It’s Thursday, Jan. 23, 2019. Let’s originate here.
1. The managers
On the essential of their three days of opening arguments within the Senate trial, the House impeachment managers began making their case against President Donald Trump, accusing him of abuse of vitality and obstruction of Congress.
Catch. Adam Schiff, (D-Calif.) a House manager within the trial, „attempted to raise all of those threads of the Ukraine affair together for senators,“ especially for those that did now not put together testimony from the impeachment hearings, says ABC Files‘ Katherine Faulders on „Delivery up Here.“
„Now it be their job as the House impeachment managers to exhibit what they are saying are the info to the senators who salvage now not connected the dots,“ she tells the podcast.
Earlier than heading wait on to Washington, D.C. from the World Financial Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the president blasted the Democratic House managers for bringing the case to the Senate, „They had no case. It’s all a hoax.“
2. Weinstein trial underway
The rape and sexual assault trial of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is now underway in Fresh York.
In opening arguments, prosecutors called Weinstein a sexual predator and a rapist, and outlined their case with six females testifying against the frail movie rich particular person.
The defense pushed aside the claims, pronouncing all sex was once consensual and at one point described the prosecutors opening arguments „as a preview to a movie we’re now not going to have a examine,“ per ABC Files‘ Chris Francescani.
3. Ex-CEO: Grammys rigged
Inclined Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan is claiming that the Recording Academy „manipulates the nominations activity,“ per her complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Dugan, who was once positioned on accelerate away last week for unspecified misconduct, also alleged within the complaint that she was once subject to retaliation for accusing an academy govt of sexually harassing her. He has denied the claim.
„She’s pronouncing in reality she was once sidelined from this case and the extensive bombshell that everyone is now talking about is that she’s pronouncing that the Recording Academy can also merely salvage rigged nominations, balloting and even who gets to mark at the Grammys,“ ABC Files‘ Erielle Reshef tells the podcast.
In a assertion, the Recording Academy accused Dugan of constructing a „toxic and insupportable work ambiance and engaged in abusive and bullying conduct,“ allegations that Dugan has denied. The academy added that it „instantly launched self adequate investigations to search out out about each Ms. Dugan’s potential misconduct and her subsequent allegations.“
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‚Thorough investigation‘: Gritty, the extremely in vogue mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, is identified for his antics each on and off the ice however one family alleges that he can also merely salvage gone too far after accusing the mascot of punching and bodily assaulting a 13-365 days-old boy.
‚Stark and immoral reminder‘: Three People were killed combating the Australian wildfires Thursday when their water tanker aircraft crashed in Fresh South Wales.
‚Favorite of the Russians‘: Hawaii Catch. Tulsi Gabbard filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for defamation alleging that the frail secretary of express suggested the congresswoman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate was once a „current of the Russians.“
‚Amplify in incidents by untrained animals‘: Vacationers shall be historical to flying with their emotional reinforce animals — the leisure from a pet hamster to a toddler crocodile — however the foundations are about to substitute, per a unique proposal from the Department of Transportation.
From our friends at FiveThirtyEight:
‚Adam Schiff’s opening arguments within the Senate impeachment trial‘: “No president has ever sought to undermine an impeachment inquiry within the arrangement this president has,” acknowledged Schiff within the essential two hours of Democratic House managers’ opening arguments.
Doff your cap:
This child’s spunky hairdo has all people turning heads online.
Meet 10-week-old Anna Lattari from Long Island, Fresh York, who is now affectionately identified by her family as „Spike“ or „Fluffy“ for her full head of hair.
Her mother Lindsay Lattari acknowledged she was once first tipped off to Anna’s hair when she was once tranquil within the womb. Lattari’s doctor measured the newborn’s head and saw some additional headspace. „The doctor acknowledged, ‚Anna’s head is measuring better, that in general arrangement the newborn has a good deal of hair!'“ Lattari informed „Proper Morning The usa.“