Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and President Trump, engaged in an ongoing political drama, will travel together on Monday to a convention of police chiefs in Orlando, although it’s not clear that the trip will include their much-discussed sit-down.
“This was men against women, right against left, a cascade of recriminations, explosions of anger, hours of tears and sobs,” writes Marc Fisher of the Washington Post. “A hearing that was supposed to bring clarity instead erupted in thunderclaps from the nation’s built-up tensions over how the sexes are supposed to behave with each other.”
In an editorial, the newspaper says Cruz is using “scaremongering and race-baiting” in his reelection campaign. It says, “He has targeted otherwise bipartisan rhetoric about criminal justice reform as the subject for convenient campaign season attacks.”
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.