NBC News Story About 3 Trump Scandals Being Reported in One Day Says Everything About Our Politics in the Age of Trump
NBC News' First Read—their daily breaking news summary—made note of something that prior to January 2017 would have been considered a major development. Now, not so much.
What was this paradigm shift?
Fading one-time conservative media darling Ann Coulter—who only seems to gain notice now by criticizing President Donald Trump—offered him some more unsolicited advice on The Howie Carr Show. But despite the source's apparent animosity toward Trump, Coulter's suggestion is still sound.
To avoid situations like the one the Trump administration now finds themself in with fired White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, Coulter advises:
At 3:37pm EST Thursday in Washington D.C., President Donald Trump's official Twitter account announced that the resignation of embattled Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt had been received and accepted. Pruitt was facing 14 separate investigations into his activities at the EPA.
Twelve minutes later, Fox News producer Fin Gomez shared the resignation letter, citing Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts as the source. After which multiple sources shared the letter as well.
Tonight's highly-anticipated Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder crossover comes after an action-packed episode last Thursday. Olivia Pope has come out the worse for wear after both being shot and resigning from her role as White House Chief of Staff, but also redeemed having sacrificed herself for the president's well-being. Quinn's vendetta against Liv may have finally resolved itself, along with Olivia's relationship with her father, Rowan.
By the end of the episode, Olivia got all stitched up and drank some wine. Now the question on everyone's mind is: where will she go from here? As Rowan said last episode, "The giant has fallen, but that doesn't mean the giant is dead." In fact, the giant is heading for the Supreme Court.
Bill O'Reilly and Fox News are reportedly negotiating O'Reilly's exit. The network's top-rated star is facing additional allegations of sexual harassment and has lost sponsors following a report from the New York Times on April 1.
According to the Wall Street Journal, which, like Fox News, is owned by Rupert Murdoch, "Fox News is preparing to cut ties with star anchor Bill O’Reilly, according to people close to the situation."
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley agreed to resign from office and never hold public office again. The deal he reached also required him to plead guilty to two misdemeanors, repay misused state funds, and complete community service. He will avoid felony charges as a result of the deal.
"The time has come for me to look at new ways to serve the good people of our great state. I have decided it time for me to step down as Alabama's governor," said Bentley, "I leave this office that I have held, that I have respected, that I have loved for seven years to focus on other, and possibly more effective areas, of service."
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf will forfeit compensation worth $45 million––including his bonus and about $41 million in stock awards––as Wells Fargo launches a probe into a scandal over fake accounts. Earlier this month, an investigation revealed that Wells Fargo employees opened more than two million phony accounts to reach projected sales targets. In response to the allegations of fraud, the company fired about 5,300 low-level employees. Additionally, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Wells Fargo $185 million for illegal banking practices.