Mueller worried ‘widespread media attention’ may have biased jurors

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team wants to use a written questionnaire to gauge whether “widespread media attention” has biased potential jurors for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s upcoming criminal trial. The lead Russia investigator filed an eight-page motion on Thursday raising concerns about how both his overall probe into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and…

‘Unite the Right’ organizer gets approval for rally anniversary event in D….

An organizer of last year’s deadly white-supremacist gathering in Charlottesville has received initial approval from the National Park Service to hold a rally across from the White House on Aug. 12, the anniversary of last year’s event. Jason Kessler, who organized the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville with Richard Spencer and other white-supremacist leaders,…

India imposes retaliatory tariffs, escalating U.S. trade tensions

India has announced tariff hikes totaling $235 million on 29 U.S. goods — including agricultural products, steel and aluminum — in direct retaliation to U.S. tariffs. The big picture: Despite decades of economic frictions, the strategic partnership between the world’s two largest democracies has continued to strengthen. Recently, however, President Trump’s trade policies have inflamed…