Morning Briefing: More Roy Moore Fallout, and Victim-Shaming Sean Hannity Must Be Fired
— Bob Mueller is investigating Michael Flynn plot to kidnap cleric, Fethullah Gulen (who lives in Pennsylvania) and return him to Turkey in exchange for “millions of dollars.
If I’m not misreading this WSJ report, Mueller is investigating Flynn for:— David Priess (@DavidPriess) November 10, 2017
Working with Turkish Gov’t, without reporting as a foreign agent, during the transition—
To kidnap and render a legal US resident—
To a Turkish prison islandhttps://t.co/YW63BN8viB
— George Papadapoulos isn’t happy that Trump has thrown him under the bus, after George Papadopoulos lied for the President.
Papadopoulos lied to FBI in "an apparent case of blind loyalty to protect Donald Trump,” ABC News reports, and is “upset the man he tried to protect is now trying to distance himself.” https://t.co/yJ41X7QURP pic.twitter.com/IvPIImrRSd— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 10, 2017
— So, about that pee pee tape? It may or may not exist, but we now know that — at the very least — there was a basis for believing it happened. Donald Trump’s former bodyguard, Keith Schiller, testified that a foreigner did offer to send 5 women to Trump’s hotel room while he was in Russia for the Miss Universe pagaent. Schiller says that Trump rejected the offer.
— On Roy Moore, the Vice President says he should resign “if” the allegations are true:
From @VPPressSec on ROY MOORE: “The Vice President found the allegations in the story disturbing and believes, if true, this would disqualify anyone from serving in office.”— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) November 10, 2017
The White House, via Sarah Sanders, says the same:
Trump on Moore per @PressSec: “the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person’s life. However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside."— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) November 10, 2017
— More on Roy Moore:
“This is what happens when you let reckless, incompetent idiots like Steve Bannon go out and recruit candidates who have absolutely no business running for the U.S. Senate,” said Josh Holmes, a former McConnell aide.
— Alas, Roy Moore — who has adopted the Trump defense to these allegations (deny, call it fake news, ignore) is actually fundraising on the charges:
Roy Moore is fundraising off a report that he pursued relationships with teens https://t.co/CH2ZWxHzy0— Alex Fitzpatrick (@AlexJamesFitz) November 10, 2017
Enjoy the next month, Republicans:
We have lost our minds if there is no place for Jeff Flake in the GOP but there is for Roy Moore.— Garrett Ventry (@GarrettVentry) November 9, 2017
Meanwhile,#RoyMooreChildMolester is trending on Twitter this morning:
GOP 2016: I wouldn't trust our candidate w/my kids!— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) November 10, 2017
2017: OK, as long as he only touches them through their clothes#RoyMooreChildMolester
So if you think Roy Moore is innocent please have your young daughters report to his campaign office for volunteer work. Have them bring their favorite bottle of wine and bible quote. #RoyMooreChildMolester— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) November 10, 2017
— Finally, the show that Sean Hannity put together last night was reprehensible. Fox News is awful, but this was beyond what we can usually expect from even Fox News. He basically called women liars using the Bible to call them out, while also saying that what happened between Moore and a 14-year-old was “consensual.” He called a story with 30 sources baseless and suggested that the women who came forward were doing it “for the money.” It was appalling, and Hannity is unhinged. I don’t know how James and Lachlan Murdoch can allow him to continue.
Anyway, if you have a Twitter account or a Facebook account, give a shout out to Hannity’s advertisers, and tell them you won’t support their products if they continue to advertise on his show.
Sean Hannity's Primary Sponsors:@Bayer @23andMe @bookingcom @CAinc @DIRECTV @DollarShaveClub @etrade @EntyvioUSA @Gillette @HomeAdvisor @LendingTree @LibertyMutual @Match @mitsucars @MyPillowUSA @Nutrisystem @ProcterGamble @pfizer @Progressive @SandalsResorts @USAA— Andrew Filson (@FilsonAndrew) November 10, 2017
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