Sessions Comments On Meeting With Russian Ambassador
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he never met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign. The Alabama Republican made the comment this morning, calling any reports to the contrary “unbelievable”and “false.” Sessions also said he would recuse himself during any investigation involving the Trump campaign and alleged ties to Russia. Reports surfaced yesterday that Sessions met twice last year with the top Russian diplomat prior to the presidential election. Sessions did not mention either meeting during his Senate confirmation hearings.
Man Apprehended After Threatening Daycare Center, Courthouse
A suspect is in police custody after threatening several Rockville establishments. Montgomery County Police tell ABC-7 that the man threatened to drive into a daycare center and the county circuit courthouse this morning. Falls Road and Maryland Avenue near I-270 are shut down while a bomb squad robot investigates the man’s car.
Retailer HHGregg Closing Dozens Of Stores
Appliance and electronics retailer HHGregg is closing nearly 90 stores and three distribution sites to cut costs. The Indianapolis-based chain says the closings should be completed by mid-April and result in about 15-hundred layoffs. The chief executive officer of HHGregg released a statement saying the company is leaving markets and stores that are not financially profitable. The announcement follows the New York Stock Exchange move to delist HHGregg for its failure to meet the minimum listing requirement.
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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.