Steve Wynn, facing multiple allegations of sexual abuse, has stepped down as RNC Finance Chairman.
WashingtonPost Robert Costa reports that RNC members are furious after getting left in the dark for 24hours since the news broke, without any response, guidance, or decisions from the RNC.
National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which handles fundraising for GOP campaigns, has not put out a response on if it would return Steve Wynn’s political donations.
RNC Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, confirmed that she accepted the resignation: “Today I accepted Steve Wynn’s resignation as Republican National Committee Finance Chair.”
In 2008, a young staffer working for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign accused top advisor, Burns Strider, of repeated sexual harassment. The complaint initially was reported to national director of operations, Jess O’Connell, who then brought it to the attention of campaign manager, Solis Doyle, with the recommendation that Burns get fired from the campaign. Doyle took on that advice up to Hillary Clinton, who relented on the firing and instead ordered Strider to undergo counseling and dock several weeks of pay. The female staffer was moved to a new job and no longer had to report up to Strider.
Burns Strider was the faith advisor for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and a co-founder of the progressive Christian lobbying firm, American Values Network. Strider got hired on again in the 2016 Election to lead the PAC, Correct the Record, created by political operative David Brock for opposition research.
Burns Strider subsequently got fired from Correct the Record after several months when more workplace issues came up including an allegation that he harassed a young female aide.
While speaking at the Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, former President Barack Obama proclaims that he is “basically a liberal Jew” in defending his stance against Israel’s West Bank settlement and his administration’s decision to abstain from the U.N. Security Council vote that denounced Israeli settlements.
Obama went on to argue that the West Bank settlement is “not sustainable” and could hinder peace talks/negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
“To be a true friend of Israel it is important to be honest about it, and the politics of this country sometimes do not allow for it,” Obama said, referring to the U.S.
After ranting against the NewYorkTimes reporting that Trump tried to fire Special Counsel Bob Mueller last June, Hannity conceded minutes later that the story could be accurate after a FoxNews correspondent confirmed a source backing some of the details in the report. Hannity then quickly cut to a high speed police chase in Arizona.
Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, has hit back on reports that Moo is estranged from her husband after cancelling a planned trip to Davos, where the reason given was “scheduling and logistical issues”.
Moo instead flew to West Palm Beach, Florida on an unannounced trip amidst reports that Donald Trump had a nearly year long affair with porn star, Stormy Daniels, months after she had given birth to their son.
DailyMail reported that Moo has been “spending time away from Trump and the White House” and staying at a DC hotel. Well, let’s all hope that Moo is picking up her own tabs and not charging them off to taxpayers – though given Moo’s track record as a welfare case and all-around moocher, highly doubt it.
Ivanka Trump has denied reports that she is heading a search to replace WhiteHouse Chief of Staff John Kelly. The first daughter and rumored “real wife” according to Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, has responded back that she normally does not respond back but felt compelled to dismiss the reporting as FakeNews.
When reporters asked Donald Trump, in Davos, on the latest NewYorkTimes story that he tried to fire Special Counsel Bob Mueller last June, Trump responded back “Fake news, folks. Fake news”.