It’s Mueller time but don’t forget: Trump has undermined the very idea of America | Robert Reich

Partisan fury over the special counsels report may obscure the ways the president has damaged our democracy We may report, whatever it shows, will almost surely be overwhelmed by a fog of alt-interpretation and epistemological confusion. Whats collusion? Whats illegal? Whats unethical? Has Trump been vindicated or not? The real danger is that as attention inevitably turns to the 2020 campaign, Douglas Southall Freeman, explained, the first president believed he had been entrusted with something of immense intrinsic worth, and that his duty was to uphold it for its own sake and over the long term. He led by moral example. Few of our subsequent presidents have come close to the example Washington set, but none to date has been …

Trump’s Federal Reserve pick linked to indicted boyfriend of Russian agent

Stephen Moore created a controversial political group with Paul Erickson, who is charged with fraud and whose girlfriend, Maria Butina, pleaded guilty to infiltrating the conservative movement Donald Trumps new nominee for the aggressive advertising campaign tying Barack Obama to William Ayers, a leader of the Weather Underground domestic terror group in the 1970s. Obama and Ayers had served together on the board of an education foundation in Chicago. indicted last month in South Dakota on charges of wire fraud and money laundering. Stephen Moore. Photograph: The Heritage Foundation I havent seen much of Paul since he was with the Romney campaign in 2012, Moore said. Asked if he had seen Erickson or spoken to him during the 2016 election, …

Mother of super-middleweight world champion Caleb Plant shot dead by police

Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that 51-year-old Beth Plant was pronounced dead on Saturday at a hospital. It says Plant became combative while being transported by ambulance and pulled out a knife. The driver called law enforcement and an arriving deputy shot Plant when she brandished a knife at the officer, according to the report. CalebPlant (@SweetHandsPlant) Love you forever and always momma . You always said work hard bubba …

Trump donor who owned spa linked to Kraft arrest offered access to president

Miami Herald and Mother Jones report Li Yang claimed to be able to get Chinese clients pictures with Trump A company run by a donor to Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and Miami Herald and https://t.co/CI4vCj9e7c Miami Herald on Friday published a photo of Yang with Trump at a Super Bowl party at his West Palm Beach country club and reported on the link between Yang and the spa where Yang was a former owner of the spa. Yang wasnt charged in a multiagency anti-human trafficking operation that resulted in 25 arrests, including that of Kraft, and shut down 10 Asian day spas in South Florida last month. None of the spas …

Santa Anita suspends racing after ‘horrible’ deaths of 21 horses in two months

Santa Anita, one of the worlds most famous racetracks, has cancelled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months Racing at Santa Anita in Los Angeles, one of world racings most iconic venues and the host track for this years Breeders Cup, has been suspended indefinitely after the death of a four-year-old filly during training at the course on Tuesday, the 21st fatality there since 26 December. Training on its dirt track has also been suspended, and the valuable and significant cards for this weekend, including two Grade One events and an important trial for the Kentucky Derby in May, have been cancelled. The halt to activities on the dirt …

Trump donor who once owned prostitution case day spa offered access to president

Miami Herald and Mother Jones report Li Yang claimed to be able to get Chinese clients pictures with Trump A company run by a donor to Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and Miami Herald and https://t.co/CI4vCj9e7c Miami Herald on Friday published a photo of Yang with Trump at a Super Bowl party at his West Palm Beach country club and reported on the link between Yang and the spa where Yang was a former owner of the spa. Yang wasnt charged in a multiagency anti-human trafficking operation that resulted in 25 arrests, including that of Kraft, and shut down 10 Asian day spas in South Florida last month. None of the spas …