James Comey Takes Aim At Trump In ABC Interview
CNN- In an exclusive interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, former FBI Director James Comey forwarned that if President Trump ever tries to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, then it would be the President’s “most serious attack yet on the rule of law,” and said that “it’s possible” the Russians could have information on Trump that could be used to compromise him.
During the interview, Stephanopoulos asked Comey what it would “mean if President Trump tries to fire Robert Mueller.” Comey responded, “It would, I hope, set off alarm bells that this is his most serious attack yet on the rule of law. It would be something that … is higher than all the normal fights about policy. It would be to the everlasting shame of partisans if they were unable to see that higher level and to protect it.”
2018 NBA Playoffs: 76ers vs. Heat Game 2
The young Philadelphia 76ers sure didn’t look the part in Game 1 vs. the Miami Heat. They took their home-court advantage in stride as the East’s No. 3 seed and made clear to the No. 6 Heat that there won’t be anything setting back this hot team. On Tuesday, the two teams get back together for Game 2 at Wells Fargo Center. Joel Embiid has cleared the league’s concussion protocol, but will sit this one out.
This series promises to be an interesting style difference. The 76ers are a fast, defensive-minded team, while the Heat are a more grind-it-out, scrappy bunch. And the 76ers are leaning on only a couple veterans with postseason experience, while the Heat are almost entirely postseason-tested. This series could be decided by whoever can control the pace on the floor, and, of course, Joel Embiid’s status will also be a major factor.
Philadelphia Prosecutor Supports New Trial for Meek Mill
NYT- The Philadelphia district attorney’s office on Monday threw its support behind a campaign to overturn the conviction of the rapper Meek Mill, the latest turn in a decade-old drug and guns conviction.
In a hearing before Judge Genece E. Brinkley, prosecutors said that Meek Mill’s 2008 conviction on drug and firearm charges should be vacated, pointing to questions about the credibility of his arresting officer.
Any decision to grant a new trial would have to be made by Judge Brinkley, who has overseen the rapper’s case for years and who sentenced him to prison in November for probation violations. She has scheduled another hearing for June, and declined to hear arguments on Monday to release the rapper on bail.
Meek Mill, whose given name is Robert Rahmeek Williams, is incarcerated in a state prison in Chester, Pa., southwest of Philadelphia. He served eight months in prison after being convicted on charges related to the possession of drugs and guns. He was released in 2009 and was then placed on probation for five years, though that period has been extended several times.