Sep 8, 2018

New documents detail alleged abuse by former RNC official

Newly unsealed court documents detail allegations of abuse by former deputy Republican National Committee Finance Chairman Elliott Broidy of his ex-mistress, CNN reports, who says Broidy "admired" President Trump's "uncanny ability to sexually abuse women and get away with it."

The details: The documents also allege that Broidy pressured her into getting an abortion. He said in a statement that the allegations are "false and defamatory." Per CNN, Michael Cohen assisted Broidy in putting together the $1.6 million confidentiality agreement previously signed by both parties. The case also involves Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' lawyer, who is being sued by Broidy's mistress for "allegedly leaking information about her relationship with Broidy."

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Updated 11 mins ago - Politics & Policy

The latest: George Floyd protests nationwide

Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued for a seventh day across the U.S., with President Trump threatening on Monday to deploy the military if the unrest continues.

The big picture: The National Guard members has been activated in at least 23 states and Washington, DC., with curfews in place in at least 40 cities after days of unrest, per CNN.

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The world watches America burn

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The world is watching the grief and anger, violence and pain in America's streets.

The big picture: The U.S. accounts for nearly one-third of the world's deaths from COVID-19. The killing of a black man, George Floyd, by police has sparked days of protest and nights of chaos in America's major cities.

Trump walks to historic St. John's Church outside White House as protests rage

President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.