“Robert Mueller’s ongoing special counsel investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Moscow heated up again on Thursday, this time revealing that the president pushed his lawyer to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia probe.
According to The New York Times, “President Trump gave firm instructions in March to the White House’s top lawyer: stop the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, from recusing himself in the Justice Department’s investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s associates had helped a Russian campaign to disrupt the 2016 election.” MORE
“A small fire broke out on the property of Bill and Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York on Wednesday. It lasted for just over half an hour, according to the local Journal News, and was easily extinguished. Neither Clinton was in the vicinity of the fire when it happened, and it left no one injured.” MORE
“There is no one, absolutely no one, in Congress who is more of a champion” for Trump, said former GOP Rep. Tom Reynolds, who, like Collins, represented suburban Buffalo and rural areas stretching east to Rochester. “It’s not just the state: I’ve known of members of Congress from other states who look to him for advice in trying to work through some issues.” MORE