• The Election Integrity Commission met for the first time yesterday, two months after it was created by President Trump through an executive order to supposedly root out voter irregularities around the country.
Rep. Terri Sewell who is fighting back as the vice chair of a new Commission called: Protecting American Democracy from the Trump Administration joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss Trump’s bogus voter integrity commission.
• Trump gives an explosive interview to the New York Times where he attacks his attorney general Jeff Sessions. Citing recusal, Trump said he wouldn’t have hired Sessions.
• WTH?! is going on with Trump, Senate Republicans and their unpopular health care bill?
In the last several days, their healthcare bill has gone from failing, to a repeal only, to failing, and now President Trump tells Senators, ‘Hold on, no one gets a summer recess until you pass a bill that repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act.
• President Trump’s Justice Department is reversing yet another Obama-era policy this one involving police seizing folks’ assets. Is the DOJ allowing police departments to abuse the practice of civil asset forfeiture for law enforcement’s profit?
• Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer.
McCain who is 80 has a tumor that can be treated with chemotherapy and radiation, but medical experts said it almost always grows back because his type of tumor is particularly aggressive. McCain learned of the tumor after undergoing surgery last week to remove a bloodclot above his left eye.
• Former federal prosecutor Paul Butler discusses his new book, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.” Butler’s explosive new book takes a controversial look at how the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men.
• R. Kelly is vehemently denying allegations that he is holding six women in two of his homes in an abusive cult.
According to a BuzzFeed News story, parents of at least two women say they have been fighting to get their daughters away from Kelly. Several women who were once close to Kelly corroborated the families’ claims, saying not only are females who are living in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and suburban Atlanta subject to mental and physical abuse, they are also taped performing sex acts that Kelly then shows to his male friends.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast