Winter Storm Coming, Miss America Scandal
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Vol. 6, No. 345
White Christmas: A winter storm warning stretches all the way from southern Iowa and northern Missouri across seven states to New England. Snow in the West and a nasty cold rain in the East. It’s 20 degrees n St. Joseph, Mo.; 21 in Detroit; 27 in Johnstown, Pa.; 34 in Boston.
The forecast calls for snow in the Midwest tonight. Chicago could get 2 to 3 inches. The storm is then expected to bring as much as six inches of snow to parts of New England tomorrow.
There She Goes: The top leadership of the Miss America pageant has resigned following the release of emails in which pageant officials criticized past winners for their appearance, intellect, and sex lives.
The emails were leaked to The Huffington Post. Dozens of pageant winners demanded resignations and the CEO, Chairman, and President all resigned as a result.
One email used a common vulgarity for the female genitalia and others speculated about how many sex partners a winner had. Another message described former Miss Americas as a “pile of malcontents and has beens who blame the program for not getting them where they think they can go.”
Cold Case: Facing nasty criticism of the FBI by President Trump and some Republican leaders, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe plans to retire early in a few months when he becomes eligible for his pension, several news outlets report.
McCabe spent about 14 hours last week getting grilled by a Congressional committee asking about political prejudice in the bureau’s investigation of Hillary Clinton and Russian election influencing. Democrats denounced it as a partisan hounding.
President Trump was on the Twitter attack early this morning, repeating reports from Fox News. “.@FoxNews-FBI’s Andrew McCabe, “in addition to his wife getting all of this money from M (Clinton Puppet), he was using, allegedly, his FBI Official Email Account to promote her campaign. You obviously cannot do this. These were the people who were investigating Hillary Clinton.”
Travel and Resorts: A federal judge in Seattle yesterday partially lifted the Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from mostly Muslim countries from visiting family living legally in the United States.
Also yesterday, the White House is denied a damning report in The NY Times that says during a meeting in June to discuss President Trump’s thwarted immigration and travel ban, the President said that people coming from Haiti “all have AIDS,” that Nigerian immigrants would never “go back to their huts” in Africa, and that Afghanistan is a terrorist haven. The paper cites two sources present in the meeting.
The paper says, “Several participants in the meeting told Times reporters that they did not recall the president using those words and did not think he had, but the two officials who described the comments found them so noteworthy that they related them to others at the time.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said senior administration officials in the meeting all deny it happened. “It’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous ‘sources’ anyway,” she said.
Merry Christmas!: The NORAD Santa tracker had him over Yakutsk, Russia at 8am EST. Merry Christmas! It’s Christmas Eve and President Trump says we’re allowed to say it.