DOJ To Investigate Alton Sterling Shooting
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says the Justice Department will investigate the deadly police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge. Edwards said today he’s spoken with the White House and has “very serious concerns” after watching a video of Alton Sterling’s shooting death. Cell phone video of Tuesday’s shooting outside a Baton Rouge convenience store has sparked protests and calls for the police chief to resign.
FBI Chief To Testify About Clinton Emails Tomorrow
FBI Director James Comey will testify tomorrow about the decision not to recommend criminal charges in Hillary Clinton’s mail scandal. Comey has agreed to appear before the House Oversight Committee. He is recommending that no criminal charges be filed against Clinton in connection with her handling of sensitive information when she was Secretary of State. Comey also called Clinton’s use of a private email account and a personal server extremely careless. Meantime, Attorney General Loretta Lynch will testify before the House Judiciary Committee next week.
Clinton Rips Trump Business Record
Likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is blasting Republican rival Donald Trump’s business record. Clinton called Trump’s record shameful during a speech in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She talked about Trump’s failed casinos and argued that voters can’t let Trump do to the U.S. what he has done to Atlantic City. Donald Trump is disputing Hillary Clinton’s criticism of his business record. Trump released a statement today saying he has created a “tremendously successful business” which has created tens of thousands of jobs.
DC Area Under Code Orange Alert
The DC area is under a Code Orange air quality alert through Friday. That means the air is unhealthy for those in sensitive groups like children, older adults and those with a respiratory or heart condition. They should limit physical outdoor activity.
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.