Day of bombshells takes Mueller probe to critical point:
Finally, inexorably, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has clawed all the way up to Donald Trump himself.
Now a foreboding moment looms for his presidency and for the nation.
A stunning barrage of revelations on Tuesday suggested that at least one strand of Mueller’s Russia probe is racing toward its end game, emphasizing the gravity of the situation facing the White House and the potential vulnerability of the President.
Mueller’s request to question Trump, and news that his team has already interviewed fired FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, indicate that the special counsel has a clear picture of where he is headed in what could turn into an obstruction of justice case, legal experts said.
Mueller interested in questioning Trump on Comey, Flynn:
Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicated interest in questioning President Donald Trump about his dismissals of former FBI Director James Comey and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
The sources cautioned against presuming the President would sit down with Mueller in the next few weeks, saying there is much to be negotiated still.
One source said the form of the interview is still in preliminary discussion. Trump’s attorneys would like the President’s answers to come in written form only, but recognize it could end up being more of a combination of written and in-person interviews, or even solely an interview.
Police accuse two students, age 12, of cyberbullying in suicide:
Police in Panama City Beach, Florida, have charged two 12-year-old middle-school students with cyberstalking after the suicide of another student.
Police said Tuesday in a statement that 12-year-old Gabriella Green, known as Gabbie, was found unresponsive at her home on January 10 and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The medical examiner told CNN that the girl died from hanging.
During the investigation, family and friends alerted police that Gabbie had been a victim of cyberbullying. Police said they looked at cellphones and social media accounts, which led them to interview two children she knew.
After shark attack, mom regains control with a bionic arm:
Tiffany Johnson and her husband, JJ, are avid cruisers — self-described “vacation junkies.” In June 2017, the two left their home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and embarked on a relaxing cruise in the Caribbean.
On their final day, the Johnsons chartered a snorkel expedition in the Bahamas.
They took off in a small boat with another couple to a spot 10 minutes from Paradise Island.
Thirty minutes into the snorkeling excursion, Johnson bumped into something.
“I was just staring at the fish, and I felt a tug on my arm,” Johnson said.
163 victim impact statements later, Larry Nassar’s fate will be revealed:
The girls trusted their doctor.
Larry Nassar was supposed to be top-notch in the field — a doctor who worked with elite athletes. So young gymnasts and their families sought him out with broken bones and injuries. They thought he could help them heal.
In return, the renowned former USA Gymnastics doctor followed a vicious pattern. Nassar has admitted to sexually abusing the girls under the guise of providing medical treatment. He has also admitted in court to putting his finger into the vagina of patients in cases for more than two decades — including girls under the age of 13.