• Fox Anchor Chris Wallace: Sondland Just Ran the Bus Over Trump, Pence, Pompeo, Giuliani and Mulvaney

    During the first break in Wednesday’s impeachment hearings-which featured U.S. Ambassador to the EU and million-dollar Trump donor Gordon Sondland implicating President Donald Trump in a quid pro quo with Ukraine-Fox News anchor Chris Wallace declared that Sondland “took out the bus and ran it over” President Donald Trump and a number of his allies and aides.“I think what Gordon Sondland was trying to do here is protect himself more than he is to protect anybody else,” Wallace said during Fox News’ special coverage. “To a certain degree, he took out the bus and ran over President Trump, Vice President Pence, Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani, Mick Mulvaney,” he added. “He implicates all of them.”Besides roundly trashing Trump and Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, throughout his testimony, Sondland also took aim at the State Department for not offering up any objection to Trumpworld’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to commit to investigations into the president’s political rivals.“And one of the things, it pains [Sondland] to say, this wasn’t a rogue operation,” Wallace explained. “I wasn’t a freelancer. Everybody knew. Everybody was in the loop on this.”While Wallace pointed out that Sondland relayed that Trump did not specifically tell him that military aid and a White House meeting were being held up in return for a public announcement of the investigations, “he certainly makes it clear that in the direct conversations he has with the president he saw a conditionality here.”The Fox anchor’s remarks come on the heels of Fox News contributor Ken Starr suggesting that Republican senators might consider taking a trip to the White House to possibly discuss Trump’s resignation, à la Richard Nixon.Fox News Host Hits Trump for Attacking Chris Wallace: You’re ‘Not Entitled to Praise’Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William told off Greg James for Princess Charlotte joke

    The Radio 1 presenter is in the royal bad books.

  • Scheer criticizes Liberal cabinet lineup while Kenney, Ford congratulate the new team

    Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer scoffed at the composition of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new federal cabinet Wednesday, saying the presence of many of the same faces will lead the government to repeat the errors of its first term."The cabinet he unveiled today is a bigger and more bloated version of the same one that helped create an affordability crisis for Canadian families, attacked our energy sector and put thousands of Canadians out of work, and set the stage for a national unity crisis," Scheer said in a statement.The Conservative leader said Trudeau had learned nothing from the election that saw his majority government reduced to a minority. The evidence for that, Scheer said, was Trudeau's decision to elevate "a known anti-pipeline activist" to cabinet.Scheer did not name the "activist" but it appears he was referring to Steven Guilbeault, one of seven new appointments to cabinet. Guilbeault was director of the Quebec arm of Greenpeace for ten years and is a founding member of Équiterre, a Quebec environmental group.Trudeau's cabinet stood at 35 members, including himself, when Parliament was dissolved. That number now sits at 37, including the prime minister. Two former ministers lost their seats - Ralph Goodale of Saskatchewan and Amarjeet Sohi of Alberta - and Jim Carr of Manitoba is remaining out of cabinet so he can focus in on his battle with cancer.Former science minister Kirsty Duncan, from Ontario, was shuffled out of cabinet and becomes deputy House leader, while Ginette Petitpas Taylor, from New Brunswick, is being moved from the health ministry to serve as the new deputy whip.Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet said Trudeau "lacked the necessary courage" to give Guilbeault a strategic role in environmental policy, opting instead to appoint him minister of heritage."I believe that Mr. Guilbeault was not offered the minister of the environment because Mr. Trudeau dare not face Alberta and did not want to raise any more animosity between Alberta and his government," said Blanchet.Appointments like Guilbeault's, Scheer said, will "further stoke" regional divisions following an election campaign that saw the Liberals shut out of Alberta and Saskatchewan."Today, Trudeau wasted an opportunity to begin a new approach. Instead, he's doubling down on the same failures of the last four years," he said.Welcoming the new cabinetAlberta Premier Jason Kenney's reaction to the new cabinet lineup was far more positive. He congratulated the new cabinet ministers on Twitter and said he hopes to work with them to create jobs and spur economic growth."In particular, I look forward to working with [Jim Carr] in his new role as Special Representative for the Prairies, [Chrystia Freeland] as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs [and Seamus O'Regan] as the Minister of Natural Resources," Kenney wrote.Conservative Ontario Premier Doug Ford also congratulated those appointed to the new cabinet, saying that his team is looking forward to working with Ottawa to "build a stronger, more prosperous Ontario and Canada."NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said that while Trudeau made some changes, the presence of new faces around the cabinet table does not give him confidence in his government."What would give me confidence is a clear indication of the policies that this government will enact that are going to benefit people," he said.Blanchet said that Freeland, now deputy prime minister and minister of intergovernmental affairs, is capable but unlikely to soothe regional divisions because "no one could make a coherent or relevant country of this Canada.""I think Ms. Freeland has shown in the past that she is, how shall I put it, very talented, she has experience now," he said. "However ... the apparent division in Canada is a natural state for an artificial country [like] Canada."

  • Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Celebrate His GRAMMY Nomination

    The cute couple celebrated Shelton's latest honor at home with family -- see the sweet clip!

  • Aaron Carter claims his twin sister 'lied over and over' to get restraining order against him extended for one year

    And, in an especially defiant move, the "I Want Candy" singer showed up at court with his Backstreet Boys brother Nick's rape accuser.

  • Impeachment Hearings: Vindman Shuts Down GOP Rep. Jim Jordan’s Attack on Him

    National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman brought his receipts to Tuesday’s impeachment hearings when Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) attempted to question Vindman’s judgment, reading aloud a recent employment evaluation describing him as “brilliant.”Referencing the previous testimony of NSC official Tim Morrison, Jordan noted that Morrison claimed he and others raised concerns about Vindman’s judgment and believed he may have leaked info to the press.“Your former boss, Dr. [Fiona] Hill, had concerns about your judgment,” Jordan added. “Your colleagues had concerns about your judgment and your colleagues felt that there were times when you leaked information. Any idea why they have those impressions, Colonel Vindman?”Vindman, meanwhile, pulled out the last performance evaluation that Hill had given him, dated this past July.“Alex is a top 1% military officer and the best Army officer I have worked with in my 15 years of government service,” Vindman read from the document. “‘He is brilliant, unflappable, and exercises excellent judgment’-I’m sorry-‘Was exemplary during numerous visits,’ so forth and so on. I think you get the idea.”As for Morrison’s remarks, Vindman stated that they had only recently started working together and that Morrison hadn’t been there very long and it could have been a clash of cultures. Jordan, seemingly a bit shaken, quickly moved on to asking Vindman if he ever leaked information, something the veteran denied.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

  • Prince Andrew Steps Down From Royal Duties After Controversial TV Interview About Jeffrey Epstein

    The son of Queen Elizabeth received her permission to leave his royal duties.