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Falwell Asks FBI to Probe 'Attempted Coup' Against Him

Liberty University president is not happy about recent article he calls a smear campaign

(Newser) - Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said Tuesday that he is asking the FBI to investigate what he called a "criminal" smear campaign orchestrated against him by several disgruntled former board members and employees. Falwell told the AP he has evidence that the group improperly shared emails belonging to... More »

Fear, Self-Dealing Rule at Liberty University: Officials

'We’re a real estate hedge fund,' one says

(Newser) - "We’re not a school; we’re a real estate hedge fund,” a senior official at Liberty University said. "We’re not educating; we’re buying real estate every year and taking students' money to do it." Those are among the accusations in a Politico Magazine... More »

In Secret Recording, Cohen Makes Explosive Falwell Claim

He says he helped evangelical leader deal with leak of racy photos

(Newser) - Michael Cohen says he helped Jerry Falwell Jr. with a highly personal matter months before the evangelical leader endorsed President Trump in 2015, according to a conversation taped by Tom Arnold. Arnold says he was waiting for his friend Cohen to go to prison before he released the recording of... More »

Trump Retweets Call to Extend His Term

He says 2 years of term were 'stollen'

(Newser) - Article Two of the United States Constitution states that the president "shall hold his office during the term of four years"—but President Trump is apparently interested in making an exception. On Sunday, the president retweeted Jerry Falwell Jr.'s call for "reparations" for the Russia... More »

Liberty Alums Give Back Diploma in Trump Protest

'I'll have to have my mom dig it out of storage'

(Newser) - President Trump has long enjoyed the backing of Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., but a group of the evangelical school's alumni are taking an unusual stand against that support in the wake of the violence in neighboring Charlottesville, Va. "I'm sending my diploma back because the... More »

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