“Trump’s legal team is clearly setting the stage to say the president cannot be charged with any of the core crimes discussed in the Russia probe: collusion and obstruction. Presumably, you wouldn’t preemptively make these arguments unless you felt there was a chance charges are coming.
A lawyer wouldn’t be offering a defense before anything has been filed unless they are trying to get out in front of charges that are coming.” MORE
“Caught in a wave of sex-abuse allegations, James Levine puts the existence of the Met Opera at risk”
“The Metropolitan Opera, the most esteemed and popular company of its sort in the United States, has suspended its long-standing, acclaimed conductor and music director James Levine after accusations of sexual abuse against him surfaced.
First made public in the pages of the New York Post, a police report filed in Lake Forest, Illinois in October of 2016 details an alleged pattern of sexual abuse by Levine, beginning in the 1980s against a boy who would have been under the legal age of consent at the time. Levine would have been in his early 40s.” MORE
“As the White House contends with questions about who knew about former national security adviser Michael Flynn lying to the FBI, people close to Vice President Mike Pence are trying to make clear that President Donald Trump’s No. 2 knew nothing at all.
He was at a homeless shelter in Indiana, clad in an apron and doling out hot meals, the day last December when Egypt submitted a U.N. resolution that drew Flynn and Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner into international back-channel dealing.” MORE