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Jussie Smollett Arrested and Jailed

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Smollett faces up to three years in jail if convicted on the felony charge

Jussie Smollett surrendered to police at 5:15 AM local Chicago time Thursday morning, literally hours after Cook County prosecutors approved charging him with one count of filing a false police report. Smollett was arrested and jailed, CNN reports.

The “Empire” actor is accused of faking a hate crime attack on himself. As recently as one week ago Smollett was interviewed on ABC News, saying he could not understand why people did not believe his story.

He claims, and has not changed his story, that two men in late January attacked him in the hours just after midnight, tied a noose around his neck and poured bleach on him. He says they shouted, “This is MAGA country,” referring to the President’s campaign slogan.

A 1:30 PM appearance to determine bail is scheduled for Thursday. Smollett faces up to three years in jail if convicted on the felony charge, which is considered “disorderly conduct.”

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Supreme Court Blocks House Subpoena for Trump’s Financial Records – for Now

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The U.S. Supreme Court has just issued a temporary stay blocking a House subpoena that would require the release of President Donald Trump’s financial documents. Chief Justice John Roberts issued the order.

The stay is until “further order,” and allows time for both sides to submit arguments, according to Bloomberg News.

Calling it an “indefinite delay,” the Associated Press notes the “hold could last a matter of days or weeks,” if the Court decides to let two lower court rulings in favor of the House stand.

“But the delay could extend for months if the justices decide they need to hear arguments and issue a written opinion,” the AP adds.

Responses from both sides are due Thursday, according to this document posted by Axios:

 

 

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House Investigating if Trump Lied to Mueller

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The U.S. House of Representatives is investigating if President Donald Trump lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his 22-month long Russia probe.

The Washington Post reports the attorney for the House revealed the existence of the investigation to a panel of judges. The House is arguing that it must be allowed to see secret grand-jury materials from Mueller’s investigation. The Dept. of Justice has been blocking that request after a lower court ordered the materials handed over to Congress.

The New York Times adds that the investigation is focused on the written answers Trump submitted to questions from the Special Counsel.

It is a crime to lie to the FBI or the DOJ.

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Three People Dead in Shooting at Oklahoma Walmart

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Three people were shot to death at a Duncan, Oklahoma Walmart, according to KOCO 5 News.

The Duncan Banner reports police have confirmed the shooting suspect is dead. It is currently unclear if they are included in the death toll.

A mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas left 20 people dead and dozens injured. It led the company in September to ask customers to cease open-carry of guns and announce it would stop the sale of many types of ammunition.

Just days later Walgreens and CVS pharmacies, and Kroger and Wegmans supermarkets announced they too were asking customers to no longer enter their stores openly-carrying guns.

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