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Since 1995, a year after I was forced into a very early retirement due to Multiple Sclerosis, I have owned and operated a daily newsgathering service out of my home, for a clientele comprised of TV newscasters, Op-Ed columnists, book authors, a national wire-service and some online publications. I post many of the news articles I gather, here on DU. I also post news articles and Op-Eds written/reported/authored by my list of subscribers/clientele.

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Omarosa Confirms Claim She's Spoken to Mueller Team: There Was a 'Lot of Corruption' in Campaign, WH

Omarosa Confirms Claim She’s Spoken to Mueller Team: There Was a ‘Lot of Corruption’ in Campaign, WH

by Josh Feldman | Aug 14th, 2018, 2:32 pm

Omarosa Manigault Newman sat down with Katy Tur ahead of today’s big White House press briefing and said she has spoken to Robert Mueller‘s office. She first responded to the complaint filed by the Trump campaign accusing her of violating the NDA she signed, saying she finds it interesting they’re trying to “silence” her.

Tur asked if Trump should be afraid of the release of more tapes. Manigault Newman said, “I think he should be afraid of being exposed as the misogynist and the racist that he is.”

When Tur directly asked her if she has spoken to the special counsel, Manigault Newman said she has. She said she can’t elaborate right now, but added she’s happy to cooperate however they need. She did specifically deny being asked about Roger Stone. “There’s a lot of corruption that went on both in the campaign and in the White House,” she said. “And I’m going to blow the whistle on all of it.”

Tur pressed her on something in her book about the Hillary Clinton emails and asked, “Did Donald Trump know about those emails before they came out?” Manigault Newman responded, “Absolutely.”

“He knew what was coming out before Wikileaks released them?” Tur asked to clarify. Manigault Newman said, “Yes.”

That’s a rather stunning claim to make, and Tur pressed her on that a bit. You can watch the full exchange above, via MSNBC.


Video at link, below

Jake Tapper wonders why SHS picked today to lie less to reporters over Trump N-word flap

WATCH: Jake Tapper wonders why Sarah Huckabee Sanders picked today to lie less to reporters over Trump N-word flap


Exclusive: Pentagon spokeswoman under investigation for misusing staff, retaliating...

Source: CNN

Exclusive: Pentagon spokeswoman under investigation for misusing staff, retaliating against complaints

By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent

Updated 3:59 PM ET, Tue August 14, 2018

Washington (CNN) - One of Defense Secretary James Mattis' most senior civilian advisers is being investigated by the Defense Department Office of Inspector General for allegedly retaliating against staff members after she used some of them to conduct her personal errands and business matters, according to four sources familiar with the probe.

Dana White, the Trump administration political appointee who serves as the Pentagon's chief spokeswoman, has been under investigation for several weeks after multiple complaints were filed against her.

White is alleged to have misused support staff, asking them, among other things, to fetch her drycleaning, run to the pharmacy for her and work on her mortgage paperwork. Staffers also charge that she inappropriately transferred personnel after they filed complaints about her.

White has not been found in violation of any federal regulation or policy at this point. The inspector general's office declined to comment.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/14/politics/pentagon-white-spox-probe/index.html

Sarah Sanders: 'I Can't Guarantee' There's No Tape of Trump Using N-Word

Source: Mediate

by Ken Meyer | Aug 14th, 2018, 3:30 pm


Sanders was bombarded with questions today regarding Omarosa Manigault-Newman‘s secret recordings and the salacious claims from her new book. At one point, Sanders was asked about Manigault-Newman’s revival of the old rumor that Trump was caught on tape using racial slurs when filming The Apprentice.

Sanders said she never heard Trump used racial slurs, and she cited his recent tweets insisting that no such Apprentice tape exists. Eventually, NBC’s Kristen Welker asked Sanders: “can you stand at the podium and guarantee the American people that Donald Trump will never utter and N word on a recording in any context?”

“I can’t guarantee anything,” Sanders said. “I can tell you the president addressed this question directly.” From there, Sanders launched into a diatribe about how great Trump has been for the African-American community.

When Welker followed up to ask Sanders to confirm that she could not guarantee there wasn’t a tape of Trump using the N-word, Sanders replied, “I haven’t been in every single room. I can tell you the president has addressed this directly.”


Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/sarah-sanders-i-cant-guarantee-theres-no-tape-of-trump-using-n-word/

BREAKING: 3 Arkansans Sue, Calling Medicaid Work Rules Unconstitutional

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Alice Ollstein | August 14, 2018 2:49 pm

Three low-income Arkansans with pre-existing health conditions sued the Trump administration on Tuesday for giving their state the go-ahead to impose strict monthly work requirements on Medicaid and restrict the number of months for which the program will retroactively cover the health expenses of new enrollees. More plaintiffs may join the case in the months to come.

The lawsuit argues that the administration’s decision was arbitrary and capricious. violates the Constitution’s “take care” clause, and breaks with the original purpose of Medicaid by putting thousands of residents at risk of losing their insurance coverage.

The vast majority of Medicaid recipients already work, and most non-working recipients are not able to work, either because of an illness or disability or the scarcity of jobs in their area. Yet the promotion of the rules has been a top priority of the Trump administration, despite data showing that similar requirements in other federal benefits programs failed to increase employment.

In early June, Arkansas became the first state in the nation to implement a Medicaid work requirement, though it was the third to be approved by the Trump administration. The state’s law is also arguably the country’s harshest. If non-disabled beneficiaries fail for three months in a row to prove they are working at least 80 hours each month, they will lose their insurance for the rest of the year. And while the state has the second-worst rate of home internet access in the country, Arkansans can only submit proof of their work hours online.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/breaking-3-arkansans-sue-calling-medicaid-work-rules-unconstitutional

How three conspiracy theorists took 'Q' and sparked Qanon

Pushing the theory on to bigger platforms proved to be the key to Qanon’s spread — and the originators’ financial gain.

by Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins / Aug.14.2018 / 12:25 PM ET

In November 2017, a small-time YouTube video creator and two moderators of the 4chan website, one of the most extreme message boards on the internet, banded together and plucked out of obscurity an anonymous and cryptic post from the many conspiracy theories that populated the website's message board.

Over the next several months, they would create videos, a Reddit community, a business and an entire mythology based off the 4chan posts of “Q,” the pseudonym of a person claiming to be a high-ranking military officer. The theory they espoused would become Qanon, and it would eventually make its way from those message boards to national media stories and the rallies of President Donald Trump.

Now, the people behind that effort are at the center of a fractious debate among conspiracy enthusiasts, some of whom believe the three people who first popularized the Qanon theory are promoting it in order to make a living. Others suggest that these original followers actually wrote Q’s mysterious posts.

While the identity of the original author or authors behind “Q” is still unknown, the history of the conspiracy theory’s spread is well-documented — through YouTube videos, social media posts, Reddit archives, and public records reviewed by NBC News.

NBC News has found that the theory can be traced back to three people who sparked some of the first conversation about Qanon and, in doing so, attracted followers who they then asked to help fund Qanon “research.”


Voters Dislike Trump By 2-1 Margin

August 14, 2018 at 1:28 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that just 31% of American voters like President Trump as a person, while 59% dislike him.

Republicans like Trump by a 66% to 24% margin, the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group which likes him.

Meanwhile, Trump currently has a 41% to 54% job approval rating, including 48% who disapprove strongly and 30% who approve strongly.



Omarosa Says Trump Knew About Hacked Emails

Source: PoliticalWire

August 14, 2018 at 2:23 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 69 Comments

Omarosa Manigault Newman told MSNBC that she has spoken to special counsel Robert Mueller's office and "there was a lot of corruption" in the campaign and the administration.

She also claimed Donald Trump knew about the hacked Democratic emails before they were released by WikiLeaks.


Read more: https://politicalwire.com/2018/08/14/omarosa-says-trump-knew-about-hacked-emails/

Omarosa: Trump Grabs Women, Had Preordained Knowledge Of Stolen Emails

By Kate Riga | August 14, 2018 2:47 pm

As the battle between former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman and the Trump administration intensifies, Manigault Newman leveled many new accusations against the President in a Tuesday interview on MSNBC.

First, she told MSNBC’s Katy Tur that President Donald Trump “absolutely” knew about Hillary Clinton’s stolen emails before they were published by WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign. She offered no further details about how Trump knew.

She added that Trump frequently sexually harassed women in the White House, saying that: “He is very physical and would grab women and kiss them, unsolicited, any time, any day.”

On special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, she said that she has partaken in an interview with Mueller and that the Trump administration is very worried about the probe.

“They have been hiding things from the American people and have been being dishonest,” she said.

She concluded that all of the information she was sharing from her memoir “UNHINGED” is “documented” and “corroborated.”

Watch below:





Link to video of the interview is in the first sentence of the OP, above or, watch it here, from the much-maligned RawStory


Kellyanne Conway Refuses to Defend Trump Calling Omarosa 'Dog'

There are still some things about the president that Kellyanne Conway just can’t defend.

08.14.18 12:17 PM ET

Kellyanne Conway is still, after all these many months, one of President Donald Trump’s most loyal mouthpieces. And yet there are still some things she cannot abide.

Earlier this month, Conway broke with the president by saying something neither he nor his press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been willing to admit out loud: “I don’t believe journalists are the enemy of the people.” Now, she seems to be having trouble going as hard against her former colleague and friend Omarosa Manigault-Newman as her boss has been on Twitter.

Just as Manigault-Newman’s tell-all book Unhinged hits shelves on Tuesday, her war of words with the president has been heating up. After the former Apprentice contestant accused him of being a straight-up “racist,” Trump tweeted, “When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!”

The president’s use of the word “dog” to describe the only senior African-American staffer to serve in his administration struck many as out of line, including Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer, who asked Conway about the tweet on Tuesday. “That dog,” he said, repeating the president’s words. “I know he’s not happy about this, but is that language necessary?”

Unable to defend Trump’s commentary, Conway would only say that she’s “disappointed” in Manigault-Newman and thinks her “best play would have to take credit for a lot of the great things Donald Trump has done for this country, including for African Americans.”

When Hemmer asked again specifically about Trump’s use of the word “dog” and suggested Trump doesn’t want to “sell more book for her along the way,” Conway simply smiled tightly and stayed silent.

Earlier in the segment, Conway spoke of Manigault-Newman as someone she “considered a colleague and a friend for a very long time,” noting that she was involved in planning her bridal shower, itself a controversial event after she reportedly brought 39 members of her bridal party to the West Wing for a photo shoot.


One Year Later, Youngest Face Transplant Patient Is on the Road to a Normal Life

A 21-year-old woman is probably the youngest person to have undergone a full face transplant, according to a new report from National Geographic and an accompanying documentary, Katie’s Face, which follows the medical journey of Katie Stubblefield, who at 18 attempted suicide with a gun. Though she survived the attempt, her face was destroyed. But last year, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio offered Katie the chance at a new life, with a completely new face. “I had no clue what a face transplant was,” Katie told National Geographic. “When my parents helped explain everything to me, I was very excited to get a face again and to have function again.” On July 18, 2017, Stubblefield received a full facial transplant. “Knowing this patient now has the opportunity to live a functional life because of her face transplant is the greatest reward,” Brian Gastman, who was part of the surgical team, said at the time. “With a new nose, lips, palate, eyelids and jaw, she now has the full opportunity to re-integrate into society and have a future just like any other young adult. This surgery can give her back the self-esteem and confidence she lost.” Doctors hope the success of Katie’s transplant might be able to help illuminate ways to help wounded veterans in the future.



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