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.
Trump and His Legal Team Pressuring Russia Investigation
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.
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.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren Wants to Create a Public Option for Generic Drugs
The Massachusetts senator wants to take on big pharma.
California Mandates All New Public Transit Buses Go Electric by 2029
The Golden State wants their buses more greener on the roads.