News from the note…
A round up of the day’s news that might be of interest to you.
Consider this an OPEN THREAD, folks. Chat about any of the stories listed, share links to stories that caught your eye today, and generally have a good time discussing whatever you want.
Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz warned President Donald Trump’s legal team against playing “into the hands” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. He said on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” that they risked doing so with shifting accounts of the president’s knowledge of a payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, for instance.
Sen. John McCain’s son-in-law says the Arizona Republican is “talking, he’s chatty and he’s walking around” as he battles brain cancer.
Ben Domenech said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that McCain is “very grateful for the chances and fortune that he’s experienced in life. He’s reflecting at the end on a lot of different things.”
The California Republican Party might not have candidates on the ballot for this November’s Senate and gubernatorial elections, reports The New York Times’ Adam Nagourney.
Why it matters: The Republican Party’s presence has sharply declined in the state that produced Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and — just 12 years ago — re-elected Arnold Schwarzenegger by a wide margin.
President Donald Trump’s new attorney, Rudy Giuliani, won’t rule out the possibility that the president would assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the swirling Russia investigation.
“How could I ever be confident of that?” the former New York City mayor and U.S. attorney said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
Giuliani said despite Trump’s openness to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller, he would strongly advise Trump against it.
QATAR BOUGHT TRUMP CONDO TO BE ‘IN HIS GOOD GRACES’ AFTER FALLOUT WITH JARED KUSHNER, WATCHDOG CLAIMS
Qatar bought a $6.5 million apartment in a Donald Trump tower in New York City possibly to get back in the president’s “good graces,” a watchdog suing Trump alleges. The speculation comes because the purchase happened after Qatar’s government declined to invest in real estate owned by Jared Kushner’s family, and his subsequent backing of a blockade against Qatar.
A Sunday Bonus Note from the “Just in case you missed it” category
What is everyone up to on this lovely Sunday? Hopefully something wonderful.
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