More info is coming out about the St. Louis City Police response to protestors last Sunday. Now it is being reported that one person caught and assaulted by police in the "kettle" was a StL cop. Others arrested included an Air Force Lieutenant, a person in town on the stage setup crew for U2, news reporters, several photo/video journalists, tourists, people leaving downtown businesses.
The city is now facing a law suit from the ACLU and the Mayor has ordered an investigation. read more
President Donald Trump appeared in North Dakota and told farmers who are plagued by severe drought that they are better off than people in Houston. Trump said, "I know you have a little bit of a drought. They had the opposite, believe me, you're better off. You are better off, they had the absolute opposite." While Trump calls it a "little bit of a drought," 41 percent of the state's pasture and range conditions are rated "very poor." Trump further demonstrated his lack of knowledge on the topic and on science in general by saying "I didn't know you had droughts this far north. Guess what -- you have them. We're working hard on it, and it will disappear, it will all go away." read more
Trump Jr confirmed in a closed door meeting with congressional investigators that he met with Russian nationals to obtain "information concerning the fitness, character or qualifications" of Hillary Clinton. He also stated that they quickly ended the meeting when he didn't feel they were getting anything of value from the meeting. He denied collusion with the Russian government.
White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka has been forced out of the position. The White House says Gorka resigned but other sources say he was fired.
President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon has been fired, multiple White House officials told CNN on Friday. Sources told CNN that Bannon's ouster had been in the works for two weeks and a source said that while Bannon was given the option to resign, he was ultimately forced out. ... The President has privately stewed over Bannon in recent days, including Thursday night from his golf course in New Jersey. He was furious with his chief strategist after he was quoted in an interview with the American Prospect contradicting Trump on North Korea and asserting that Bannon was able to make personnel changes at the State Department.