Kari Paul, logs out for the night. Here is the news of the last few hours to know:
- A rift between new Trump nominee Scott Atlas and longtime public health officials, including Anthony Fauci, is becoming clearer after the NIH director publicly criticized Atlas on Monday.
- The United States will end the census on October 5 and defy a ruling by a judge who said the operations should run until November.
- An anonymous jury member in the Breonna Taylor case has sued unsealed transcripts
Anonymous grand jury member in the Breonna Taylor case is suing unsafe court transcripts
A jury member from the closed trial against three police officers accused of shooting and killing Breonna Taylor has filed a lawsuit requesting transcripts from a published trial and that jurors can speak publicly about the case.
“The full story and the absolute truth about how this case was handled from start to finish is now a matter of great public interest and has become a major part of the discussion of public trust across the country,” the lawyer for the jury wrote in court. archiving.
The verdict from the grand jury trial led to protests in Kentucky and across the United States. None of the three officers were charged with killing Taylor, an unarmed black woman, in her sleep. An officer, Brett Hankinson, was charged with three counts of intentional danger in connection with shots that mistakenly hit and hit neighbors’ walls.
The archive specifically cites responses from Attorney General Daniel Cameron, to whom lawyers for Taylor’s family have also called for the release of transcripts and audio recordings.
“What we also want is for you to stop avoiding the issue. You were asked at the press conference (Wednesday): “Did you make a recommendation” to the grand jury, Louisville lawyer Lonita Baker asked. “You refused to answer. Answer to the question: Have you made any accusations regarding Breonna Taylor to the Grand Jury at all? ”
The Trump administration ends the census early and defies the federal judge
The United States will end the census several weeks early, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said Monday, following an order from a federal judge.
Ross said the “target date” for completing all census efforts for the 2020 census is now October 5, despite a judge ordering the Trump administration to extend the census to October 31.
The move is the latest in an ongoing battle for the census, which is being used to allocate seats in Congress. Critics say the Trump administration is seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from the survey in favor of Republicans in the upcoming election. The Trump administration said it would appeal the judge’s initial decision.
White House Coronavirus taskforce gap occurs
A gap is being widened between longtime U.S. health officials coordinating the coronavirus response and Scott Atlas, a physician and conservative commentator recently brought to the team by Donald Trump.
In an interview Monday, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Director Anthony Fauci said he was concerned about the president’s new task force election spreading misinformation and suggested he was not working with the other health officials.
The interview comes after Fauci was noticeably absent from the president’s Covid briefing, as was response coordinator Deborah Birx. Present instead was Atlas, a conservative commentator whose views are more in line with Trumps and who praised the president’s coronavirus response.
Earlier this month, a group of 98 medical experts, including immunologists and infectious disease doctors, signed a letter condemning “false and misrepresentations of science recently promoted by Dr. Scott Atlas”.
Fauci said he shared these concerns regarding Atlas, which spreads misleading and incorrect information.
“Well yes, I’m worried that sometimes things are said that are really taken out of context or are actually wrong,” Fauci said.
U.S. Director Robert Centfield of disease control and prevention has also expressed concern about Atlas and was overheard by a phone call saying “everything he says is false”, which he later confirmed, was about Atlas.
Specifically, he is concerned that the Atlas is feeding Trump misinformation about the concept of the immune system – that if enough people are infected with the coronavirus, the number will stabilize – and young people’s susceptibility to the virus. Atlas is also against serious lockdowns and mask use. These views contradict those supported by science and promoted by people like Fauci and Birx.
Fauci also noted in a CNN interview that as the 2020 presidential election approaches, the coronavirus response has received less attention. “We now meet on average once and at most twice a week,” Fauci said.
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Family of unarmed man killed by Maryland police receive record settlement
Prince George’s County, Maryland, has reached a $ 20 million settlement with the family of William Green, a 43-year-old black man who was shot dead by police while handcuffed during an arrest earlier this year.
Cpl Michael A Owen Jr., who is also black, was fired from the ward the day after the shooting and charged with second-degree murder. He is currently awaiting trial.
The $ 20 million settlement was announced at a news conference Monday morning by Angela Alsobrooks, the county’s director of Prince George’s County. “I am deeply saddened by your loss,” Alsobrooks told Green’s mother at Monday’s press conference.
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Fauci suggests that Atlas is not working with the coronavirus task force
Anthony Fauci, the physician and immunologist who serves as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, criticized Dr. Scott Atlas in an interview Monday, suggesting the president’s new task force election does not work with health officials.
In an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter, Fauci said “most people work together” on solutions to the coronavirus pandemic except one person.
“I think you know who the outlier is,” he said.
Fauci was noticeably absent Monday at Trump’s coronavirus briefing, as was reaction coordinator Deborah Birx. Present instead was Atlas, a conservative commentator whose views are more in line with Trump’s and who has been criticized for his earlier promotion of inaccurate medical information.
A group of 98 medical experts, including immunologists and infectious disease doctors, signed a letter condemning “false and misrepresentations of science recently put forward by Dr. Scott Atlas”.
Fauci said he shared these concerns regarding Atlas, which disseminated misleading and incorrect information.
“Well yes, I’m worried that sometimes things are being said that are really taken out of context or are actually wrong,” Fauci said when asked by CNN if he was worried that Atlas was sharing misleadingly. information.
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Top lawyer at the Mueller investigation claims Trump tried to prevent the investigation
Andrew Weismann, a key lawyer at the special adviser who investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election, said Donald Trump was trying to interfere in the investigation.
In his new book, Weismann talks about his experience on Robert Muller’s team. He said in an interview with the Today show on Monday that although he believes the probe revealed a lot of key information, it fell short in some respects. He made it clear that he would have summoned the president for his tax return.
“We did not conduct a full economic investigation into the president,” he said. The comments come after a bomb shell from the New York Times report showed that the president only paid $ 750 in income tax the year he won the presidency.
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Hi Kari Paul here in California and telling you the most important news about the next few hours. Keep an eye out for updates.
Today so far
That’s it from me today. My west coast colleague, Kari Paul, will be taking over the blog for the next few hours.
Here is where the day stands so far:
- Vice President Mike Pence warned Americans to expect an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks, during Trumpevent on coronavirus testing today. In light of many health experts, Pence said, “The American people should anticipate that cases will increase in the coming days.” Moments later, the president insisted that the country “round the corner” in its coronavirus crisis, even though the U.S. death toll exceeded 200,000 last week.
- Democrats attacked Trump over his recent tax return, some of which was obtained by the New York Times. According to the Times, Trump paid only $ 750 in federal income tax the year he won the presidency, mainly because he reported losing more money than he earned.
- Nancy Pelosi said Trump’s debt obligations could pose a national security risk. The Democratic speaker argued that the American people had a right to know who Trump owes money to. “For me, this is a national security issue,” Pelosi said. “The public has a right to know.”
- Trump’s campaign in 2016 targeted at 3.5 million African Americans to deter them from voting, according to a new study from Channel 4 News. Voters targeting “deterrence” were disproportionately black, according to a Trump campaign database reviewed by Channel 4.
- The Washington Post editorial board approved Joe Biden’s presidential bid. “To expel the worst president in modern times, many voters may be willing to vote for almost anyone,” the board wrote. “Fortunately, voters do not have to lower their standards to oust President Trump in 2020.”
Kari wants more, so stay tuned.
After the Vice President spoke, dr Scott Atlas, a senior adviser to the president, who has reportedly been criticized by other members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, made brief remarks.
Atlas insisted the country has a grip on the virus, even though the country’s death toll exceeded 200,000 last week.
Trump also insisted that the United States “round the corner” in the coronavirus crisis, moments after Vice President Mike Pence said Americans should expect the number of cases to increase in the coming weeks.
The president briefly thanked Abbott for his work in developing rapid coronavirus tests. He then left Rose Garden without asking questions.
Pence says Americans should expect cases to rise in the coming weeks
Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Rose Garden event, claiming that the country has “gone through a challenging time” with its coronavirus crisis.
But Pence added: “The American people should anticipate that cases will increase in the coming days.”
A number of health experts have warned that the country may see another increase in cases of coronavirus when the weather gets colder.
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Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves praised the distribution of 150 million rapid coronavirus tests as a “game-changer” in the country’s pandemic response.
Speakers in the Rose Garden praised the Republican governor Trump for distribution of the tests to states.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced last month that it had awarded a $ 760 million contract to Abbott to produce 150 million rapid tests.