The Mueller report -- making it's way from Washington to Broadway NATSOT FROM PLAY: "10 acts of obstruction." A star-studded cast acted out special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Monday...dramatizing the political investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election...with the narrative clearly focused on President Trump.
NATSOT FROM ANETTE BENNING: "Act 1, President Trump asked the FBI Director to shutdown the investigation into National Security Advisors Michael Flynn." The one-night only show called "The Investigation: A Search For The Truth in Ten Acts" was performed at the Riverside Church in Manhattan..
Narrated by Annette Bening, it included Kevin Kline as Robert Mueller.
John Lithgow as Trump...and earned plenty of laughs.
NATSOT FROM PLAY: "President Trump said he fired FBI Director Comey..." In 10 parts, the piece not only adapted passages from the 448-page Mueller report, but also used excerpts from news conferences and tweets from Trump.
The final act?
- the cast recited parts of the U.S. Constitution describing impeachment.
The reading was organized by Law Works, whose stated aim is to educate the public on the integrity of U.S. judicial systems. The Mueller report has been top of the New York Times paperback non fiction list for eight weeks, and is currently in 17th place on the Amazon best-seller list.
A graphic novel version is also in the works- and will be published in April 2020.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to avoid disclosing to the House Judiciary Committee grand jury materials related to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report documenting Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, but justices likely won't rule on the case until after the Nov. 3 election. Colette Luke has more.
Justice Department prosecutor Aaron Zelinksy will testify to Congress this week about the sentencing of former GOP strategist Roger Stone. According to Business Insider, Zelinsky will say that senior leadership improperly interfered in Stone's sentencing recommendation for political reasons. Zelinsky worked on the former special counsel Robert Mueller's team during the FBI's Russia probe. Stone's conviction was one of the most high profile victories they secured.
A divided Senate Judiciary Committee approved sweeping subpoena power on Thursday for a politically charged congressional probe of an FBI investigation into Republican President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and its contacts with Russia. Jillian Kitchener has more.
Republican allies of President Donald Trump attacked the FBI's probe of his 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday but failed get to former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to agree that former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation was unfounded. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
During Monday's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany kept quiet. McEnany would not say whether President Trump supports flying the Confederate flag or is against it. "What we're seeing across the nation is this vast cancel culture, where we're going to tear down our monuments." McEnany McEnany delivered several roundabout answers as to why Trump claimed NASCAR made a mistake.
[NFA] The number of U.S. coronavirus deaths exceeded 130,000 on Monday, following a surge of new cases that has put President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis under the microscope. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
As the US becomes more and more wracked with novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases, governors have begun to push for a federal mandate on wearing masks. White House officials are discussing actively encouraging masks as they shift to a strategy of preparing Americans to live long-term with the virus. But according to CNN, President Donald Trump has so far resisted the call, and still refuses to wear one himself.
Kanye West announced Saturday that he is running for president in the 2020 US election. The rapper's declaration positions him as a challenger to incumbent President Donald Trump. West tweeted; "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future". Fans tweeted their support for the entertainer who has a history of making bold political statements.
Newser reports Ghislaine Maxwell, the girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, is now in a federal detention center in New York City. However, it isn't the one where Epstein died last year. The British former socialite, and daughter of media mogul Robert Maxwell, is accused of recruiting girls as young as 14 for Epstein to sexually abuse. She was moved to Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center on Monday and awaits a bail hearing on Friday.
(Newser) – A white woman who called police on a birdwatcher in New York City's Central Park on Memorial Day will be charged in connection with that call. Christian Cooper, a 57-year-old Black man and member of the New York City Audubon Society board of directors, asked Amy Cooper to leash her dog per the regulations of the area of the park where she was located, reports ABC News. She then called 911 and repeatedly said just that.
New York (CNN Business) Following the huge success of "The Last Dance" and renewed discussions about systemic race in America, Disney is partnering with one of the most notable voices in the country: Colin Kaepernick. The company announced a production deal with the former NFL quarterback turned activist on Monday. The first project between the two will be a docuseries from ESPN Films about Kaepernick's life and journey from San Francisco 49ers quarterback to civil rights leader.
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Thursday urged her colleagues on a Senate panel to vote against a resolution granting subpoena authority to the Republican Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, calling it 'unprecedented'. The Republican-led panel however ended up approving it in the end.
Ghislaine Maxwell, confidant to late-billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein , has been arrested by the FBI. NBC News and Newsmax reports she's under arrest in New Hampshire. The network says the FBI arrested Maxwell on crimes related to Epstein. ABC News confirms the arrest, noting that it comes almost precisely a year after Epstein's own arrest. Maxwell will make a virtual appearance in federal court later Thursday.
Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of late President John F. Kennedy has died. According to CNN, Kennedy Smith died on Wednesday. Kennedy Smith's daughter shared that her mother passed away at home in Manhattan. Born the eighth of nine children, Kennedy Smith was labeled “the shy Kennedy,” She served as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 90s and played a crucial role in the Northern Irish peace process. Kennedy Smith was 92 years old.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was very happy about a U.S. appeals court decision that directed a federal judge to drop a criminal case against the president's former national security adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI.
[NFA] A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday directed a federal judge to drop a criminal case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI, handing a victory to the Justice Department in another twist to the politically charged case. Colette Luke has more.
On Wednesday, a US appeals court in Washington DC ordered the federal judge overseeing Michael Flynn case to dismiss the prosecution. The 2-1 ruling is a major victory for Flynn. Business Insider reports that Flynns's legal team has argued for months that the government unfairly targeted him for political reasons. They also argued that the FBI tried to entrap him into pleading guilty. The Justice Department abruptly moved to drop its prosecution against Flynn last month.
The agency's top lawyer, Dana Boente, announced his resignation over the weekend as the agency faces scrutiny over its investigations of former staffers and supporters of President Donald Trump. Gavino Garay has more.
The economy is in a depression. However, Jeff Bezos' net worth has increased. CNN reports that he's now worth nearly $172 billion, a new record for the world's richest person. This week, Bezos beat his previous wealth record that he reached prior to his divorce from his ex-wife MacKenzie. Much of Bezos' wealth is tied to Amazon. He owns roughly 57 million shares, or 12% of the company. And its stock has soared 56% year to date.
Kendall Capital's Clark Kendall says investors should trim their exposure to stocks that have run up on the coronavirus theme such as Zoom and Amazon. Rather, he tells Reuters' Fred Katayama they should buy beaten-down stocks.
President Donald Trump sunk to a new low when it comes to his long-held skepticism that Russia actively interfered in the 2016 election to help him and hurt Hillary Clinton. In Japan at the G20, Trump..