Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), a staunch defender of President Donald Trump, broke from GOP allies of the president on Sunday to admit that he found it strange that Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was in Ukraine again.
“It’s weird that he’s over there,” the Florida lawmaker said on ABC News’ “This Week.”
“I am grateful that very soon after I made those comments on CNN, the president put out a statement that said that Rudy Giuliani does want to come into Congress and explain his role, explain what he’s been up to,” Gaetz added.
“I believe that the president urging Mayor Giuliani to provide that clarity to the Congress will be helpful in resolving what seems to be odd having him over there at this time.”
On Saturday, Trump told reporters that he believed Giuliani would report on his findings to Congress and to Attorney General William Barr.
“He says he has a lot of good information,” Trump said. “I have not spoken to him about that information.”
The comments came as the House Judiciary Committee worked to draft articles of impeachment against the president that could come to a vote as early as this week.
Giuliani, who multiple witnesses placed at the center of events leading to the impeachment inquiry, traveled to Budapest and Kiev last week to meet with several former Ukrainian prosecutors. He is also reportedly under federal investigation due to his overseas dealings, which has raised questions about his choice to travel to Ukraine.
“Like a good lawyer, I am gathering evidence to defend my client against the false charges being leveled against him,” Giuliani told The New York Times.
Gaetz distanced himself from Giuliani on Thursday during an interview on CNN’s “Chris Cuomo Tonight.” Gaetz said he found it “weird” that Giuliani was in Ukraine, but said Giuliani deserved to get the “benefit of the doubt.”
“I think it probably would be helpful if Rudy clarified the role that he was playing in these different circumstances,” Gaetz added.
Giuliani has continued to claim that he possesses information which proves former Vice President Joe Biden contributed to corruption in Ukraine during the Obama presidency, which he says he will be releasing “very soon.”
Nearly everyone could agree with President Donald Trump that there is no “smocking” gun in the impeachment investigation against him, even though many would argue there’s a smoking gun or two.
In any case, plenty of critics were fired up that the president had resurrected his ridiculous “smocking gun” typo from a year ago in a tweet Sunday — if indeed, it truly is a typo.
Some wits speculated that Trump could be referring to a very different type of gun ― one stitched with smocking, or even crocheted, for example.
“The Democrats haven’t come up with a smocking gun. Nancy Pelosi, by raising this to the level of Impeachment, has raised the bar impossibly high. This comes after three years of nonstop investigations of Trump, the Russian collusion narrative, the Mueller Report, & now the…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2019
…..American people are supposed to believe that this simply isn’t a part of everthing they’ve been trying to do for the last three years? I think it is really a hard sell for Nancy Pelosi.” @DanHenninger The Wall Street Journal
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2019
The Smocking Gun has returned. pic.twitter.com/73X9zVttQX
— STOP tRumpnado 🌊 (@Trumpnado2016) December 8, 2019
Many were stunned Trump repeated a term that was so mocked 12 months ago in one of his 99 tweets Sunday — and schooled him on smoking guns:
What the hell are you smocking???
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) December 8, 2019
You’re right, there are no smocking guns. But there are plenty of smoking ones.
— Sergio Síano 🆘 (@siano4progress) December 8, 2019
I actually think Jerry Nadler should add “inability to spell the word ‘smoking’ correctly” as another Article of Impeachment.#SmockingGun
— Paul Lidicul (@PaulLidicul) December 8, 2019
True. There’s no smocking gun. The smoking gun is your transcript. And the unprecedented obstruction of Congress. And obstruction of justice. And emoluments. And campaign law violations. #PleaseResign
— Randi Blank (@RandiBlank) December 9, 2019
He actually said “smocking” again.
He’s not going to be able to feed himself by the next election.
— JRehling (@JRehling) December 8, 2019
I’m still trying to help Nancy Pelosi find that damned smocking gun. It would help if you could tell me what one looks like and WTF does one do with a smocking gun?
— leslie evans (@lesliern92) December 9, 2019
Another smocking gun? You need to get Bill (Fred Flintstone) Barr, right on this. Is this some new type of weapon? Threatening the homeland? #DonTheCon #ExtremelyUnstableMoron
— rocky (@rcdjr510) December 9, 2019
Jesus Christ he still hasn’t learned how to spell smoking.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) December 8, 2019
Right. Not one “smocking” gun. But an entire pattern of crimes and corruption. Extortion. Coordination with a foreign adversary. Obstruction of Justice. Abuse of power. Witness intimidation.
It’s a weapons cache -and you will be removed, indicted, imprisoned, humiliated. pic.twitter.com/HaXhStvcka
— George A. Polisner, Founder of civ.works (@FoamingPenguin) December 8, 2019
I fully support a smocking gun ban.
BTW, does anyone have ideas for a last minute smocking-stuffer?
— Heather D. Feckful Waters Says Im🍑 the traitor (@_HeatherDWaters) December 9, 2019
That’s the case, plus you still have Rudy continuing the crime. The Smoking guns. pic.twitter.com/fvuy2gFzhD
— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@HoodlumRIP) December 8, 2019
The SMOKING gun is 300+ pages of evidence (below), plus you confessed at least three times I know of.
Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report:https://t.co/OEokjzn6UW
Key Findings of Fact:https://t.co/F5Th1HNSB1
— Gary M. Sarli♿️ (@GMSarli) December 8, 2019
#smockinggun Look at your tweet. Then send it. It’s not like you’re the President and need to have any attention to detail. #Spellcheck #Trump2020 #WhereHasAllTheCovfefeGone
— Justin Ward (@justinward90) December 8, 2019
Netflix made awards show history by dominating the 2020 Golden Globes nominations, scoring its first-ever Best Picture nods for four of its films.
This year was light on surprises, with Noah Baumbach’s devastating portrait of divorce “Marriage Story” leading the pack with six nominations across the acting, writing and directing categories. Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic “The Irishman,” which arrived on Netflix earlier this month after a limited theatrical release, trailed not too far behind with five nominations, though Robert De Niro was snubbed in the Best Actor race.
The nominees for achievements in film and television ahead of the 77th annual awards ceremony were unveiled by actors Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning, and Susan Kelechi Watson at a news conference at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, which will host the entertainment industry’s biggest party early next year.
The idiosyncratic voting body comprised of 90-plus journalists, known as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, determine who’s in the running for Globes glory and have a history of surprising Hollywood with refreshingly divergent nominations. Last year’s winners, however, were an uncharacteristically accurate portent for Oscars gold, with Rami Malek of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the polarizing “Green Book” taking the top prizes.
This year, Netflix’s Eddie Murphy-fronted comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” was also represented strongly in nominations for the comedy categories, while the absorbing religious drama “The Two Popes” scored four nods for the streaming service.
But don’t count out Quentin Tarantino’s sweeping “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” about Hollywood’s golden age, which nabbed five nominations, or Todd Phillips’ record-breaking “Joker,” which won four nominations and could get the last laugh this awards season.
In the television arena, Netflix’s royal drama “The Crown” and “Unbelievable,” as well as HBO’s “Chernobyl” are front-runners heading into the ceremony, while Apple TV Plus’ “The Morning Show” made a surprisingly plentiful showing with nominations for leads Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. After a divisive final season, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” won’t make a victory lap at the Golden Globes ceremony, scoring only single nod for actor Kit Harington.
Despite immense critical acclaim and securing Emmys earlier this year, Ava DuVernay’s searing Netflix series “When They See Us” was completely ignored by the Globes.
The 2020 Golden Globes also will honor Tom Hanks with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” In addition, Hanks’ turn as Mister Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” may figure in the nominations.
Ellen DeGeneres is set to receive the Carol Burnett Award, which pays tribute to a performer who has made outstanding contributions to television both on and off screen.
The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented Sunday, Jan. 5, in Los Angeles with Ricky Gervais returning as host for the fifth time.
Check out the full list of nominations below.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
“The Two Popes”
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“Dolemite is my Name”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”
Sam Mendes, “1917”
Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
Todd Phillips, “Joker”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cynthio Erivo, “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”
Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”
Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”
Renee Zellweger, “Judy”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Christian Bale, “Ford v Ferrari”
Antonio Banderas, “Pain & Glory”
Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Awkwafina, “The Farewell”
Ana de Armas, “Knives Out”
Beanie Feldstein, “Booksmart”
Emma Thompson, “Late Night”
Cate Blanchett, “Where’d You Go Bernadette”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig, “Knives Out”
Roman Griffin Davis, “Jojo Rabbit”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Taron Egerton, “Rocketman”
Eddie Murphy, “Dolemite Is My Name”
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Annette Benning, “The Report”
Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”
Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers”
Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
Brad Pitt, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”
Best Foreign Language Film
“Pain and Glory”
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
Best Motion Picture – Animated
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (Universal
“Toy Story 4”
“The Two Popes”
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Beautiful Ghosts” (“Cats”)
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (“Rocketman”)
“Into the Unknown” (“Frozen II”)
“Spirit” (“The Lion King”)
“Stand Up” (“Harriet”)
Best Original Score
Best Television Series – Drama
“Big Little Lies”
“The Morning Show”
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“The Kominsky Method”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Best Actress TV Series – Drama
Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”
Jodi Comer, “Killing Eve”
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”
Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show”
Olivia Colman, “The Crown”
Best Actor TV Series – Drama
Brian Cox, “Succession”
Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Tobias Menzies, “The Crown”
Billy Porter, “Pose”
Best Actress TV Series – Comedy
Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”
Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll”
Kirsten Dunst, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”
Rachel Brosnahan, “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Best Actor TV Series – Comedy
Ben Platt, “The Politician”
Paul Rudd, “Living With Yourself”
Rami Yousef, “Rami”
Bill Hader, “Barry”
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
Best Miniseries or Television Film
“The Loudest Voice”
Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon”
Helen Mirren, “Catherine The Great”
Merritt Wever, “Unbelievable”
Kaitlyn Dever, “Unbelievable”
Joey King, “The Act”
Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Chris Abbott, “Catch-22”
Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Spy”
Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice”
Jared Harris, “Chernobyl”
Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon”
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies”
Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”
Emily Watson, “Chernobyl”
Patricia Arquette, “The Act”
Toni Collette, “Unbelievable”
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
Alan Arkin, “Kominsky Method”
Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
Andrew Scott, “Fleabag”
Stellan Skarsgård, “Chernobyl”
Henry Winkler, “Barry”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and a large group of Democratic senators have signed a letter that will be sent to the White House on Monday calling on President Donald Trump to fire senior adviser Stephen Miller in light of leaked emails showing the extent of his white nationalist beliefs.
“We write to demand the immediate removal of Stephen Miller as your advisor,” states the letter, a copy of which was provided to HuffPost by Harris’ office.
The leaked emails, the letter says, show that “what is driving Mr. Miller” is “not national security, it’s white supremacy—something that has no place in our country, federal government, and especially not the White House.”
“Simply put,” the letter continues, “Mr. Miller is unfit to serve in any capacity at the White House, let alone as a senior policy adviser.”
Harris, the second Black woman to ever serve in the U.S. Senate (who ended her presidential campaign last week), is the lead signatory of the letter. Twenty-six other senators signed, including four presidential candidates: Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).
The letter adds to growing and prolonged pressure on the White House to get rid of Miller, the aide credited with developing the Trump administration’s brutal anti-immigrant policies.
Nearly one month ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center published a series of blockbuster reports analyzing 900 emails Miller sent to the far-right website Breitbart from 2015 to 2016, when he was working as an aide to former Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). The emails show Miller actively shaping Breitbart stories related to race and immigration, encouraging editors and writers at the publication to draw inspiration from explicitly white supremacist websites like VDare.
At one point Miller suggested that Breitbart write about “The Camp of Saints,” a fascist French novel that depicts feces-eating brown people taking over Europe.
“It is simply appalling that a senior advisor to the President advanced parallels between this book and contemporary events,” states the letter the senators sent to the White House Monday.
Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller.
Another part of the senators’ letter focuses on how Miller’s “demonstrable white nationalist ideology has been directly translated” into Trump administration policy.
“The Muslim ban targeted individuals of color and caused chaos at U.S. airports around the country, wreaking havoc on the lives of countless individuals and families,” the letter states. “The family separation policy tore children from their families, resulting in widely reported mistreatment and human rights abuses of immigrants in detention facilities nationwide. The rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has thrown the lives of hundreds of thousands of DREAMers into chaos and instability.”
“Mr. Miller has also reportedly advanced your administration’s efforts to slash refugee admissions, limit asylum access for vulnerable populations, prevent extensions of Temporary Protected Status to those granted safety from humanitarian crises abroad, and disqualify immigrants who use public resources from receiving certain immigration benefits,” it continues.
“Each and every one of these policies has a disproportionate adverse impact on communities of color and our country. Each and every one of them aligns with the white nationalist ideals espoused by Mr. Miller in his e-mails.”
The Trump administration has continued to defend Miller over the past month. Although never denying the authenticity of the emails published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the White House has attempted to discredit the civil rights organization, calling it a “long-debunked far-left smear organization.”
But the senators’ letter on Monday shows that outrage over Miller’s emails is unlikely to ebb.
All told, nearly 40 U.S. senators, all Democrats, have now called for Miller to either resign or be fired. Over 100 members of the House of Representatives, also all Democrats, wrote their own letter to the White House last month demanding Miller’s ouster. More than 50 prominent civil rights organizations, including the NAACP, wrote to the White House with the same demand.
A coalition of Jewish groups organizing under the banner Jews Against White Nationalism have called on Miller, who is Jewish, to quit. “As your fellow American Jews,” they wrote in a petition, “we will not rest until you resign.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio (D-N.Y.) started an online petition targeting Miller that now has over 130,000 signatures.
And according to a report Saturday from NBC News, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) — whose district includes the El Paso Walmart where a reputed white nationalist allegedly massacred 23 Hispanics earlier this year — has called on the Department of Homeland Security to audit its policies to figure out which were developed by Miller in order “to show the motivations of the administration’s immigration policies and shed light on the people that help craft them.”
Here’s the full list of the senators who signed Monday’s letter to the White House:
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.)
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.)
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)
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President Donald Trump is again slamming his preferred network, claiming that Fox News is pandering to the left by having Democratic lawmakers on air.
The president tweeted Sunday to express his displeasure that Fox News allowed Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) ― whom he described as “losers” and “radical left haters” ― to appear on the network’s airwaves.
Cicilline was a guest on “Fox News Sunday,” where he discussed Democrats’ forthcoming articles of impeachment with host Chris Wallace. Cicilline sits on the House Judiciary Committee, which held impeachment hearings last week.
The president criticized the network following the broadcast, tweeting, “Don’t get why @FoxNews puts losers on like @RepSwalwell (who got ZERO as presidential candidate before quitting), Pramila Jayapal, David Cicilline and others who are Radical Left Haters?”
Don’t get why @FoxNews puts losers on like @RepSwalwell (who got ZERO as presidential candidate before quitting), Pramila Jayapal, David Cicilline and others who are Radical Left Haters? The Dems wouldn’t let @FoxNews get near their bad ratings debates, yet Fox panders. Pathetic!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2019
“The Dems wouldn’t let @FoxNews get near their bad ratings debates, yet Fox panders. Pathetic!” he added.
The three representatives responded almost simultaneously about 15 minutes later, all tweeting the same selfie of the three of them, alongside Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), saying that they were busy working to protect and uphold the Constitution while he was tweeting insults.
[email protected], while you’re busy tweeting insults, we’re busy working to honor our oath of office to protect and defend the constitution and safeguard our democracy. @JoeNeguse pic.twitter.com/dsUVaQWbQA
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) December 8, 2019
While you’re tweeting at us, Mr. President, we are working to uphold the Constitution and keep you accountable. https://t.co/cgVwVxXytG pic.twitter.com/2Zt8E71HlB
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 8, 2019
[email protected]: While you’re tweeting at us, Mr. President, we are working to uphold the Constitution and keep you accountable. https://t.co/8zkniC0fQ7 pic.twitter.com/JUGmLFZ6pQ
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) December 8, 2019
Despite his preference for the network, the president has repeatedly gone after Fox News in recent months over unfavorable coverage during the impeachment inquiry. Late last month, he attacked the network for its decision to “waste airtime” by hosting Swalwell, a member of both the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, who spoke about the inquiry following a day of testimony from three government officials.
“Fox should stay with the people that got them there, not losers!” Trump said at the time.
Fox News host Neil Cavuto reminded the president how journalism works in November, telling Trump that reporters have an obligation to question him, even if that invites his “wrath.”
“You are free to rage. All we are free to do is report and let the viewers decide,” he said, after Trump had attacked Wallace, a veteran journalist, for a “Fox News Sunday” segment during which he called out Rep. Steven Scalise (R-La.) for “very badly” mischaracterizing some of the impeachment witness testimonies.
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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is being mocked on Twitter after claiming that he’s the victim of someone who “stalked” him.
However, the image he shared on Twitter was of reporter Lee Fang of The Intercept ― and footage doesn’t show stalking but rather ordinary reporting.
Video from the scene shows Fang identifying himself, then calmly attempting to question Nunes outside a $15,000-a-plate GOP fundraiser on Saturday.
Specifically, Fang asked Nunes about his contacts with Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani ― attorney to President Donald Trump ― who has been indicted on federal campaign finance charges.
The House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report released last week includes phone records from AT&T showing multiple calls between Nunes and Parnas.
“What was the content of those calls?” he asked. “Were you part of this effort to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Hunter Biden?”
Rep. Devin Nunes, at glitzy New York fundraiser, refused questions about his reported contacts with Lev Parnas https://t.co/0QZuombhGI by @lhfang, @paulabowd pic.twitter.com/vu00H6FFVs
— The Intercept (@theintercept) December 8, 2019
Nunes does not speak in the footage but instead shakily photographs both Fang and the camera operator filming the encounter.
The congressman later tweeted:
This guy stalked me in hotel lobby after my appearance on @foxandfriends Saturday AM maybe he was in Vienna with @cnn #goodnightVienna pic.twitter.com/uQdhvgnLcq
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) December 8, 2019
The Intercept said Nunes spoke to a Capitol Police officer, who ordered the reporters out of the hotel where the fundraiser was held.
But given the routine nature of the encounter ― a reporter who identifies himself questioning a congressman about a matter he’s allegedly involved in ― critics were quick to call out Nunes for some “snowflake” behavior:
These Republicans are either bullies or snowflakes or, as in Nunes’s case, a combination of both. https://t.co/q9GG03yOZg
— Clyde Haberman (@ClydeHaberman) December 8, 2019
Devin Nunes is so scared he got caught he is literally SHAKING fifty seconds into this video when he gets called out again. pic.twitter.com/elp8EViFcA
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) December 8, 2019
Don’t worry, @DevinNunes, my hands also tremble when I’m totally, definitely innocent.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) December 8, 2019
Here is the person paranoid snowflake Devin Nunes falsely claims was “stalking” him. He is a reporter professionally asking questions in a public place about Nunes’s contacts with Lev Parnas. pic.twitter.com/TbMNPEbkvR https://t.co/Os1r4yKc6u
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) December 9, 2019
I just watched his video. He identified himself as press and asked you questions. You’re the infamous Devin Nunes, trying to rig democratic elections—what do you expect to happen when you’re in public? #Snowflake #ComplicitGOP
— Amy Schulz (@amy_norcal) December 9, 2019
Please stop harrasing the American people you serve and get back to work
— David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954 (@davidhogg111) December 9, 2019
A reporter asked you a question at a public event? My God.
Are you OK, sir? Do you need to sue your way through the trauma?
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) December 8, 2019
He told you who he was and asked for some very basic info.
Don’t have a cow man.
— Randy Bryce (@IronStache) December 8, 2019
oOOooooOoOooooo no! A reporter who very clearly identified himself as Lee Fang from The Intercept wanted to as you, an elected representative, w question?! Oh no! Are you okay, Devin? Oh me oh my
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) December 9, 2019
“Stalked” lol what a tender little cream puff you are.
No that’s a reporter asking questions that they won’t ask in your safe space on Fox and Friends.
He was doing his job. You should give that a try sometime.
— Devin Nunes’ Alt-Mom (@NunesAlt) December 8, 2019
Is there a bigger snowflake than Devin Nunes?
— William Linde (@WELinde) December 9, 2019
Are you ok? We all know how traumatic you find it when you’re asked legitimate questions.
— SeanKentComedy (@seankent) December 8, 2019
When you say “stalked” do you mean the legal definition or are you just loosely using language with the intent to stir people up? Because all reporters “stalk” under the seeming meaning you are using. But you are now worth a follow, @DevinNunes !
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) December 9, 2019
I prefer this angle. The “content of those calls” with Lev Parnas now please, congressman. pic.twitter.com/lknQzncw4V
— Brett Banditelli (@banditelli) December 8, 2019
Outspoken singer Linda Ronstadt delivered a brutally honest takedown at a State Department dinner Saturday night when she told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to stop “enabling” President Donald Trump.
Ronstadt was among a group of Kennedy Center honorees at the event. Sam Greisman, son of another honoree, Sally Field, was the first to tweet about the clash, calling the 73-year-old singer an “icon.”
At the State Dept. dinner for the Kennedy Center honorees Mike Pompeo wondered aloud when he would be “loved”. Then Linda Ronstadt got up to get laurels, looked the fucker right in the eye and said “maybe when you stop enabling Donald Trump”. Icon.
— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) December 8, 2019
Pompeo — in a play on Ronstadt’s 1975 blockbuster hit “When Will I Be Loved” — congratulated her at the dinner, then quipped: “As I travel the world, I wonder when will I be loved.” He also declared himself a “big fan.”
When it was Ronstadt’s turn at the mike, she had a zinger for Pompeo: “I’d like to say to Mr. Pompeo, who wonders when he’ll be loved, it’s when he stops enabling Donald Trump,” Variety reported. Then, she abruptly sat down.
Her comment first drew gasps, then applause — then cheers, according to Variety.
Pompeo presented Ronstadt, Field, “Sesame Street,” the band Earth, Wind and Fire, and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas with rainbow-ribboned medals at the dinner, which also included family members. They were honored Sunday night at the Kennedy Center.
Presidents and their wives typically attend the Kennedy Center gala, but Trump and the First Lady will skip the event for the third year in a row.
“In a perfect world, we would have the president of the United States in attendance,” Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter told The Washington Post. “It’s an important evening for the arts — not just at the Kennedy Center, but all across America.”
Speak truth to power. Never stop. Look ’em in the eye. Thank you, #LindaRonstadt. https://t.co/BDPH4E7EJr
— Dr. Jack Brown (@DrGJackBrown) December 8, 2019
Pompeo…you’re no good, you’re no good, you’re no good, baby you’re no good.🎶🎼🎵🎶🎼
— Bruno Amato (@BrunoAmato_1) December 8, 2019
Jewish groups denounced President Donald Trump Sunday for anti-Semitic tropes after he referred to some Jewish voters in the real estate business as “brutal killers” who will vote for him to dodge a wealth tax.
Trump also complained that some Jews “don’t love Israel enough” in a speech Saturday at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Florida before a supportive crowd that chanted “four more years.”
Halie Soifer, the executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, called Trump’s comments “vile and bigoted” in a statement. Trump’s “deeply offensive remarks … including his unconscionable repeating of negative stereotypes that have been used historically to target Jews, only reinforce our belief … that Donald Trump is the biggest threat to American Jews,” Soifer added.
Author Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg tweeted: “It’s not even coded anti-semitism. It’s not a dog whistle. He’s saying this. Out loud. To a room full of Jews.”
The president also resurrected his own version of a Native American slur by again calling Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Pocahontas,” who he falsely claimed wants to take “100% of your wealth away.”
Trump told the crowd: “A lot of you are in the real estate business because I know you very well. You’re brutal killers. Not nice people at all.” Some in the crowd laughed. “But you have to vote for me; you have no choice. You’re not going to vote for Pocahontas, I can tell you that … You’re not going to vote for the wealth tax.” (See the video above at 27:00.)
He added: “Even if you don’t like me; some of you don’t. Some of you I don’t like at all, actually. And you’re going to be my biggest supporters because you’ll be out of business in about 15 minutes if they [Democrats] get” the presidency.
Progressive Jewish advocacy group J Street tweeted that Trump is “incapable of addressing Jewish audiences without dipping into the deep well of anti-Semitic tropes that shape his worldview.”
The President of the United States is incapable of addressing Jewish audiences without dipping into the deep well of anti-Semitic tropes that shape his worldview. https://t.co/XGewT2VGPC
— J Street (@jstreetdotorg) December 8, 2019
Rabbi Alissa Wise of the Jewish Voice for Peace called it “reprehensible that President Trump can’t manage to address a Jewish audience without immediately peddling in anti-Semitic tropes.”
Soifer complained that Trump “even had the audacity to suggest that Jews ‘have no choice’ but to support him.” In fact, Soifer noted, an “overwhelming majority of Jews are both pro-Israel and anti-Trump because of his incendiary rhetoric … [and] because he’s emboldened the rise of white nationalism in America, which has directly led to increased hatred and violence targeting Jews.”
Trump’s “Pocahontas” slam against Warren has also angered Native Americans. The National Congress of American Indians issued a statement earlier this year condemning Trump’s “continued use of the name ‘Pocahontas’ as an insult for political gain. Not only does it disrespect Pocahontas’ legacy and life, it likens her name to a slur … We call on all Americans to denounce the continued use of such terms and the sentiments they express.”
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The fate of the world rests in Wonder Woman’s hands once again.
The first full-length trailer for “Wonder Woman 1984” was unveiled by director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot, who also served as a producer for the sequel, at the Comic Con Experience in São Paolo, Brazil, on Sunday.
Jenkins said that the superhero will be “unleashed on the modern world” in the new film, which boasts real wire work and major stunt moments shot on location around the globe — as opposed to the more typical CGI-heavy effects we’ve come to expect from comic book fare in recent years.
The eye-popping trailer kicks off on a more subdued note with Diana bonding with Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig) — who later becomes one of her greatest foes — about past loves. And before long, Diana’s former flame Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who seemingly met his end in the first film, blasts in for a brand new adventure.
Set to the New Order track “Blue Monday,” the trailer thrusts Diana into a bold, new, totally ’80s world, as she kicks butt Amazonian-style, leaping to new heights and putting Thor to shame by seemingly lassoing a bolt of lightning. We also get a peek at Diana’s homeland of Themyscira, where much of the first film was set.
On Sunday, fans were also treated to four new character posters featuring the first look at Wiig’s Barbara Minerva (aka the villain Cheetah); Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord; and Pine in the new film.
Check out the new character posters from #WW84 – in theaters June 5. pic.twitter.com/O27ARDQHpA
— Wonder Woman (@WonderWomanFilm) December 8, 2019
A teaser video featured glimpses of Diana disarming a cadre of gun-toting bad guys whetted fans’ appetites a day before the full trailer dropped.
DC has been expectedly tight-lipped about the next chapter of Diana’s story, which will hit theaters three years after the record-breaking original film. The studio has so far only released a log line that’s light on details:
“Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role. As previously announced, the film also stars Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. And Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor.”
And while the “Wonder Woman 1984” won’t be released until next summer ― it was originally slated to be released this year ― Gadot is already raising expectations that the film is more engrossing than the original.
“I was so invested even though I shot the whole movie and I read the script a million times and we did it and filmed it for eight whole months,” she said of her experience screening the film for the first time. “All of a sudden seeing all the puzzle pieces coming together and seeing this huge, grand … I called Patty crying.”
She added: “I had an even bigger reaction than I did for the first one.”
“Wonder Woman 1984” arrives in theaters on June 5, 2020.
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A 5-year-old child carrying a toddler trekked half a mile through subzero temperatures to neighbors in Alaska after they were left home alone and became frightened, authorities said.
The children were treated for cold-related injuries on Tuesday after leaving their house in the village of Venetie, south of the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve, where temperatures at the time had dipped down to 31 degrees below zero, Alaska State Troopers said in a news release Friday.
The oldest child, who carried the 18-month-old while wearing only socks and light clothing, said they became scared and left the home after the power went out.
A welfare check was performed by state troopers who chartered an aircraft to reach the remote village. A woman named Julie Peter was later arrested on one count of endangering the welfare of a minor in the first degree.
Peter is accused of abandoning the children in her home with no adult supervision. Authorities did not say how she is related or knew the children.
Online records show she is no longer in custody.