“And, says the man who famously flipped and became the prosecution’s star witness in the process that helped take down Richard Nixon, no one in the president’s orbit should assume they’re prepared for everything that cooperating witnesses George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn might be telling Bob Mueller, as their statements have suggested—whether it’s done out of confidence from their own review or just out of public bluster.
That’s exactly the mistake Dean saw Nixon and his close aides and accomplices, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, make about him: overconfidence.” MORE
“Sources familiar with the proposed merger told POLITICO that the DOJ issued an ultimatum to the companies Monday — that they either sell Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting, which includes CNN as well as networks like TBS and TNT, or shed satellite television provider DirecTV. The sources said it’s clear the real sticking point for the government is CNN, whose coverage of the administration has become a frequent target of Trump’s anger.” MORE
“From “hot chocolate” to “triumphant”: Woman whose account may have been final straw for Bill O’Reilly speaks out”
“Perquita Burgess, the most recent woman to accuse Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment, appeared for the first time publicly as a guest on “The View” Thursday afternoon — just one day after the cable news giant was informed that he would no longer have a home at Fox News.
“It’s very cathartic; very cathartic,” Burgess said on Thursday, explaining that she felt “triumphant” after O’Reilly’s ousting. Burgess told the co-hosts that she was “tired of reliving the trauma every time I saw a woman speak out, and I wanted to save him from doing it to anyone else.” MORE