FROM Oliver Lachland
Freddie Gray: Prosecutor Charges Officers with Murder, Assault There was cheering on the streets of Baltimore today after Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced she's charging six police officers in the case of Freddie Gray, the young black man who died in police custody. Charges range from assault to second-degree murder. The medical examiner has ruled Gray's death a homicide as a direct result of having been unrestrained in a police wagon. This comes after nearly two weeks of protests in Baltimore and in cities around the country. Mosby told the crowd, "To those that are angry, hurt or have their own experiences of injustice at the hands of police officers, I urge you to channel this energy peacefully as we prosecute this case. I've heard your calls for no justice no peace, however your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice for Freddie Gray."
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?
Concern deepens amid Trump's controversies President Trump delivered today's commencement speech to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. As he praised the accomplishments of the graduates, he listed some of his own… and made reference to reports that he leaked intelligence to the Russians and tried to shut down an FBI Investigation into his associates.
Trump fires FBI Director James Comey Vice President Mike Pence took the Administration's lead today in explaining why the President fired the Head of the FBI, saying, "The president made the right decision at the right time." Trump's action is being compared to the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre" that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1973.