FROM Jeff Horwitz
Paul Mafort resigns as part of Trump’s campaign shake-up The revelations keep coming about Donald Trump’s departing campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his foreign business ties. Manafort resigned today after a campaign shake-up earlier this week. Emails came out this week directly linking Manafort to a political campaign in the U.S. to boost the image of Ukraine’s pro-Russian government. Manafort previously denied lobbying for the Ukraine government.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.