Rick Gates is an American political consultant and associate of veteran campaign operative Paul Manafort's. In 2018, he pleaded guilty to fraud for falsifying financial documents and concealing millions of dollars in earnings from their overseas work.
During a speech at a campaign rally in Mississippi, President Trump openly mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford: "How did you get home?' 'I don't remember.' 'How did you get there?' 'I don't remember.' 'Where is the place?' 'I don't remember.' 'How many years ago was it?' 'I don't know. I don't know. I don't know.'"
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has said it would sell off Sky News to Disney after facing regulatory concerns over Fox’s monopoly on the British news market. Earlier this year, Disney proposed a takeover of all of 21st Century Fox, which has yet to be approved by regulators.
One of America’s richest men is now its no. 2 real estate broker. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought HomeServices of America, Inc. in 2000; the company has since grown through acquisitions, including Long & Foster Cos. last year, to dominate its business sector.
Following claims that Ecuador spent $5m to protect Julian Assange, the country removed extra security at its London embassy. The WikiLeaks founder has been at the embassy since 2012 after being granted asylum and believes he will be extradited by the U.S. if he leaves.
On Sunday, FX premiered its show ‘Trust,’ about the life of American businessman J. Paul Getty, who built his family’s fortune in oil. Dubbed at one point the richest man in the world, he’s known for his artistic endeavors, miserliness and the kidnapping of his grandson.
Happy 20th Birthday, Google! Created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin as a research project at Stanford, they called the search engine "Google" after the mathematical term "googo." The term refers to the No. 1 followed by 100 zeros, to reflect their mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos called President Trump's criticism of journalists "dangerous" during an interview at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. "It is a mistake for any elected official, in my opinion — I don’t think this is a very out-there opinion — to attack media and journalists," Bezos said.
Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother who was jailed in 1996 for taking part in a cocaine distribution ring, was just granted clemency by President Trump. Kim Kardashian West lobbied for Johnson’s release from prison through a campaign by the clemency foundation CAN-DO.
Silvio Berlusconi appeared at a political rally a week before parliamentary elections to support his party. Pundits say the former Italian president, who is still popular among fans despite a series of sex scandals and legal cases, may be trying to make a political comeback.
Ivanka Trump spoke out on her father's family separation policy, calling it a "low point" during her time in the White House. "I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children so I would agree with that sentiment. Immigration is incredibly complex as a topic," she said.
In the 10th edition of their annual letter, Melinda and Bill Gates took on President Trump’s “America First worldview,” with Melinda writing: “I wish our president would treat people, and especially women, with more respect when he speaks and tweets.”