After a senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers last week that Russia wants to see President Trump reelected, he erupted at his acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, viewing him and his staff as disloyal for telling Congress about Russia’s perceived preference.
The State Department chose to keep 14 infected passengers on planes flying to the United States. The decision was a pivotal moment for U.S. officials improvising their response to a crisis with few precedents.
Wrongful convictions often lead to expensive lawsuits. If a prosecutor can persuade the incarcerated person to plead guilty in exchange for freedom, the risk of a costly settlement goes away, a legal professor explains. In Louisiana, Elvis Brooks had to “make a deal with the devil” and plead guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for immediate release.