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Trump’s Team of Rivals? President taps past critics, as loyalists get tough treatment

Nine months ago, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman called on Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race over the bombshell “Access Hollywood” video. Fast-forward to this week and Trump, now president, has nominated Huntsman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Russia. Back in 2015, one Anthony Scaramucci called Trump a “hack politician.” On Friday, he was hired to lead the White House communications team. Related Image Expand / Collapse In this Jan. 16, 2012, file photo, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, announces he is ending his campaign for…

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Trump lawyer denies Russia probe pardons being discussed

President Trump  on July 18, 2017  Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images One of President Trump’s attorneys is denying a Washington Post report that Mr. Trump’s legal team has been “discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons” with respect to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Jay Sekulow tells CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett, “Pardons are not being discussed and are not on the table.” Jay Sekulow tells CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett, “Pardons are not being…

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Woman who wore fake penis, tricked blindfolded friend into having sex with her sentenced

A British woman who pretended to be a man by wearing a prosthetic penis and tricking her blindfolded friend into having sex with her was sentenced Thursday to 6 ½ years in prison. Gayle Newland, 27, was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault in June after a retrial, the BBC reported. She was initially sentenced to eight years in prison on November 2015 when she was found guilty for the same charges, but the conviction was overturned last year when officials declared the judge handling the case was not fair and…

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Kasowitz, Corallo depart Trump’s legal team

There’s been a shakeup in President Trump’s legal team. Marc Kasowitz is out as Mr. Trump’s personal attorney, CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reports. And Kasowitz’s spokesman, Mark Corallo, has resigned, Garrett says. The reasons for the moves were not immediately known. Kasowitz has represented Mr. Trump since the early 2000s, and led his defense in the Trump University fraud case. Kasowitz recently made headlines when he sent threatening emails to a retired public relations professional who had said Kasowitz should resign. In his first response, Kasowitz…

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Corallo, Kasowitz depart Trump’s legal team

U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, speaks to the news media at the National Press Club in Washington, on June 8, 2017. Reuters Two members of President Trump’s legal team departed Thursday, CBS News has confirmed. Marc Kasowitz is no longer Mr. Trump’s personal attorney, CBS News’ Major Garrett reports. Kasowitz’s spokesman, Mark Corallo, has resigned, Garrett reports. The reason for the departures were not immediately known. Kasowitz has represented Mr. Trump since the early 2000s, including representing Mr. Trump in the Trump University fraud case. Kasowitz recently…

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Trump business empire under scrutiny in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — The special counsel is now looking into the Trump business empire as part of its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and whether anyone in the Trump campaign was involved. In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, President Trump had a warning for special counsel Robert Mueller: Investigating his finances and his family’s finances would cross a red line. “I think that’s a violation,” Mr. Trump said. “This is about Russia.” But investigators are already examining the financial dealings of Mr. Trump and his associates,…

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Traveling to Europe? Protect yourself from this preventable disease

Doctors say the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine is safe and can prevent serious childhood illnesses. Joe Raedle, Getty Images Peak summer travel season is in full swing and government health officials are reminding those going abroad to take steps to protect themselves against measles amid outbreaks of the disease in some popular vacation spots. According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, more than 14,000 cases of measles have been reported in Europe since January 2016. In the past year, at least 35 children across the continent died from the…

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Copyright Case Over Richard Prince Instagram Show to Go Forward

Phony fraud photographers keep mooching me. Why? I changed the game. &their wizardry professorial boredom keeps coughing up a vick’sVAPOrub. Source: New York Times – Technology

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