Winter Storm Impacting Travel, Latest Jussie Smollett Developments

Winter Storm Impacting Travel

(Washington, DC) — A big winter storm is slamming the DC region and is impacting transportation services. Metro says rail service is only running every 12 minutes on all lines for de-icing. Metrobus is running under a “Severe Snow Service Plan” with buses providing limited service on major roads. Meanwhile, the Maryland Department of Transportation says commuter bus service has been suspended and Virginia Rail Express service has been canceled as well. Officials are urging riders to only travel if it’s necessary. Air travelers at Reagan National, Dulles Airport, and BWI have had to deal with delays and cancellations.

Kim Foxx Recuses Herself From Jussie Smollett Investigation

(Chicago, IL) — A state’s attorney is recusing herself from the investigation into the alleged racist and homophobic attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett last month in Chicago. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office said the decision was made to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case. Chicago police are looking into whether Smollett paid two brothers to stage an attack on him last month in Chicago. The brothers met with detectives and prosecutors yesterday.

Trump’s Former Attorney Michael Cohen Seeks Delay in Reporting to Jail

(New York, NY) — A federal judge is agreeing to delay the date that President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen reports to prison. Today, Cohen’s attorneys asked Judge William Pauley to delay his report day by 60 days because of his recent shoulder surgery. Judge Pauley agreed and has delayed the date to May 6th. Cohen’s attorneys also cited that their client will be called to testify before three Congressional committees at the end of the month. Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison for arranging hush money payments during the 2016 campaign and lying to Congress.

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