The eight-term lawmaker abruptly resigned Friday, bowing to an ultimatum from House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Ryan told Franks that he would refer the allegations to the Ethics Committee and urged him to step aside.
The former aide said the congressman, at least four times, asked if she would be willing to act as a surrogate in exchange for money.
Franks, in his statement announcing his resignation, said he and his wife, who have struggled with infertility, have twins who were carried through surrogacy.
The former aide said the conversations took place in private, sometimes in the congressman’s car, and that she repeatedly told him she wasn’t interested.
She said she never filed a formal complaint because until recently, she didn’t know where to go, but
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The gunman was killed after a short chase, CNN reported, quoting a sheriff’s office spokesman in Guadalupe County. It was unclear whether the shooter died from a police bullet or at his own hand.
The worshippers were killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small rural community about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio, reports said.
Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. told AFP there were multiple fatalities and multiple people wounded, but he could not officially confirm the number. With details rapidly unfolding, some unnamed officials were quoted in media reports citing tolls as high as 27 dead and 20 or more wounded.
The shooter reportedly walked into the church shortly before noon — at a morni
Read More Tragedy: Gunman attack Baptist church during service in Texas, shot at least 20 people dead
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Steve Bannon was earlier removed from his role as the White House chief strategist. Trump accepted Bannon’s resignation on Friday, ending his seven months as Trump’s chief strategist.
Following his exit from the West Wing on Friday, ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared that the Donald Trump presidency that his brand of populist, right-wing conservatives helped make a reality is “over.”
In an interview with Weekly Standard, he said
‘the Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over. We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. There’ll be al
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Adebayo Ogunlesi was a member of Strategic and Policy Forum, one of the two disbanded by the unpredictable president. The other group was the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative Council.
Ogunlesi, heads Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm and one of Fortune 500 companies. He was the only African on the panel.
The New York Times reported before Trump’s tweeted dissolution, that members of Ogunlesi’s panel were debating dissolving the body entirely as Trump wallowed deeper into bigotry quagmire. But Trump preempted their move.
“Corporate leaders had hoped that President T
Read More U.S President Donald Trump sacks Nigeria’s Adebayo Ogunlesi as adviser
China has stated that it’ll continue to toe the diplomatic line and stay neutral in the current U.S- North Korean war of words unless the United States decides to attack the secretive state of North Korea first.
U.S President, Donald Trump on Thursday evening threatened to deal with North Korea if they tried to attack the U.S Island of Guam on the 15th of August, threats to which the North Korean government called ‘a load of nonsense’ , and now China, who major political analysts believe can put an end to North Korea’s nuclear missile development, has stated that it will attack the United States if the U.S first attacks the North Korean regime.
“If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime, and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China
Read More U.S vs North Korea: We will defend North Korea if the U.S attacks first — China
Read More Secret Dinner With Putin Is “sick” — Donald Trump
There’s been media reports that President Trump had a secret dinner with Russian President, Vladimir Putin at the just concluded G20 summit in Germany.
In his defense, Trump says its all fake news saying, ‘story of secret dinner with Putin is “sick.” All G 20 leaders, and spouses, were invited by the Chancellor of Germany. Press knew’.