• Rudy Giuliani Butt-Dials NBC News Reporter, Leaves Embarrassing Voicemail: ‘We Need Some Money’
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    Rudy Giuliani Butt-Dials NBC News Reporter, Leaves Embarrassing Voicemail: ‘We Need Some Money’

    Rudy Giuliani’s cell phone accidentally called an NBC News reporter on October 16, leaving a voicemail in which he was clearly heard discussing the kingdom of Bahrain and saying, “The problem is we need some money.”The call came in at 11:07 p.m. while reporter Rich Schapiro was asleep. In the audio, portions of which were published by NBC News on Friday, Giuliani can be heard saying “Charles would have a hard time with a fraud case, because he didn’t do any due diligence.” It’s unclear who Charles is.Giuliani can also be heard telling an unidentified person “Tomorrow I gotta get you to get on Bahrain,” then telling the person they need to contact another person named Robert because “the problem is we need some money. We need a few hundred thousand.”Also Read: Joe Biden Campaign to TV Networks: Stop Booking Rudy GiulianiThe other person in the conversation was largely inaudible, though he does say “if you want options, I got options, I got options,” to which Giuliani replies “yeah give me options, yeah.”It wasn’t even the first time the former New York City mayor accidentally called Schapiro and left a voicemail. The previous butt-dial and subsequent voicemail happened on Sept. 28 at 3:37 p.m. In that message, Giuliani railed against the Biden family, accusing former vice president Joe Biden of “trading in on his public office since he was a senator” and son Hunter Biden of trying to get high-profile jobs because of his father’s position.“And most people wouldn’t hire him because he had a drug problem,” Giuliani added.Also Read: Giuliani's Former Press Secretary on Mayor: His 'Ferocious Lying' on TV Makes Me 'Re-Examine' LegacyThat was just one day before Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign sent out a letter to multiple TV network heads, calling on them to stop booking Giuliani on their news programs because “his relationship with the truth is casual at best.”Read original story Rudy Giuliani Butt-Dials NBC News Reporter, Leaves Embarrassing Voicemail: ‘We Need Some Money’ At TheWrap

  • Bernie Sanders Says 3 People Are Wealthier Than Half of All Americans. Here’s Who They Are
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    Bernie Sanders Says 3 People Are Wealthier Than Half of All Americans. Here’s Who They Are

    Sen. Bernie Sanders said in Tuesday’s Democratic debate that the three wealthiest Americans have more money than the bottom half of all Americans — an assertion he’s made before, including at the Democratic debate in June. Sanders is referring to billionaires Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett. And according to the fact-checking news organization Politifact, Sanders is right that they’re richer than half of all Americans.In 2018, Forbes said that Bezos and his family are worth $160 billion, Gates is worth $97 billion, and Buffett is worth $88 billion. That comes to a total of $345 billion dollars.The Guardian reported that Bezos’ ex, MacKenzie Bezos, will receive $36 billion in their divorce. That would drop his worth to a paltry $124 billion, and the total worth of Bezos, Gates and Buffett to $309 billion.Also Read: Bernie Sanders Released From Hospital After Heart AttackBut that still makes their combined wealth significantly higher than the roughly $250 billion in combined wealth for the bottom half of Americans, according to a study by the Institute for Policy Studies. The institute is a progressive think tank.Politifact has rated Sanders’ statement as true.As the Institute reported, “almost one in five American households now resides in our Underwater Nation. These households often have no savings at all or owe more than they own.”Sanders brought up the statistic in response to a question from CNN’s Erin Burnett, who asked if he wants to tax billionaires out of existence. Sanders said he does indeed want significantly higher taxes on the wealthiest people in America.“When you have a half-million Americans sleeping out on the street, 87 million people uninsured or underinsured, when you have hundreds of thousands of kids who cannot afford to go to college, and millions struggling with the oppressive burden of student debt… and you have three people owning more wealth than the bottom half of American society, that is a moral and economic outrage,” Sanders said.   Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she agreed, and accused fellow Democrats on the debate stage of wanting to protect billionaires. Sen. Amy Klobuchar fired back that “not even the billionaire” onstage wanted to protect billionaires, referring to Tom Steyer.Lawrence Yee contributed to this story.Read original story Bernie Sanders Says 3 People Are Wealthier Than Half of All Americans. Here’s Who They Are At TheWrap

  • Robert De Niro: 'I hope they impeach Trump'
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    Robert De Niro: 'I hope they impeach Trump'

    The actor revealed his feelings at a screening of his new movie 'The Irishman'.