President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated meeting with Queen Elizabeth II was spoiled on Friday as news broke that 12 Russian officials had been indicted for allegedly hacking into the Democratic National Committee.
During MSNBC coverage of the president’s visit with the queen, Andrea Mitchell cut into footage of a ceremony at Windsor Castle featuring Trump and the queen to announce breaking news out of special counsel Robert Mueller’s office.
“We are now hearing that 12 Russians have been indicted by the Justice Department,” Mitchell announced as Trump was walking with the queen. “Russian intelligence officers charged with hacking. Now, we know how difficult it would be to ever pursue them in terms of getting them here and prosecuting them, but this adds to the 13 Russians who were not directly involved with the government, per se. But these are Russian intelligence operatives who are charged with hacking the Democratic National Committee in the run-up to the 2016 election.”
Shortly before announcing the indictments of the Russians, Mitchell noted that the procession at Windsor Castle was “the kind of pageantry we know President Trump loves.”
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A number of Democrats running for president are kind of weird about food
The New York Times has posted a series of short videos of the Democratic candidates for president answering important questions, like what they propose to do about our broken health care system and just how crooked Donald Trump is. Because campaign coverage demands candidates be allowed “human” (debatable!) moments, the Times also asked the participating candidates about their go-to comfort foods on the campaign trail.
Texas gained almost nine Hispanic residents for every additional white resident last year
The gap between Texas’ Hispanic and white populations continued to narrow last year when the state gained almost nine Hispanic residents for every additional white resident.
With Hispanics expected to become the largest population group in Texas as soon as 2022, new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed the Hispanic population climbed to nearly 11.4 million — an annual gain of 214,736 through July 2018 and an increase of 1.9 million since 2010.
The white population, meanwhile, grew by just 24,075 last year. Texas still has a bigger white population — up to 11.9 million last year — but it has only grown by roughly 484,000 since 2010. The white population’s growth has been so sluggish this decade that it barely surpassed total growth among Asian Texans, who make up a tiny share of the total population, in the same time period.
Ken Paxton’s criminal trial has been pending for nearly four years: Here’s a timeline of his legal drama
Since his criminal indictment in July 2015, the Texas attorney general has seen delay after delay in his case, including a side dispute over prosecutor pay that has derailed the prosecution for well over a year.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been under a legal cloud for years, awaiting trial on felony securities fraud charges. But since his criminal indictment in July 2015, Paxton has seen delay after delay in his case, including a side dispute over prosecutor pay that has derailed the prosecution for well over a year. With the charges dogging him, he narrowly won reelection in 2018.