FROM Amy Sullivan
Women accuse Trump of sexual aggression The New York Times and other news outlets have interviewed several women describing sexual aggression by Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate has called the claims "fabricated" and "outright lies," and is promising to go "buck wild" on allegations of womanizing by former President Bill Clinton. Meantime, First Lady Michelle Obama chimed in at rally for Hillary Clinton today in New Hampshire, reminding the audience, "This isn't about politics. This is about basic human decency. It's about right and wrong. And we cannot ignore this or expose our children to this for another minute, let alone four years." Amy Sullivan, who once worked in Democratic Party politics, is now senior editor at Yahoo News , has more on the allegations.
Trump Asks Russia to Hack Clinton's Emails Disunity in Philadelphia has been fueled by the leak of Democratic National Committee emails allegedly obtained by Russian hackers. Today, at a press conference that upstaged Democratic Convention-coverage for more than an hour, Donald Trump reminded reporters of Hillary Clinton's State Department emails — some of which are still missing and connected them to the Russians. The Clinton campaign is accusing him of espionage. Amy Sullivan, who reports for Yahoo News , has more on the story.
Bill Cosby Faces Criminal Charges in Sexual Assault Case More than 50 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Now, for the first time, the 78-year-old comedian is facing felony criminal charges . The charges were brought by Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele in Pennsylvania. They stem from a 2004 accusation by Andrea Constand, who says Cosby assaulted her when she was working at Temple University. Amy Sullivan, senior editor with Yahoo News , has more on the story.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.