Connect with us

Morning Scoop

Monday Morning Scoop: Investigating the Investigators

Plus, the aftermath of the Texas school shooting



Welcome to the Morning Scoop for Monday, May 21, 2018. President Trump is pulling out all the stops to get to the bottom of who spied on who during the 2016 election and Starbucks is inviting you to hang out for free, while we still have rain songs in our head.

Get the Morning Scoop in your inbox each weekday. 

Trump and His Legal Team Pressuring Russia Investigation 

Who needs press conferences when you have Twitter? (Image: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump)

Taking his most aggressive stance yet on the investigations surrounding the 2016 election, President Trump took to Twitter to demand that the Justice Department look into whether it or the FBI spied on his presidential campaign.

Meanwhile, the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that he has information that special counsel Robert Mueller plans to wrap up the probe into Trump’s potential wrongdoing by September 1.

Whether Trump will concede to speak to Mueller, or the FBI actually spied on the Trump campaign because they thought it was working with Russian operatives, will hopefully be revealed when all the White House drama settles down

In Texas, Mourning and A Culture of Guns

After Friday’s school shooting at Santa Fe High School — which took the lives of eight students and two teachers — there was mourning this weekend.

But the long standing gun culture in Texas makes it unlikely there will be a Parkland-style student revolt after the latest chapter in this ongoing American tragedy.

Big Changes in Starbucks Policies

On Saturday, Starbucks informed employees of the official policy in a letter stating that the company aims to create, “a culture of warmth and belonging where everyone is welcome.” Creating such an environment involves opening restrooms, patios, and cafes to non-paying guests.

CMN’s Weekend Editor Arianna Lynne has the details of Starbucks turning into a totally free hangout. 

Today in a Tweet: Haspel Makes History 

Last But Not Least: ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ at the Box Office

Move over, Avengers. The sequel to Deadpool managed to rake in $125 million on the opening weekend, bringing the Avengers’ three-week reign atop the box office to an end.

Arianna Lynne wrapped up the weekend box office action right here. 

This Monday Morning Scoop was compiled by contributions from Natalia KolenkoArianna Lynne and the CMN Staff. We’ve got college baseball on our minds. 

Did you enjoy this article? Consider supporting College Media Network's mission to support the next generation of journalists. For as little as $2 a month, you can help keep our site ad-free and the future of journalism alive. Go here to donate.

We dropped two mixtapes in six months. And we take the news very seriously.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

National News18 hours ago

Trump Is Changing the Colors of Air Force One

Because the Kennedy's were not patriotic enough, right?

by , Senior Editor
National News21 hours ago

American University on Lockdown

American University is on lockdown after armed man is reported near campus.

by , American University
Equality2 days ago

10 Black Washington University Students Falsely Accused of Leaving IHOP Without Paying

"The fact that these 10 students, all of whom are African American, were scared and humiliated is unacceptable to us"...

by , American University
Academics3 days ago

Keynote Speakers Highlight Importance of Diversity at College Journalism Workshop

Some important reflections on an important topic.

by , Virginia Commonwealth University
National News4 days ago

Teen Who Urged Boyfriend’s Suicide Through Text Says It Was Free Speech

Apparently, the First Amendment extends to telling your boyfriend to get back into the truck and kill himself.

by , Penn State University
Entertainment6 days ago

Stormy Daniels ‘Set up’ in Police Sting Operations

A juicy piece of the Stormy Daniels saga.

by , Senior Editor
Entertainment7 days ago

Build-A-Bear ‘Pay Your Age’ Deal Ends in Failure

Would you wait in a line for hours, for a $29.00 teddy? Many did, which ended in chaos.

by , CMN Senior Correspondent
Entrepreneurship7 days ago

Papa John’s Founder Resigns After Using Racial Slur

Papa John's is on the search for a new face.

by , U. Alabama Birmingham

Top Reads