Further, Justice Department prosecutors in the Southern District of New York charged and convicted Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen of campaign finance crimes relating to payments of hush money to two women who allegedly had affairs with Trump; the SDNY declared in a court filing that Cohen "acted in coordination with and at the direction of" Trump (identified, transparently, as "Individual-1"). The Manhattan District Attorney continues to investigate Trump's involvement in the payoffs, just last week winning a Supreme Court ruling rejecting Trump's claim to categorical immunity from a subpoena while in office (although a presidential pardon would not necessarily foreclose state-level charges). Trump's story has evolved, but he has at times denied knowing about the payments. … [Read more...] about Will Trump try to self-pardon?
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With Dunn’s urging, Biden hired his current campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, in March after Dunn and others helped resurrect Biden in Nevada and South Carolina and put him on the path to the nomination. Schultz is now at the Democratic National Committee, helping lead the joint battleground strategy among the national party, the Biden campaign and state parties. … [Read more...] about Trump replaces campaign manager Brad Parscale, as polls show Biden ahead
In a New York Times Opinion piece, writer George Yancy, a professor of philosophy at Emory University and the author of ?Black Bodies, White Gazes? and ?Look, a White!? and a co-editor of ?Pursuing Trayvon Martin,? say this:This story was reported and curated by VOA Interns Arnella Sandy, Rebecca Hankins and Brittney Welch and editor Kathleen Struck. What do you think of reporting professors' political views? Please leave a comment, and post on our Facebook page, thanks! … [Read more...] about Website Asks Students to Report ‘Leftist’ Profs
Bigtree isn’t the only drawing connections between the anti-vaccine movement—which advocates for the fallacious notion that vaccines cause autism or other ailments—and the movements against the stay-at-home orders. Anti-vaccine activists have pushed a hashtag calling for President Donald Trump to fire the government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci—a message that evolved into a “Fire Fauci” chant at the Texas rally Bigtree attended. Some participants in the reopening rallies have also adopted “I Do Not Consent” as their go-to sign formulation, which is the same language that’s become a popular phrase for anti-vaccination activists. … [Read more...] about Anti-Vaxxers and Lockdown Protesters Form an Unholy Alliance
Is Tucker Carlson calling Trump's FBI director a liar? Wray warned in April, "the danger ... of white supremacists, violent extremism or any other kind of extremism is, of course, significant," in response to the Department of Homeland Security's decision to disband an intelligence unit focused on domestic terror threats and shut down programs specifically directed at neo-Nazis and other far right groups. … [Read more...] about Tucker Carlson makes a mockery of victims’ pain