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Ex-Seattle cop investigated after trapping woman in his car while driving for Uber

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A former Seattle police officer with a history of harassing women is under investigation for allegedly continuing to do so as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.

KIRO-TV reported that Peter Leutz was identified in court documents as the driver accused of refusing to follow a woman’s requests to stop the ride during a December 2015 encounter.

“We do not tolerate harassment or abuse from drivers or riders,” Uber said in a statement. “This individual was immediately barred from driving with Uber as soon as we learned of the alleged incident, and we have offered our assistance to law enforcement in their investigation.”

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According to KOMO-TV, the woman told investigators that Leutz “was talking about his anger with women” while giving her a ride to the apartment. During the hour-long incident, he also allegedly “pointed out various locations and telling her he was a former law enforcement officer and talked about the various crimes he investigated there.”

When Leutz finally dropped her off, authorities said, he kissed her on the lips and asked for her phone number, adding that he would know if she provided a fake one, based on her user information. She subsequently received several “strange” texts from him.

She finally reported him to police after security camera footage caught him entering the courtyard of her apartment building on April 13 to leave her a note. Investigators said she did not do so after her first meeting with Leutz because she felt that it “never went well when you report a police officer to another police officer from stories she had heard from TV or friends.”

Photography Is Not A Crime reported that Leutz was fired just nine months before the incident after complaints from three women regarding unwanted advances. One of the women said he sent her 109 text messages within a 39-day period after giving her his number during a traffic stop.

KIRO also reported that, according to local police, there has been a surge in sexual assault allegations involving drivers for both Uber and its biggest competitor, Lyft.

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Watch Anderson Cooper use the long-form of ‘BS’ while shutting down Rod Blagojevich on CNN

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MSNBC anchor Anderson Cooper was visibly angered by claims made by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich during a Friday evening CNN interview.

Blogojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for corruption while in office that included attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacancy created when Barack Obama was elected president. His sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump.

Cooper lectured Blogojevich for getting sued while governor over a backlog of 3,000 clemency cases.

The CNN anchor described it as "a little ironic and frankly a little sad and pathetic and hypocritical."

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Judge rules against Devin Nunes in $9.9 million lawsuit over the salacious Steele Dossier

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) suffered a legal setback after losing a major lawsuit he had filed.

"A federal judge has tossed out a racketeering lawsuit House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes filed last year against the private investigation firm at the heart of the Trump-Russia saga," Politico reported Friday evening.

"Alexandria, Virginia-based U.S. District Court Judge Liam O'Grady's two-page order made short work of Nunes' suit, which sought $9.9 million in damages from Fusion GPS, its founder Glenn Simpson and a nonprofit watchdog group, Campaign for Accountability," Politico explained. "The judge also signaled that pressing on with the legal battle could result in sanctions against Nunes and his attorney, Steven Biss."

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Devin Nunes is livid at report he helped Trump’s White House: ‘Who the hell is leaking this?’

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The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee is suing Washington, DC's hometown newspaper.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced that he was suing The Washington Post during a Friday appearance on Fox News.

“A senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers last week that Russia wants to see President Trump reelected, viewing his administration as more favorable to the Kremlin’s interests, according to people who were briefed on the comments,” The Washington Post reported Thursday. “Trump learned about Pierson’s remarks from Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), the committee’s ranking Republican and a staunch Trump ally, said one person familiar with the matter.”

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