Donald Trump claims to have a world-class memory, but it certainly wasn't on display during his deposition for a lawsuit over Trump University. "I don't remember," Trump told lawyers 35 times during his December testimony, which was released on Wednesday. His inability to recall covered a wide range of subjects -- including whether he had told NBC News' Katy Tur just a month earlier that he had the "world's Greatest memory."
The author of a new tell-all book about Hillary Clinton could never have seen any of what he claims -- he was too low-ranking -- say several high-level members of Secret Service presidential details, including the president of the Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service. The book has rankled current and former members of the Secret Service, who don't like anyone airing their business in public -- but who also take issue with Byrne inflating his role. Byrne was a uniformed officer in Bill Clinton's White House. But that's the lowest level of protection within the White House and around the president. read more
Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner didn't mince words about Ted Cruz during a talk at Stanford University Wednesday evening. Boehner called Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh," according to the Stanford Daily. "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Boehner said he would not vote for Cruz, even if he managed to get the nomination. read more
The Boston Globe published a story Sunday about a lawsuit against Donald Trump filed in the 1990s that accused him of sexual misconduct. The suit followed an attempted business deal between Trump and the organizers of American Dream Calendar Girls pin-up posters and calendars, George Houraney and Jill Harth. The couple alleged in one suit that Trump cost them millions. Harth filed another accusing Trump of subjecting her to aggressive, unwanted sexual advances. She said in a 1993 deposition that during a dinner, "When we got to the dinner table, Donald started right in on the groping under the table, to tell you the truth." She alleged that later that night, Trump "kissed, fondled and restrained" her from leaving. Trump denies all of the allegations of sexual misconduct. He did not respond in detail about Harth's suit, saying, "It was false." read more
For your daily dose of outrageous Republican hypocrisy, look no further than the state of Tennessee, where a Republican lawmaker is working tirelessly to strip transgender/LGBT Americans of their bathroom rights. House Bill 2414 has been co-sponsored by state Rep. Jeremy Durham, on the grounds that women would be protected from the non-existent harassment and assault of men "pretending" to be transgender in order to use the women's bathroom. The state legislature of Tennessee would be much better off passing a bill to protect women from the harassment of Jeremy Durham, who has been "exiled" from the House in response to allegations that he sexually harassed 34 different women. House Speaker Beth Harwell had Durham's office moved across the street and limited his access to the House building after Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued a warning that declared Durham "a continuing risk to unsuspecting women who are employed by or interact with the legislature." read more