web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > News Corporation (Page 71)

Colorado police make 8 arrests outside Trump rally venue after protesters block traffic

Eight anti-Trump protesters were arrested Thursday afternoon outside the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., ​​​​​where President Trump held a “Keep America Great” rally, according to reports.

Some 200 protesters from across the state had gathered at the site, with some blocking traffic nearby just as Trump took the stage, FOX 21 of Colorado Springs reported.

Joining the president inside the packed venue was U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., one of just two Senate Republicans up for reelection this year. (Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is the other.)

TRUMP SLAMS DEMS, OSCARS, BRAD PITT AS RALLY BLITZ MOVES TO COLORADO

Members of the Colorado Springs Public Order Response Team addressed the protesters, who were obstructing traffic, and issued several warnings before police engaged with them and made the arrests on failure to desist or disperse charges, FOX 21’s Daniela Leon reported.

“The crowd disregarded the orders, and a number of people were taken into custody,” the Denver Post reported, citing a police statement.

The eight suspects were handcuffed and taken to the El Paso County jail, where they were cited and released, the newspaper reported.

Westlake Legal Group trumpprotesters-cropped-129am Colorado police make 8 arrests outside Trump rally venue after protesters block traffic Jack Durschlag fox-news/us/crime fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning/trump-2020-campaign fox-news/politics/2020-senate-races fox-news/politics fox-news/person/donald-trump fox news fnc/politics fnc e445588d-56b8-5e2f-b26b-a7a1ab340f48 article

Protesters are led out of the World Ice Arena as President Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Associated Press)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Meanwhile, FOX 21 crews inside the World Arena said they saw at least one person removed several hours before the rally began.

In addition, as Trump spoke, a handful of protesters were removed from the rally, after they began chanting, “Lock him up!”

Westlake Legal Group trumpprotesters-cropped-129am Colorado police make 8 arrests outside Trump rally venue after protesters block traffic Jack Durschlag fox-news/us/crime fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning/trump-2020-campaign fox-news/politics/2020-senate-races fox-news/politics fox-news/person/donald-trump fox news fnc/politics fnc e445588d-56b8-5e2f-b26b-a7a1ab340f48 article   Westlake Legal Group trumpprotesters-cropped-129am Colorado police make 8 arrests outside Trump rally venue after protesters block traffic Jack Durschlag fox-news/us/crime fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning/trump-2020-campaign fox-news/politics/2020-senate-races fox-news/politics fox-news/person/donald-trump fox news fnc/politics fnc e445588d-56b8-5e2f-b26b-a7a1ab340f48 article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Trump’s support from African-Americans will rise 50 percent or more, Tim Scott predicts

Westlake Legal Group image Trump's support from African-Americans will rise 50 percent or more, Tim Scott predicts fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/south-carolina fox-news/shows/your-world-cavuto fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning/trump-2020-campaign fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc Brie Stimson article 3cd4b6d3-e7e1-5e45-827d-93946595be52

President Trump will see a 50 percent increase in support from African-American voters, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., predicted Thursday.

“It will go from 8 percent in 2016 to a minimum of 12 percent in 2020,” Scott told “Your World“’s Neil Cavuto. Trump could even get support from as much as 15 percent of black voters, he said.

“And that is ‘Game over,’” he added.

Scott pointed to increases in black homeownership and Trump’s efforts on criminal justice reform as reasons why that support will likely increase.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONSERVATIVES RIP LIBERAL STEREOTYPES: ‘WE BOTH DON’T EXIST”

“Think about a top-tier Democratic candidate that talks about harassing African-American males through stop-and-frisk,” Scott said, referring to the controversial anti-crime policy employed by Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg when he was mayor of New York City. “Compare that against President Trump’s criminal justice reform packages that are making the justice system more fair for African-Americans disproportionally than it has been in a long time.”

Black unemployment numbers are also down and the number of black people working is up, he added.

“President Trump is not just talking a good game, he is walking a good game,” Scott said.

“President Trump is not just talking a good game, he is walking a good game.”

— U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

Scott’s optimism on behalf of the president contrasted sharply with what House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., told Cavuto on Tuesday.

Clyburn said the president would “absolutely not” get more African-American support, adding he only gave Trump credit for continuing the economic growth started under the Obama administration.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The South Carolina Democratic primary is scheduled for Feb. 29. The state’s Republican primary was canceled.

Westlake Legal Group image Trump's support from African-Americans will rise 50 percent or more, Tim Scott predicts fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/south-carolina fox-news/shows/your-world-cavuto fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning/trump-2020-campaign fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc Brie Stimson article 3cd4b6d3-e7e1-5e45-827d-93946595be52   Westlake Legal Group image Trump's support from African-Americans will rise 50 percent or more, Tim Scott predicts fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/south-carolina fox-news/shows/your-world-cavuto fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning/trump-2020-campaign fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc Brie Stimson article 3cd4b6d3-e7e1-5e45-827d-93946595be52

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Bloomberg’s awful debate performance boosts front-runner Bernie

Westlake Legal Group image Bloomberg’s awful debate performance boosts front-runner Bernie Howard Kurtz fox-news/politics fox-news/columns/media-buzz fox news fnc/media fnc article 6c0dae40-12d4-5e63-99c8-5d76539e21fd

I don’t know if Donald Trump’s assessment of Mike Bloomberg’s “stumbling, bumbling and grossly incompetent” performance—“perhaps the worst in the history of debates”—is literally true.

But it would probably make the top five.

For once, Trump and the dreaded mainstream media are in complete alignment. Bloomberg was so awful, so tone-deaf, so completely decimated, that it’s hard to fathom what he was doing in debate prep. I said beforehand that the former New York mayor was not a good debater but all he needed to do was survive. Instead, the MSNBC faceoff in Las Vegas was like a gamble where the house takes all your chips.

FUROR OVER TRUMP PARDONS AS FRUSTRATED BARR WEIGHS QUITTING

Where does that leave the Democratic race? With Bernie Sanders galloping toward the nomination. By obsessing on the billionaire, Bernie’s rivals largely gave him a pass, with the criticism they offered bouncing off him like rubber arrows. If Bloomberg missed his moment, Sanders is on track to get the biggest delegate haul on Super Tuesday.

The reality is that this race could effectively be over in a dozen days. As the Pete Buttigieg campaign says in a memo, “If the dynamics of the race did not dramatically change, Democrats could end up coming out of Super Tuesday with Bernie Sanders holding a seemingly insurmountable delegate lead.”

Elizabeth Warren is being widely praised as the lead attack dog against Bloomberg, though it’s unlikely that her feisty performance can fully resurrect her candidacy. But she can stop complaining for now about the media ignoring her.

Joe Biden was also very aggressive, joining in the Bloomberg pile-on. But the glaring fact that the former VP took very little incoming, reflecting his sinking fortunes as the former front-runner. Biden has to bet on a good showing Saturday in Nevada and a win in South Carolina the following Saturday.

SUBSCRIBE TO HOWIE’S MEDIA BUZZMETER PODCAST, A RIFF OF THE DAY’S HOTTEST STORIES

The press had mostly convinced itself that Bloomberg, who’s already spent $400 million on the race, was the one guy who could stop Sanders and potentially defeat Trump. But the cosseted nature of his campaign became clear when he had to step out from behind his machine and face the MSNBC moderators—who, it must be said, were pointed, aggressive and often just let the contenders go at it.

Had Bloomberg done a series of television interviews, he would have been forced to hone his defenses. But because he did only a couple of friendly sessions, he flailed again and again at predictable questions. Shielding a man who owns a media organization from the media turned out to be a terribly strategy.

Since the Washington Post had compiled all of his alleged sexist and profane remarks toward women, and lawsuits charging harassment, it was folly for Bloomberg to sidestep the question by saying how many women he’s employed. Warren called him on that and his refusal to waive the non-disclosure agreements that keep some female complainants muzzled. Nor did Bloomberg utter a word of regret for his past remarks, saying only that some women might not have liked a joke.

The ex-mayor was slightly better in saying he was embarrassed by the now-disavowed stop and frisk policy, but had no effective rebuttal to the arguments by Warren and Biden that he’d set out to discriminate against young black men. And no one seemed convinced by his argument that he hasn’t had enough time to release his tax returns.

The testy exchanges between Amy Klobuchar and Buttigieg were difficult to watch, as if they were offended by each other’s presence. He hit her on having forgotten the name of Mexico’s president. She came back with “Are you trying to say that I’m dumb? Or are you mocking me here, Pete?” And: “I wish everyone was as personal as you, Pete.” With both struggling to capitalize on their strong showings in New Hampshire, I don’t think the condescending backbiting helped either one.

This is the moment of reckoning for Democrats. Bloomberg might improve in next week’s debate, but he no longer looms quite as large. It’s not clear that the Democrats can stop Bernie even if they want to.

Westlake Legal Group image Bloomberg’s awful debate performance boosts front-runner Bernie Howard Kurtz fox-news/politics fox-news/columns/media-buzz fox news fnc/media fnc article 6c0dae40-12d4-5e63-99c8-5d76539e21fd   Westlake Legal Group image Bloomberg’s awful debate performance boosts front-runner Bernie Howard Kurtz fox-news/politics fox-news/columns/media-buzz fox news fnc/media fnc article 6c0dae40-12d4-5e63-99c8-5d76539e21fd

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Tennessee doctor, wife see coronavirus turn their cruise vacation into a nightmare as wife tests positive

A Tennessee doctor remained Thursday aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship that’s seen more than 600 passengers and crew — including his wife — test positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple reports.

Dr. Arnold Hopland, a physician from Elizabethton, has been confined to his cabin for 23 hours a day, with only the clothes on his back, after the couple’s belongings were carried away on buses Monday, when they thought they’d be evacuating along with most of the ship’s other American passengers.

But then his wife Jeanie tested positive and was transported to a Japanese hospital. Rather than return to the U.S., Dr. Hopland stayed aboard the ship, which is docked near Tokyo.

“If my wife is staying here, I’m staying here,” he told Nashville’s WKRN-TV.

“If my wife is staying here, I’m staying here.”

— Dr. Arnold Hopland, Tennessee physician

Hopland described the Diamond Princess as basically being full of the virus.

“We’re essentially living in a petri dish to find out when we get infected,” he said.

CORONAVIRUS-QUARANTINED PASSENGERS ON DIAMOND PRINCESS SHIP FED BY CELEBRITY CHEF JOSE ANDRES

More than 300 Americans were taken off the ship and flown to the U.S. on State Department-chartered airplanes last weekend and placed in quarantine, while another 40 Americans — including Dr. Hopland — remained aboard.

The Hoplands were scheduled to be on Monday’s evacuation flight and had their suitcases already loaded on buses. But then an officer on the ship informed them that because his wife was infected, she had to stay behind.

Leaving his wife was not an option he would consider, Dr. Hopland said. Jeanie was taken away by Japanese officials a day later and now they communicate only by daily phone calls.

AMERICANS EVACUATED FROM DIAMOND PRINCESS CRUISE SHIP NOW UNDER TWO-WEEK QUARANTINE IN US

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., had urged officials to evacuate American citizens from the vessel during a conference call last Thursday, according to the Johnson City Press.

Westlake Legal Group AP20051218356900 Tennessee doctor, wife see coronavirus turn their cruise vacation into a nightmare as wife tests positive fox-news/world/world-regions/japan fox-news/world/world-regions/asia fox-news/world fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/tennessee fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox-news/health fox news fnc/health fnc David Aaro article 6c05cf8a-cb01-58fe-9f4c-17539dd83975

A bus carrying passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship prepares to leave a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (Associated Press)

Roe — who is also a physician — has reportedly been in contact with Hopland.

“They live in very tight quarters, they’re preparing the food,” Roe said, according to the paper. “It’s not an ideal situation.”

Meanwhile, officials said Thursday that two elderly Japanese passengers who had pre-existing medical conditions had died from the virus — the first deaths recorded from people on the ship.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“They designed an extremely flawed system,” Hopland told the station, “Now for a couple of days, just because they were under-prepared, I can fully excuse that, but for it to continue on now two weeks later and continuing on for another at minimum two weeks … this ship is completely infected with the virus.”

Westlake Legal Group AP20051218356900 Tennessee doctor, wife see coronavirus turn their cruise vacation into a nightmare as wife tests positive fox-news/world/world-regions/japan fox-news/world/world-regions/asia fox-news/world fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/tennessee fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox-news/health fox news fnc/health fnc David Aaro article 6c05cf8a-cb01-58fe-9f4c-17539dd83975   Westlake Legal Group AP20051218356900 Tennessee doctor, wife see coronavirus turn their cruise vacation into a nightmare as wife tests positive fox-news/world/world-regions/japan fox-news/world/world-regions/asia fox-news/world fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/tennessee fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox-news/health fox news fnc/health fnc David Aaro article 6c05cf8a-cb01-58fe-9f4c-17539dd83975

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Has History Finally Caught Up With Roger Stone? It May Be Up to Trump

Westlake Legal Group 20dc-profile-promo-facebookJumbo Has History Finally Caught Up With Roger Stone? It May Be Up to Trump United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Stone, Roger J Jr Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates Presidential Election of 2016

WASHINGTON — For nearly 50 years, Roger J. Stone Jr. taunted the political gods of fate, unleashing a torrent of dirty tricks on behalf of President Trump and his other well-connected clients and daring his adversaries to come after him, certain that the pursuit would make him richer and famous.

On Thursday, history may have finally caught up with him. But as is often the case with Mr. Stone, there may be an escape clause.

In a Washington courtroom, the dapper Republican political consultant — who once declared, “I revel in your hatred, because if I weren’t effective, you wouldn’t hate me” — was sentenced to more than three years in prison for trying to help Mr. Trump dodge accusations that his 2016 campaign conspired with the Russians.

Whether Mr. Stone, 67, will actually spend years behind bars may depend on the durability of his long and tumultuous friendship with Mr. Trump, who strongly hinted on Thursday that he might pardon his on-again, off-again adviser. “I’m going to let this process play out,” Mr. Trump said, but he added that “Roger Stone and everybody has to be treated fairly. This has not been a fair process.”

“He’s a smart guy,” the president went on. “He’s a little different. But those are sometimes the most interesting.”

Interesting, yes.

Mr. Stone, who came of age during Richard M. Nixon’s political ascent — and now has a tattoo of Nixon’s face between his shoulder blades — viewed his label of “dirty trickster” as less an insult than as a point of pride. Long before the F.B.I. raided his Florida home last year to accuse him of obstruction and lying, Mr. Stone embraced the power that came with campaign manipulation.

In 1972, he posed as a socialist making contributions to the campaign of Nixon’s Republican primary opponent. (He sent a receipt for the donation to a New Hampshire newspaper to create a scandal.) Later, after it became public that Mr. Stone had hired someone to infiltrate the presidential campaign of Senator George McGovern, he was fired from his Capitol Hill job working for Senator Bob Dole.

Mr. Stone’s career in the shadows was influenced by his introduction in the late 1970s to Roy Cohn, who was Senator Joseph McCarthy’s red-baiting protégé. Mr. Stone would come to refer to Mr. McCarthy as “a master of public relations,” embracing his bare-knuckle tactics and political dark arts. (Mr. Cohn, Mr. Trump’s longtime lawyer, first introduced Mr. Stone to Mr. Trump.)

Inspired by Mr. Cohn’s influence, Mr. Stone adopted rules he would live by for decades: attack, attack, attack. Never defend. Admit nothing, deny everything, counterattack.

For the next 20 years, Mr. Stone honed his skills in the raucous politics of a New York dominated by bigger-than-life politicians and the tabloid newspapers that lavishly covered them. Mr. Stone became bigger than life himself, driving Jaguars, wearing flamboyant suits and dishing out delectable quotes.

“The key to a good martini is you have to marinate the olives in vermouth first,” he once told The New Yorker, explaining his drink of choice. “Nixon gave me the recipe. He said he got it from Winston Churchill.”

It wasn’t always easy to separate Mr. Stone’s boasts from reality. When he was caught leaving a profanity-laced voice message for the father of Eliot Spitzer, then the attorney general in New York, Mr. Stone claimed he couldn’t possibly have placed the call because he was attending the Broadway show “Frost/Nixon” that night. The show wasn’t even playing that evening.

In the 1980s, Mr. Stone briefly became part of the Washington establishment when he joined Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman now in prison for financial fraud, to help create the powerhouse Republican consulting firm of Black, Manafort and Stone. An early client was Mr. Trump, then a celebrity real estate mogul in New York. In 1987, Mr. Stone tried to woo Mr. Trump into a race against a possible challenger to Mario Cuomo, the popular Democratic governor of New York, but Mr. Trump said no.

The partnership was not always a love affair. Mr. Trump once called Mr. Stone “a stone-cold loser.” For a while, Hillary Clinton became Mr. Stone’s obsession: In 2008, he founded an anti-Clinton group; critics quickly noticed that the first letters of the group’s four-word name detailed a crude epithet.

In the run-up to the 2012 campaign, it was Mr. Trump who was on Mr. Stone’s mind as Mr. Trump toyed with and then rejected the idea of challenging Barack Obama for the presidency. Four years later, in 2015, Mr. Stone was again among the handful of advisers who told Mr. Trump that if he wanted the White House, 2016 was probably his last chance. He served as a consultant for a few months on the campaign, but when Mr. Trump concluded that Mr. Stone was more interested in promoting himself, he was out.

“I terminated Roger Stone last night because he no longer serves a useful function for my campaign,” Mr. Trump told The Washington Post at the time. Later, in a tweet, Mr. Stone disputed Mr. Trump’s assertion that he was fired. “I fired Trump,” he wrote.

But if he was no longer on the inside, Mr. Stone was determined to not be completely out of Mr. Trump’s orbit. In the final months of the 2016 campaign, Mr. Stone sought to obtain information about emails that had been stolen by Russia from the computers of the Democratic National Committee and ended up in the possession of WikiLeaks. The emails released by the website helped damage Mrs. Clinton’s campaign.

It was Mr. Stone’s involvement in that affair that set the stage for his final downfall. Prosecutors proved to a jury that he had lied to investigators under oath and tried to block the testimony of another witness — an effort for which a federal judge on Thursday said he should spend 40 months in prison.

Or perhaps not. Just hours later, Mr. Trump appeared before a group that helps former convicts re-enter society. He repeatedly defended Mr. Stone, calling him a “good person” and lashing out at the forewoman of the jury that convicted him, accusing her of being politically biased against him.

For a moment, it seemed as if Mr. Trump might use the opportunity to pardon Mr. Stone on the spot. He did not. But he left little doubt that he viewed Mr. Stone as someone who shared the same grievances that Mr. Trump has nursed since the early days of his presidency.

“We will watch the process and watch it very closely,” Mr. Trump told the audience of former convicts. “And at some point I will make a determination.”

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Sol Wisenberg: Roger Stone case revealed AG Barr and his people viewed as ‘occupying force’ by some inside DOJ

Westlake Legal Group image Sol Wisenberg: Roger Stone case revealed AG Barr and his people viewed as 'occupying force' by some inside DOJ Victor Garcia fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/person/roger-stone fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc fcb47fed-46a8-5e6c-9e8e-7b997bcae26c article

Federal prosecutors’ initial recommendation of a nine-year prison sentence for former Trump adviser Roger Stone — who instead received a 40-month sentence Thursday — was “draconian,” former deputy independent counsel Sol Wisenberg said Thursday night.

“It’s true that what they recommended was technically within the sentencing guidelines, but everybody I’ve talked to about it in the white-collar criminal defense industry agrees that it was really a draconian recommendation that no judge would give a recommendation like that,” Wisenberg said on “The Ingraham Angle.” “You know, the average sentence given under the obstruction guidelines for somebody like Stone, a first offender with no criminal history, is nine-point-four months, not seven-to-nine years.”

ROGER STONE CASE: TIMELINE OF TRUMP ASSOCIATE’S DRAMATIC PROSECUTION

“They did nothing improper in the sense of doing anything unethical. But I think it was kind of a ridiculous recommendation,” Wisenberg added.

Stone, a former Trump associate, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday after days of drama ensnaring career prosecutors, the attorney general and the president over how severe Stone’s punishment should be for making false statements to investigators during the Trump-Russia probe.

Wisenberg said the president “hurt” Attorney General William Barr by tweeting about the case but also pointed out there is opposition to Barr within the Department of Justice.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt that there are people who were very hostile to the leadership [at] the Department of Justice,” Wisenberg said. “And I think it’s, it’s very troubling.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“There are people at main Justice who consider Barr and his people an occupying force and occupying army. And I think I think that’s really, really sad,” Wisenberg said. “Barr is the boss of them, not the other way around.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group image Sol Wisenberg: Roger Stone case revealed AG Barr and his people viewed as 'occupying force' by some inside DOJ Victor Garcia fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/person/roger-stone fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc fcb47fed-46a8-5e6c-9e8e-7b997bcae26c article   Westlake Legal Group image Sol Wisenberg: Roger Stone case revealed AG Barr and his people viewed as 'occupying force' by some inside DOJ Victor Garcia fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/person/roger-stone fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc fcb47fed-46a8-5e6c-9e8e-7b997bcae26c article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Warren Goes After Bloomberg Again, Offers Contract To Release Women From NDAs

Westlake Legal Group 5e4f6cf8230000b304ddd380 Warren Goes After Bloomberg Again, Offers Contract To Release Women From NDAs

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) continued to lambaste billionaire and fellow Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on Thursday, saying she had written a simple contract he could sign that would release dozens of women who filed sex discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits against him and his company from their nondisclosure agreements.

“I used to teach contract law,” Warren said during a CNN town hall in Nevada on Thursday, a day after she excoriated Bloomberg over the NDAs during his first appearance at a Democratic debate. “And I thought I would make this easy. I wrote up a release and covenant not to sue, and all that Mayor Bloomberg has to do is download it ― I’ll text it ― sign it, and then the women, or men, will be free to speak and tell their own stories.”

Warren read the provision verbatim on-air and later released the document on Twitter, saying it would be “simple and straightforward” and merely require Bloomberg’s signature.

Warren was one of several candidates to point to allegations of misogyny and harassment at his company during Wednesday’s debate.

“Mr. Mayor, are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements?” Warren asked on stage. “So we can hear their side of the story?”

Bloomberg attempted to defend himself amid the attacks, saying no one had accused him of “doing anything other than maybe they didn’t like a joke I told.” He later said both parties had signed the agreements “to keep it quiet for everybody’s interests” but declined to say if he would release anyone who wished to speak about their claims publicly.

The former New York City mayor also said during the debate he had “no tolerance for the kind of behavior that the Me Too movement has exposed.”

It’s unclear how many NDAs exist between former employees and Bloomberg, and he wouldn’t say, but 64 women have sued Bloomberg and his company for sex discrimination and sexual harassment over the past two decades. It can be difficult to get out of NDAs, and it would depend on which parties were involved in the agreements: If Bloomberg and Bloomberg LP were both signatories, each entity would have to agree to void the document, complicating matters.

Warren said once again on Thursday that if Bloomberg does not release women from their NDAs, the act would be “disqualifying” for his chances at the Democratic nomination.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

James Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey GIF: ‘Why are you so obsessed with me?’

Former FBI Director James Comey responded to a tweet by President Donald Trump on Thursday by posting a GIF of Mariah Carey with the caption, “Why are you so obsessed with me?”

Comey’s tweet, likening himself to the “Songbird Supreme,” came after Trump defended his former adviser Roger Stone following Stone’s sentencing to 40 months in prison earlier in the day for lying to Congress and witness tampering.

Trump claimed Comey also lied to Congress and should have received the same treatment — although, unlike Stone, Comey was never convicted of a crime.

The president, who fired Comey in May 2017, also accused the former FBI boss of leaking “classified information.”

TRUMP SAYS ROGER STONE HAS ‘VERY GOOD CHANCE OF EXONERATION’ IN LAS VEGAS

“They say Roger Stone lied to Congress.” @CNN OH, I see, but so did Comey (and he also leaked classified information, for which almost everyone, other than Crooked Hillary Clinton, goes to jail for a long time), and so did Andy McCabe, who also lied to the FBI! FAIRNESS?,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

The president left open the possibility of pardoning Stone at some point but suggested he would wait until all of Stone’s legal options are exhausted. Trump added that Stone has a “very good chance of exoneration.”

“I want the process to play out. I think that’s the best thing to do because I would love to see Roger exonerated,” he said. “I’m going to watch the process. I’m going to watch very closely. … At some point I’ll make a determination.”

MOD SCENE ERUPTS OUTSIDE ROGER STONE SENTENCING

Earlier in the week Trump issued pardons or sentence commutations to a number of figures, including former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, former Wall Street executive Michael Milken and former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.

The Stone case had worried some about possible presidential interference in the justice system.

Westlake Legal Group c03cd16b-Comey090419 James Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey GIF: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' fox-news/tech/topics/fbi fox-news/politics fox-news/person/roger-stone fox-news/person/mariah-carey fox-news/person/james-comey fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/entertainment/music fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/politics fnc David Aaro article 72076808-345d-59d0-8106-1ef38b214a4a

Former FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 17, 2018. (Associated Press)​​​​\

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson took a firm stance against Stone during the sentencing, although she didn’t give him the nine years originally sought by federal processors, saying it was excessive.

Stone was also given two years’ probation and a $20,000 fine.

“This is NOT campaign hijinks. This was not Roger being Roger. You lied to Congress,” Jackson told Stone. “The dismay and disgust … at the defendant’s actions in our polarized climate should transcend [political] parties.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Stone’s conviction was related to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election, a probe that Comey originally led. Trump’s firing of Comey sparked their public feud.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman, Bill Mears and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group Comey-Mariah James Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey GIF: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' fox-news/tech/topics/fbi fox-news/politics fox-news/person/roger-stone fox-news/person/mariah-carey fox-news/person/james-comey fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/entertainment/music fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/politics fnc David Aaro article 72076808-345d-59d0-8106-1ef38b214a4a   Westlake Legal Group Comey-Mariah James Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey GIF: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' fox-news/tech/topics/fbi fox-news/politics fox-news/person/roger-stone fox-news/person/mariah-carey fox-news/person/james-comey fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/entertainment/music fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/politics fnc David Aaro article 72076808-345d-59d0-8106-1ef38b214a4a

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Tennessee executes Nicholas Sutton, killer of fellow inmate in 1985 after slaying 3 in 1979

Convicted murderer Nicholas Todd Sutton was executed in Tennessee’s electric chair Thursday night, marking the fifth time the state has used that method of execution since 2018, according to reports.

Sutton — who was sentenced to death in 1986 for killing a fellow inmate a year earlier, after being convicted of three other murders in 1979 — was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. CST at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction.

Witnesses said Sutton looked forward to his execution with a solemn expression just prior to his death, The Tennessean of Nashville reported.

“I’m just grateful to be a servant of God, and I’m looking forward to being in his presence. And I thank you,” Sutton reportedly said in his final statement.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, WHICH STATES HAVE IT AND WHAT METHODS DO THEY USE?

In addition, Sutton thanked his wife and his family “for their love and support as they tried so very hard to save my life,” the newspaper reported.

Westlake Legal Group tenneseeexecute-cropped-1046pm Tennessee executes Nicholas Sutton, killer of fellow inmate in 1985 after slaying 3 in 1979 Jack Durschlag fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/tennessee fox-news/us/crime/homicide fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc ebc830a4-2c8d-54a3-b1b7-3fb03fc32098 article

Nicholas Sutton, 58, was executed Thursday at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville after being sentenced to death in 1986 for killing a fellow inmate. He had been serving time for murdering his grandmother and two others when he was 18. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP)

Sutton was initially convicted of killing three people in 1979, including his grandmother Dorothy Sutton, his high school friend John Large and Charles Almon. However, he was sentenced to death for his involvement in the fatal stabbing of fellow inmate Carl Estep in 1985.

In a statement read by a Department of Correction official prior to the execution, Large’s sister Amy Large Cook expressed relief.

“At least that chapter will be over,” she said.

“John was denied the opportunity to live a full life with a family of his own,” Cook’s statement said. “He suffered a terrible and horrific death, and for that I will never forgive Mr. Sutton.”

Sutton was originally scheduled to be executed by the state in 2015, the report said. However, legal delays blocked that date.

Sutton’s attorneys had sought intervention from either the courts or Gov. Bill Lee to delay or commute the execution. They pointed to what they claimed were issues in the trial that put him on death row as well as his remarkable transformation in prison, where correction officers said he had saved multiple lives.

DEATH ROW INMATES’ LAST WORDS

Lee was not swayed and declined Sutton’s clemency application earlier this week, The Tennessean reported. The U.S. Supreme Court also denied a request for a stay minutes before he was put to death.

‘Sutton signature’

Sutton’s killing spree began when he was 18 and led to investigators recognizing what they labeled the “Sutton signature,” which included placing bodies wrapped in plastic or bound in chains and weighted with cinder blocks.

He killed his childhood friend Large and Almon, a Knoxville contractor before targeting his grandmother, who adopted him after a childhood of abuse, neglect and addiction, the newspaper reported.

Sutton knocked her unconscious with a piece of firewood, wrapped her in a blanket and trash bags, chained her to a cinder block and threw her alive into the Nolichucky River in Hamblen County. An autopsy found she drowned in the icy waters.

CALIFORNIA TO MOVE HUNDREDS OF INMATES OFF LARGEST DEATH ROW; EX-DA CALLS IT ‘SLAP TO THE FACE’ OF VICTIMS

Following his conviction on first-degree murder charges in his grandmother’s killing, Sutton eventually led authorities to Large’s body and sentenced him to life in prison. He’d killed Large, 19, on a trip to Mount Sterling, N.C., and buried his body in a shallow grave on property that belonged to Sutton’s aunt.

On Jan. 5, 1985, Sutton helped stab Carl Isaac Estep, a convicted child rapist from Knoxville, more than three dozen times at Morgan County Regional Correctional Facility, resulting in a jury sentencing him to death.

BILL BARR SAYS HE’D TAKE FIGHT TO RESTART FEDERAL EXECUTIONS TO SUPREME COURT IF NEEDED

Sutton never disputed his role in four killings, but his lawyers said a history of altruism behind bars and other mitigating factors showed he deserved mercy, The Tennessean reported.

Inadequate trial representation had blunted Sutton’s opportunities to avoid the death penalty, they explained. They added “pervasive childhood trauma” had warped his brain.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

In their application, his lawyers said his father “was a violent, abusive and unstable man who suffered from severe mental illness, struggled with substance abuse and was repeatedly institutionalized.”

Sutton started taking illicit drugs with his father by 12, his lawyers wrote, beginning a lifelong addiction, the newspaper reported.

In addition, Sutton’s lawyer’s application said he had “gone from a life-taker to a life-saver” after becoming sober in prison.

His clemency application cited accounts from three prison officers who said Sutton stepped in to save their lives when he didn’t have to, twice stepping between staff and angry inmates to diffuse potentially lethal conflicts.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group tenneseeexecute-cropped-1046pm Tennessee executes Nicholas Sutton, killer of fellow inmate in 1985 after slaying 3 in 1979 Jack Durschlag fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/tennessee fox-news/us/crime/homicide fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc ebc830a4-2c8d-54a3-b1b7-3fb03fc32098 article   Westlake Legal Group tenneseeexecute-cropped-1046pm Tennessee executes Nicholas Sutton, killer of fellow inmate in 1985 after slaying 3 in 1979 Jack Durschlag fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/tennessee fox-news/us/crime/homicide fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc ebc830a4-2c8d-54a3-b1b7-3fb03fc32098 article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Watchdog Group Calls For Criminal Probe Into Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine Role

Westlake Legal Group 5e3e523e270000310338b8e2 Watchdog Group Calls For Criminal Probe Into Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine Role

A watchdog group is calling for a criminal investigation into Rudy Giuliani’s alleged leverage of government funds to benefit the reelection of client Donald Trump.

Trump has admitted that he sent Giuliani, his personal lawyer, to Ukraine to pressure officials to investigate unfounded accusations against political rival Joe Biden. During some of that time, Trump held up $390 million in military aid for Ukraine that had been approved by Congress.

Giuliani’s business associate Lev Parnas, who has been indicted for alleged campaign finance violations, has said that he followed Giuliani’s instructions to tell Ukrainian officials that their nation would not receive any aid unless they announced an investigation into Biden. 

“Evidence suggests that Giuliani, who is President Trump’s personal attorney, manipulated federal funds — specifically aid to Ukraine — for partisan political purposes, which is prohibited” by the Hatch Act, said a statement Thursday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

The organization filed a complaint Thursday with the Southern District of New York, which is reportedly already investigating Giuliani’s activities in Ukraine. The Hatch Act prohibits, among other things, the manipulation of federal funds and federal programs to advance a partisan agenda.

“Giuliani and his potential co-conspirators likely violated the Hatch Act by threatening to withhold congressionally authorized security assistance to Ukraine to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce investigations that would be politically beneficial to Giuliani’s client, President Trump,” the CREW statement added.

CREW’s executive director, Noah Bookbinder, said that Giuliani’s work in Ukraine not only led to the president’s impeachment in the House but “also violated our country’s criminal laws.” Holding up the military aid was “dangerous and anti-democratic,” he said.

Officials from the Southern District could not immediately be reached for comment. 

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com