TRUMP UNDER ATTACK: Dems launch sweeping probe into president’s businesses, campaign, family

WASHINGTON — Democrat House leaders on Monday launched a full-scale attack on Donald Trump, his business and family members in the hopes of scoring some dirt on the much-embattled president.

Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Monday that document requests were sent to 81 people connected to the president, business associates and his presidential campaign.

According to Nadler, the investigation will center around allegations of obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.

The document requests, with responses to most due by March 18, are a way to “begin building the public record” and to carry out the responsibilities the committee has to investigate and hold public hearings, Nadler said.

“Over the last several years, President Trump has evaded accountability for his near-daily attacks on our basic legal, ethical, and constitutional rules and norms,” Nadler said while announcing the probe. “Investigating these threats to the rule of law is an obligation of Congress and a core function of the House Judiciary Committee.”

Among those to receive letters from the committee are Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr.; his son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and the former top White House aides Hope Hicks, Sean Spicer, and Steve Bannon—all of whom have already testified before Congress relating to the various probes into Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.

In an interview with The Washington Times on Saturday, Nadler admitted that his committee was still a “long way” from launching impeachment proceedings. “We do not now have the evidence all sorted out to do an impeachment,” Nadler told ABC’s This Week. “Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American people that it ought to happen.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy scoffed at the Nadler’s latest probe, saying Democrats are simply desperate to find anything they think they can possibly use against the president.

“There’s no collusion,” McCarthy said, “so they want to build something else.”

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ROSEANNE UNLEASHED: ABC cancels hit show after star goes on ‘offensive’ Twitter rant

Los Angeles, Calif. — The ABC network pulled the plug on its number one rated show, “Roseanne” in the wake of a series of tweets by Roseanne Barr, according to published reports.

Barr, a Republican and vocal Trump supporter, jokingly compared former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an ape via Twitter on Monday, sending Democrats and liberals into a social media meltdown.

“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby,” Barr wrote of Jarrett in response to a tweet which accused Jarrett of helping to hide alleged offenses from the Obama administration.

The comment was quickly met with backlash on Twitter, with responses calling Barr’s tweet offensive and racist.

“Muslims are NOT a race,” Barr pushed back, saying that her comment was not meant to be taken literally.

Later, in a separate tweet, Barr apologized to Jarrett and asked for forgiveness.

“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” Barr wrote. “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me — my joke was in bad taste.”

Barr’s apology was clearly not enough for network executives, however, as the network announced in a statement Tuesday that they had decided not to renew the show for another season.

The tweets come nearly a week after the season finale of the newly rebooted series, which was the “highest rated and most watched series of the broadcast season,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Barr’s co-star Sara Gilbert, who had orchestrated the revival of the top-rated show, issued a statement condemning the comedian’s tweet.

“Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least,” Gilbert tweeted just before ABC announced the show’s cancellation.

ABC Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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THE PRICE OF BEING WHITE: Restaurant admits to charging white customers more than blacks to highlight ‘wage inequality’

NEW ORLEANS, La. — A New Orleans restaurant has admitted to charging white customers more for their meals than blacks in an effort to protest against “wage inequality”.

According to a report published by New Orleans ABC affiliate WGNO, Saartj, a restaurant inside the Roux Carre market on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., says it’s intentionally overcharging whites to spark a conversation about a perceived white privilege.

The restaurant’s head chef, Tunde Wey, says white customers can expect to pay $30 for a typical Nigerian food dish, while black customers are asked to pay $12.

“Saartj combines food with critical discourse. We are a space for important and ernstwhile marginalized perspectives. We cook and discuss what ought to be acknowledged,” the food shop states on its website.

According to Wey, seventy-eight percent of white customers have thus far chosen to pay the extra fee.

“Refusing to pay more comes off as anti-social and people don’t want to be judged for that,” Mr. Weytold Civil Eats. “People look on the other side of the till and see me standing there and they’re thinking that I’m judging them.”

Wey said the decision to do so reveals a mistaken tendency on the part of white people to perceive their wealth as “justly acquired”.

“The ownership of wealth has been contingent on taking from someone else,” the chef said, “and money doesn’t distill virtue on you.”

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TOUGH TIMES: Down on her luck Rosie O’Donnell resorts to selling anti-Trump t-shirts on Etsy

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell, who at one time ranked as one of the highest paid entertainers in the industry, has resorted to selling anti-Trump t-shirts online in the wake of a highly publicized career downfall.

O’Donnell, who once basked in the spotlight as host of her own television show, announced this week that going forward, she will be “expressing” her “rage and disappointment” by selling t-shirts on the internet.

“Til trump is out I will keep making these. I started doodling on my I phone many images of trump and his regime. My sadness rage disappointment will now be expressed with these pieces,” O’Donnell wrote in the description section for the online store (https://tinyurl.com/y94zqc5d).

O’Donnell’s career has steadily declined since ‘Rosie’, the daytime talk show baring her name, was canceled in 2002. Several attempts as co-host on ABC’s daytime talk show ‘The View’ also ended in failure after on-air clashes with her fellow hosts led to calls for her firing amid negative viewer response.

In 2011, Oprah Winfrey gave O’Donnell a third shot at hosting her own show, but the program was canceled due to poor ratings.

Since then, O’Donnell, who has been open about her struggle with mental health issues, has focused her concentrations on promoting leftist causes.

The ongoing feud between O’Donnell and President Trump, who she spoke out against repeatedly during the 2016 campaign, initially began in 2006 when O’Donnell, during an appearance on ‘The View’ called Trump a “snake oil salesman”.

O’Donnell announced her new online store to her Twitter followers on Wednesday.

“Get em while they last,” she tweeted.

The first shirt posted by O’Donnell, features a caricature of Trump with the words, “Rapist, Cheat, Liar, Racist, Con Man, A–hole.”

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BANNING THE ANTHEM: California high school pulls ‘racist’ National Anthem from school rallies

SAN RAMON, CA — A high school in San Ramon, California is under fire for forbidding the national anthem from being played at school events.

The Student Leadership Council at San Ramon’s California High recently made the decision to remove the national anthem from school events on the grounds that playing the anthem was “offensive” to blacks and other minorities.

In a letter to the school paper, Student Body President Ariyana Kermanizadeh called the third verse to the full anthem (https://tinyurl.com/ybzac2rv), which reads, “no refuge could save the hireling and slave” out as being particularly offensive.

“This verse translated, finds joy in the killing of African-Americans. To think that our nation’s anthem once had the word slave and ‘land of the free’ in the same sentence leaves me speechless” Kermanizadeh wrote.

But many of the school’s parents and students are outraged over the decision.

“The rally started and it got going and I realized there was no national anthem,” California High senior Dennis Fiorentinos told ABC7 (https://tinyurl.com/ya6ldx5x) of noticing the anthem missing for the first time during a school event. “It clicked in my head that they didn’t do the national anthem. I thought they forgot about it.”

“The importance of singing the national anthem to honor and respect those who’ve died and sacrificed their lives and protect the freedoms that us Americans take for granted every day is a much more important and unifying issue,” Fiorentinos continued. “The message behind the national anthem is one of unity… to protect the freedoms that many of us take for granted every day.”

Another student, California High senior Amir Udler, took to social media to call for the return of the national anthem.

In a Facebook post, Udler said the culture of political correctness will never end “if we don’t stop this right in its tracks.”

“We must recognize and learn from the awful stain on the history of our country that is slavery. But we can not allow under any circumstances for every patriotic icon that we have to be taken apart and disposed of merely because of any associations it might have,” Udler wrote. “It comes from a very disrespectful place. [Leadership] said it was in the name of ‘exclusivity’, but in reality, [leadership] is disenfranchising the vast majority of the school who loves the country, and who thinks the anthem should be played.”

“How can you start any event without the national anthem?” a parent angry by the decision to remove the anthem told ABC 7. “The whole thing is just ridiculous.”

In a statement, San Ramon Valley Unified School District spokeswoman Elizabeth Graswich addressed the controversy, saying the decision whether or not to return playing the national anthem at school events will ultimately be left up to the student council.

“The students understand that there are objections to their decision and will be using this opportunity to have further dialogue about future rallies,” the statement read.

So far, the council doesn’t seem to be backing down.

In a statement released late Tuesday, the council said what’s most important at this time is to be sensitive to the feelings of minorities.

“The decision did not come from a place of disrespect for our great military and country, but rather out of a desire to show respect to those who have been marginalized and alienated,” the email said.

The council said it apologizes to any veteran or active military who may feel “offended” by their decision.

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ALLEN SPEAKS: Fired ‘Last Man Standing’ star says ‘there’s nothing more dangerous than a likable conservative’

LOS ANGELES, CA — Tim Allen, star of the now canceled television show ‘Last Man Standing’ is speaking out for the first time since being fired from his hit show.

Allen, who’s show was infamously canceled from ABC despite high ratings after the funnyman spoke out in support of President Donald Trump (http://time.com/4706185/tim-allen-donald-trump-jimmy-kimmel/), said he remains dumbfounded over the network’s decision to axe a show that had been a fan favorite for more than 6 seasons.

“It’s hard,” Allen said during a sit-down interview with Norm Macdonald (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2090&v=WYkil1tblt8). “I have no idea why [ABC] did what they did.” But that doesn’t stop him from suggesting that the decision came down to his conservative politics.”

“I always wanted Last Man Standing to be like [All in the Family],” he said. “Archie Bunker pushed boundaries, but Carroll O’Connor was not that guy at all. [Mike Baxter was] a version of that guy. But there’s nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative.”

Allen said that despite his personal despair over the show’s cancellation, he feels worse for his fellow cast and crew, who, like Allen, was blindsided by the decision.

“You couldn’t have handled this situation worse. I’ll survive, but there’s 190 [people] who worked [on Last Man Standing]. They didn’t let them know until late June. It was handled very badly.”

“Second biggest show, [ABC] hadn’t won a Friday night in 15 years. They put us out to pasture on Friday and we won Friday,” Allen continued. “Big night for us. Big night for them. I would have put Roseanne after us. Use us just to launch shows, if nothing else.”

As for ABC, they deny claims that ‘Standing’ was canceled over Allen’s outspoken support of Trump.

Speaking at TCA this summer, ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey said that Allen’s political beliefs had “absolutely nothing to do with” the cancellation of the show. When pushed for explanation Dungey claimed the highly rated show had “came up to the end” of its pact and the network “unfortunately was not able to create room for it” on the schedule.

According to TV Line (http://tvline.com/2017/09/27/last-man-standing-cancellation-controversy-tim-allen-interview-cmt-revival/), the show averaged 6.4 million weekly viewers when canceled and held a 1.1 demo rating making Last Man Standing ABC’s second-most watched comedy (behind Modern Family).

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STANDING TALL: CMT IN TALKS TO PICK UP ‘LAST MAN STANDING’ AFTER ABC DROPS SHOW OVER STAR’S CONSERVATIVE VIEWS

LOS ANGELES, CA — Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” may have found a new network to call home.

Just weeks after ABC cancelled the show from it’s weekly lineup despite high ratings, conservative leaning network CMT announced they are in talks to save the show from fading into television history.

As reported by Breitbart (http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/06/14/report-cmt-early-talks-revive-last-man-standing/) sources close to the negotiations say the network is interested in doing for “Standing “what it did for “Nashville,” which was also canceled by ABC in May 2016 and picked up by CMT a month later.

Although ABC’s official statement is that standing was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts, insiders at the network reported that network executives were less than pleased with star Tim Allen’s public support of Republican president Donald Trump.

Allen, who had publicly praised the 45th president just weeks before getting notice that his show had been axed, was shocked at the network’s decision to cancel the show, particularly since a new season full of episodes had recently been ordered by ABC.

“Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years,” Allen tweeted shortly after ABC made the official announcement.

The network faced intense backlash over it’s decision to cancel “Standing,” particularly from Conservatives who accused the network of playing politics.

Howard Kurtzman, president of 20th Century Fox Television, the company who produces the show, says finding a new home for “Standing” has been a top priority since ABC dropped the fan favorite from it’s lineup.

“If there’s a way to bring it back, we will explore those opportunities,” Kurtzman told The Hollywood Reporter in May (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/last-man-standing-tim-allen-may-be-revived-at-cmt-1013686).

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CONSERVATIVES FIGHT BACK: ABC SUBJECT OF BOYCOTT AFTER ‘LAST MAN STANDING’ CANCELLED BY NETWORK

LOS ANGELES, CA — The ABC network has found itself in hot water with viewers after cancelling the highly rated sitcom, “Last Man Standing”.

The network was seemingly blind sighted last week when fans of the conservative show took to social media to voice their outrage over the broadcast giant’s plans to cut the show from it’s programming lineup.

Although the left leaning ABC claimed in it’s announcement on Friday that the show was being cancelled due to “scheduling conflicts” many on social media said they found it suspicious the show was cancelled after it’s star, Tim Allen, came out in support of republican president Donald Trump.

As a result of the show’s cancellation, a petition to boycott the network and it’s other shows until programming executives agree to bring “Last Man Standing” back to the air has quickly taken off (https://www.change.org/p/abc-network-save-tim-allen-s-show-last-man-standing).

“Despite consistently high rankings, especially considering the time slot in which it is aired, Tim Allen’s show “Last Man Standing” has been cancelled by the network on which it is aired, ABC,” the petition reads.

“Last Man Standing stands out in the sea of network television sitcoms. It is a show that appeals to a broad swath of Americans who find very few shows that extol the virtues with which they can identify; namely conservative values.
Last Man Standing was not just selling conservative ideals though, as some of the characters in the show are clearly of the liberal persuasion, yet the characters on the show all manage to get along and take care of one another, despite their politically opposed views. The show is about more than politics though, it is about family. In fact, politics is only a secondary part of the show, but one in which many Americans can readily identify, ” the petition continues.

“Last Man Standing is one of the only shows on broadcast television, and the only sitcom, that is not constantly shoving liberal ideals down the throats of the viewers. And sadly, that is likely the real reason the show has been cancelled.
The intent of this petition/boycott is to attempt to get ABC to renew the show. With that in mind, I will no longer be watching any ABC shows. I have cancelled the DVR settings for the other ABC shows that I regularly watch. If you want to help try to save Last Man Standing, I encourage you to do the same. Even if you are not willing to boycott the network, but still want to save the show, please sign this petition and share it. If you do plan to boycott ABC, please say so when you sign. Let them hear our voices,” the petition concludes.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came out on social media on Monday in support of the petition, claiming that the program’s cancellation was clearly based on politics.

“Looks like @ABC is playing politics with your show despite decent ratings. Sad,” Walker tweeted.

According to statistics published by Deadline, “Last Man Standing” was the network’s second-highest comedy over the course of the past season and averaged 8.1 million viewers per episode, just behind “Modern Family,” which averaged 8.7 million viewers, and was recently renewed for two more seasons. The program was also ABC’s third highest watched scripted series behind “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Modern Family.”

At the time of this report, the petition had garnered more than 26,000 signatures.

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