Spicer Says President Did Not Threaten Comey, Sessions Memo Reverses Obama Policies

Spicer Says President Did Not Threaten Comey

White House spokesman Sean Spicer says President Trump’s warning to former FBI Director James Comey was not a threat. Trump tweeted today that Comey “better hope” that there are no “tapes” of their conversations. Spicer rejected speculation the tweet was a threat, saying he would have “nothing further to add on that.”

Four Dead In Ohio Shooting, Including Police Chief

Four people are dead in a shooting at a nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio, east of Columbus. Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp says the dead include the gunman and the local chief of police, Steven Eric Disario [[ deh-SAR-ee-oh ]]. Thorp said it’s too soon to say what led to the shooting. The other two people who were killed were employees at the Pine Kirk Care Center. Thorp explained that Disario was the father of six, with a baby on the way.

Sessions Memo Reverses Obama Policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordering federal prosecutors to pursue charges with the longest prison time in criminal cases. A memo from Sessions late Thursday also instructs all 94 U.S. attorneys to bring back mandatory minimum sentences. Speaking at the Justice Department today, Sessions called the move a key part of President Trump’s promise to keep America safe.

Wizards Host Celtics In Game Six

The Wizards must defend home court to stay alive as the Boston Celtics come to town for Game Six of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Washington lost Game Five on Wednesday and trails the series, 3-2. If the Wizards win tonight, Game Seven will tip off in Boston on Monday. Tonight’s tip is at 8 p.m.

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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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