Robert McCulloch’s 28-year run as county prosecutor came to a stunning end Tuesday when he lost in a landslide to a Ferguson, Mo., councilman, Wesley Bell. McCulloch had been criticized for his handling of a 2014 police shooting that drew national attention.
Among other things, the 18-month review by the U.S. Justice Department inspector general makes it clear that there is no basis to “lock her up,” as the popular anti-Hillary Clinton chant at Trump rallies demands.
In a stunning rebuke of a sitting president, the New York State attorney general’s lawsuit accuses Trump’s charity and his family of sweeping violations of campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential campaign. The suit seeks to shutter the foundation and bar Trump and three of his children from serving on the boards of nonprofits.
Over the past several months, at least 18 male state lawmakers facing allegations of sexual misconduct in a dozen states have resigned or been otherwise punished. Legislative leaders are scrambling to change what some see as a prevailing boys club ethic in state capitols.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s wide-ranging review of the FBI and Justice Department’s work in the politically charged Hillary Clinton email case looms as a potential landmine for Russia special counsel Robert Mueller.
The state and the city are conducting separate reviews of the violent Aug. 12 white nationalist rally. Last week, Charlottesville officials complained that the state had denied its investigator access to records. Yesterday, Virginia officials responded in kind, saying the city was not cooperating with state investigators.
Anti-fascist activists come from a variety of backgrounds and are only loosely affiliated. Some are veteran demonstrators. Others are youths in search of a cause, including one who told the Washington Post, “I wanted a purpose.”
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. was a controversial figure who rose to national prominence with his no-holds-barred conservative rhetoric and full-throated support of Donald Trump’s candidacy. He resigned without notice “to pursue other opportunities.”