Friday News Roundup - Domestic
This week, primaries and special elections in five states set the tone as midterms inch closer.
On Tuesday, voters in Ohio, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington had their say — and the results were mixed.
Is a “blue wave” coming for Democrats? NBC Left Field sets the scene:
In the latest on the Russia probe, the president’s lawyers again declined an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
And new revelations came out of the Paul Manafort trial. According to an IRS revenue agent, Manafort didn’t declare more than $16 million in income to the U.S. Treasury, and Rick Gates admitted to committing a slew of crimes with Manafort, his former boss.
Finally, the president might be away from the White House, but he’s still on Twitter. A rebroadcast of Don Lemon’s interview with LeBron James sparked the following tweet:
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
Melania did not follow her husband’s lead. And Don Lemon retaliated:
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) August 4, 2018
Is this another Twitter war, or something more?
*Text by Kathryn Fink*.
Molly Ball, National political correspondent, TIME; former staff writer, The Atlantic; @mollyesque
Domenico Montanaro, Lead political editor, NPR; @DomenicoNPR
Alexandra Jaffe, Correspondent, VICE News Tonight on HBO; @ajjaffe
Sukey Lewis, Reporter, KQED; @SukeyLewis
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