1 Former Trump Staffer Says He Kissed Her Without Consent In Florida
A former campaign staffer is accusing President Trump of inappropriate contact during the 2016 presidential campaign. Alva Johnson claims Trump kissed her on the side of her mouth without her consent in August of 2016. As such, she has filed a lawsuit in Florida and is seeking unspecified damages for emotional pain and suffering. How much of a kiss are we talking? “He’s coming straight for my lips,” says Johnson. “So I turn my head, and he kisses me right on corner of my mouth, still holding my hand the entire time. Then he walks on out.” But that’s not all. According to a report in “New Yorker” magazine, the lawsuit also alleges racial and gender discrimination – specifically, that Johnson was paid less than white and male colleagues. The suit claims then-Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi saw what happened…something Bondi denies. “Do I recall seeing anything inappropriate? One hundred percent no,” Bondi tells “The Washington Post.” “I’m a prosecutor, and if I saw something inappropriate, I would have said something.” The White House calls the accusation “absurd.
2 Trump In Vietnam For Second Kim Summit
President Trump says he’s looking forward to a very good meeting with North Korea’s diminutive dictator Kim Jong Un. Talking to a group of governors at the White House, Trump said he hopes to convince Kim of the positive economic impacts for his nation if North Korea gives up its nuclear ambitions. “I think we’ll have a very tremendous summit,” Trump offered. “We want denuclearization, and I think he’ll have a country that will set a lot of records for speed in terms of an economy.” Trump and Kim are set to meet tomorrow and Thursday in Hanoi. But it’s not as though the President thinks he’s got the big meeting in the bag. He admits he can’t do it alone – and that he needs China’s help. “I have to really thank President Xi…he has been a big help with respect to North Korea,” Trump noted. “I have a very, very good relationship with Kim Jong Un. Very, very good. But we need all the help we can get.”
3 Michael Cohen Begins Three Grueling Days On Capitol Hill
President Trump's former personal lawyer and so-called “fixer” is about to spend three very intense days on Capitol Hill. Michael Cohen will go behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee today…and then appear as the star witness in an open hearing of the House Oversight Committee tomorrow. On Thursday? Cohen has a private session with the House Intelligence Committee. Cohen is facing prison time after pleading guilty to lying to Congress, tax fraud, banking fraud and campaign finance violations. And no matter the future, Cohen says he’s ready to roll. “Looking forward to the American people hearing my story in my voice,” he’s offered via Twitter – adding the #truth. To review, the campaign finance charges involved Cohen's hush money payments to two women before the 2016 presidential election. The women have alleged having affairs with Trump, accusations that the President has denied.