3 Things To Know Today

1 Trump: Dems Are Going Nuts; Pelosi Pressed On Trump Accusations

President Trump isn’t happy about the new investigation into his ties to Russia and personal finances. As we told you earlier this week, New York prosecutors want to know if his inaugural committee accepted any foreign funds. But that was after the new round of “exploration” in the House Oversight Committee. On top of that, Congressman Adam Schiff has hired officials with experience at the National Security Council to help with his panel's oversight of the Trump administration. As for Trump’s reaction to the news, he shared his thoughts on social media. Taking to Twitter, Trump is blasting Schiff, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee. “So now Congressman Adam Schiff announces, after having found zero Russian Collusion, that he is going to be looking at every aspect of my life, both financial and personal,” he writes. “The Dems and their committees are going “nuts.” The Republicans never did this to President Obama.” How are the “nutty” Dems reacting? While Schiff hasn’t responded, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Briefing reporters, Pelosi says “Democrats will not surrender their constitutional duty to perform aggressive oversight. As for his calling them “nuts?” “I am not commenting on what the President has to say about our work,” Pelosi retorted. “I always think whatever the President says about us, he’s projecting his own unruliness.”

2 Top GOP VA State Senator Oversaw Racist Yearbook

As if the political mess in Virginia couldn’t get worse, it might be. First, we had the Governor in hot water, then the Lt. Governor…then the Attorney General – all Democrats. If, as some have supposed, they all end up resigning, the state GOP takes the reins. But now comes word that the top GOP official in the state oversaw a yearbook that contained racist photos and slurs. “The Virginian Pilot” reports Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment was in charge of a 1968 Virginia Military Institute (VMI) yearbook that contained multiple photos of individuals posing in black face. That edition of the yearbook – appropriately named “The Bomb” – also contains several racist slurs. How bad is it? In one page, there’s a picture of people at a party with one in blackface…on another, a photo of two men in blackface holding a football. There are also ‘n-bombs’ and an Asian student is referred to several times with anti-Japanese and anti-Chinese slurs. If that’s not enough for you, the blurb under another cadet’s picture reads: “He was known as the 'Barracks Jew’ having his fingers in the finances of the entire Corps.” What does Norment have to say for himself? Diminishing his role, Norment suggests the title of ‘Managing Editor’ really had him more responsible for making sure submissions were turned in on time. He also notes that he was neither in, nor did he take, any of the offensive photos. “I was kind of the first sergeant,” he says in a statement. “I'm still culpable, but it is by association with a team that produced that yearbook with those photos.”

3 Baseball Icon Frank Robinson Is Gone

Major League Baseball has lost a true legend – as Baltimore Orioles' legend Frank Robinson has died. Robinson died yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 83 after battling bone cancer for some time. Robinson became the first African-American manager in MLB history and managed the Orioles and Washington Nationals. In addition to playing for the Orioles, Robinson played for the Cincinnati Reds, California Angels, L.A. Dodgers and Cleveland Indians. And along the way? He became the only player to win the MVP in both the National and American leagues and is 10th on the all-time career home run list with 586. The family of Orioles' majority owner Peter Angelos says in a statement that Robinson's contributions to the Orioles and his work as an ambassador for the sport will never be forgotten. Fellow Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson called Robinson the best he's ever played with. O's Hall of Famer Jim Palmer said Robinson "made all of us players better, and winners." Baseball legend Hank Aaron has also spoken out. “Frank Robinson and I were more than baseball buddies,” he offers via Twitter. “We were friends. Frank was a hard nosed baseball player who did things on the field that people said could never be done. I’m so glad I had the chance to know him all of those years. Baseball will miss a tremendous human being.”

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