Kushner Insists He Did Nothing Improper, Rev. Jackson: Vance Was “Jackie Robinson” Of News

Kushner Insists He Did Nothing Improper In Presidential Campaign

President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is insisting that he did nothing improper in the presidential campaign or the transition. Speaking at the White House, Kushner said today’s voluntary meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee was “fully transparent.” The Senate meeting was a closed-door session and Kushner will do it again tomorrow in the House Intelligence Committee. He did not take questions from reporters after his brief statement outside the West Wing.

Queen Anne’s County Residents Clean Up From Powerful Storm

Residents in Queen Anne’s County are cleaning up the damage from what may have been a tornado. The storm hit around 2:00 this morning, causing major damage to homes and bringing down trees and power lines. As many as eight-thousand customers were without power in the area. There is no word yet on any injuries.

Sibley Hospital Planning Buyouts

Sibley Memorial Hospital is planning to cut staff by offering voluntary buyouts. The “Washington Post” reports the hospital is anticipating a deep budget gap in 2018 due to a decline in patients in recent years. Employees have a little over two weeks to decide if they’ll take the buyout, while managers have through the end of August. Any volunteers will be let go on November 10th. It’s unclear how many employees the Northwest DC hospital aims to cut, but more details are expected this afternoon.

Rev. Jackson: Vance Was “Jackie Robinson” Of News

If it weren’t for Jim Vance, news would look a lot different today. That’s what the Reverend Jesse Jackson had to say when he stopped by Ben’s Chili Bowl yesterday. His friend Vance died Saturday after a short battle with cancer. The NBC-4 anchor was an icon in DC for being the longest tenured, and most prominent African-American journalist in a city that is primarily black.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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