Ex-Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to making false statement – CNNPolitics

CNN reports that a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI after he lied about his interactions with foreign officials close to the Russian government.

Source: Ex-Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to making false statement – CNNPolitics

The next few days will see intense speculation about how this will affect Trump personally. But it’s important because the world can now see that Mueller has sharp teeth. But to get to Trump, surely Mueller must go after Trump’s family?

Thoughts?

NYTimes: Words, Not Action, From Mr. Trump on Opioids – NYT

Here’s an excellent editorial from the NYT.

Source: Words, Not Action, From Mr. Trump on Opioids

The NYT is right to be highly critical of Donald Trump‘s absence of leadership on the opioid epidemic. Now that this has become a national crisis, Trump weak intervention is an integral part of the problem.

But  I disagree with the NYT that the US government‘s policy must be about empathy and care.

Trump seems to respect major military figures in government. Perhaps, he needs a former general to implement the recommendations of his opioids commission but as a first step he must surely declare a national public health emergency?

Thoughts?