Republican congressional candidate and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), who abandoned his post in 2009 to visit Argentina with his mistress, received an unexpected endorsement from porn publisher Larry Flynt on Tuesday. That might be good grist for his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth…
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FBI agents on Friday showed up at Petraeus’ house in Arlington, Virginia, to conduct an interview to further determine whether or not he had given his biographer classified information or kept such documents in an ‘unauthorized place’, according to a USA TODAY report based on information from two unnamed government officials.Jacqueline Macguire, an FBI spokeswoman, confirmed that agents “conducted law enforcement activity” in northern Virginia on Friday, but did not confirm or deny that this activity occurred at the home of Petraeus, the paper reports. But one of the unnamed federal law enforcement officials said the agents appeared at the former CIA director’s home as part of an investigation that would take a long time to complete.Previously, Petraeus has told federal investigators that he did not share any classified information with Broadwell. After news of their affair became publicly known in November, federal officials feared that his mistress knew more than she admitted, and launched an investigation to see what she had access to as a result of her romantic involvement with the former CIA director. Investigators found that Broadwell had accessed a private Gmail account belonging to Petraeus, but later discovered that Petraeus intentionally shared an account with her to share messages saved in the ‘Drafts’ folder.Early on in the investigation, agents worried that Broadwell may have had access to classified Pentagon files with information about the Benghazi assault. FBI agents confiscated the woman’s computer and other belongings, but failed to find evidence of secret information.The investigation continues to progress, since officials are required to thoroughly check all material and online documents for classified information. Officials are also verifying whether some of the documents might have been classified at the time they were received by Broadwell, even if they are currently declassified.News of the ongoing investigation has served as a reminder of the Petraeus scandal at a time when he has been trying to keep a low profile.Last Tuesday, Petraeus publicly apologized for his behavior during a speech in front of veterans at the University of Southern California’s annual ROTC dinner, marking a rare appearance since he resigned from the CIA.“I join you keenly aware that I am regarded in a different light now than I was a year ago,” he said. “I am also keenly aware that the reason for my recent journey was my own doing. So please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret – and apologize for – the circumstances that led me to resign from the CIA and caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters.”Petraeus has previously admitted guilt of “extremely poor judgment” as a husband and a leader, but maintains that he never shared classified information with his mistress. And as the investigation into the woman’s access continues, the FBI has also launched another probe to determine if the former CIA director used government resources to further his affair. … Read More
A Michigan judge says that he was just trying to flatter his mistress when he referred to his courtroom as “tatted up, overweight, half-ass English speaking, gap tooth skank hoes.” In a response to a formal complaint, Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree admitted that to the Michigan…
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Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais was the center of a controversy some months ago when it came to light that the social conservative, anti-abortion Republican once pressured a mistress to get an abortion. But, luckily for DesJarlais, national Republicans are still helping him fundraise.The National Journal reports:But unlike some other scandal-wracked politicians like Anthony Weiner, Eric Massa, or Eliot Spitzer, DesJarlais hasn’t become an outcast at all. Republican leaders haven’t punished him. He still holds positions on the Agriculture and, yes, the Oversight and Government Reform committees. Even more glaring: He’s getting fundraising assistance on Tuesday from six influential colleagues, including three committee chairmen (GOP Reps. Darrell Issa of California, John Kline of Minnesota, and Frank Lucas of Oklahoma) and two potential Senate candidates (Kline and Rep. Tom Price of Georgia).Continue Reading… … Read More
Conciliation after infidelity is always difficult and — as former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford reportedly discovered — not even politics conquers all. According to a New York Magazine report, Sanford asked his ex-wife, who he had cheated on and admitted so much publicly, to run his Congressional campaign.Jenny Sanford had run her husband’s previous campaign for a House seat in 1994. But that was before Sanford was forced to admit on national TV that he had an extramarital affair. According to New York Mag, Sanford went to visit his ex-wife to ask whether she would be running for the House seat vacated by Tim Scott when Nikki Haley appointed Scott to the Senate herself. On learning that she would not, the former governor reportedly asked, “Since you’re not running, I want to know if you’ll run my campaign… We could put the team back together.”The Sanfords have “barely been on speaking terms” since their divorce, New York reported. But the man who ran away with his Argentinian mistress told his ex-wife, “I could pay you this time.”Jenny said no. ;Continue Reading… … Read More
A UAE court on Wednesday sentenced to death an Emirati father for torturing his two daughters, one of them to death, and jailed his mistress for life on the same charges, local media reported. “An Emirati father who mercilessly tortured and killed his eight-year-old daughter Wadeema will be…
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A shocking turn of events has hardened Fitzgerald Grant far more than anyone could have anticipated on “Scandal.” Certainly Olivia didn’t expect it. Earlier in the episode, he’d been begging her to wait for him. He knew Ellie had induced her labor early to try and manipulate him, and it sickened him. He was determined to go through with the divorce.
By the end, at the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Verna Thornton, he was singing a very different tune. Olivia had finally decided what she wanted, and it was him. She told him she would wait for him.
“I don’t know what I was thinking,” he said coldly to her. “Screwing your mistress is one thing, but marrying her? That’s political suicide, really.”
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