Rank #1: Trump: "Fraudster" Cohen "directly" asked me for a pardon; White House Communications Director Bill Shine resigns; Harris on Manafort: "absolute unfairness" in judicial system; Warren announces plan to break up Amazon, Google, Facebook; George Conway ta
Trump: "Fraudster" Cohen "directly" asked me for a pardon; Trump: I feel very badly for Paul Manafort; Trump uses Manafort sentencing as evidence of "no collusion"; Sources: Trump consumed by Cohen, brings him up in briefings, calls and meetings; Trump: Democrats have become anti-Israel, anti-Jewish party; White House Communications Director Bill Shine resigns; Bill Shine leaves White House, joins Trump's 2020 campaign; NYT: Shine's campaign job is just to "save face"; Harris on Manafort: "absolute unfairness" in judicial system; Judge could give Manafort 10 more years in prison next week; Manafort faces DC judge Wednesday for next sentencing; Warren announces plan to break up Amazon, Google, Facebook; Biden's past comes back to haunt him as he mulls 2020 run; Fmr MD Rep fights for 2020 traction after running for 2 years; Delaney: I think Americans are tired of party's extremes; George Conway takes digs at Trump in rare public appearance; Kellyanne Conway's husband continues to publicly slam President
Rank #2: Polygraph: porn star truthful about unprotected sex with Trump; McCain slams Trump for congratulating Putin on re-election; Data firm brags about winning 2016 campaign for Trump; Unexploded device found in FedEx facility outside Austin
Ex-Playboy model sues company that didn't publish her Trump story; Stormy Daniels passed lie detector test about affair; Trump faces claims by three women of affairs or assault; Trump loses bid to dismiss apprentice contestant lawsuit; Ex-Playboy model who alleged Trump affair sues; WH won't say whether Putin's re-election was "free and fair"; Trump: I congratulated Putin on electoral victory; WH: "don't believe" election meddling came up in Trump-Putin call; McCain slams Trump for congratulating Putin on "sham election"; Trump shakes up legal team as he escalates Mueller attacks; Ryan: I've been assured firing Mueller not under consideration; McConnell: calling Putin "wouldn't be high on my list" ; Board of data firm suspends CEO after undercover video; Whistle-blower agrees to talk to Dems on House Intel Cmte; Data firm that worked for Trump says they won him election; Whistle-blower: data firm may have helped Russian interference; Feds: FedEx blast likely work of Texas serial bomber; Trump on "terrible" Austin bombings: these are sick people; Ryan: I've been assured firing Mueller not under consideration; Trump shakes up legal team as he escalates Mueller attacks; Trump DOJ battle over AT&T, Time Warner merger
Rank #3: GOP agrees to allow a week for Kavanaugh background check; Four key undecided Senators could decide Kavanaugh's fate; Flake says FBI report could change his mind on Kavanaugh; WH official: Trump will order FBI probe into Kavanaugh allegations
Murkowski & Collins now say they back Flake's delay proposal
Rank #4: Trump repeats unproven claims about "spy" inside campaign; Clapper rejects Trump's unproven claims about campaign "spy"; Former Trump campaign aide suggests Clinton email entrapment scheme
Trump's "spy" claim joins a number of dubious theories; Trump on proof of "spy" in his campaign: "you'll see"; Trump: I want "total transparency" on FBI's source; Ex-DNI Clapper responds to Trump's "spying" attacks; Clapper: I never knew about FBI's confidential source; Ex-intel chief Clapper: Russians swayed election for Trump; Clapper: Trump spinning narrative that "he's a victim"; No end in sight for gushing lava, ash and toxic gas
Rank #5: Bipartisan anxiety as Defense Secretary Gen. Mattis resigns in protest, Trump orders troop withdrawals & forces likely government shutdown; Supreme Court upholds block on Trump's asylum ban; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous nodules removed
Pence, Kushner & Mulvaney now meeting in VP's Senate office after closed door meeting with Schumer; Incoming chief of staff called Trump's push for border wall "simplistic" and "absurd" in 2015; Mattis rebukes Trump's world views in resignation letter; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous nodules removed; Any moment: McConnell & Schumer to announce possible way forward to avoid gov't shutdown; Whitaker rejects DOJ recommendation to recuse himself from Mueller probe
Rank #6: Special episode: Facing the hard questions after Parkland's school shooting
On February 14, a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17. One week after the horrific mass shooting, the victims' classmates, parents and community members attended a nationally televised CNN town hall moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper. Listen to "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" in full here.
Rank #7: What key clues in court filings mean for the President; CNN: 16 Trump associates had contact, interactions with Russians; Source: Christie considered "strong option" for Chief of Staff
Prosecutors tie Trump to crimes during 2016 campaign; NYT: Federal Prosecutors shift focus shift focus to Trump's family biz; Court filings show Trump in growing legal & political peril; Mueller: Cohen pursued Trump Tower Moscow deal through June 2016; Mueller: Manafort lied about contacts with Trump WH after plea deal; Sources: Trump focused on politics as list for Chief of Staff contenders dwindles; Possible contenders for Chief of Staff include Christie, Meadows, Mnuchin, Mulvaney, Lighthizer; Trump once knocked Obama for having three Chiefs of Staff; Comey says Trump's tweet could amount to witness tampering; Alleged Russian Spy appears to strike plea deal with DOJ; U.S. teams up with Russia to endorse climate report; NYT: Kushner gave Saudi Prince advice after Khashoggi death; Transcript shows Jamal Khashoggi struggles for air as group carries out his killing, a source says; Source who has read transcript says Jamal Khashoggi's last words: "I can't breathe"
Rank #8: Sources: Cohen's docs provided to Congress show edits to his 2017 statement on Trump Tower project; Sources: Trump overruled staff to grant Ivanka security clearance; Trump: I'd be "disappointed" if N. Korea was rebuilding site
Right now: Cohen meeting privately with House Intel Cmte, turned over docs showing edits to 2017 false testimony; Cohen to make public statement after today's private hearing; Sources: President Trump granted security clearances to Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner after staff refused; Trump & Ivanka appear together amid questions about border security clearance; WaPo details efforts to hide Trump's academic records; Trump "disappointed"; Analysts: New images show North Korea rebuilding launch site; North Korean negotiator snubbed Pompeo before summit; Bolton: more sanctions possible against N. Korea; Homeland security Secy forced to defend Trump's natl emergency; Nielsen grilled about admin's family separation policy; Sen. Jones warns Dems to focus on "the radical middle"; Sen. Jones: Biden would be "effective" messenger for Dems; Sen. Jones: I'm not going to call Trump a racist, but some of his comments have "racial overtones"; Sen. Jones calls for better warning systems, more shelters after 23 killed in tornado outbreak; Getting personal; Sen. McSally: "I'm also a military sexual assault survivor"
Rank #9: Sentencing of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort; Vote on anti-hate bill causes distraction for democrats after Rep. Omar's comments on Israel; Cohen's new move
Stunning Moment: The man who led President Trump's campaign, Paul Manafort, facing up to 25-years in prison; Paul Manafort sentencing; Any moment: House votes on anti-hate bill; House voting soon on anti-hate bill after comments by Rep. Omar on Israel spark friction among democrats; Cohen sues Trump organization for unpaid legal fees; Cummings: "I told Cohen I would nail him to the cross" if he lied to congress "and I mean that"; Cohen's pardon claim sparks denials and more investigation; WH pressuring GOP Senators to back national emergency; WH threatens consequences for GOP Sens voting against wall; N Korea border crossing and trade deficits haunt Trump; Not running; NYT: Biden's team says he's 95% committed to 2020 run; Will Biden face backlash for role in 1994 crime bill?; Trouble for Trudeau; Canadian PM denies allegation he pressured AG to cut deal with company accused of bribery
Rank #10: Students, Politicians & NRA Participate in CNN Town Hall Tonight; Student Survivors to Lawmakers: "We Will Not Be Silenced"; Trump Hears From Students, Families & Teachers About School Shootings
Trump: We Must Now Focus On Background Checks; Any Moment: WH Listening Session With Gun Violence Survivors; FL Gov: We Must Come Up With Solution to Keep Students Safe; Trump Holds Listening Session On Mass Shootings
Rank #11: Michael Cohen's mystery third client is Sean Hannity; Comey: Trump is "morally unfit to be president"; Albright: Trump is most "undemocratic" U.S. president in modern era; Stormy Daniels & her attorney speak after Cohen raid hearing
Trump lawyer in court over FBI raid, Stormy also appears; Feds: Cohen investigation is "fast-moving"; DOJ: Cohen has been under criminal investigation for months; Avenatti: Cohen will be indicted within 90 days; Source: Hannity never asked Cohen to assert attorney-client privilege; WH aides, not Trump, take lead on countering Comey INTV; Trump: "disgruntled" Comey "lied," "committed many crimes"; Comey on Trump: "some evidence of obstruction of justice"; Comey: "it's possible" Russians have dirt on Trump; Wash Post: Trump nixes new Russia sanctions announced by Haley; Fmr Secy of State Albright: Trump has "fascist" tendencies; Avenatti: Trump's personal attorney is "radioactive"; Judge adjourns hearing for Trump's personal lawyer
Rank #12: Fired FBI Director speaks to CNN as Trump feud escalates; Comey: I could be a witness in case against McCabe; WH Officials: Trump has "weathered Comey," but "wildcard" Cohen is "consuming him"
Justice dept. submits criminal referral on Andrew McCabe; CNN: Justice Dept. to give Comey's memos to congress; Report: Rosenstein told Trump he's not a target in Mueller probe"; Comey: Trump "clearly not" adhering to our values; Comey on possible Trump obstruction, Russia probe; Comey: "unlikely" but "possible" Trump compromised by Russia; Ex-Trump lawyer warns president: Cohen likely to flip; Comey: I definitely don't hate President Trump; What would Comey have done differently in Clinton probe?; Comey: Kelly said he didn't want to work for "dishonorable" people; McCabe attorney: criminal referral is unjustified; Comey: can't say if Cohen is vulnerable in Russia probe;Comey: can't answer if nation would be better off with Clinton
Rank #13: Mueller Indicts 13 Russians For U.S. Election Meddling; FBI Never Acted On Tip About High School Shooter; New Yorker Details Trump System For Covering Up Affairs;
American Pleads Guilt In Connection To Russian Interference; FBI Admits Information Should Have Been Provided Before Shooting; Sessions: FBI Failures "Tragic," Orders Immediate Review; FL Gov Calls On FBI Chief To Resign After Missed Tip; FBI Never Acted On Tip About High School Shooter; FBI Admits It Failed To Act On Tip In January On Killer; First Lady Skips Walk To Marine One With Pres Trump;
Rank #14: Trump goes after Kavanaugh accuser as Senate waits for FBI report and looming vote on nominee; Sources: FBI hasn't interviewed Kavanaugh or Ford; Democrats renew calls to study Trump tax returns after NYT report that he helped his family dodged taxes
Key GOP Senators "appalled" at Trump mocking Ford; Corker: FBI report on Kavanaugh to be released as soon as today; WH defends Trump's attack on Kavanaugh accuser; NYT: Kavanaugh called himself "Bart" in 1983 letter, refused to own nickname referenced at hearing; Suspect in custody for sending letters to Trump & Pentagon officials that initially tested positive for ricin; Democrats renew calls to study Trump tax returns after NYT report that he helped his family dodged taxes; WH slams "totally false" and "very boring" NYT report; Trump on midterms: pretend I'm on the ballot; Donald Trump Jr. campaigning for Sen. Ted Cruz; Hair, humor and hashtags: how satirists are tackling Trump
Rank #15: WH brings out Natl security officials in show of force on Russia; Mueller wants to interview pop star & dad who helped set up 2016 Trump Tower meeting; Prosecutors highlight Manafort's most expensive purchases; Have Democrats gone too far to the left?
WH says Trump "cares deeply" about meddling despite Helsinki remarks; WH official: Trump instructed security chiefs to hold news conference on election interference; GOP Sen. Lankford: Trump not paying attention to 2018 Russia threat; Coats says Russians exploiting every opportunity regardless of party, after Trump claimed Russia would push for democrats; Coats: can't understand or speak to what happened in Helsinki; NYT: Trump pushing for in-person sit-down against legal advice; Prosecutors: Manafort spent nearly $1 million on clothing; Mueller team: Manafort spent $450,000 on landscaping; Prosecutors: Manafort used offshore bank accounts; Mueller team: Manafort issued fake invoices to hide money; Progressive dems meet less than 100 days before midterms; Ivanka: family separations "a low point" in Trump Administration; Ivanka: the media is not the "enemy of the people"; Trump: just "large percentage of media" is "enemy of the people"; Trump reveals plan to hit Obama-era fuel efficiency rules; Trump Admin. wants to roll back endangered species act
Rank #16: Trump: North Korea summit may still happen, "everybody plays games"; N. Korea: Kim Jong Un ready to meet Pres Trump "at any time"; Weinstein charged with rape, other sex crimes in New York; Border officials give conflicting accounts of deadly shooting
Trump: still talking to North Koreans now; WH: "we'll see" if staff still travel to Singapore today; Nat'l Security Council confirms talks with NK back on; Sen. Graham: Trump will end NK nuke program in first term; Trump: North Korea summit could still happen on June 12; WaPo editorial: summit cancellation "hasty, strategy-free"; U.S. intel monitoring if N. Korea resumes missile tests; Cardin: miscalculation can have "dangerous consequences"; CNN: Russian oligarch met with Michael Cohen during transition; Source: Kelly & WH attorney left DOJ briefing when some disapproved; Giuliani: Trump probably wanted WH lawyer in DOJ briefing; McConnell: nothing surprising in briefing on FBI source; Weinstein attorney: he "did not invent the casting couch"; Wash Post: Trump made up Hispanic names in speech preps; Trump's approach to immigration igniting debate; Witness describe scene where undocumented woman was killed; Amazon's Alexa records and shares a private convo; Witnesses, friends of Bobby Kennedy remember final moments
Rank #17: 10 people killed, 10 wounded in Texas school shooting
10 people killed, 10 wounded in school shooting
Rank #18: White House defends VA nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson; Sen. Warren: Trump admin is most corrupt ever; Trump thanks Kanye West for support on Twitter; Jackson denies he wrecked a car, won't withdraw nomination
WH launches new defense after Trump urges Jackson to fight; Source: Trump told Jackson he should stay & fight; Source: Jackson was so drunk Secret Service intervened; WH releases Obama's handwritten note praising Jackson; WH: Jackson's record "impeccable," has been thoroughly vetted; Mulvaney wants to shut public out of "Yelp" for banks; Sessions won't say if he'd resign if Rosenstein was fired; New allegations against Trump's VA pick say he "wrecked government vehicle" while intoxicated; New allegations against Trump's VA pick say he couldn't be reached because he was "passed out drunk"; New allegations: Jackson wrecked a car while drunk, over-prescribed narcotic painkiller
Rank #19: Trump: not acceptable if Kavanaugh lied in testimony; FBI completes interview with Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge; NYT: Trump made millions by helping his family dodge taxes
Kavanaugh denied being "aggressive" or "sloppy drunk"; Graham in 1999: couldn't send judge back to court after lying; Trump uses Kavanaugh delay as GOP rallying cry; Kavanaugh's fate down to key Senators waiting on FBI report; McConnell: FBI report on Kavanaugh will not be made public; NYT: Trump raked in millions from dad's empire & dodged taxes; NYT: Trump was a millionaire by age 8 due to father's empire; Kerry on Kavanaugh confirmation: "the fix is in"; Kerry under fire from Trump Admin. for talking to Iranian FM; Will democratic party move center or left?
Rank #20: ABC cancels "Roseanne" after star's racist tweets; Inside ABC: the hours leading up to Roseanne's firing; Trump floats new conspiracy theory about Mueller probe
Donald Trump Jr. retweets 2 of Roseanne's conspiracy tweets; Disney source on Roseanne "enough was enough"; Giuliani admits political strategy to undermine probe; Will Trump's conspiracies become action? ; Trump on probe: "sorry," I've got to focus energy elsewhere; U.S., North Korean talks underway around the globe ahead of possible Trump meeting with Kim Jong Un; WH: Pompeo to meet N. Korea's former top spy in NY; U.S. N. Korean officials trying to revive Trump, Kim meeting; Top U.S., N. Korean spies planning Trump, Kim meeting; Dangerous "lava haze" created when hot lava hits ocean;