In his first interview about the explosive 'Catch and Kill,' the journalist reveals fresh claims of secret payouts and how Lauer may have played a role in the network’s decision to kill his 2017 Harvey Weinstein exposé: "I'm very clear about the fact that Harvey was laying siege to NBC." It was September 2017, and Harvey Weinstein was huddled at a corner table at New York's Loews Regency hotel alongside Dylan Howard, chief content officer of National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. Weinstein had become increasingly alarmed about a story that Ronan Farrow — then a correspondent for NBC News and most famous for being the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen — was vigorously pursuing about the powerful producer's long-rumored sexual predations. Weinstein had worked to suppress variations of that story for decades, and he was desperate for it to stay secret. But Farrow (along with a team at The New York Times) was closing in. Weinstein wanted to bully NBC News … [Read more...] about Ronan Farrow Strikes Again: A New Book Targets NBC News and How Harvey Weinstein May Have Leveraged Matt Lauer
The James Bond 25 production now has people on bathroom patrol. The news comes after another peeping tom episode has been reported from the closed set bathrooms at Pinewood Studios. Back at the end of June, a man was arrested after Pinewood security found hidden cameras placed in the women's bathrooms. He was charged with voyeurism and could face up to two years in jail, along with a hefty fine to go along with it. It is unclear if the man has been charged at this time. However, this story unfolds a little differently than the first restroom incident. This time, an unidentified man slipped his smart phone underneath the stall to film a woman using the restroom without her consent. The woman eventually saw what was happening and immediately ran out of the bathroom screaming for help while yelling for someone to find the man who was filming her. As of this writing, the unidentified man was able to get away and still has not been found by authorities. Pinewood Studios has since beefed up … [Read more...] about Bond 25 Brings in Toilet Patrol After Peeping Tom Returns to On-Set Bathroom
"I find this statement reprehensible," a House Democrat said of comments made about Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified on Tuesday. During impeachment testimony on Tuesday, House Democrats took aim at comments made by Fox News opinion hosts about the morning's star witness, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, a Democrat, called out the network in his opening statement. "Col. Vindman, we have seen far more scurrilous attacks on your character," he said. "And watched as certain personalities on Fox have questioned your loyalty. I know that you have shed blood for America, and we owe you an immense debt of gratitude. I hope no one on this committee will become part of those vicious attacks." Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was even more specific, calling out comments made by Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade in late October about Vindman, who emigrated from Ukraine as a child. In the afternoon portion of the … [Read more...] about House Democrats Criticize Fox News Commentary About Impeachment Witness
Now that the midterms are over, the White House has reportedly shifted its focus to panicking over the Mueller investigation. We know Trump has, at least. The special counsel went quiet in the months leading up to last Tuesday’s elections, and there have been indications that indictments could be coming soon. Former Trump adviser Roger Stone, Stone ally Jerome Corsi and Donald Trump Jr. are among the figures many believe could be charged. Speculation has also surrounded Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, which during the 2016 campaign released thousands of hacked Democratic emails. It’s no longer speculation. On Thursday night, it was revealed that Assange, who has been in the Justice Department’s crosshairs for years, has been indicted. The problem was that no one was supposed to find out about it Thursday night. Prosecutors from the Eastern District of Virginia revealed the indictment by mistake in an unsealed court filing unrelated to Assange. … [Read more...] about What’s Going On With This Julian Assange Indictment?
Fresh off his trip to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, President Trump is now set to sit down with his original authoritarian BFF, Vladimir Putin. Despite their flirtations, Trump has yet to travel for an official summit with the Russian president since taking office. This week, National Security Adviser John Bolton traveled overseas to hammer out the details, and on Thursday morning, a date and location were set: July 16th in Helsinki, Finland – four days after Trump will attend a NATO summit in Belgium. The president pre-empted the announcement by reminding his Twitter followers that he trusts the word of Russia more than American intelligence agencies. Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election! Where is the DNC Server, and why didn’t Shady James Comey and the now disgraced FBI agents take and closely examine it? Why isn’t Hillary/Russia being looked at? So many questions, so much corruption! — Donald J. Trump … [Read more...] about Why America’s Allies Are Terrified of Trump’s Summit With Putin