Huma Abedin seeks divorce from Weiner after guilty plea

Huma Abedin seeks divorce from Weiner after guilty plea

Huma Abedin reportedly filed for divorce from Anthony Weiner Friday, hours after the disgraced former congressman pleaded guilty to sexting a minor. Abedin, a long-time aide to Hillary Clinton, first separated from Weiner in August 2016, after learning of allegations that her husband had sent explicit photos to a then 15-year-old girl. Earlier Friday, a tearful Weiner pleaded guilty to sexting a minor, apologizing in court to the teenaged victim and blaming his own “destructive impulses” for the prison time that now awaits him. The New York federal judge accepted Weiner’s admission to sending sexually explcit texts to a minor across state lines, and Weiner agreed to not appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. He also must register as a sex offender. More on this… Timeline: Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal external-ct “I have compulsively sought attention from women who contacted me on social media, and I engaged with many of them in both sexual and non-sexual conversation,” Weiner said in a prepared statement. “These destructive impulses brought great devastation to my family and friends, and destroyed my life’s dream of public service. “I remained in denial even as the world around me fell apart,” he added. In the statement, Weiner apologized to his family and the teenager and said he had come to grips with his twisted compulsions. “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,” Weiner said. The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months. She also accused...
GEORGE SOROS BOOSTS ANOTHER DA CANDIDATE, IN PHILADELPHIA RACE

GEORGE SOROS BOOSTS ANOTHER DA CANDIDATE, IN PHILADELPHIA RACE

by Fox News GEORGE SOROS BOOSTS ANOTHER DA CANDIDATE, IN PHILADELPHIA RACE By Jason Kopp GOP push to probe federal funding for Soros-backed groups Big bucks from George Soros helped turn a Pennsylvania district attorney election on its head, in the latest example of the liberal billionaire’s influence in local U.S. politics. On April 28, Soros poured nearly $1.5 million into the Philadelphia Justice and Public Safety PAC, which supported candidate Larry Krasner in the Democratic primary. Krasner won on Tuesday, and by a wide margin. He is expected to win the general election this fall, as Philadelphia is a Democratic stronghold. How much of a difference the PAC money made is unclear, but the cash infusion helped pay for TV commercials, campaign literature, and online ads to promote the candidacy of the civil rights attorney who has never worked as a prosecutor. The race marked the first time a super PAC has supported a D.A. candidate in Philadelphia. RELATED: BOB-WOODWARD-TELLS-JOURNALISTS-TO-STOP-BINGE-DRINKING-THE-ANTITRUMP-KOOLAID Krasner, as the Daily Caller puts it, benefited from “the kind of capital typically reserved for important national political campaigns.” RELATED: TIMES-UP—TEXAS-CLOCK-BOY-LAWSUIT-TOSSED-BY-FEDERAL-JUDGE But it’s not the first time Soros has pumped cash into local D.A. races, in an apparent bid to shape the approach to law enforcement on the ground level. Last August, Politico reported that Soros had channeled more than $3 million into seven local district-attorney campaigns in six states over the past year. The Washington Times looked at all of 2015 and 2016, reporting Soros sunk more than $7 million into at least 11 local prosecutor races in 10 states in that period. The report described it as part of “an effort to implement...
SHERYL ‘SAD’ FOR TRUMP VOTERS

SHERYL ‘SAD’ FOR TRUMP VOTERS

by Fox News SHERYL CROW ON TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY: ‘I FEEL SAD FOR THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED FOR HIM’ Sheryl Crow returns to her rock roots Sheryl Crow is not a fan of President Trump or his supporters. The 55-year-old singer/songwriter spoke to ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” on Thursday, where she declared, “It’s my hope that sooner than later he’s not in office anymore. I mean the word impeachment definitely comes out of my mouth, but what we need is a functioning government, and it’s been, for the last 144 days, nothing but chaos.” LANCE ARMSTRONG RECALLS DATING SHERYL CROW: ‘IT WAS A GOOD RIDE’ Crow also added the environment and security are two of her biggest concerns. “It actually has kept me up at night,” she admitted. “It’s infiltrated our daily lives in a way that is, for me, not healthy… I’m concerned about our democracy, what we count on as Americans. We don’t know what the truth is.” Taste of Country reported that Crow’s new album “Be Myself,” which was released after a temporary hiatus from music, highlights some political tracks. But aside from performing, Crow is still wondering why many voted for Trump in the first place. RELATED: CHRIS-CORNELL-SUICIDE–SINGER-HANGS-HIMSELF-AFTER-SHOW-MEDICAL-EXAMINER SHERYL CROW LEADS PUSH TO SHORTEN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN SEASON RELATED: JACKIES-ASSISTANT-TELLS-ALL “I feel sad for the people that voted for him, that are still hoping he’s going to deliver for them,” she explained. “There are a lot of people who are hurting in America just like all over the world and they believed in him, and it’s been my worry from the very...
TIME’S UP TEXAS ‘CLOCK BOY’ LAWSUIT TOSSED BY FEDERAL JUDGE

TIME’S UP TEXAS ‘CLOCK BOY’ LAWSUIT TOSSED BY FEDERAL JUDGE

by Fox News ‘CLOCK BOY’ LAWSUIT THROWN OUT IN FEDERAL COURT ‘Clock kid,’ family moving from Texas to Qatar A federal court has thrown out the civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of the Texas teenager known as “Clock Boy.” The lawsuit alleged that the city of Irving and Irving school district discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed at Irving MacArthur High School in September of 2015. Mohamed, a Muslim teenager who was 14 years old at the time, brought a homemade clock to school to show his engineering teacher. But an alarm on the clock went off in his English class and the teacher confiscated it. He was sent to the principal’s office. “A.M. never stated the device was anything other than a clock, never threatened anyone with harm, never claimed to have made a bomb, and never attempted to scare or cause alarm to anyone. When he asked for his parents, he was told that he could not speak with them because he was in the middle of an interrogation,” his attorney argued according to the court’s ruling. RELATED: GEORGE-SOROS-BOOSTS-ANOTHER-DA-CANDIDATE-IN-PHILADELPHIA-RACE The lawsuit claimed Mohamed’s civil rights were violated when he was interrogated at length without his parents and arrested on hoax bomb charges. When his father finally arrived at the school several hours later, the court documents state he “tried to explain to Officer Howman that A.M. was interested in robotics and created things, but she was unwilling to listen to his explanations.” RELATED: BOB-WOODWARD-TELLS-JOURNALISTS-TO-STOP-BINGE-DRINKING-THE-ANTITRUMP-KOOLAID Police originally said Mohamed was not very forthcoming and the school as concerned that the device was possibly the infrastructure for a bomb. Officers acted in...
BOB WOODWARD TELLS JOURNALISTS TO STOP ‘BINGE DRINKING THE ANTI-TRUMP KOOL-AID’

BOB WOODWARD TELLS JOURNALISTS TO STOP ‘BINGE DRINKING THE ANTI-TRUMP KOOL-AID’

by Washington Times BOB WOODWARD TELLS FELLOW JOURNALISTS TO STOP ‘BINGE DRINKING THE ANTI-TRUMP KOOL-AID’ Journalist Bob Woodward sits at the head table during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)  By Douglas Ernst  Journalist Bob Woodward of Watergate fame has some advice for his younger peers — stop “binge drinking the anti-Trump Kool-Aid.” MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” invited Mr. Woodward on set Friday morning to discuss President Donald Trump’s administration. The veteran reporter warned that too many journalists are allowing confirmation bias cloud their judgment. RELATED: GEORGE-SOROS-BOOSTS-ANOTHER-DA-CANDIDATE-IN-PHILADELPHIA-RACE “I think it’s time to dial back a little bit about because there are people around […] who are kind of binge drinking the anti-Trump Kool-Aid,” Mr. Woodward said, The Daily Caller reported. “And that is not going to work in journalism. Let the politicians have that binge drinking.” RELATED: TIMES-UP—TEXAS-CLOCK-BOY-LAWSUIT-TOSSED-BY-FEDERAL-JUDGE Mr. Woodward’s comments come against a political backdrop in which Mr. Trump is accused of asking former FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn, along with claims the president revealed classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Mr. Trump has repeatedly said that he has done nothing wrong. “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel [sic] appointed!” the president tweeted Thursday, a reaction to Robert Mueller’s oversight role on the investigation into Russia’s meddling into the 2016 election. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” Mr. Trump added. This is the single greatest witch hunt of a...