In a bombshell report on Politico, a former Occupy Wall Street organizer is accused of working with conservative news site Breitbart.com to disrupt rallies held by Trump rivals — including Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) — during the primary season.
According to Hadas Gold, a source claims that Aaron Black, an associate with Democracy Partners, tipped off reporters at Breitbart about upcoming disruptions and provided them with raw video.
Black recently showed up in Project Veritas videos made by conservative provocateur James O’Keefe, claiming to work with the Democratic National Committee. Those videos led to accusations that contractors associated with the DNC were responsible for disrupting Trump rallies and led to the firing of several employees.
According to Gold’s source, Black coordinated with Breitbart correspondents by email, phone and in person when following Rubio on the campaign trail while dressed as a robot. Rubio was under attack at the time for his repetitive comments in the GOP debates.
Following an appearance by Rubio in New Hampshire where the robot got into a brief scuffle with the candidate’s New Hampshire campaign chairman, Breitbart published the story immediately.
The Breitbart website is closely aligned with Donald Trump’s campaign — with the CEO of the conservative website pulling double-duty as acting CEO of Trump’s campaign.
You can read the whole report here.
Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates
President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE