CLOSE

via CNN:

President Donald Trump’s legal defense against Robert Mueller’s unrelenting special counsel investigation is beginning to look as chaotic as his early days in the White House.

A sequence of reflexive tweets and comments about the Russia probe from the White House and Trump’s legal team has spectacularly backfired, suggesting that the administration was knocked off balance by news of Michael Flynn’s plea deal.
The fallout from Friday’s bombshell consumed several days when Trump should have been highlighting his biggest political win yet after the Senate passed a tax reform bill, and may well have deepened his legal and political jeopardy.

RNC is getting back into Alabama Senate race:

The Republican National Committee will transfer funds to the Alabama Republican Party following President Donald Trump’s endorsement Monday of GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in that state’s special election next week, according to a senior RNC official.

The official added, “The RNC is the political arm of the president and we support the President.”
Breitbart News first reported on the RNC’s move to re-engage in the race.
While Trump and the RNC are backing Moore, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is not changing its stance. An NRSC source says it is staying out of the race and that Chairman Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado remains committed to this position.

LaVar Ball Removes Son LiAngelo from UCLA After Shoplifting Arrest:

LiAngelo Ball’s career at UCLA is over before he even played a single game. The freshman guard plans to withdraw from the university and will no longer play for the basketball team, reportedly because of LaVar Ball‘s displeasure with the suspension his son was given for shoplifting in China.

“We are exploring other options with Gelo,” LaVar Ball told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

“I’m going to make him way better for the draft [than] UCLA ever could have,” Ball added, per Darren Rovell of ESPN. Ball also told Jeff Goodman of ESPN that LiAngelo will not transfer to another school.

Billy Bush talks Trump, Lauer in Stephen Colbert interview:

During a Monday night appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Billy Bush again verified the authenticity of the “Access Hollywood” tape featuring President Trump’s crude comments about women.

Bush was hosting “Access Hollywood” in 2005 when then-reality-star Donald Trump made remarks in a video that leaked during the 2016 presidential campaign. Bush reiterated Monday what he wrote in a Sunday night New York Times op-ed piece — that it was in fact Trump’s voice in the tape. The issue had resurfaced because of a New York Times report quoting sources who said the president has privately questioned whether the tape is real.

 

‘House of Cards’ production to resume without Kevin Spacey:

Netflix has decided to move forward with the final season of “House of Cards” without Kevin Spacey, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN.

Production on the eight-episode sixth season had been hold due to allegations of sexual misconduct made against Spacey.
Production will resume in early 2018, the source said.
Actor Anthony Rapp was the first person to make allegations against Spacey.
Rapp, who appears on CBS’s “Star Trek: Discovery,” alleged in a story by Buzzfeed published in late October that Spacey made a sexual advance toward him at a party in 1986. Rapp was 14 years old at the time.

CLICK HERE to read story

Also On Praise Cleveland:
Kierra Sheard Shares Engagement Photos
5 photos