After days of attacks from Florida’s GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis over tickets for the popular “Hamilton” play purchased for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee shut his opponent down in the best way possible.
“I did go and see ‘Hamilton,'” Gillum said during his Wednesday night debate with DeSantis.
He went on to explain that during the 2016 trip to New York City, he got the tickets from his formerly close friend Adam Corey and a man who went by the name “Mike Miller” who was later revealed to be an undercover FBI agent. Gillum also noted that he got the ticket from his brother and should have done more “due diligence”
“I was informed by my brother, at the time, that he had given Adam Corey tickets to a Jay-Z and Beyoncé concert of which I understand they took later,” Gillum said, “and I understood that to have solved whatever the issue was to the expenses associated with it.”
After reiterating that he takes responsibility for not double-checking the source of the tickets, Gillum then pivoted.
“In the state of Florida, we got a lot of issues. In fact, we got 99 issues and ‘Hamilton’ ain’t one of them,” he said, causing an uproar of applause in the audience.
I'm running for Governor of Florida. We've got 99 problems, and trust me, Hamilton ain't one of them. Time for us to focus on the issues facing everyday Floridians. #BringItHome #FLGovDebate pic.twitter.com/Ozll4w3DCp
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 24, 2018
Feds now probing Giuliani’s links to Ukrainian natural gas projects – and if he profited from them
Federal investigators are now probing the ties of the President's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, into Ukrainian energy projects, and if he stood to gain financially in a business venture headed by his two "henchmen" who are now in jail.
The two associates infamously aided Giuliani's efforts in Ukraine to launch investigations into Joe Biden and Hunter Biden in an attempt to assist President Donald Trump's re-election efforts, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Fears grow on digital surveillance: US survey
Americans are increasingly fearful of monitoring of their online and offline activities, both by governments and private companies, a survey showed Friday.
The Pew Research Center report said more than 60 percent of US adults believe it is impossible to go about daily life without having personal information collected by companies or the government.
Most Americans are uneasy about how their data is collected and used: 79 percent said they are not comfortable about the handling of their information by private firms, and 69 percent said the same of the government.
Seven in 10 surveyed said they think their personal data is less secure than five years ago, while only six percent said it is more secure, the report found.
CNN legal analysts rip apart Jim Jordan’s ‘nonsensical’ defense of Trump witness intimidation
CNN legal analyst Elie Honig blasted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for arguing that President Donald Trump hadn't engaged in witness intimidation by tweeting attacks on a former ambassador as she testified against him in the impeachment inquiry.
Jordan argued the tweet can't be witness intimidation because Marie Yovanovitch wouldn't have known about the attack if Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) hadn't read it to her, but Honig said the GOP lawmaker's claim was ridiculous.
"His point is nonsensical," Honig said. "Of course, she was going to find out about a tweet that went out to 60 million people-plus. The law covers any way you look regarding timing."