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Ex-Trump bodyguard testifies Russian operative offered to 'send five women' to future President's hotel room

Schiller talks about Russian offer of 5 woman to Trump at Miss UniverseA former Trump bodyguard told members of Congress that a Russian operative offered to "send five women" to Donald Trump's Moscow hotel room after a 2013 business meeting, but the Trump camp turned the offer down.

According to NBC News, the pitch came after a meeting in preparation for the Miss Universe Pageant, which was held in Russia that year.

Longtime Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller shared the story as part of his testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Moscow meddling in the 2016 election.


Russian Twitter trolls diverted attention from Trump's 'Access Hollywood' comments

Russian trolls used Twitter to divert viewers from Trump Access Hollywood tapeTwitter accounts linked to Russian agents sought to draw attention away from President Trump's crude comments to "Access Hollywood" late in last year's campaign and  focus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton, according to an Associated Press analysis.

After The Washington Post released a 2005 recording of Trump boasting about groping and kissing women without their permission, Russian-backed Twitter accounts promoted the release of hacked emails from Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, and criticized the media for reporting on the so-called "Access Hollywood" tapes, the analysis shows.


Trump voter fraud commission faces lawsuit from member

Trump voter commission sued

A member of President Donald Trump's commission on voter fraud sued in federal court on Thursday, alleging that the commission is violating federal law by excluding him and others from participating in the work of the commission and refusing to provide documents available to other members.

The lawsuit, filed by Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., claims violations of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and seeks to compel the commission to hand over all documents Dunlap has requested along with all future documents prepared for or by the commission. In addition, Dunlap is asking the court to compel the commission to include him in all communications among commissioners and staff and prevent the commission from releasing any final report until he has had a chance to review it.

TVNL Comment: This is a bogus committee formed to 'prove' that Trump won the popular vote.  His ego has no boundaries and remains at an infantile level. Scary.


U.S. Subpoenas Icahn Over Biofuel Action While Trump Adviser

Carl Icahn enterprice subpoenaed for biofuel policy when working for TrumpIcahn Enterprises said in a recent filing that it's cooperating with the demand for information by the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York. The firm is controlled by Icahn, who also serves as its chairman.

Authorities want information relating to "Mr. Icahn's role as an advisor to the President," the November 3 filing said.

Icahn, one of Trump's earliest and loudest backers on Wall Street, stepped down suddenly in August as Trump's special adviser on regulatory reform.

Additionally, Icahn Enterprises (IEP) said authorities are looking into actions taken by both the firm and Icahn relating to the Renewable Fuels Standard -- an EPA regulation that has been hurting a small oil refinery Icahn owns.


Mueller likely to probe Gates’ moonlighting as movie producer

Gates probed for money laundering as producer

Rick Gates, indicted last week with his former boss and mentor Paul Manafort in the special counsel investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, is best known as a political consultant and lobbyist. In tandem with Manafort, he raked in tens of millions from Ukrainian and Russian oligarchs and a pro-Moscow Ukrainian political party. And when Manafort chaired Donald Trump's bid for the White House, Gates was his deputy.

Less well known is his sideline as a Hollywood producer. Gates has been involved in a handful of films, including this year’s Walk of Fame, which starred Clint Eastwood’s son Scott.


Judge issues gag order in Paul Manafort, Rick Gates money laundering case

Paul Manifort and Gates given gag ordersA federal judge issued a sweeping gag order in the money laundering and conspiracy case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and campaign aide Rick Gates that prohibits all parties – including potential witnesses – from making public statements about the case.

U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson issued the order on Wednesday "to safeguard defendants' rights to a fair trial, and to ensure that the court has the ability to seat a jury that has not been tainted by pretrial publicity."

The order applies to "all interested parties in the matter," including the defendants, their lawyers, prosecutors, witnesses and potential witnesses, Jackson said in a two page order.


First openly transgender African American woman elected to public office in U.S.

Andrea Jenkins

Andrea Jenkins won a seat on the Minneapolis City Council, becoming the first openly transgender African American woman ever elected to public office in the U.S.

Jenkins, a former policy aide to two city council members, captured 73% of the votes to win Minneapolis’ Eight Ward over three other candidates Tuesday night.

Jenkins picked up endorsements from the Minneapolis Star Tribune as well as Congressman Keith Ellison while running a campaign emphasizing affordable housing, raising the minimum wage and fair policing.


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