Bad few days for the Chumpazoids.
The attorneys for a former Republican candidate for U.S. Congress who is suing to keep a controversial Confederate statue standing near the University of Louisville want to drop him after he called an African-American professor a racial slur on social media, WHAS reports.
Everett Corley, a real estate agent and Donald Trump supporter, is trying to use the courts to stop Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and U of L President James Ramsey from taking down the controversial monument, which sits on city property and is the source of numerous student complaints.
Attorneys representing Corley were troubled by a post on Facebook that shows a dead Confederate soldier and a photograph of UofL professor Ricky Jones.
“Here’s who lost today and here’s Ricky Jones, that damn dirty black ___ who won,” Corley wrote.
WHAS redacted the slur.
A ruling by New York’s highest court in a fraud case against former American International Group Inc Chief Executive Maurice “Hank” Greenberg could affect the state’s case against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his defunct Trump University.
The New York Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman could seek to recoup millions of dollars in bonus payments to Greenberg using the legal remedy called disgorgement.
Unlike damages, which are used to compensate victims’ losses, disgorgement requires a defendant to give back gains obtained from unlawful means. The ruling means that Schneiderman can go after $5 million he says Trump personally pocketed from the Trump University real-estate seminar venture.
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) was caught on video mocking a former staffer about her weight as she faced an uphill re-election battle on Tuesday, WCNC-TV reported.
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“Typical Renee,” said the target of Ellmers’ insult, Maggie Sandrock. “She has become a mean girl on steroids in my view.”
The footage shows Ellmers walking by Sandrock — who went from working on Ellmers’ previous campaigns to working for her GOP primary opponent, fellow Rep. George Holding — and telling her, “You’re eating a little bit too much pork barbecue. Whoo!”
And then there was this lambasting of neo-confederate Jeffry Lord by Van Jones…