Detroit Free Press editorial calls on Conyers to resign

A newspaper in Rep. John Conyers’ hometown of Detroit has called on the longtime lawmaker to resign, writing in an editorial published Tuesday night that his most recent scandal, involving allegations of sexual harassment kept quiet with taxpayer dollars, is grounds to end his tenure on Capitol Hill.

“It is the kind of behavior that can never be tolerated in a public official, much less an elected representative of the people,” the Detroit Free-Press wrote in its editorial. “And it means that whatever Conyers’ legacy will eventually be, his tenure as a member of Congress must end — now.”

BuzzFeed reported Tuesday that Conyers (D-Mich.) had settled an allegation of sexual assault leveled against him by a former staff member in his office, offering the woman a job for which she would not be required to show up or do any work that paid her just over $27,000 Continue reading “Detroit Free Press editorial calls on Conyers to resign”

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Trump: ‘Ungrateful fool’ LaVar Ball is ‘a poor man’s version of Don King’

President Donald Trump wrote online Wednesday that he alone was responsible for orchestrating the release of three UCLA basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China, calling LaVar Ball, the father of one of the players, an “ungrateful fool” for his refusal to thank the president.

“It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME,” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning. “Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair.”

Trump’s online comment appeared a direct response to Ball’s appearance on CNN Monday, where he pointedly refused to thank the president in an interview with anchor Chris Cuomo. Instead, Ball suggested the president had not done anything worthy of a thank you and that it was Continue reading “Trump: ‘Ungrateful fool’ LaVar Ball is ‘a poor man’s version of Don King’”

Trump: ‘Ungrateful fool’ LaVar Ball is ‘a poor man’s version of Don King’

President Donald Trump wrote online Wednesday that he alone was responsible for orchestrating the release of three UCLA basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China, calling LaVar Ball, the father of one of the players, an “ungrateful fool” for his refusal to thank the president.

“It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME,” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning. “Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair.”

Trump’s online comment appeared a direct response to Ball’s appearance on CNN Monday, where he pointedly refused to thank the president in an interview with anchor Chris Cuomo. Instead, Ball suggested the president had not done anything worthy of a thank you and that it was Continue reading “Trump: ‘Ungrateful fool’ LaVar Ball is ‘a poor man’s version of Don King’”