FROM Manny Fernandez
Second Dallas Ebola Patient Raises Questions about Risk, Vigilance A nurse who treated an Ebola patient from Liberia is the first person to contract the disease in the United States. It’s changed the strategy for coping with the disease in this country. Tom Frieden, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the following to reporters this morning: "The existence of the first case of Ebola spread in the U.S. changes some things and it doesn't change somethings. It doesn't change the fact that we know how Ebola spreads. It doesn't change the fact that it's possible to treat Ebola safely. But it does change substantially how we approach it." Manny Fernandez is in Dallas for the New York Times.
DOJ Will Open Civil Rights Probe into Ferguson Police The FBI is already investigating the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, after civil unrest that was reported around the world, the Obama Justice Department will open a broader, civil rights investigation into the Ferguson P.D . Manny Fernandez of the New York Times is reporting from Ferguson.
Trump's Russia ties intensify with Comey firing Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe contradicted the Trump White House today, insisting the Bureau had not lost faith in former Director James Comey. He promised to notify the committee of any interference into investigation of the Trump campaign's contacts with Vladimir Putin's Russia. What do we know about those contacts… and how they relate to Trump's business interests and those of his family?
Will the GOP weather the storm with Trump or jump ship? Breitbart news claims that the GOP "establishment" has it's knives out" for President Trump, but Republicans in Congress are mostly supportive… at least in public. We look at whether that's likely to last.
Trump, the GOP and the rule of law Conservatives — and some Republicans — are criticizing the President for "the mess he made" in firing FBI Director James Comey. We hear about a potential successor, the possibility of "obstruction of justice" and the constitutional separation of powers.