Jun 5, 2018

Mueller accuses Paul Manafort of attempting to tamper with witnesses

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Federal prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller have accused President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, of attempting to tamper with witnesses, Mueller said in a court filing Monday. The court documents say Manafort tried to contact them by phone and through an encrypted messaging program.

What to watch: Mueller, who has indicted Manafort on charges including money laundering and bank fraud, asked the federal judge overseeing his case to revoke or revise an order releasing Manafort ahead of his trial.

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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 latest: New York Attorney General Letitia James responded to Trump's comments by tweeting that he "is not a dictator & he doesn’t have the right to unilaterally deploy U.S. military across American states. We will guard the right to peaceful protest & will not hesitate to go to court to protect our constitutional rights during this time & well into the future."

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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.