Photo: Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, appeared in court today on charges including money laundering to evade taxes. The President tweeted it all happened "years ago," before Manafort joined his campaign. But Democrats speculate that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is pressuring Manafort to testify about Russian meddling in last year's campaign. Democrats are worried that the President might fire Robert Mueller. At today's White House briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied that. Also today, one of the President's foreign advisors pled guilty to lying to the FBI about efforts to set up a meeting with Russians and the Trump campaign about "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.
Philip Bump, Washington Post (@pbump)
Elizabeth Holtzman, former congresswoman and author
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist (@MZHemingway)
Elana Schor, Politico (@eschor)
Betsy Woodruff, Daily Beast (@woodruffbets)
Bump on how a Trump advisor tried to work with the Russian government
Holtzman on whether Trump could pardon himself in the Russia probe
Hemingway on the 10 most important reported claims about the Steele Dossier on Russia
Schor on partisan differences over conclusion of Russia probe
Betsy Woodruff on Mueller probe hitting Democratic powerhouses too
Ten innings… But how many pitching changes… how many lead changes… how many home runs? After last night's fifth game, the Astros lead the Dodgers three games to two in the World Series.
Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman celebrates with teammates after
hitting the game-winning RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 10th inning
in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park.
Photo by Thomas B. Shea/USA Today
Steven Goldman, host of the Infinite Inning podcast, calls last night's game "baseball's answer to Game of Thrones."
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