May 30, 2018

Grand jury indicts Harvey Weinstein in rape case

Harvey Weinstein at arraignment. Photo: Steven Hirsch-Pool/Getty Images

Harvey Weinstein has been indicted by a grand jury on rape charges, reports the Associated Press. Weinstein's indictment comes after he decided not to testify before the grand jury, saying there wasn't enough time to prepare on specific charges after learning the accuser's identities.

What's next: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. released a statement saying this brings Weinstein "another step closer to accountability for the crimes of violence he is now charged." The investigation is still ongoing.

Flashback: Weinstein turned himself in to authorities last Friday and was freed on $1 million bail shortly after. All charges stem from two of the dozens of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.

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Nikki Haley poaches top conservative from Heritage Action

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Nikki Haley has hired Tim Chapman, the head of Heritage Action, to run her conservative policy group Stand For America, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the hire. Haley and Chapman confirmed the hire, which was first reported by RealClearPolitics' Philip Wegmann.

Why it matters: Chapman is among the most influential conservative policy leaders in the country. His hire is Haley's highest-profile outside recruitment since leaving her job as UN ambassador under President Trump.

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Trump has declared war on sanctuary cities

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Armed with subpoenas, lawsuits and immigration SWAT teams, the Trump administration has declared war on sanctuary cities.

The big picture: President Trump and his administration have used every available tool to try to crack down on local governments that refuse to hold immigrants in criminal custody, block immigration agents from working in county jails or deny federal authorities access to immigrants' records.