Donald Trump, Duncan Hunter, Hawaii: Your Wednesday Briefing
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A a single-two punch for the president
&bull President Trump was dealt double legal setbacks on Tuesday, as his former individual lawyer, Michael Cohen, implicated him in a federal crime, and his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was discovered guilty of bank and tax fraud. Here&rsquos a swift appear at what happened, and at what comes next.
In pleading guilty to breaking campaign finance laws and other charges, Mr. Cohen told a judge in Manhattan that Mr. Trump had directed him to arrange payments to two ladies during the 2016 campaign, to hold them from speaking publicly about affairs they mentioned they had with Mr. Trump.
&ldquoI participated in this conduct, which on my part took location in Manhattan, for the principal goal of influencing the election,&rdquo Mr. Cohen stated. Here&rsquos our full story about his day in court, as properly as six takeaways from the guilty plea.
&bull Mr. Cohen has implicated Mr. Trump in significant crimes, but the Justice Department has long mentioned that sitting presidents are not subject to criminal prosecution. Prosecutors could take other actions, however, which includes presenting evidence to the Home for impeachment proceedings.
A Manafort verdict, and a win for Mueller
&bull News from Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday was no far better for President Trump: His former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was convicted on eight of 18 fraud charges in a politically charged case that had riveted Washington.
Mr. Manafort&rsquos trial didn&rsquot directly involve Robert Mueller&rsquos inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election. But it was the 1st test of the specific counsel&rsquos capacity to prosecute a federal case even as Mr. Trump continues to get in touch with the inquiry a &ldquowitch hunt.&rdquo Read our write-up about the verdict, and five takeaways.
In an appearance in West Virginia on Tuesday night, Mr. Trump sidestepped inquiries about Michael Cohen but defended Mr. Manafort as a &ldquogood man.&rdquo
&bull In a news analysis, a group of our White Home correspondents writes: &ldquoA president who has labored beneath the cloud of investigations from nearly the moment he took office, Mr. Trump now faces an increasingly grim legal and political landscape.&rdquo
Fewer coal rules, much more deaths
The Environmental Protection Agency also expects the rules to enable far far more pollutants into the atmosphere, and acknowledged that they could lead to 1,400 premature deaths annually by 2030, as nicely as a lot more illnesses.
&bull At a rally in West Virginia on Tuesday, President Trump announced: &ldquoWe are back. The coal industry is back.&rdquo We checked the facts behind some of his comments.
A worldwide influence campaign on Facebook
&bull The organization announced on Tuesday that it had removed 652 fake accounts, pages and groups that have been trying to spread misinformation around the planet.
The influence campaigns, which originated in Iran and Russia, &ldquoextend effectively beyond U.S. audiences and U.S. politics,&rdquo a cybersecurity firm that worked with Facebook stated. They also focused on Britain, Latin America and the Middle East.
&bull Our reporters note that the campaigns had a familiar aim: &ldquoto distribute false news that may possibly cause confusion amongst people, and to alter people&rsquos pondering to turn out to be a lot more partisan or pro-government on numerous troubles.&rdquo
Congressman to face charges
&bull Representative Duncan Hunter of California became the second Republican congressman this month to be indicted, soon after Representative Chris Collins of New York was charged with insider trading.
Mr. Hunter and his wife are accused of misusing campaign funds for loved ones trips, private school tuition for their young children and even a $600 airline ticket for a pet rabbit.
Hurricane threatens Hawaii
&bull The state is bracing for a Category five storm named Lane today, and the National Weather Service has warned that some areas &ldquomay be uninhabitable for weeks.&rdquo
&bull The trade war is about to hit residence. The U.S. will impose a 10 percent tariff this week on an added $16 billion worth of Chinese merchandise. Right here are eight techniques consumers could feel the pinch.
&bull A year soon after Amazon bought Complete Foods, numerous key grocery retailers are teaming up with on the web organizations.
&bull Caged no a lot more: Nabisco will change the 116-year-old design and style of its animal cracker boxes so that the wildlife will no longer be behind bars.
Tips for a more fulfilling life.
&bull What&rsquos the 1 issue you most want to do but won&rsquot talk about?
&bull Utilizing apps to track almost everything may not be a negative idea.
&bull Recipe of the day: Your turn to bring snacks to the office? Make some lemon meltaways.
&bull Actress denies accusation of assault
Asia Argento said on Tuesday that she had never had a sexual relationship with Jimmy Bennett, an actor who stated she had sexually assaulted him when he was 17. The Occasions reported final weekend that she had arranged to spend Mr. Bennett $380,000.
The actress has been 1 of the major figures of the #MeToo movement, which has met resistance in her home country, Italy.
&bull Alaska&rsquos missing red salmon
The fish are what summer season tastes like in the state, but this season they&rsquove often been no-shows. Scientists haven&rsquot had a chance to closely study the problem, but some suspect warmer ocean temperatures.
&bull Additional suggested reading
Teachers often turn to the same tried-and-correct books for assignments.
We asked a group of writers: What books would you add to the curriculum? Right here are their answers.
&bull No late-evening Tv this week
Most of the comedy hosts are taking a break, so our roundup is, also.
&bull Quotation of the day
&ldquoTo Republicans, if you think the Russians don&rsquot have you in mind, you are generating a fantastic error.&rdquo
&mdash Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, as he led a Judiciary subcommittee hearing on election security.
&bull The Instances, in other words
Here&rsquos an image of nowadays&rsquos front page, and links to our Opinion content and crossword puzzles.
&bull What we&rsquore reading
From Dan Barry, a writer at large: &ldquoThis open letter to the president by Stacy Brick is a must-read. A gorgeous and defiant reflection on the honor of journalism, as lived by her late husband, Mike Brick, whom I worked with and admired.&rdquo
Dorothy Parker, who was born on this day in 1893, once recommended her personal epitaph: &ldquoExcuse my dust.&rdquo
It was a classic, coolly unsentimental remark by Ms. Parker, the acerbic wit whose writing was a mainstay in Vanity Fair and The New Yorker for years. But her other post-mortem plans came as a surprise to a lot of.
When she died on June 7, 1967, the bulk of her estate was left to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr., whom she had by no means met. Ms. Parker, a champion of humanitarian and left-wing causes, admired the civil rights leader&rsquos work, but even Dr. King was shocked.
Her will also stipulated that, if anything have been to occur to Dr. King, control of her estate must pass to the N.A.A.C.P., which it did following his assassination the subsequent year. That selection appalled some of her buddies.
&ldquoShe must have been drunk when she did it,&rdquo her executor, Lillian Hellman, mentioned in an interview with The Instances Book Review in 1973.
Ms. Parker was cremated, and her ashes were finally placed at the organization&rsquos headquarters in Baltimore in 1988, after spending the previous 15 years in her lawyer&rsquos filing cabinet since they were in no way claimed.
Joumana Khatib wrote nowadays&rsquos Back Story.
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Published at Wed, 22 Aug 2018 09:59:35 +0000