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Gawker slapped with lawsuit threat over claim Trump’s ‘cotton candy hairspray labyrinth’ is a weave

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A Gawker piece calling Donald Trump’s infamous coiffure a weave could land the publication in yet another lawsuit.

Last month, Gawker writer Ashley Feinberg launched an investigation into Trump’s famous glimmering nest-atop-head, based on information gleaned from an unnamed tipster, positing that it was a weave — the work of Ivari International.

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But the company’s owner, Edward Ivari, was apparently not flattered by the idea that Trump’s much-talked about hair may not be hair, but a $60,000 “microcylinder intervention,” performed by the company in the Trump Tower building in New York — located on a private floor reserved for Trump’s office.

The story calls Trump’s hair a “cotton candy hairspray labyrinth.”

It seems to be more than a simple lawsuit, but instead another part of the Gawker legal saga.

The letter sent to Gawker by attorney Charles J. Harder claims Ivari suffered emotional distress and privacy invasion as a result of the story. Gawker reports that Harder is an attorney hired by Peter Thiel, a tech CEO who has a longstanding beef with Gawker. According to Forbes, Gawker outed his sexuality publicly in a 2007 post.

Thiel funded Hulk Hogan’s successful lawsuit against Gawker, which resulted in the publication filing for bankruptcy and going up for sale.

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According to Gawker, Ivari’s lawyer demanded “immediate removal of the story from Gawker, a public apology, the preservation of ‘all physical and electronic documents, materials and data in your possession’ related to the story, and, notably, that we reveal our sources. ”

Gawker so far has refused to comply and in a recent post defended itself, calling the claims “ridiculous.”

As for Trump, he has maintained that his hair is all real. In August, responding to allegations that his mane was a toupee, he allowed a woman to come onstage at a South Carolina rally and tug on it to prove it wasn’t.

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“It’s my hair, I swear,” he said.

Earlier this month, an investigative report by USA Today revealed that Trump has been involved in a record-setting 3,500 lawsuits. So far, no word on whether Trump will make the Gawker story number 3,501.

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#PresidentPelosi Trends After Sondland Testimony Implicates Pence in Trump Ukraine Scheme

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The hashtag #PresidentPelosi was trending Wednesday as Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified to the House Intelligence Committee in the impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump's Ukrainian schemes for assistance in the 2020 election and implicated Vice President Mike Pence in the effort.

If Trump and Pence are both removed from office over their involvement in the plot, the next in line for the presidency is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

"I'm fine with Pelosi serving as interim president until we hold an election," tweeted activist Bree Newsom. "Both Trump and Pence are implicated in this conspiracy to extort Ukraine."

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Trump claims not to ‘know’ Gordon Sondland very well — but the evidence suggests otherwise

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President Donald Trump attempted to distance himself Wednesday from his hand-selected European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland. At the same time, Trump claimed that Sondland’s stunning testimony, which alleged that the president had ordered a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, in fact, vindicated him.

“Was there a ‘quid pro quo’?” Sondland said in his testimony to the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday. "The answer is ‘yes.’”

Sondland further claimed that “everyone was in the loop” and all actions were “directed” by the president.

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The latest GOP defense of Trump crumbles in impeachment hearing

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It was a day of blockbuster day of testimony from E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, in which Sondland — who once gave Donald Trump a million dollars for his inauguration — decided to save his own hide by ratting out not just Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, but seemingly half the senior staff of the White House.

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