Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicated interest in questioning President Donald Trump about his dismissals of former FBI Director James Comey and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The sources cautioned against presuming the President would sit down with Mueller in the next few weeks, saying there is much to be negotiated still. One source said the form of the interview is still in preliminary discussion. Trump's attorneys would like the President's answers to come in written form only, but recognize it could end up being more of a combination of written and in-person interviews, or even solely an interview. The Washington Post first reported on Mueller's interest in questioning Trump on Tuesday. read more
"I spent my entire adult life looking out for the well-being, the training, the equipping of the troops for whom I was responsible. I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger," Duckworth said on Saturday.
With fewer than 95 days left before they run dry, Cape Town might become the first major city in the world to run out of water. The coastal South African city has been battling droughts for nearly three years, amounting to the worst one in their history. It's now seriously reaching crunch time. With little rain on the horizon, the city has now ordered its 3.7 million residents to drastically cut their water consumption, take short stop-start showers, not wash their cars, and flush toilets as little as possible. If they don't, all of their taps could be shut off by April.
Singer Tom Petty died from an accidental overdose of prescription medications, according to an autopsy report. His family announced the findings on Facebook. "Unfortunately Tom's body suffered from serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip," the post reads. "On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication." His family said they agreed with the autopsy report that the overdose was accidental but also said they hoped his death would draw attention to dangerous opioids. "As a family we recognize this report may spark a further discussion on the opioid crisis and we feel that it is a healthy and necessary discussion and we hope in some way this report can save lives. Many people who overdose begin with a legitimate injury or simply do not understand the potency and deadly nature of these medications." read more
Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie resigned Thursday as chief of external affairs for the federal government's volunteer service organization after a CNN KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments he made on the radio. ... Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and conservative media personality, was a surrogate for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, appearing on cable news and serving as the spokesman for the Trump-aligned Great America PAC. ... As host of the radio program "Sound of Freedom," on Internet talk radio, Higbie made shocking comments about black Americans, Muslims, women, LGBT people, veterans suffering from PTSD and immigrants. read more