply of J&J COVID doses to states this week My Pillow guy muted during CPAC interview as he touted election conspiracy theories Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump were vaccinated for COVID-19 in January, The Post has confirmed. The shots were administered privately at the White House before President Biden took office, a person with knowledge of the inoculations said. Trump, 74, publicly battled the virus in October and was hospitalized for three nights at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The former first lady, 50, also tested positive for the virus in October but was not taken to the hospital for treatment. Many political figures publicly took their shots to help boost public...
    Pine Bluff shooting: One student hurt at Arkansas school Andrew Cuomo faces new calls to resign after apology for behaviour Police have taken action in the “Barcagate” scandal, leading to the arrest of former FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and a raid at Camp Nou. © Provided by Awful Announcing This all stems from allegations that Bartomeu made corrupt payments to a firm that proceeded to make up social media accounts to smear players and rivals, all in a theoretical bid to boost Bartomeu’s popularity. From El Pais: The Catalan regional police force, the Mossos d’Esquadra, also detained three people close to him during Monday’s operation: Óscar Grau, the chief executive officer of the club; Román Gómez Pontí, the head of its legal services; and Jaume Masferrer, the presidential consultant. The police are also searching the offices at Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium in accordance with an order from...
    New York : The Mozos de Escuadra (Autonomous Police of Catalonia) they have stopped this Monday to the former president of FC Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu, at his right hand Jaume masferrer, to the CEO Oscar Grau and the head of legal services Roman Gomez-Ponti during a search at the club’s offices and at the private homes of Bartomeu and Masferrer for the “Barçagate ‘” case. But what does the so-called “Barçagate” consist of, with which Bartomeu and his team allegedly tried to discredit on social networks Leo Messi, Gerard Hammered and other individuals and entities not related to the club president’s board of directors? Here we share the main episodes related to the case: ⚠️???????? The four stopped by Barçagate: – Josep Maria Bartomeu, president– Óscar Grau: CEO– Gómez Punti: Legal services– Masferrer: Advisor to the presidency (via @tonimunoz) #fcblive pic.twitter.com/2MMYiTXWQU – Albert Rogé (@albert_roge) March 1, 2021...
    The CEO of Goya Foods declared former President Donald Trump the "legitimate" commander in chief during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend. In his speech to CPAC on Sunday, Robert Unanue, 67, called Trump “the real, the legitimate, and still the actual president of the United States," adding, “We still have faith that the majority of the people in the United States voted for the president,” even though the former president lost the popular vote by more than seven million votes. Unanue's claims of election fraud extended to the Georgia Senate runoffs, which he argued were “not legitimate.” “As a citizen of the United States, I think I’m allowed to vote once, once — not twice, or three times, or 10 times,” he said. GOYA FOODS NAMES AOC 'EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH' AFTER HER BOYCOTT BOOSTS SALES BY 1,000% Goya Foods did not immediately respond...
    New York : The former first lady rarely attended the former president’s rallies. Photo: Spencer Platt / . The ex-president Donald trump did not want to confirm that will compete for the presidential election in 2024, but he hinted at it in his speech at the conservative CPAC event in Florida. One of the highlights of his speech was when he mentioned his wife Melania, whom he referred to as “the future First Lady.” The reference was curious, because the Republican did it just when he criticized the president’s immigration policies Joe biden, whom he pointed out to allow the entry of “criminals” into the country. It should be remembered that Melania Trump is an immigrant and her parents obtained the “green card” for family reunion, one of the legal avenues most criticized by former President Trump. Former President Donald Trump calls @MELANIATRUMP a “great...
    Reuters March 1, 2021 0 Comments Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s selection for attorney general, moved a step closer to securing Senate confirmation as the top U.S. law enforcement official on Monday as the Judiciary Committee threw its weight behind his nomination. The federal appellate judge won bipartisan support in a 15-7 tally in the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance his nomination to the Senate floor for a vote that Democrats hope will be held sometime this week. Among the four Republicans voting in favor of Garland were two former chairmen of the committee, Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham. He drew the support of the committee’s Democrats while seven Republicans voted no. Garland was nominated to lead a Justice Department now in the midst of intensive investigations into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Republican former President Donald Trump’s supporters – an incident...
    EXCLUSIVE: Former Ohio GOP chair and U.S. Senate candidate Jane Timken on Monday called on the state's Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez to resign for voting to impeach former President Trump last month."It is clear Congressman Gonzalez’ wrongful decision to vote with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to impeach President Trump has undermined his ability to effectively represent the people of the 16th district," Timken told Fox News. "Gonzalez should immediately resign so the Republican Party can unify behind new, conservative leadership for the 16th district." EX-OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIR JANE TIMKEN LAUNCHES 2022 SENATE RUN  Gonzalez represents Timken’s district. "President Trump is the leader of our Party and we must have conservative leaders committed to the team if we are going to keep Ohio red and win back majorities in the U.S. House and Senate in 2022," Timken added. "Gonzalez should put his constituents and the Republican Party first by resigning...
    Former ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s latest comments regarding Donald Trump are raising eyebrows. A couple of weeks after pointed criticism of the then-president’s comments before the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, Haley praised Trump in a tweet Sunday night, a couple of hours after the former president’s address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), his first public appearance and speech since leaving the White House on Jan. 20. WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT NIKKI HALEY "Strong speech by President Trump about the winning policies of his administration and what the party needs to unite behind moving forward. The liberal media wants a GOP civil war. Not gonna happen," Haley tweeted. Haley, who was nominated by Trump and confirmed by Congress as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the first two years of the former president’s administration, took aim at Trump in an interview...
    Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, DC, February 22, 2021.Drew Angerer | Pool | Reuters The Judiciary Committee on Monday advanced federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to be attorney general to the full Senate, paving the way for his confirmation to head the Department of Justice. The bipartisan vote was 15-7. A full Senate vote has not been scheduled but could come early this week. Garland's hearings before the committee last week focused on the sprawling investigation into the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The largely cordial question-and-answer session indicated that the centrist former Supreme Court nominee was likely to be approved on a bipartisan basis. The nominee is expected to be crucial to accomplishing President Joe Biden's agenda on a number of fronts, particularly with regard to civil rights and criminal justice reform, but also...
    By Sylvie Corbet | Associated Press PARIS — A Paris court found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling on Monday and sentenced him to a year in prison. He can ask to serve that time at home and also plans to appeal. The 66-year-old, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted of trying to bribe a magistrate in exchange for information about a legal case in which he was implicated. He will remain free while he appeals, but it was a blow to the retired politician who still plays an influential role in French conservative politics. It’s not the end of his legal troubles either: He faces another trial later this month and is also under investigation in a third case. The ruling marks the first time in France’s modern history that a former president has been convicted of corruption — and...
    In his first public appearance since leaving the presidency, former president Donald Trump called for unity in the Republican Party during a conservative political forum this Sunday in Orlando, even while reaffirming that he was not defeated at the polls in 2020 and ensuring that he was not defeated. he proposed to create a new party. Miami World / Telemundo 51 Trump used his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) – where he was greeted as a hero – to lash out at his successor Joe Biden and try to consolidate his status as the undisputed leader of the party despite his defeat. in the November elections. “Do you miss me already?” asked the ex-president when he went on stage. “Today (Sunday) I am here before you to declare that the incredible journey we started together … is far from over.” Despite the fact that Trump has...
    Mara Gay, a New York Times editorial board member, said Monday that former President Donald Trump’s speech was “a festival of toxic masculinity.” “It’s hard to miss the fact that Trumpism has won. And you know, it’s amazing as a woman watching that footage because it really is just like a festival of toxic masculinity,” Gay said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” (RELATED: NYT Editorial Board Member Nailed Again By Critics After Blaming Bloomberg Math Mistake Backlash On ‘Racist Twitter Mob’) Gay said Trump was “gleefully talking about, bragging about how he owns the Republican Party.” WATCH:   Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday, his first major public appearance since the end of his presidency. The former president criticized President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, and called his political career “far from over.” Trump praised the conference participants as “so many wonderful friends, conservatives, and fellow citizens in...
    Catalan police detained several people after raiding Barcelona’s stadium on Monday in a search and seizure operation, adding to the club's turmoil less than a week before it holds presidential elections. The operation was related to last year’s "Barçagate," in which club officials were accused of launching a smear campaign against current and former players who were critical of the club and then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Police said detentions were made but did not say who or how many people were taken into custody. The club said it offered "full collaboration to the legal and police authorities to help make clear facts which are subject to investigation." It added the case was related "to the contacting of monitoring services on social networks." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "The information and documentation requested by the judicial police force relate strictly to the facts relative to this case," the...
    New extra-sports crisis that splashes FC Barcelona as a result of the already known as’Barçagate‘, the scandal for which Josep Maria Bartomeu, former president of the club, as well as other leaders have finished arrested this Monday, March 1. One year after he uncovered that the board had hired companies to defame former footballers, candidates and other personalities around the club, the first consequences have begun to emerge. However, unfortunately for the Catalan club, seeing its top leaders involved in judicial problems is nothing new and Bartomeu is the last name to join a list that dates back to the end of the mandate of Agustí Montal Costa, the last president culé that has not been investigated For justice. Since Nunez’s death in 1978, everyone else has been in trouble with the law. Josep Lluís Núñez Whoever began his term in 1978, succeeding Montal, was charged by the ‘Treasury case‘and...
    MADRID — Catalan police detained several people after raiding Barcelona’s stadium on Monday in a search and seizure operation, adding to the club’s turmoil less than a week before it holds presidential elections. The operation was related to last year’s “Barçagate,” in which club officials were accused of launching a smear campaign against current and former players who were critical of the club and then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Bartomeu, his adviser Jaume Masferrer, team CEO Oscar Grau and head of legal services Roman Gomez Ponti were among those arrested, according to reports. Police said detentions were made but did not say who or how many people were taken into custody. The club said it offered “full collaboration to the legal and police authorities to help make clear facts which are subject to investigation.” It added the case was related “to the contacting of monitoring services on social networks.” “The information...
    PARIS (AP) – A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence. The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved. The court said Sarkozy is entitled to request to be detained at home with an electronic bracelet. This is the first time in France´s modern history that a former president has been convicted of corruption. Former French Prez Sarkozy Faces Prison Over Corruption Case, Verdict Expected Monday https://t.co/35BcHLDV3q — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) March 1, 2021 Sarkozy´s co-defendants – his lawyer and longtime friend Thierry Herzog, 65, and now-retired magistrate Gilbert Azibert, 74 – were also found guilty and given the same sentence as...
    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy He was convicted of corruption and influence, and was initially sentenced to 3 years in prison on these charges. A Paris court has ruled that there is a “corruption deal” between the 66-year-old president, his regular attorney, Thierry Herzog, and former magistrate Gilbert Acebert. Herzog was disqualified from the court and sentenced by the court to five years. The verdict makes him the first former Elysee tenant to serve a prison sentence. Sarkozy faces justice for trying to bribe Ajibert when he was a Supreme Court judge with Herzog. According to the indictment, the former president sought to obtain information covered by professional secrecy and influenced activities that preceded the opening of higher jurisdiction. Bettencourt case, Discontinued at the end of 2013. In return, he would have helped Acebert get a prestigious position he wanted in Monaco, although he never did. The activities came...
    "UNPREDICTABLE, brilliant and charming" are three words world leaders and diplomats previously used to describe Nicolas Sarkozy. But now the former French President has been sentenced to one year in jail. 3 Nicolas Sarkozy, former French president, pictured in Nice, France ahead of the 2017 presidential electionsCredit: AFP or licensors Why has former president Nicolas Sarkozy been sentenced to prison? Nicolas Sarkozy has been convicted of “corruption and influence peddling” after a three-week trial in Paris. He was found guilty of trying to bribe a judge and sentenced to three years in prison, two years suspended. Sarkozy was accused of trying to glean confidential information from a judge by using a so-called ‘burner’ mobile phone and a false name – ‘Paul Bismuth’. He had risked up to a decade in prison and a fine approaching the equivalent of £1million. Also found guilty with him were his lawyer, Thierry Herzog, 65, and...
    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to one year in prison Monday after being convicted of corruption and influence peddling. The conviction stems from Sarkozy’s 2014 attempt to bribe a magistrate so that he would reveal information about a legal proceeding the former president was involved in, according to the Associated Press. Sarkozy also received a two year suspended prison sentence. Nicolas Sarkozy, who was president of France from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved. https://t.co/w7O0pAWpdr — The Associated Press (@AP) March 1, 2021 Prosecutors alleged that Sarkozy and his lawyer, who was also charged in the case, offered a magistrate a job in Monaco in exchange for confidential information about campaign finance charges against Sarkozy, Voice of America News reported. Sarkozy’s lawyer, Thierry Herzog, and the...