Instead of being about enemies in a distant war zone, however, the network described in the memo consisted of former aides to President Barack Obama. The memo is unsigned and undated, and Trump Administration officials familiar with it offered conflicting accounts of who authored it and whether it originated inside or outside the White House. The officials said that it was circulated within the National Security Council and other parts of the Trump White House in early They said the memo may have had additional pages. A National Security Council spokesperson declined to comment. Some of the same conspiracy theories expressed in the memo appear in internal documents from an Israeli private-intelligence firm that mounted a covert effort to collect damaging information about aides to President Obama who had advocated for the Iran deal. In May, , that firm, Black Cube , provided its operatives with instructions and other briefing materials that included the same ideas and names discussed in the memo. The Black Cube documents obtained by The New Yorker referred to Rhodes and Kahl, arguing that they were using allies in the media to undermine the Trump Administration. The British newspaper the Observer revealed the existence of the operation in May, and The New Yorker identified the firm as Black Cube, an organization that Harvey Weinstein had hired to collect information on women accusing him of sexual abuse and journalists trying to expose the allegations. Black Cube has declined to answer questions about who hired it to collect damaging information on Rhodes and Kahl, citing client confidentiality.
By Bob Fredericks. August 23, pm Updated August 23, pm. The Associated Press, meanwhile, reported that the Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on payoffs and other potentially damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Trump ahead of the election. The president has repeatedly denied hooking up with either woman, and after initially denying knowledge of the payoffs, he now says he learned of them only after they were made. The Enquirer endorsed Trump for president in , the first time it had ever officially backed a candidate. The company — which also publishes Us Weekly, Star magazine and Ok! In an interview with Fox News that aired Thursday, Trump said he paid Cohen out of personal funds and the payments were intended to resolve a personal matter, not benefit his campaign. Read Next. Sessions to Trump: DOJ won't be 'improperly influenced'. This story has been shared , times.
Until now, we thought we were choosing presidents based on height. Meanwhile, in Ancient Rome they used to fill ministerial positions by who had what beneath his toga. Although I sent my research staff to the Library of Congress to gather more information on this topic, because they were so immersed in the subject, they failed to return on time to include their findings in this article. Let it suffice to say the Roman emperor, Varius Avitus Bassianus, better known as Elagabalus, who ruled Rome from AD until he was years-old when the Praetorian guards killed him and his mother, is best remembered for his penis competitions. Those of you who know me from the locker room, know why Elagabalus and I have much in common. Nor can we compare their penis size because women, however envious, are lacking in that respect feminists included. If the competition were based on the size of thighs and butts, Hillary and Oprah would fare well, but that would be unfair to their tighter-assed male competitors. If we were comparing based on olfactory cues, who knows where that would lead. Because these hormones also affect our behavior, it is of the utmost importance to force candidates to reveal what and how much of each hormone has surged through their systems and when, and then as frosting on the cake, we will also need full disclosure regarding their penis and clitoris lengths. Congress is not in full agreement regarding the best way to do this.
While most of the commentary was sober and high-minded — others could not help but snicker at the news by unleashing a slew of jokes and puns. Trump secretly worries dirty Pecker may take down his presidency. Overheard at the WH: The Pecker got immunity — juvenile jokes involving contraceptives will commence. Karem BrianKarem August 23, The immunity suggests that Pecker is now officially working with prosecutors not just against Michael Cohen, but in the broader inquiry into Donald Trump.
Maybe you'd never heard of right-wing provocateur Mike Cernovich before last week, when he helped get James Gunn fired from the next "Guardians of the Galaxy" film by highlighting Gunn's old Twitter jokes about rape and pedophilia. But Cernovich himself has a long history online, filled with both successes and statements he has since distanced himself from -- for reasons that will be obvious.
Before gaining fame as a Trump superfan, Cernovich got his start in the men's rights and pick-up artist community. His advice column, published on his blog "Danger and Play," included suggestions on the proper way to "choke" women during sex. Women only want to have consensual sex with men they know could rape them. Cernovich first came to wide public attention over his promotion of a conspiracy theory during the election that suggested that a pedophile ring was being run out of the basement of a Washington, D.
The story was bunk, and Cernovich has moved to distance himself from Pizzagate. Cernovich's biggest score of all probably wasn't James Gunn, but John Conyers. Barro swiftly retreated. His relationship with the newspaper was over just hours later. Last week, Cernovich helped lead an online campaign highlighting old tweets in which Gunn joked about rape about pedophilia. Gunn offered an apology, but was dropped by Disney from the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise.
The decision from the paper came after Jacobus' bizarre comments about convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Cernovich has trained his fire on comedian Michael Ian Black, who has said several times on Twitter that his tweets about pedophilia were only jokes. Fresh off his victory in ousting Gunn from "Guardians of the Galaxy," Cernovich forced "Rick and Morty" co-creator Dan Harmon and his employers at Adult Swim to apologize over an old sketch that featured Harmon graphically simulating the rape of a baby.
The sketch used a doll, not an actual baby. Getty Images. I guess you could say Trump failed to wrap Pecker up. Advice on Choking Women Before gaining fame as a Trump superfan, Cernovich got his start in the men's rights and pick-up artist community. Pizzagate Cernovich first came to wide public attention over his promotion of a conspiracy theory during the election that suggested that a pedophile ring was being run out of the basement of a Washington, D. James Gunn Last week, Cernovich helped lead an online campaign highlighting old tweets in which Gunn joked about rape about pedophilia.
Michael Ian Black Cernovich has trained his fire on comedian Michael Ian Black, who has said several times on Twitter that his tweets about pedophilia were only jokes. Dan Harmon Fresh off his victory in ousting Gunn from "Guardians of the Galaxy," Cernovich forced "Rick and Morty" co-creator Dan Harmon and his employers at Adult Swim to apologize over an old sketch that featured Harmon graphically simulating the rape of a baby. View In Gallery. Show Comments. Keep Reading Keep reading by creating a free account or logging in.