Jan 31, 2018

ABC: Mueller has DOJ documents on Sessions’ proposed resignation

Robert Mueller in 2013. Photo: Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call

The Department of Justice gave Special Counsel Bob Mueller internal documents about how Attorney General Jeff Sessions penned a letter of resignation after Mueller's appointment last year, ABC News’ Mike Levine reports. The documents — which also include emails with White House officials about fired national security advisor, Michael Flynn — were handed over to Mueller before his team interviewed Sessions earlier this month.

Catch up: Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey prompted the appointment of Mueller as special counsel. Trump blamed Sessions for Mueller's appointment after Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, prompting Sessions to submit his letter of resignation. Trump ultimately didn't accept that letter.

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Experimental coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The vaccine that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and drugmaker Moderna have been developing to combat the coronavirus is ready to be tested on humans, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told the Wall Street Journal.

The state of play: The rapidly developed vaccine will be tested on 20–25 healthy volunteers in April to determine whether two doses will be safe and generate an immune response to protect against infection. Results will be available in July or August, Fauci told WSJ.

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#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.