(SL) – Two construction firms linked to Florida’s deadly bridge collapse have been accused of unsafe building practices in the past. Figg Bridge Engineers, who designed the pedestrian walkway at Florida International University that collapsed yesterday, was previously involved in the construction of a Virginia bridge, that had a 90-ton section collapse in 2012. A second firm, Munilla Construction Management, was sued earlier this month over the failure of a temporary bridge at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. (Washington, DC) – White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says she knows nothing about claims by Stormy Daniels’ attorney that she was physically threatened to stay quiet about hush money. Daniels is the adult film star who allegedly had an affair with Trump about 10 years ago. During a briefing today, Sanders said any accusations of threatened violence should always be taken seriously. (Washington, DC) – National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is dismissing speculation about being fired. Pressed by a reporter today, McMaster said — “Everybody has got to leave the White House at some point.” For now, McMaster said he’s just doing his job. (Manchester, New Hampshire) -Senator Jeff Flake is testing the waters for a possible presidential run in 2020. Speaking in New Hampshire, the Arizona Republican called for a return to decency in politics. Flake has been very critical of President Trump and is warning Republicans that the party is “losing the middle.” (Ada, MN) – A Minnesota woman will spend six months in jail for a YouTube stunt that went horribly wrong. A judge ordered 20-year-old Monalisa Perez to serve 180 days behind bars for shooting and killing her boyfriend as he held up a book to stop a bullet. Prosecutors said it was clear that the victim came up with the idea for the tragic stunt and that’s the reason for the short sentence.(Chicago, IL ) – Chicago’s big St. Patrick’s Day Parade is expected to draw huge crowds tomorrow. Plans call for dyeing a larger section of the Chicago River green to extend this year’s parade route by one block. The parade will kick off at noon, complete with floats, Irish step dancers and kilted bagpipers. It will mark the 63rd anniversary of one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country.
(SL) – Donald Trump seems to be aiming his attacks at more and more women lately with Rep. Maxine Waters on the receiving end this tim.
Trump attacked Rep. Maxine Waters saying she has a ‘low IQ’ in an off the cuff speech on Saturday night in Pennsylvania which saw him also attack Oprah Winfrey, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator Elizabeth Warren.Now, Maxine Waters is hitting back saying if Robert Mueller doesn’t get him porn star Stormy Daniels may do him in.
Trump childishly mocked Waters saying, ”We will impeach him. We will impeach the president. But he hasn’t done anything wrong. It doesn’t matter, we will impeach him.”
‘She’s a low IQ individual. She can’t help it. She really is. “We will impeach him.” But we have Maxine Waters and plenty of others,’ Trump said at a rally for House candidate Rick Saccone.
Waters responded to Trump on MSNBC Sunday.
‘He is expert at name-calling,’ she said, ripping the president as a ‘con man,’ and pointing to his other attacks on Oprah Winfrey, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. ‘It seems that he’s identifying and picking up more and more women that he’s attacking.’
(New York, NY) – President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer is admitting to paying a porn actress 130-thousand dollars out of his own pocket. Michael Cohen said in a statement that he made the payment to actress Stephanie Clifford, known by her stage name of Stormy Daniels.
Cohen said he was not reimbursed by the Trump organization or Trump campaign. He says the payment to Ms. Clifford was legal and not a campaign contribution or expenditure.He did not elaborate on why he made the payment. Cohen said he had given a similar statement to the Federal Election Commission. Clifford once claimed to have had an affair with Donald Trump.
Reports surfaced she was paid off before the 2016 election to not talk about the alleged affair. Clifford has neither publicly denied or confirmed the affair.
(Washington, DC) – Adult film star Stormy Daniels won’t deny that she had an affair with President Trump, despite a denial issued in her name. A short statement provided by Daniels’ publicist quoted the actress as saying, “I am denying this affair because it never happened.”
But, Daniels appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” where she claimed not to know where that denial had come from. She would not say whether she had signed a non-disclosure agreement, as part of an alleged $130-thousand payoff to stay quiet, one month before the 2016 election. But her attorney now says the signature on the denial is indeed Daniels, adding she signed the statement in the presence of himself and her manager.
In 2011, Daniels told “In Touch” magazine that she had a sexual relationship with Trump, after she met him at a celebrity golf tournament in 2006.