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Al Franken Resigns Following Allegations Of Inappropriate Behavior

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced his resignation “in the coming weeks” Thursday after two more women came forward Wednesday to allege he had inappropriately touched them. “I am aware of the irony that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office…

Seventh Woman Accuses Al Franken Of Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

A seventh woman has come forward with disturbing allegations about the behavior of Democratic Sen. Al Franken (Minn.). The woman, who did not wish to be named, told Politico that Franken tried to kiss her without her consent during a taping of his radio show in 2006. “I was really startled by it and I…

Woman Accuses AL Franken of Molesting Her During USO Tour

A Los Angeles-based radio anchor on Thursday accused Sen. Al Franken of kissing her without her consent and groping her while she was asleep. The incident allegedly occurred in December 2006 when the two were flying back to L.A. from a USO Tour to entertain deployed troops in Afghanistan. Leeann Tweeden said that, upon returning,…

Al Franken Talks McCain Skinny Repeal Vote & Which Senators Are Funny

On Tuesday’s Late Show Stephen Colbert reminded Senator Al Franken about his comedian times. “Now that I’m a senator,” Franken replied, “I don’t want you for a moment to think that what you do here every night is any less important than what I do each day, even though it is less important.” So Colbert…

Al Franken: Sessions ‘Perjured Himself’[VIDEO]

Sen. Al Franken said he thinks Attorney General Jeff Sessions might have committed perjury during his confirmation hearing, the Minnesota Democrat told CNN on Tuesday. “It’s hard to come to any other conclusion than he just perjured himself,” Franken said. During Sessions’s confirmation hearing, Franken asked the then-senator “if there is any evidence that anyone…

Sessions Used Campaign Funds For Trip To Meet With Russian Envoy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said he was acting in his capacity as a U.S. senator when he met with the Russian ambassador at the Republican National Convention, but The Wall Street Journal reports that he paid for related expenses with his political funds and that he spoke about President Trump’s campaign at the event.…

Kushner And Flynn Met With Russian Envoy In December

Michael T. Flynn, then Donald J. Trump’s incoming national security adviser, had a previously undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador in December to “establish a line of communication” between the new administration and the Russian government, the White House said on Thursday. Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and now a senior adviser, also participated in…

Trump: Sessions Is Victim Of ‘A Total Witch Hunt’

President Trump admitted in a statement Thursday night that Attorney General Jeff Sessions could have responded to a question posed during his confirmation hearing “more accurately,” but blamed Democrats for bringing attention to the fact that Sessions said he never interacted with Russian officials during the campaign when he actually met the Russian ambassador to…

Pelosi: AG Sessions Should Resign After Lying Under Oath

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday evening that he spoke with the Russian ambassador during Donald Trump’s campaign. In a statement released late Wednesday, Pelosi said Sessions is “not fit to serve as the top law-enforcement officer…

Top GOPers Urge Sessions To Recuse Himself After Russia Revelations

In a tweet Thursday morning, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “recuse himself” from investigations of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. Chaffetz also urged Sessions to “clarify his testimony” in light of recent reports that Sessions twice spoke to Sergey Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the United…