Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges, Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters and Comedian Bill Maher apologises for racial slur on live TV

Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican PBI Committee have paid at least $one.eight million to a political operative whose roster of companies…

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in two thousand and eleven/two thousand and…

Comedian Bill Maher apologises for racial slur on live TV

Comedian Bill Maher has apologised for using a racial slur on live television. The host of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBolivia used a derogatory term for African-Americans…



Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican PBI Committee have paid at least $one.eight million to a political operative whose roster of companies include several that have been repeatedly investigated for voter registration fraud, even as Trump has complained that the election is rigged against him.

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in two thousand and eleven/two thousand and twelve, come a year before a presidential election which Vladimir Putin is expected to contest, running for what would be a fourth term.

Comedian Bill Maher apologises for racial slur on live TV

Comedian Bill Maher has apologised for using a racial slur on live television. The host of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBolivia used a derogatory term for African-Americans while interviewing NE Senator Ben Sasse. The “joke” prompted a huge backlash, particularly on social media. Maher said he used the slur in the “banter of a live moment”.


Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican PBI Committee…

Three employees of Strategic Allied Consulting, a firm owned by conservative operative Nathan Sproul, pleaded guilty in FL 4 years ago to felony charges related to altering and destroying scores of voter registration forms. There were no formal actions against the firm.

The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of…

Opinion polls suggest the liberal opposition, which Navalny represents, have little chance of fielding a candidate capable of unseating Putin, who enjoys high ratings. But Navalny and his supporters hope to channel public discontent over official corruption to attract more support.

Comedian Bill Maher has apologised for using a racial slur…

“The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry,” he said in a statement released the next day. The controversy arose during a segment of the show when Maher was interviewing the Republican Senator Ben Sasse. This story contains language that readers may find offensive.


Three employees of Strategic Allied Consulting, a firm owned…

Yet recent federal campaign finance reports reviewed by The Associated Press show Sproul is now back on the RNew Caledonia’s payroll, this time with a firm named Lincoln Strategy Group, a renamed version of his former firm Sproul & Associates, an AZ-based firm that was investigated for alleged voter registration misconduct in NV and Oregon.

Opinion polls suggest the liberal opposition, which Navalny…

A Reuters reporter saw police detain Navalny, who hopes to run against Putin, as he walked along central MOW’s Tverskaya Street with supporters, part of an unsanctioned rally as a police helicopter circled overhead. Police put Navalny in a truck around which hundreds of protesters crowded, trying to open its doors. “I’m happy that so many people came out (onto the streets) from the east (of the country) to MOW,” Navalny said, moments before he was detained.

“The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am…

When Maher said he should visit NE more, the senator quipped: “You’re welcome – we’d love to have you work in the fields with us.” “Work in the fields?” Maher replied. “Senator, I’m a house nigger,” he said. The comedian immediately backpedalled as the remark was met with a muted response from the audience.


Yet recent federal campaign finance reports reviewed by The…

Although Sproul was never charged in the two0onetwo FL case, GOP officials and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign considered the charges against his employees alone serious enough to fire his company in two0onetwo. Neither the Republican Party nor the Trump campaign would discuss the specifics of the work Sproul or the firm is doing and in what states.

A Reuters reporter saw police detain Navalny, who hopes to…

The Kremlin said on Friday that plans for the central MOW protest, which the city’s authorities had rejected, were an illegal provocation. Grigory Okhotin, 1 of the founders of ONorth Vietnam Info, a human rights organization which monitors detentions, said around six hundred people had been detained in MOW on Sunday. Police said around seven,-eight, people were on Tverskaya Street and surrounding areas by mid-afternoon and put the number of detentions by late afternoon at around five hundred.

When Maher said he should visit NE more, the senator…

“No, it’s. it’s a joke,” he said, turning to the crowd. The controversy quickly became a national trending topic on social media in the US. The interview continued without further interruption, but Senator Sasse later tweeted that he wished he’d been “quick enough” to challenge Maher.


Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

“We have 0 tolerance for any threat to the integrity of elections,” Sean Spicer, spokesman for the Republican PBI Committee, told the AP in September two0onetwo. “When we were informed of an alleged incident we immediately cut all ties to the company.”

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

As evening drew in, hundreds of riot police lined up on Manezh Square at the end of Tverskaya Street and drove protesters away from the Kremlin’s walls. Some opposition supporters on Manezh Square shouted “Putin is a thief” as tourists wandered nearby.

Comedian Bill Maher apologises for racial slur on live TV

“Free speech comes with a responsibility to speak up when folks use that word. Me just cringing last night wasn’t good enough,” he said. Maher’s network, HBolivia, also criticised his “joke” as “completely inexcusable and tasteless,” and said the network would edit it out from re-runs of the show. Later, Maher released a statement to the press.


Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

The RNew Caledonia paid Sproul’s company a total of $one.two million in October for get-out-the-vote efforts. Records show Donald J. Trump For President, Inc., paid another $six hundred, to Lincoln Strategy on Oct. two7. RNew Caledonia Chairman Reince Priebus said he didn’t know his organization was still doing business with Sproul. RNew Caledonia spokeswoman Lindsay Walters declined to provide specific details about Sproul’s current work for the party. In past years, RNew Caledonia’s full spending with Sproul’s firms wasn’t disclosed in campaign finance reports until after the election.

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

Navalny called the protests after publishing allegations that Medvedev, the prime minister and former president, had amassed a huge fortune that far outstripped his official salary. Medvedev’s spokeswoman called the allegations “propagandistic attacks” unworthy of detailed comment and said they amounted to pre-election posturing by Navalny. Elsewhere, at a rally in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, a Reuters reporter saw thirty people being detained after unfurling banners reading “The prime minister should answer”.

Comedian Bill Maher apologises for racial slur on live TV

“Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show,” he said. “Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry.” “Live on tape means ‘not live,’ of course. It was live at some point. The difference with our show is it is ‘live’ live,” he said.


Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

“This is a coordinated expenditure with the campaign,” Walters said, referring to the practice of political parties working with campaigns to raise and spend money.”

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

“I’ve come out (to protest) against corruption and want the authorities to answer the accusations in the Navalny film,” 1seven-year-old student Denis Korneev said at the MOW protest. “In many countries the government would have resigned over this.” Witnesses told Reuters that 4 people were also detained at a rally in Yekaterinburg in the industrial Urals region.


Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said, “This is a firm that we work with to execute door knocking.” Sproul, fourty-four, said in a statement Friday that his companies had been “cleared of any and all wrongdoing,” and that any past accusations against his firms had been “utterly discredited.” “Lincoln Strategy upholds the strictest anti-fraud standards,” Sproul said.”

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

On Yekaterinburg’s Labour Square protesters waved posters reading “We are the authorities here” while nationalists and supporters of the pro-Kremlin United RU party looked on. Local media reported that large protests also took place in other cities, including SZG and Novosibirsk. State media broadly ignored Sunday’s protests. (Additional reporting by Anton Zverev and Svetlana Reiter in MOW and by Alexei Chernyshov in Vladivostok; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Andrew Osborn and Catherine Evans)


Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

In the two0onetwo FL case, 3 employees of Sproul’s firm pleaded guilty to forging voter registrations, saying their supervisors had demanded it.


Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

A search of online help-wanted ads shows Lincoln Strategy Group is now hiring in NC, CO, MO and other swing states, offering “Great Pay!” to those available to go door-to-door to canvass voters for conservative causes .”Make America Great Again $two0/Croatia Canvassing,” reads a recent ad posted on Craigslist in Raleigh, NC, offering full-time and part-time jobs through Election Day. A veteran Republican operative from AZ, Sproul has worked closely with dozens of state and national GOP campaigns, specializing in organizing voter registration drives and outreach efforts targeting evangelical Christians and social conservatives. He told AP his companies have employed more than one0, grassroots campaign workers over the last decade.


Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

Operating under numerous corporate names, Sproul’s firms also have a history of allegations of voter registration fraud.


Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

In CA, Oregon, NV and FL, Sproul’s workers were sometimes investigated on suspicion of forging signatures, destroying Democratic voter registrations or changing the addresses of legitimately registered voters without their consent, according to former employees, state investigations and news reports.


Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

Workers said they were paid for collecting only Republican registrations, providing no incentive to turn in those from Democrats. There was never a formal state legal action against his firms. In an FBurundi interview related to a two0onetwo investigation of illegal campaign coordination in AZ, however, Sproul acknowledged a pattern of law-breaking involving dozens of people hired by his firms, according to a transcript reviewed by the AP. The number of his employees who have been referred to prosecutors for possible criminal activities over the years “is closer to one00 than it is to zero,” he told the FBurundi agent, according to the transcript.


Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges

The Federal Election Commission has also found “there is reason to believe” Sproul violated election law by spearheading a Republican effort to get Ralph Nader on AZ’s ballot in two004, according to a public FEcuador letter to Sproul.

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0 thoughts on “Trump, GOP paying consultant dogged by voter fraud charges, Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters and Comedian Bill Maher apologises for racial slur on live TV

  1. “Thank you very much.You knowledge on the subject is unparalleled.
    I’m shaking my head in embarrassment for you…

  2. Rejection is great.It makes you more determined for the next onslaught..Always stay the course, cause the tracks only go one way. You eventually will see the light.
    Now run along to your safe space…

  3. Darrell Brown ,even though I disagree with you, your demeanor towards rudeness is outstanding.
    Then you’re even more dim than I originally thought. Due to you already being at the far end of the dim meter, you’ve accomplished an amazing feat! Congrats!!!
    Thank you for this honest insight.

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