The Smoking Gun: Trump, The Least Charitable Billionaire

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    Exclusive: Russia Activated Twitter Sleeper Cells for Election Day Blitz

    In its final, climactic push for Donald Trump, the Kremlin’s troll army enlisted new members: semi-dormant propaganda accounts created as far back as 2009.

    By Kevin Poulsen, The Daily Beast


    As U.S. polling places opened last Nov. 8, Russian trolls in St. Petersburg began a final push on Twitter to elect Donald Trump.

    They used a combination of high-profile accounts with large and influential followings, and scores of lurking personas established years earlier with stolen photos and fabricated backgrounds. Those sleeper accounts dished out carefully metered tweets and retweets voicing praise for Trump and contempt for his opponent, from the early morning until the last polls closed in the United States.

    “VOTE TRUMP to save ourselves from the New World Order. Time to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” read one. “Last chance to stop the Queen of Darkness! Vote Trump!” urged another.

    The Daily Beast analyzed a dataset of 6.5 million tweets containing election keywords like “Hillary” and “Trump” that was collected over 33 hours last Nov. 7-9 by Baltimore-based data scientist Chris Albon.

    The data are not comprehensive — only tweets with one of the keywords were collected, and limitations in Twitter’s API prevent a full capture even of those. But they represent a significant sampling of Election Day Twitter.

    By filtering for the 2,752 users identified by Twitter as Russian troll accounts — a list the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released last week — we isolated 80 accounts dishing Election Day agitprop and reconstructed the big finish to Russia’s months-long active measures campaign.

    The contours of that campaign, allegedly ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, have become clearer in the year since the 2016 election, thanks to declassified intelligence findings, congressional hearings, and media reports.

    The Kremlin employed hackers in Russia’s military intelligence arm, the GRU, to steal documents and emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, which were leaked with strategic timing via WikiLeaks, as well as to members of the press and directly to the web.

    Russian state-run media was enlisted to produce and promote narratives helpful to Trump, and full-time paid internet trolls at the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency worked long hours on social media to amplify criticism of Clinton, spread misinformation, and, as first reported by The Daily Beast, organize real-life demonstrations on American soil.

    After months of work, Russia’s hard-fought campaign was drawing to a close in November 2016, and the trolls in St. Petersburg were priming their final push. On election eve an account called “World News Politics,” set up less than three weeks earlier, rolled out scheduled tweets attacking Clinton and the Democratic Party.

    “Hillary’s Violent Paid Protesters Attack Trump Supporters in Chicago,” blared one election-eve headline a little after 11 p.m. Eastern. Two seconds later, another tweet hit Clinton on her health: “HILLARY STUMBLES AGAIN! Watch The 15-Second Video That Just Made Trump President.”

    The morning of Election Day, another Russia-operated news feed, the Phoenix Daily News, tweeted a story from an Arizona ABC affiliate’s website, “Group to watch for voter fraud on Election Day.” ‏The article was genuine, but the tweet was a glimpse at the theme Russia would develop throughout the day: The election was rigged for Hillary Clinton.

    Evidently anticipating a Trump loss, as nearly everyone did, the trolls’ final election mission was to sow doubt about the legitimacy of the vote, “crippling [Clinton’s] presidency from its start,” according to U.S. intelligence findings. “Democrats BUSTED Breaking Election Law on VIDEO in Ohio,” read a tweet from World News Politics. Then, at 11 a.m. Eastern, “BREAKING : Mass Election Fraud, Voting Irregularities and Discrimination Against Trump Voters Reported #VoterFraud.”

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    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross ‘lied’ about his wealth to make rich list, says Forbes magazine

    By Fred Barbash, The Washington Post


    Forbes magazine says that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross “lied to us” about his net worth, exaggerating it by billions of dollars to make the widely-cited “Forbes 400″ list of richest people in America. Ross was dropped from the list for 2017 after being a presence for 13 years.

    In an article Dan Alexander posted Tuesday, Forbes said it discovered a discrepancy after examining Ross’s government financial disclosure forms, on which Ross, a Wall Street investor before President Trump put him in his Cabinet, listed his assets at $700 million.

    That’s not even close to qualifying for what the magazine calls “the country’s most exclusive club” in which the richest person, Bill Gates, is worth $89 billion and the poorest a mere $2 billion.

    Nor was it close to what Ross had told the magazine he was worth in 2016, about $3.7 billion or to what he told Forbes recently, that his net worth was about $2.7 billion.

    When Forbes asked Ross about the wide gap between the worth he claims and the assets on his government disclosure forms, he said he that he had put “more than $2 billion” into trusts for his family just between the election and his nomination as Commerce Secretary that did not have to be disclosed in the federal filings. Added to the $700 million, that would place his worth at about $2.7 billion. He insisted to Forbes that he still qualified for the widely-cited rich list.

    But he declined to provide documentation of the $2 billion transfer of money into trusts, citing “‘privacy issues,” Forbes said.

    Forbes reported that it consulted ethics and tax experts who raised questions about Ross’s assertion.

    “If Ross had owned $2 billion of additional assets before the election,” the article said, “wouldn’t they have produced income that he was required to disclose, even if he no longer owned the assets? And why would someone apparently transfer $2 billion to his family, thereby triggering more than $800 million in gift taxes, especially with a president in the White House who was prepared to eliminate the estate tax and therefore much of the cost of transferring fortunes to later generations?”

    On top of that, the Commerce Department later contradicted Ross’s claim about the transfer of $2 billion. After Forbes first raised questions about Ross’s claimed wealth in an Oct. 16 article, the department, Forbes reported, issued a statement saying that “Contrary to the report in Forbes, there was no major asset transfer to a trust in the period between the election and Secretary Ross’s confirmation.”

    In Tuesday’s article, Forbes said that “after one month of digging” Forbes is “confident” that the $2 billion “never existed. It seems clear that Ross lied to us, the latest in an apparent sequence of fibs, exaggerations, omissions, fabrications and whoppers that have been going on with Forbes since 2004.”


    Forbes, it turns out, had been arguing with Ross about his assets in 2016. In that year, Forbes had ranked Ross at number 232 with a net worth of $2.9 billion. Ross “claimed the number was far too low,” Forbes reported. “he maintained he was closer to $3.7 billion,” a figure Forbes would not accept.

    Forbes claims Ross has a history of exaggerating his wealth in part to bolster his ability to attract clients and investors.

    The Forbes story comes as other questions are being raised about the dealings of the once high-flying investor. A trove of leaked documents, known as the “Paradise Papers,” showed that he has interests in shipping company called Navigator Holdings that did business with an energy firm partially owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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  4. Trump's Mar-A-Lago Hires 70 Foreign Workers

  5. Trump's climate denying nominee for top enviornmental post Is facing questions from both Reps and Dems.
    Another industry shill thanks to Trump.

  6. Those won't be Mexicans and Puerto Ricans,

  7. DOX !
  8. We are not afraid:

  9. Joan Baez - We Shall Overcome - Vaclav Havel - Prague 2009

  10. this "Nut Job" was right most of the time

  11. The Wrong Guy Member

    See Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Roast Trump at CMA Awards | Rolling Stone

    CMA co-hosts sing "Before He Tweets" to the tune of Underwood's "Before He Cheats"

    Paisley, Underwood Poke Fun at Trump's Tweets at CMA Awards Show | NBC News

    Randy Rainbow‏ @RandyRainbow 3 hours ago
    What's up with @CarrieUnderwood stealing the song I stole from her? Touché, girl.
    #BeforeHeTweets #CMAawards @BradPaisley

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    Colbert Premieres Exclusive Trailer Of 'The Post' Starring Meryl Streep And Tom Hanks

    Stephen draws a straight line from the Paradise Papers to the Pentagon Papers, which are the subject of the new film 'The Post' starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
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    So Much Winning for Democrats on Election Day 2017: The Daily Show

    One year after Donald Trump wins the presidency, Democrats sweep state and local elections.

    Democrats Get Their First Big Electoral Wins of the Trump Era: A Closer Look

    Seth takes a closer look at how Trump and his supporters on Fox News are doing everything they can to downplay the Democrats' big wins in New Jersey and Virginia.
  14. Chris Christie sounds like 2008 Scientologists
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    Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32

    By Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard and Alice Crites, The Washington Post


    Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.

    It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

    “He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

    Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.

    “I wanted it over with — I wanted out,” she remembers thinking. “Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over.” Corfman says she asked Moore to take her home, and he did.

    Two of Corfman’s childhood friends say she told them at the time that she was seeing an older man, and one says Corfman identified the man as Moore. Wells says her daughter told her about the encounter more than a decade later, as Moore was becoming more prominent as a local judge.

    Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s, episodes they say they found flattering at the time, but troubling as they got older. None of the three women say that Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact.

    Wendy Miller says she was 14 and working as a Santa’s helper at the Gadsden Mall when Moore first approached her, and 16 when he asked her on dates, which her mother forbade. Debbie Wesson Gibson says she was 17 when Moore spoke to her high school civics class and asked her out on the first of several dates that did not progress beyond kissing. Gloria Thacker Deason says she was an 18-year-old cheerleader when Moore began taking her on dates that included bottles of Mateus Rosé wine. The legal drinking age in Alabama was 19.

    Of the four women, the youngest at the time was Corfman, who is the only one who says she had sexual contact with Moore that went beyond kissing. She says they did not have intercourse.

    In a written statement, Moore denied the allegations.


    After The Post published this story Thursday afternoon, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and a handful of other GOP senators said Moore must step aside if Corfman’s account is true.


    Corfman described her story consistently in six interviews with The Post. The Post confirmed that her mother attended a hearing at the courthouse in February 1979through divorce records. Moore’s office was down the hall from the courtroom.

    Neither Corfman nor any of the other women sought out The Post. While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore’s Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls. Over the ensuing three weeks, two Post reporters contacted and interviewed the four women. All were initially reluctant to speak publicly but chose to do so after multiple interviews, saying they thought it was important for people to know about their interactions with Moore. The women say they don’t know one another.

    “I have prayed over this,” Corfman says, explaining why she decided to tell her story now. “All I know is that I can’t sit back and let this continue, let him continue without the mask being removed.”

    This account is based on interviews with more than 30 people who said they knew Moore between 1977 and 1982, when he served as an assistant district attorney for Etowah County in northern Alabama, where he grew up.

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    Roy Moore used Breitbart to try to get in front of allegations that he pursued teenage girls

    By Callum Borchers, The Washington Post


    It is not unusual for a political figure to try to get in front of bad news. Recall that in July, when the New York Times was about to report on the contents of emails Donald Trump Jr. sent before meeting with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign, Trump Jr. decided to post the emails on Twitter “in order to be totally transparent.”

    The idea was to make the Times' report seem inconsequential — before it even published — by appearing to release the emails voluntarily.

    Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, made a similar effort on Thursday to head off The Washington Post's report that he allegedly initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old and dated teenagers when he was in his 30s. But Moore did not use Twitter or any official campaign channel. He used Breitbart News.

    Minutes before The Post published its report, Breitbart posted a preemptive response from Moore under one of its signature, all-caps headlines: “AFTER ENDORSING DEMOCRAT IN ALABAMA, WASHINGTON POST PLANS TO HIT ROY MOORE WITH ALLEGATIONS OF INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONS WITH TEENAGERS; JUDGE FIRES BACK DENIAL.”

    (Disclaimer: The Washington Post editorial board endorses candidates, not The Washington Post newsroom.)

    Breitbart has made no secret of its support of Moore. Website chairman Stephen K. Bannon headlined a rally for Moore before September's GOP runoff in Alabama, and there is not even a pretense of neutrality in Breitbart's coverage of the general-election contest between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

    Yet Breitbart's willingness to be used as a media-relations arm of Moore's campaign is a dive even deeper into the tank.

    It is reminiscent of the time in March 2016 when Breitbart conjured an elaborate, alternative account of an incident in which Donald Trump's campaign manager at the time, Corey Lewandowski, grabbed the arm of a female reporter — a reporter who worked for Breitbart, no less. Reconstructing the episode, Breitbart asserted that its own journalist must have mistaken Lewandowski for someone else.

    Video evidence later proved that it was indeed Lewandowski who grabbed the reporter, Michelle Fields. Breitbart removed its article challenging Fields's account, but its initial, reality-defying defense of the Trump campaign drove Fields, editor-at-large Ben Shapiro and spokesman Kurt Bardella to resign in protest.

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    All the Republicans calling for Roy Moore to step down after allegations he pursued 14-year-old girl: LIST

    By Melissa Quin, Washington Examiner
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    Roy Moore Fundraises Off Report That He Molested A 14-Year-Old Girl | HuffPost

    The Senate candidate from Alabama has denied the accusations of four women who were teens at the time.


    “The Obama-Clinton Machine’s liberal media lapdogs just launched the most vicious and nasty round of attacks against me I’ve EVER faced,” Moore, who defeated Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama’s Republican primary in September, wrote in the email.

    “I believe you and I have a duty to stand up and fight back against the forces of evil waging an all-out war on our conservative values,” Moore’s fundraising email, with the subject line “we are in a spiritual battle,” read. “So will you take a stand by chipping in a donation to let me know you’ve got my back in our all-out war against the Obama-Clinton Machine?”

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    Scott Jennings‏ @ScottJenningsKY 2 hours ago
    Any political advisor to the president should be making this argument RIGHT NOW. Sometimes you gotta zig when everyone thinks you are going to zag.

    Scott Jennings‏ @ScottJenningsKY 2 hours ago
    This is not hard. The president should call on Moore to drop out and endorse a write in campaign for Strange - who Trump wanted anyway - or Sessions. Either is a reliable vote for the Trump agenda w/ the added benefit of not fighting off child molestation accusations.

    Scott Jennings‏ @ScottJenningsKY 2 hours ago
    Trump tosses people overboard (or under the bus) all the time for far less than being an accused PEDOPHILE. Ask Ed Gillespie, who merely lost a race by running as the Trump candidate and found himself immediately discarded.

    Scott Jennings‏ @ScottJenningsKY 2 hours ago
    Moore is now a direct threat to the president’s agenda. He is an embarrassment to the president’s party. He is a wildcard pol who isn’t a sure supporter of the Trump agenda, anyway.

    Scott Jennings‏ @ScottJenningsKY 2 hours ago
    Thread // Donald Trump does not know Roy Moore. He spoke to him - according to a tweet - for the first time on September 27. They have no personal relationship or loyalty to one another.

    Sahil Kapur‏V @sahilkapur 32 minutes ago
    Roy Moore on Hannity's radio show: “I don’t know Ms. Corfman from anybody… Allegations of sexual misconduct with her are completely false. I believe they’re politically motivated. I believe they’re brought only to stop a very successful campaign, and that’s what they’re doing.”

    Sahil Kapur‏ @sahilkapur 25 minutes ago
    Hannity asks Roy Moore if he dated teenagers when he was in his 30s: "I don't remember ever dating any girl without the permission of her mother," Moore says.

    Sahil Kapur‏ @sahilkapur 6 minutes ago
    Roy Moore says the allegations in WaPo "never happened." "This was the Democrat and maybe even the establishment Republican efforts to undermine this campaign."
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    Hannity asks Roy Moore if he dated teenagers when he was in his 30s: "I don't remember ever dating any girl without the permission of her mother," Moore says.
    Not so deft deflection.
  21. When you post a quote like that, it's customary and helpful to provide a link.

    "When asked whether he remembered dating women in their teens when he was in his 30s, Moore told Hannity: “Not generally no.”
    He added, “I don’t remember that, or dating any girl without the permission of her mother.”
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    Yeah my bad posting on the fly, responsive to second from the bottom.
  23. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    Here is what they have on Michael Flynn- his consulting firm consulted on possibly kidnapping the dissident Muslim cleric that Trurky fears. Turkey has asked the US to extradite him to Turkey. The Flynn discussed kidnapping him. Flynn's kid was paid for this brain storming too.

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    "Alabama Republicans Defend Roy Moore: ‘It Was 40 Years Ago’
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    Trump says U.S. won’t be ‘taken advantage of anymore.’ Hours later, Pacific Rim nations reach deal on trade without America.

    By Ashley Parker, The Washington Post


    President Trump delivered a fiery speech on trade here Friday, declaring that he would not allow the United States to be “taken advantage of anymore” and planned to place “America first.”

    And then, less than 24 hours later, 11 Pacific Rim countries collectively shrugged and moved on without the U.S.
    On Saturday, the countries announced they had reached a deal to move ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade pact that Trump threw into question when he withdrew from it earlier this year.

    The agreement represents something of a rebuke of Trump, coming near the end of his five-country, 12-day swing through Asia, and reflects the willingness of other nations to proceed without the buy-in of the United States.

    A statement early Saturday trumpeted a breakthrough on the “core elements” of the trade agreement. “Ministers are pleased to announce that they have agreed on the core elements of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership,” it read.

    The deal was originally expected to be announced Friday — the same day Trump addressed business leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here, in a speech heavy on tough talk and protectionist rhetoric — but was delayed after Canada raised concerns.

    The decision to move ahead with the TPP agreement, minus the United States, reflects how Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal created a vacuum other nations are now moving to fill, with or without the president.

    In his speech Friday, Trump struck an aggressive note, saying he believed the United States had for too long been the victim of poor trade deals.

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    The 29 most eye-popping lines from Donald Trump's press gaggle in Vietnam | CNN

    Flying between Da Nang and Hanoi, Vietnam, on Saturday, President Donald Trump decided to talk to the press corps. And man did he talk.

    I went through the transcript of the reporters' questions and Trump's answers (a huge thanks to CNN's Lauren Holt and Lauren Sennet for transcribing) and picked out the most newsworthy ones below. There are some real eyebrow raisers.

    Full Transcript of Trump’s Remarks on Russia | The New York Times

    President Trump spoke to reporters aboard Air Force One on his way to Hanoi, Vietnam, where he attended a state dinner Saturday evening. While talking to the reporters, he was asked about his private meeting with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin on the sideline of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting in Danang, Vietnam. Mr. Trump said Mr. Putin was sincere in his denials of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and that questions about Moscow’s meddling were a politically motivated “hit job.”
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    Donald Trump:
    Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!

    I honestly thought this was one of the parody accounts

    Okay, at this point I'm convinced Trump's account has been hacked. Even he's not this whacked out. Wait, yes he is.


    Watch out, Donald! If you keep acting like a middle schooler, Roy Moore’s gonna try to fuck you.
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    Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump 2 hours ago
    When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There always playing politics - bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russia can greatly help!

    Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump 1 hour ago
    Does the Fake News Media remember when Crooked Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, was begging Russia to be our friend with the misspelled reset button? Obama tried also, but he had zero chemistry with Putin.

    Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump 1 hour ago
    Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!

    Trump sarcastically responds to Kim Jong Un insults | CNN


    Donald Trump sarcastically responded Sunday morning to insults issued by North Korea that described the US President as a "destroyer" who "begged for nuclear war" during his tour of Asia.

    The North Korean statement also referred to Trump as a "dotard," a word meaning a very old person, and one the reclusive nation has used on him in the past.

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    Ex-colleague: Roy Moore dated high school girls | CNN


    A former co-worker of US Senate candidate Roy Moore says it was 'common knowledge' that Moore dated high school girls. CNN's Boris Sanchez and Alex Marquardt discuss the story.


    Former Roy Moore co-worker says it was 'common knowledge' he dated teens |


    A woman who worked at the Etowah County District Attorney's Office with Roy Moore says it was "common knowledge" he pursued teenage girls.

    A tweet posted by Teresa Jones on Friday slams the U.S. Senate candidate by stating information she says she knows from her time working with Moore as a Deputy District Attorney in Gadsden.

    "As a Deputy DA in Gadsden when Roy Moore was there, it was common knowledge about Roy's propensity for teenage girls. I'm appalled that these women are being skewered for the truth," she wrote.

    Jones told CNN on Saturday Moore often went to high school events and to other local hangouts. "It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls, everyone we knew thought it was weird...We wondered why someone his age would hang out at high school football games and the mall..."

    She also told the network that co-workers thought the situation was odd, but no one confronted him about it. "You really wouldn't say anything to someone like that," she said.

    When asked on Twitter why she did not bring charges against Moore, she posted: "At that time, in that atmosphere unless the girls came forward with specifics, then no, no charges could have been brought. The Weinstein, Hoffman, etc. revelations have made it far more palatable for women to come forward."

    Moore denies the allegations and said they are "fake news," and a targeted attack on his campaign.

    In a comment on a Gadsden Times article, Jones said women are now coming forward because they are "being believed in matters like these."

    She wrote that she does not doubt the stories of the four accusers.

    "Roy was known to eschew dating his own age and preferred teenagers. I challenge all of my colleagues in the Bar and on the bench at that time to come forward to support that Roy Moore should not be elected to represent the place of my birth and my home for many years," she posted.

    Jones now lives in Sarasota, Florida.

    Neither Moore's campaign spokesperson or Teresa Jones has not responded to a request for comment from by the time of publication. This story will be updated.

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    Advertisers distance themselves from Hannity after Moore coverage | TheHill


    Two companies have said they will no longer advertise during Fox News’ “Hannity” after critics called for the companies to pull their ads over Sean Hannity’s coverage of the sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican special election nominee Roy Moore. and Keurig both said they are stopping their ads from airing during the show after being questioned about the advertisements on Twitter. Neither company specifically said their decision was over Moore coverage, but only made the announcement in response to critics.

    “Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We are adjusting our media buy to no longer include this show placement. –MS,” wrote to a Twitter user on Friday who tweeted a clip of Hannity’s Fox News show at the company.

    Keurig in a tweet to the president of the liberal group Media Matters for America said the company is stopping its ad on Fox News during Hannity’s show.

    “Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention,” the Keurig account wrote to Angelo Carusone. “We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show.”

    Another company, Eloquii, said Hannity is blocked from its advertising list, but did not specify on what medium.

    Media Matters has for months tried to put pressure on Hannity’s advertisers. In May the group published a list of the Fox News’ advertisers on its website.

    The latest push comes after Hannity during his Thursday night Fox show urged viewers not to rush to judgment on the allegations against Moore.

    “Every single person in this country deserves the presumption of innocence,” Hannity said. “With the allegations against Judge Moore, none of us know the truth of what happened 38 years ago. The only people that would know are the people involved in this incident.”

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