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Larry Nassar, former doctor for the USA Gymnastics team and at Michigan State University, has been accused by more than 140 women of sexual harassment and assault.

What's happening: This week, victims are speaking out in court about the trauma Nassar caused them. He pleaded guilty in November to abusing seven girls, and his sentencing hearing began on Tuesday. He has already received 60 years in prison on charges of child pornography. The judge overseeing the case, Rosemarie Aquilina, told victims that Nassar "will wither away."

Victims speak out
  • Kyle Stephens, who says she was abused by Nassar starting in kindergarten, was the first woman to testify: "I have been coming for you for a long time...I've told counselors your name in hopes they would report you. I've told your name to Child Protective Services twice...You were first arrested on my charges. And now as the only nonmedical victim to come forward, I testify to let the world know you are a repulsive liar."
  • Gold medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman went after the U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S.A. Gymnastics on Friday: "Why have I and others here, probably, not heard anything from the leadership at the U.S.O.C.? Why has the United States Olympic Committee been silent? Why isn’t the U.S.O.C. here right now?”
  • Danielle Moore was being treated by Nassar for a back injury when he began abusing her. She told him in court: "You abused your power, authority and stature to prey on others who were already in pain, helpless and without a voice. I hope that your self-pity is as dark and more terrifying than my feeling of hopelessness."
What officials did (or did not) know
  • 14 Michigan State University officials heard reports of sexual misconduct against Nassar "in the two decades before his arrest," according to The Detroit News.
  • A spokesman for the Olympic committee, Mark Jones, said the committee "first became aware of the possibility that a physician with the gymnastics federation had been abusing athletes in 2015," the New York Times reports.
  • Lou Anna Simon, MSU President, was " informed in 2014 that a Title IX complaint and a police report had been filed against an unnamed physician," per the Detroit News.
  • Former MSU athlete Tiffany Thomas Lopez said she "complained to multiple trainers about how [Nassar] touched her, but no one contacted authorities," per the Washington Post.

Go deeper

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Trump to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations before leaving office

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President Trump plans to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told Axios.

Why it matters: This is a continuation of the president's controversial December spree that saw full pardons granted to more than two dozen people — including former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, longtime associate Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, the father of Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

  • The pardons set to be issued before Trump exits the White House will be a mix of criminal justice ones and pardons for people connected to the president, the sources said.
  • CNN first reported this news.

Go deeper: Convicts turn to D.C. fixers for Trump pardons

Schumer's m(aj)ority checklist

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Capitalizing on the Georgia runoffs, achieving a 50-50 Senate and launching an impeachment trial are weighty to-dos for getting Joe Biden's administration up and running on Day One.

What to watch: A blend of ceremonies, hearings and legal timelines will come into play on Tuesday and Wednesday so Chuck Schumer can actually claim the Senate majority and propel the new president's agenda.

The dark new reality in Congress

National Guard troops keep watch at security fencing. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

This is how bad things are for elected officials and others working in a post-insurrection Congress:

  • Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) said she had a panic attack while grocery shopping back home.
  • Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said police may also have to be at his constituent meetings.
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) told a podcaster he brought a gun to his office on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 because he anticipated trouble with the proceedings that day.