E. Jean Carroll, Who Accused Trump of Raping Her in a Dressing Room, Sues Him for Defamation

Writer and longtime womens advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, New York magazine cover story, saying in a fabricated for monetary gain related to her latest book. She is trying to sell a new bookthat should indicate her motivation. It should be sold in the fiction section, the president said. Shame on those who make up false stories of assault to try to get any publicity for themselves, or sell a book, or carry out a political agendalike Julie Swetnick, who falsely accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Its just as bad for people to believe it, particularly when there is zero evidence. In Mondays lawsuit, Carroll, 75, alleges the presidents statements ruined her reputation, career, and self-esteem. She wants Trump to retract …

How Ivanka Trump and Her Team Cry, Cajole and Carp to Get Her Out of Bad Press

On August 16, 2016, just a few weeks after his father-in-law, Donald J. Trump, had clinched the Republican nomination for president, Esquire magazine ran a story entitled exposed a number of less-than-flattering details about the then 35-year-old head of his familys real estate firm, Kushner Companies. Wards profile depicted a young, entitled scion who was at turns arrogant and vindictive. In one sense, the story emasculated Kushner, portraying him as a subservient son-in-law. This was certainly not the image of her husband that Ivanka Trump wanted presented to the world in the glossy pages of a popular mens magazine. So she did what any rich, New York City media-connected, powerful spouse would doand then took it up a couple of …

Trumps Afghan Exit Plans Are Mired in the India-Pakistan Mess

KARACHI, PakistanTwo separate attacks last month on the Pakistan armed forces that killed 10 personnel in North Waziristan and Balochistan, areas bordering Afghanistan, were actually attacks on the Afghan peace process. They came hardly a week after Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a meeting at the White House, assured U.S. President Donald Trump of his country's all-out efforts to advance Afghan peace. The timing is significant and suggests just how complex the Afghan situation is as Trumps negotiators try to lay the groundwork for American withdrawal from the longest war in U.S. history. Washington has long believed that the solution to the Afghan problem, if there is one, lies with Pakistan, but the government here in Pakistan is sometimes cast …

Washington Man Accused of Hurling Molotov Cocktails at ICE Detention Center Killed by Police

A man who was allegedly armed with a rifle and throwing molotov cocktails at an ICE detention center in Tacoma, Washington, was killed by responding police officers on Saturday, police said. Tacoma Police responded to the Northwest Detention Center, a privately run detention facility that holds migrants, at about 4 a.m. on Saturday after an employee called about an armed man outside, authorities told The Daily Beast. The Washington state man, identified by police as 68-year-old Willem Van Spronsenon Sunday, was armed with a rifle and throwing incendiary devices at the building and nearby cars, setting one on fire, police said. The incident comes one day before ICE agents are expected to carry out mass raids around the country in …

Pentagon Wants to Send 10,000 Troops to Middle East Amid Rising Iran Tensions: Report

The Pentagon is set to present plans to the White House on Thursday outlining the proposed deployment of up to 10,000 troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, the Reuters also reported Wednesday that the Defense Department was considering a plan to send 5,000 additional troops to the region. Sources said the request had been made by U.S. Central Command, but it was not yet clear if the Pentagon would approve. A source also told Reuters the troops would be a defensive force. As a matter of longstanding policy, we are not going to discuss or speculate on potential future plans and requests for forces, Commander Rebecca Rebarich, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told Reuters. Speculation that the U.S. …