Updated May 25, 2018

Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape charges

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Harvey Weinstein surrendered to police and was led away in handcuffs in New York before being arraigned on charges related to the sexual abuse allegations that helped to launch the #MeToo movement.

The details: Per his lawyer, Weinstein intends to plead not guilty to the rape and criminal sex act charges. They stem from two of the dozens of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, per the AP. Weinstein is free on $1 million bail with constant electronic monitoring and restricted travel outside New York and Connecticut.

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Trump again nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe for intelligence chief

Ratcliffe at CPAC on Feb. 27. Photo: Michael Brochstein/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

President Trump again nominated Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) as Director of National Intelligence (DNI), in a tweet on Friday.

Catch up quick: If confirmed, Ratcliffe would eventually replace Richard Grenell, a staunch defender of Trump and former U.S. ambassador to Germany who was installed as the acting DNI only a few weeks ago. Grenell would have had to leave the post on March 11 unless Trump formally nominated someone else to oversee the U.S. intelligence community, the New York Times reports.

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House Democrats lose appeal to force McGahn testimony

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Democrats in the House lost an appeal to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to comply with a subpoena, Politico was the first to report.

Why it matters: McGahn was seen as a crucial witness in the House investigation into whether President Trump tried to obstruct the Mueller inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 on Friday that it did not have the authority to resolve the dispute between the executive and legislative branches.

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