LANSING (CCN) — Breitbart News Network reported this past weekend that a "bombshell allegation" was buried in a federal lawsuit for extortion against one of current Attorney General Dana Nessel's campaign staff members. Columnist Dennis Lennox reported that a Detroit area businessman's lawsuit included an allegation that he was told by a Nessel campaign staff member that Ukranian hackers were used to manipulate election results to help Nessel win her 2018 campaign against Republican Tom Leonard. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
WASHINGTON D.C. (VOA) — U.S. President Donald Trump is denying he overruled Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials about hosting the Taliban at Camp David for peace talks.
"I took my own advice," Trump told reporters Monday. "We had a meeting scheduled. It was my idea, and it was my idea to terminate it. I didn't discuss it with anybody else." In a tweet, Pence backed up PresidentTrump, tweeting: "Absolutely Right Mr. President. More Fake News! The Dishonest Media never contacted our office before running with this story and if they had, we would have told them I FULLY support your decision."
OAKLAND (CCN) — The Detroit Tigers became the first team in Major League Baseball this season to reach the 100-loss mark when losing 3-1 Sunday in Oakland to the A's. The Tigers are now 42-100 after three straight near 100-loss season (98 in 2016, 98 in 2017 and 99 in 2018). The team record was set in 2003 when the Tigers lost 119 times and the 2019 club has 39 games remaining. They have Monday night off and return to action on Tuesday at Comerica Park against the New York Yankees.
DETROIT (CCN) — The Farmington Hills attorney who represented Rizzo Environmental Services has been indicted in the FBI's on-going Macomb County public corruption scandal. Jay Schwartz was charged with three counts of bribery and bribery conspiracy in the probe, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court , according to the Detroit Free Press.
Schwartz is accused by the government of conspiring with others to give thousands of dollars in cash and free legal services to former Clinton Township Trustee Dean Reynolds. He is serving a 17-year prison sentence after he was convicted in federal court.
Reynolds is one of 20 people in prison or who cooperated as part of plea deals, including former trash hauling comany CEO Chuck Rizzo, his father, Detroit area towing titan Gasper Fiore and several Macomb County politicians. The last indictment before Schwartz was charged came when former Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci was indicted but is cooperating with the government against former Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco. Bucci was Marrocco's right-hand man.
(CCN) — High school football teams across the state open practice today, and some got an early start by taking to the field at one minute after midnight on the first official day teams can practice.
One such midnight event took place at Fenton High School where Coach Jeff Selzke had a special guest meet his team — the president of the sports booster club who was involved in a serious accident six weeks ago. Randall Thompson gave the Tigers an inspirational kick-off speech and vowed to be walking again by Halloween. Fenton's midnight practice, complete with a pre-practice tailgating event for the community, was one of several such midnight madness style openings around the state.
Rockford High School had a different kind of start on Monday when players were not greeted by veteran Coach Ralph Munger for the first time in 28 years. He had a quadruple bypass surgery last week and nobody knows if he will make it back to the sidelines. The Rams, who have been to the state playoffs 24 times in a row, were directed on Monday by Munger's long-time assistant — Randy VanderVeen. He has taken over the interim head coaching duties while Munger recovers.
High school games can begin as early as Aug. 29.
DETROIT (CCN) — Detroit News columnist Nolan Finley is no longer the morning man on the radio show lineup of 910 AM Superstation. Deadline Detroit reported Thursday that station owner Kevin Adell fired Finley without telling him about the decision. Finley said he found out about the firing when reached by Deadline Detroit for a comment.
FORMER FBI DIRECTOR COMEY WON'T BE CHARGED
FOR VIOLATING DOJ POLICIES WITH 'LEAKS'
WASHINGTON D.C. (CCN) — A report ripped former FBI Director James Comey for violating policies but the Department of Justice will not be indicting him. Comey "violated" his employment agreement by leaking an unclassified memo about his interaction with President Donald Trump to the media, the JOA concluded in a long-awaited report released Thursday. The leak was widely credited with spurring the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller shortly after Comey's firing by President Donald J. Trump in May of 2017.
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