Arrested by FBI agents last week for protecting and extorting a local drug dealer, a Mississippi sheriff resigned Tuesday and was granted house arrest instead of pre-trial detention. According to federal prosecutors, Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer had been profiting from illicit drug deals while protecting a dealer for at least 15 years.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont—who handily won the Democratic Party primary in his state on Tuesday night even though he will continue to run as an Independent—appeared on CBS This Morning on Wednesday where he described the Republican Party under President Donald Trump as “bankrupt intellectually” and urged Democratic leaders to recognize that the future of their party is its energized, progressive wing and with candidates running on bold policies like Medicare for All, tuition-free college, a $15 minimum wage, and an end to corporate rule.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders will not remain “behind the podium” for White House briefings after the November midterm elections, according to former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewnadowski.
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders will not stay through the year,” Lewandowski said. “I’d say that’s very likely.”
Lewandowski noted it can be very difficult to defend the president “from behind that podium.”