Let’s Get Political: Court Mandates, McCain and Missouri Duck Boats

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen implicated Trump in violating campaign finance laws. Cohen pled guilty to eight counts of criminal activity including, tax fraud and false statements to banks.

 

Paul Manafort is convicted on eight counts. (Source: USA Today)

Also on Tuesday, Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chair was convicted of eight counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and failing to report foreign assets. He has 10 more charges pending in courts but already faces a maximum of 80 years in prison.

 

USA and China are locked in a trade battle. (Source: Daily Hawker)

In an ongoing trade war, the United States and China passed new tariffs against each other on Thursday. Chinese and American officials are meeting for peace discussions in Washington D.C. throughout the week.

 

National

Betsy Devos considers new Education policies. (Source: Medium)

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering redirecting a $1-billion dollar program intended for academic enrichment in schools across the nation and instead use the funds to give teachers access to guns in classrooms.

 

U.S. Sen. John McCain died at 81. (Source: People)

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Az., died Saturday, a day after his family announced he would forgo medical treatment for the brain cancer he fought for the past year. McCain, a decorated war hero and former presidential candidate, served nationally in public office for almost 40 years.

 

Local

Investigation after Duck Boat sinking. (Source: KKTV)

The United States Coast Guard announced Tuesday, it is investigating the sinking of the Duck Boat in Branson, MO on June 19, which killed 17 people. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is also heading a criminal investigation in to the accident.

 

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