POLITICS 09/26/2018 12:39 am ET The former House speaker compared the sexual misconduct allegations facing the Supreme Court nominee to the Salem witch trials. By Dominique Mosbergen Newt Gingrich, appearing on Fox News on Tuesday night, compared the sexual misconduct allegations facing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with the witch trials that took place in Colonial Massachusetts in the 1600s. “I was struck earlier today that Arthur Miller’s great play ‘The Crucible,’ which is about the Salem witchcraft trials, actually relates to what’s happening to Judge Kavanaugh,” the former House speaker told host Sean Hannity. “What he’s being put through is almost like a medieval torture,” Gingrich added. Newt Gingrich: "What [Kavanaugh] is being put through, is almost like a medieval torture" pic.twitter.com/zKr4CFoyVN— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) September 26, 2018 Calling Kavanaugh’s Senate … [Read more...] about Newt Gingrich: Kavanaugh Is Being Put Through ‘Almost Like A Medieval Torture’
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New York Magazine reported Fox News host Sean Hannity and President Donald Trump talk on the phone most nights.Hannity is one of the most influential figures in the Trump administration without a formal White House role, according to Trump aides.President Donald Trump and Fox News host Sean Hannity talk on the phone most nights, according to a report from New York Magazine that goes inside the president's close relationship with the television personality.Hannity reportedly calls the White House general number, where operators see he's on a list of cleared callers, and they put him through on a line that goes directly to Trump. From there, the two reportedly alternate between discussing the "witch hunt" special counsel investigation and trading media gossip.Current and former White House staffers spoke to the magazine anonymously, and Fox News declined an interview request on Hannity's behalf. The White House didn't comment. 23 PHOTOS Sean Hannity through the years See Gallery … [Read more...] about Trump and Sean Hannity reportedly talk on the phone most nights.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Callum Borchers by Callum Borchers Email the author April 17 at 1:20 PM Email the author A tidy synopsis of the Sean Hannity conundrum can be found in a single tweet by the chair of the ethics committee at the Society of Professional Journalists, Andrew M. Seaman. For those asking: Sean Hannity should have disclosed that Michael Cohen - in some way - represented him. But you also have to be realistic about what you can expect from Sean Hannity. The … [Read more...] about Sean Hannity and the benefits of low expectations
Law Trump Attorney Michael Cohen's Secret 3rd Client: Fox News Host Sean Hannity Listen · 3:53 3:53 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/602952292/602971770" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney, arrives at federal court on Monday in New York. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption toggle caption Mary Altaffer/AP Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney, arrives at federal court on Monday in New York. Mary Altaffer/AP Updated at 5:54 p.m. EDT Donald Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen also has been representing Fox News host Sean Hannity, it emerged in federal court on Monday. Federal judge Kimba Wood ordered an attorney for Cohen to reveal the identity of a client that Cohen's team … [Read more...] about Trump Attorney Michael Cohen’s Secret 3rd Client: Fox News Host Sean Hannity
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set! Sign up *Invalid email address Got it Got it Morning Mix by Samantha Schmidt by Samantha Schmidt Email the … [Read more...] about Trump touts Hannity’s show on ‘Deep State crime families’ led by Mueller, Comey and Clintons