It’s Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Let’s start here.
1. Obstruction construction?
A political battle is developing over the rest of Robert Mueller’s report.
Some Republicans, after the unique counsel didn’t find direct evidence of Donald Trump’s campaign colluding with Russia, simply desire to move on.
Some Democrats are demanding the complete report be released so they can evaluate how Attorney General William Barr determined that there wasn’t enough evidence to develop an obstruction of justice case versus Trump when Mueller didn’t exonerate the president.
A memo Barr wrote last year on the examination’s blockage focus makes his argument “problematic,” states ABC N ews Chief Legal Expert Dan Abrams.
“Before he was the lawyer general, [he] was railing on this idea of even in theory there being an obstruction of justice charge against the president,” Abrams informs “Start Here.”
Michael Avenatti, who once represented Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit versus Trump, is facing extortion and fraud charges in different jurisdictions on different coasts.
Federal district attorneys in New York have accused Avenatti of trying to obtain Nike for more than $20 million after he threatened to release damaging info about alleged payments to high school basketball players and their families. He’s likewise being charged with bank and wire fraud in California, where district attorneys declare he took $1.6 million from a client’s settlement.
Avenatti, who has not yet went into a plea, stated after posting bail, “I will be totally exonerated, and justice will be done.”
ABC News Senior Investigative Press Reporter Josh Margolin walks “Start Here” through Avenatti’s fall from grace: “There are those who instantly, yesterday, were stating that he was someone who flew too close to the sun.”
3. ‘We still live with it every day’
Columbine survivor Missy Mendo, who established the Rebels Task, shares on “Start Here” how she’s committed her life to supporting victims of mass shootings, many of whom battle continuously with survivors guilt.
“Just because time has gone away, it does not mean that the injured has actually gone away, or that the regret has actually gone away,” she states. “We still live with it every day. It’s simply how we discover to live with it.”
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4. Apple of Apple’s eye
Apple said on Monday it’s releasing video and news subscription services as the tech giant looks to balanced out slowing iPhone and Mac sales.
“The bottom line of this is Apple’s bottom line,” ABC N ews’ Mark Remillard, who covers innovation, tells us.
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‘Yale has actually rescinded the admission of one trainee as a result of this matter’: A student whose parents paid $1.2 million to sneak her into Yale … does not get to go to Yale.
‘The print book is really the gold basic’: Kid and parents interact more when sharing stories from books, not tablets, according to science.
‘I hope to never ever have a standard task again’ “Millennial burnout” is real, y’all.
From our pals at FiveThirtyEight:
Conspiracy theories can’t be stopped: And some scientists believe we wouldn’t want to even if we could.
Doff your cap:
This is Lexie Carter. She’s 26 and has one of the best tasks.
As a item development supervisor for EF U ltimate Break, a leading service provider of group trips for the 18- to-29 set, Carter describes her task as being “a motion picture location scout, travel agent and food critic rolled up into one.”
“I desire to get my boots on the ground in each area and destination we think about for a tour,” Carter writes. “I check out regional communities, cities and countries, and then I seek out, experience and examine the finest adventures each location has to deal to construct a astonishing travel plan.”
Her advice to young people looking for a career in travel?
“Don’t underestimate your life skills and personal experiences,” she composes. “For me, they far outweigh any lectures or examinations I had in economics. Just don’t inform my econ teachers that.”