Maryland, DC Attorneys General Sue Trump, Defense Rests In Cosby Sexual Assault Case

Maryland, DC Attorneys General Sue Trump

The Attorneys General for Washington, DC and Maryland are filing suit against President Trump. The lawsuit alleges that the President has continued accepting payments from foreign governments through his businesses. The attorneys general argue that Trump has violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause against self-dealing. DC Attorney General Karl Racine and Maryland’s Brian Frosh are both Democrats. In a DC news conference, Racine argued that Trump is getting a “total pass on his business entanglements.” Frosh argued that the lawsuit is about “honest government.”

Sessions Will Testify In Open Hearing Tomorrow

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow. In a statement issued by the Justice Department, it says Sessions asked for the open session and “believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly.” There had been speculation about a possible closed hearing. Sessions will testify about new questions that have arisen about meetings with Russian officials. The attorney general recused himself from the Russia investigation because of some undisclosed meetings with Russians

Defense Rests In Cosby Sexual Assault Case

The defense in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case has rested its case and the 79-year-old comedian will not testify on his own behalf. The second week of testimony started this morning with the defense calling a detective to the stand. Following that testimony Judge Steven O’Neill asked Cosby if he wanted to testify at which time Cosby informed the court he did not want to testify. At that point the defense rested and closing arguments are expected to begin later today.

New National Mall Parking Rates In Effect

A new parking rate is in effect in Washington, DC’s most popular tourist area. Parking meters have been installed for eleven-hundred spaces on the National Mall, and starting today, it’ll cost two-dollars an hour to park there. Enforcement officers will be checking for parking receipts between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m every single day of the year, including Sundays and holidays. The goal is to force quick turnover of the limited parking spots, and to encourage visitors to take public transit.

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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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