New York (AFP) - A ex-Bloomberg journalist has revealed how she fell for a jailed former pharmaceutical executive dubbed "the most hated man in America" after covering his arrest, in a love story that gripped social media Monday. Journalist Christie Smythe told Elle magazine in an article published Sunday that she left her husband for Martin Shkreli, who is serving seven years in prison for defrauding investors. Several US media commented on the tale Monday, with some accusing her of violating journalistic ethics, and others praising her for telling her story. Shkreli, who once led Turing Pha...
During an interview on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, Donald Trump's niece said her uncle has put his daughter in an impossible position now that she has been asked to testify before the Jan 6th House committee.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, Mary Trump suggested Ivanka Trump has intimate knowledge of what was happening at the White House on the day of the insurrection and likely fears what would happen to her if she told the truth.
"I think what's probably happening with my cousins and Donald is they're trying to make the calculation of what is in their best interests," Mary Trump began. "Donald isn't playing the card that she's his child to protect her. He's doing that to protect himself because he knows she may, indeed, have potentially damning information."
"She's making the same calculation; what will help her in the long run because she must understand that, as a government employee, as somebody who is at least involved by association, someone who was there that day and wasn't taking any direct action to stop what was going on, at least not publicly, she knows she has to come down on the right side of things or she'll continue to stay her father's ally and have to see how that plays out," she added. "She's in a very bad situation because she must understand that, if Donald feels it's necessary, he will stop protecting her."
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Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham predicted a Donald Trump victory in the 2024 election would lead to an administration spending four years seeking revenge for Trump's 2020 presidential loss.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, Grisham claimed Trump would be on a "revenge tour."
"Last question, Stephanie," the MSNBC host asked at the end of the of interview. "Donald Trump, as you know, has been teasing the potential of a 2024 White House run. Do you expect he will actually do it and if so, what kind of a threat would a second Donald Trump term pose?"
"I don't know," Grisham at first conceded. "I thought at first there was no way he was going to run, then I've changed my mind to think he was going to run."
"Knowing the man like do, it's weird for me to not know," she continued. "I believe he's waiting to see what happens in the '22 midterms. I think that if a lot of his more radical candidates that he's backing get into Congress, he'll run, because he'll feel empowered to do so. I do believe that if he is our next president, again, all the guardrails will be off."
"He won't have to worry about running for reelection," she continued. "When I was in the Trump White House, there was a common saying that senior staff would say -- Jared Kushner was one of them -- that's a 'second term project,' meaning we're going to wait and do the more crazy, draconian things until the second term."
"I also believe wholeheartedly it was a revenge tour," she added. "Anybody and everybody who spoke out against him, he'll be speaking revenge against. I don't think he'll be looking at it as what's best for our country anymore, it will be what's best for him and how do I get back at all the people who dared to defy me."
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Fox News host Maria Bartiromo accused President Joe Biden of launching an "attack" on Republicans because he asked what policies they are "for."
During her Sunday Morning Futures program on Fox News, Bartiromo noted that Biden had mentioned Republicans during a press conference last week.
"Biden attacks Republicans!" she exclaimed before playing a clip of the president.
"What are Republicans for?" Biden wondered. "What are they for? Name me one thing they're for."
Bartiromo did not explain why she considers the question to be an "attack."
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Maria Bartiromo accuses Joe Biden of an "attack" on Republicans because he asked, "What are they for?" pic.twitter.com/VDP1WFaheM
— David Edwards (@DavidEdwards) January 23, 2022