INTERVIEW – JOE DIGENOVA – legal analyst and former US Attorney to the District of Columbia
- MANAFORT SENTENCING: Paul Manafort Sentenced to 47 Months in Prison. Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for for bank fraud, tax fraud and other financial crimes. Judge T.S. Ellis handed down the sentence Thursday afternoon in a Federal court in Alexandria, VA.
- “I think this sentence says a lot more about Judge Ellis than it does about Paul Manafort.” JOHN BRENNAN on Manafort’s 47 month sentencing on Hardball.
- MUELLER REPORT:
- ABC News’ Terry Moran: Media, Democrats Face ‘Reckoning’ If Mueller Finds No Collusion: “That’s a reckoning for progressives and Dems who hoped that Mueller would essentially erase the 2016 election. It’s a reckoning for the media. It’s a reckoning around the country if in fact after all this time there was no collusion”
- House Democrats are fast-tracking a resolution aimed at putting pressure on Justice Department officials to make Robert Mueller’s final report available to Congress and to the public. (Politico) — House Democrats are fast-tracking a resolution aimed at putting pressure on Justice Department officials to make special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report available to Congress and to the public. The House Rules Committee will consider the resolution on Monday, bypassing the House Judiciary Committee and setting up a quick vote on the floor. The measure is nonbinding but it reflects Democrats’ efforts to encourage the Justice Department to disclose Mueller’s highly anticipated findings to the public in some form.
- HOLDER WANTS SEATS ADDED TO THE SUPREME COURT: Eric Holder said that the next Democratic president should “seriously” consider adding additional seat to the Supreme Court should they be elected alongside a Democratic majority in the Senate, The Daily Beast reports. Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the next Democratic president should “seriously” consider adding additional seats to the United States Supreme Court should they be elected alongside a Democratic majority in the Senate. The comments came during a discussion Holder held with the Yale Law National Security Group. There was no recording of the event and only a snippet of what Holder said was tweeted out publicly. But a spokesman for Holder confirmed to The Daily Beast that he did embrace the idea of court-packing.