17 items from 2017
A California businessman born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia is the eighth-revealed person who attended Donald Trump Jr.’s now-infamous meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016, according to the Los Angeles Times. Citing “two people familiar with the meeting,” the Times reported that Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze, who is from Huntington Beach, sat in on the meeting that Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano feels warrants a criminal investigation. Aras Agalarov, the son of an Azerbaijani real estate developer who once planned to build a hotel in Moscow with Donald Trump, invited Kaveladze to the meeting, per to the Times. »
- Brian Flood
President Trump blamed “all” Democrats and “a few” Republicans on Twitter Tuesday morning after efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed on Monday night. Trump tweeted, “We were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans. Most Republicans were loyal, terrific & worked really hard. We will return!” Shortly after, the president sent a follow-up message, “As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!” Also Read: Fox News' Judge Napolitano Says Trump Jr-Russia Meeting Merits Criminal Investigation (Video) Two Republican senators, Utah »
- Brian Flood
Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said on Monday that Donald Trump Jr.’s now-infamous meeting with a Russian lawyer to find dirt on Hillary Clinton merits a criminal investigation. “It is a crime to receive something of value, when you are a campaign official from a foreign person or a foreign government,” Napolitano said. Trump Jr. and White House surrogates have repeatedly claimed that the president’s eldest son didn’t receive any useful information a result of the meeting. Host Sandra Smith then asked if it would be a crime if he did receive information. Also Read: Trump Says 'Most Politicians' Would. »
- Brian Flood
Network: Fox News ChannelEpisodes: 5,321 (hour)Seasons: 2oTV show dates: October 7, 1998 -- April 21, 2017Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Bill O'Reilly, Dick Morris, Megyn Kelly, Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham, Juan Williams, Geraldo Rivera, Mary Katharine Ham, Newt Gingrich, Bernard Goldberg, Jane Hall, Lis Wiehl, Greta Van Susteren, Tonya Reiman, Andrew P. Napolitano, Karl Rove, Margaret Hoover, John Kasich, and Tony Snow.TV show description: Commentator Bill O'Reilly hosts this one-hour news talk-show.Read More… »
Julie Roginsky, a Fox News Channel contributor who was best known, perhaps, for her appearances on the cable-news outlet’s “The Five”and “Outnumbered,” raised new allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News Channel in a lawsuit detailing her account of being harassed by former Fox News chief Roger Ailes and then discriminated against in retaliation. Her complaints are the latest in a parade of disturbing grievances levied at the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet, which ousted Ailes last year after similar charges were made by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson.
Spokespersons for Fox News Channel and 21st Century Fox were not able to offer immediate comment on Roginsky’s suit, which was filed Monday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The suit was filed against Fox News Channel, Ailes and Bill Shine, a longtime staffer who is currently co-president of the network.
“We look forward to a public trial in front of »
- Brian Steinberg
These should be halcyon days for Fox News Channel.
The network that dominates cable news is seeing even more ratings growth thanks to the non-stop political news cycle and the public’s fascination with President Donald Trump. A 9 p.m. transition from the popular Megyn Kelly to Tucker Carlson has taken place without a hiccup. Indeed, the network’s viewership among the target adults 25-54 audience soared in the first quarter, spiking 30% over the year-earlier period.
And yet, Fox News continues to find itself enmeshed in troubling disclosures of behind-the-scenes behavior and a rough-and-tumble work culture that could have larger ramifications for parent company 21st Century Fox, which relies on Fox News for as much as 25% of its annual operating income.
The latest revelation: On Saturday, the New York Times reported that five women have received payments coming to about $13 million in exchange for agreeing not to pursue litigation or speak about accusations related to sexual harassment »
- Brian Steinberg
Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned allegations of Russia interfering with the U.S. election as “fictional, illusory, provocations and lies.” He made the comments on Thursday, when speaking at a panel session in the Russian city of Archangel, according to CNN. When asked directly if Russia helped get Donald Trump elected as president, Putin responded: “Read my lips. No,” according to CNN. The U.S. House and Senate have launched individual intelligence committees to explore possible ties between Russian officials and members of Us President Donald Trump’s campaign team. Also Read: Judge Napolitano Stands By Wiretapping Claim in »
- Brian Flood
Fox News Channel legal analyst Andrew Napolitano returned to the air Wednesday, saying he stood by his claim about spying on President Donald Trump that got him benched by the network for more than a week.
Napolitano had reported on Fox that British intelligence officials had helped former President Barack Obama spy on Trump, a story that quickly attracted notice because the president cited it in a news conference. Britain denied that it had done any such thing, and Fox news anchors Shepard Smith and Bret Baier distanced the network from the report, saying its reporters had found no evidence »
- the Associated Press
Andrew Napolitano, the former New Jersey Superior Court judge who was taken off the air at Fox News Channel after suggesting without evidence that President Barack Obama used British intelligence to surveil Donald Trump before he was elected President of the United States, is back on camera at the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet.
Napolitano’s comments alleging wiretapping were repeated by President Trump, who caused an international incident when Britain insisted the charges were “utterly ridiculous.” At the time, Fox News’ Shepard Smith told viewers that the network’s news personnel “cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary.” Napolitano served as a jurist from 1987 to 1995. Napolitano had been off the air since March 20, meaning he was benched, more or less, for a period lasting almost two weeks.
- Brian Steinberg
Judge Andrew Napolitano returned to Fox News Channel this morning, nine days after the network benched him when President Donald Trump cited the Fox News talking head as his source of claims that then-President Barack Obama used British intelligence to wiretap him. "I stand by my statement on surveillance," Napolitano told Bill Hemmer. Napolitano was there to talk about a Fox News report that the FBI allegedly wired a staffer of former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock… »
When Fox News was said to have “indefinitely” dropped its legal affairs analyst Andrew Napolitano on March 20, the general consensus was that the commentator — known somewhat lovingly as “Judge Nap” on the channel — had crossed the line when it came to conspiracy theories.
By making claims that British intelligence had been used by Barack Obama to spy on Donald Trump while he was president-elect — a claim cited by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer when backing up Trump’s tweets about being wiretapped — he provoked the U.K.’s usually tightlipped Government Communication Headquarters, which labeled »
- Alex Ritman,Georg Szalai
It’s been a crazy busy news day, so it might have been a good time to make a quiet personnel move. Sources confirm to Deadline that Fox News has removed its senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano from its airwaves for at least the near future in the wake of Donald Trump citing him as the source of the wiretap story Potus tweet-ranted about a couple of weeks ago, and Napolitano’s claim that British intelligence was involved. Napolitano has been Mia on Fnc’s air… »
Fox News has reportedly pulled senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano off the air over statements he made claiming President Barack Obama asked British intelligence officials to wiretap Trump Tower in an effort to spy on Donald Trump.
Napolitano was curiously absent from Fox’s coverage of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Neil Gorsuch on Monday, with sources telling the La Times that Napolitano is not expected to appear on the network any time in the near future. He has not appeared on Fox News since last Thursday.
Fox News did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.
Napolitano claimed both in a column for FoxNews.com and on the air that an unnamed source had told him that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (Gchq) performed surveillance on Trump at Obama’s request, backing up controversial statements made by Trump himself. However, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith was forced to walk back Napolitano’s »
- Joe Otterson
Fox News has benched its senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano following backlash over his unfounded and now-discredited allegations that British intelligence last fall provided then-President Barack Obama wiretapped conversations from Trump Tower, according to the Los Angeles Times. Fox News and Napolitano did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. But the L.A Times reported on Monday that Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court Judge who has worked as a commentator on Fox-owned networks for more than a decade, is not expected to return to an on-air role anytime soon. Also Read: FBI Has 'No Information' to Support Trump's Wiretapping Claims Napolitano. »
- Itay Hod
Updated with video: “Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano's commentary; Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now President of the United States was surveilled at any time in any way. Full Stop,” Shepard Smith said on Fox News Channel moments after Donald Trump told reporters to talk to Fnc about remarks his press secretary made from the podium at the White House. Smith later noted the remarks had been made “on the morning show, but not on Fox News.”… »
Fox News does not stand by its senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, who Donald Trump cited on Friday as the reason why he tweeted unverified claims that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Fox News host Shepard Smith made the following statement shortly after Trump’s comments on Friday: “Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary. Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now President of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way, full stop.” During Friday’s joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump was asked about »
- Brian Flood
President Donald Trump revved up his "this is what I was told" responsibility-ducking routine today when asked about the White House having claimed former Potus Obama asked British intelligence to spy on Trump during the election: He pointed the finger at Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano. Trump’s comment came in response to a reporter’s question during a White House presser with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel. A German reporter asked Trump if he… »
17 items from 2017
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