WHITE NATIONALIST SEBASTIAN GORKA WILL SPEAK TODAY AT UNC CHAPEL HILL: The New York Times reported that Gorka was a divisive figure while in the White House, saying that “the alpha males are back” after Trump won the election. He has defended Trump’s travel bans and said violence is a fundamental part of Islam. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, known as CAIR, welcomed Gorka’s resignation. Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s national communications director, on Monday expressed concern about Gorka’s scheduled appearance in Chapel Hill. “Sebastian Gorka’s extremist and Islamophobic views, along with his reported associations with racist and anti-Semitic groups, should disqualify him from receiving an invitation to speak at any institution of higher learning,” Hooper said.
SPINDALE CULT HAS HISTORY OF GAINING CONTROL OF CHILDREN: As a court-appointed advocate for two foster boys, it was Nancy Burnette's job to ensure they were in good hands. So as part of her casework, she visited Word of Faith Fellowship, the evangelical church they attended with the couple seeking to adopt them. What happened next haunts her: In the middle of the service, the chanting and singing suddenly stopped, Burnette said, and the fiery pastor pointed at Burnette, accusing her of being "wicked." ''You are here to cause strife!" she recalled Jane Whaley shouting, as she sensed congregants begin to converge upon her. "You don't think these kids are supposed to be here!" Terrified, Burnette left, but not before promising the boys, ages 4 and almost 2, that she would return — a promise she ultimately could not keep. "What I didn't know was how hard Word of Faith would fight — and the tactics they would use — to keep the kids," Burnette told The Associated Press.
PEDOPHILE ROY MOORE WILL FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST NEWSPAPER OVER SEX STORY: Alabama Republican Roy Moore says a lawsuit will be filed over the newspaper report carrying allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago and that neither Democrats nor Republicans want to see him win a special Senate election. While pressure to quit the race four weeks before Election Day intensified from within the Republican Party, Moore assured supporters Sunday night at a Huntsville, Alabama, gym that the Washington Post story was "fake news" and "a desperate attempt to stop my political campaign." Moore said allegations that he was involved with a minor child are "untrue" and said the newspaper "will be sued," drawing a round of applause. The former judge also questioned why such allegations would be leveled for the first time so close to the special election in spite of his decades in public life.
TRUMP CAN'T DECIDE WHETHER TO PRAISE OR CONDEMN U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES: “As to whether I believe it, I’m with our agencies,” Trump said. “As currently led by fine people, I believe very much in our intelligence agencies.” U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to help the Republican Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. A special counsel’s examination of potential collusion between Moscow and Trump campaign aides so far has led to indictments against Trump’s former campaign chairman and another top aide for crimes unrelated to the campaign, and a guilty plea from a Trump foreign policy adviser. Multiple congressional committees are also investigating. On Saturday, Trump lashed out at former heads of the U.S. intelligence agencies, claiming there are plenty of reasons to be suspicious of their findings and dismissing them as “political hacks.”
FORMER INTELLIGENCE HEADS SAY TRUMP IS BEING "PLAYED" BY VLADIMIR PUTIN: Two top former U.S. intelligence officials said Sunday that President Donald Trump is being "played" by President Vladimir Putin on Russia's interference in the 2016 election and accused him of being susceptible to foreign leaders who stroke his ego. "By not confronting the issue directly and not acknowledging to Putin that we know you're responsible for this, I think he's giving Putin a pass," former CIA director John Brennan said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think it demonstrates to Mr. Putin that Donald Trump can be played by foreign leaders who are going to appeal to his ego and try to play upon his insecurities, which is very, very worrisome from a national security standpoint." Appearing on the same program, former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. said he agrees with that assessment. "He seems very susceptible to rolling out the red carpet and honor guards and all the trappings and pomp and circumstance that come with the office, and I think that appeals to him, and I think it plays to his insecurities," Clapper said.