Who is Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi?

CNN's Sara Murray reveals the connection between Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi and explains why Corsi is part of Mueller's investigation.

Posted: Nov 29, 2018 6:25 PM
Updated: Nov 29, 2018 6:45 PM

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1. Russia investigation

President Donald Trump told special counsel Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, nor was he told about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son, campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

One source described the President's answers without providing any direct quotes and said the President made clear he was answering to the best of his recollection. This is the first insight into how the President responded to the Mueller team's written questions -- a key unknown as Mueller aims to wrap up his investigation and prepare his final report.

2. Economy

The Fed indicated it might slow down its interest rate hikes. Wall Street loves that kind of talk. The Dow surged 618 points after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the Fed wouldn't risk cooling down the red-hot economy with aggressive interest rate hikes next year. Powell said rates remain relatively low and are just below what many economists consider "neutral for the economy -- that is, neither speeding up nor slowing down growth." Despite the cheery financial news, there are three lights blinking red about the economy that we need to pay attention to: borrowing, housing and unemployment.

3. Murder confessions

Serial killers have been known to inflate the number of people they say they've killed, for the notoriety. Samuel Little, a 78-year-old imprisoned killer, has been telling the FBI similar things recently. But the FBI believes him. Little claims to have killed about 90 people between 1970 and 2005. If that's accurate, Little would be the most prolific serial killer in US history. Investigators have already confirmed 34 killings -- all over the country. They say Little targeted marginalized and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution or addicted to drugs and that he remembered great detail about the killings.

4. Life expectancy

From 2016 to 2017, life expectancy in the US ticked down again. The leading causes, once again, are more deaths from drug overdoses and suicides. The estimate of how long a person born in 2017 can expect to live in the United States is 78.6 years, a decrease of 0.1 year from 2016, a trio of new government reports say. The troubling stats should be "a wake-up call" for the nation, says CDC Director Robert Redfield. Overdose deaths hit a new high last year, topping 70,000, while the suicide rate increased by 3.7%, the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics reports.

5. Drinking water

America's problem with bad drinking water is more widespread than you think, and many small towns are vulnerable. In one South Carolina town, the water was treated for a decade, unknown to residents, with a chemical not approved by the EPA and two lawsuits have been filed since CNN exposed it. To learn more, watch, "Dirty Water: Danger from the Tap."

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Doggone it

So, maybe dogs aren't as smart as we thought they were. Hey, don't get mad at us: Blame this story.

Paying respects

The Vietnam vet died with no family members to attend his funeral. So, hundreds of strangers showed up to pay their respects.

Travel suite

What happens when you combine a hotel room with a self-driving vehicle? Possibly the future of travel.

Best of the blue

We told you about a North Carolina trooper who helped deliver a baby. Today, it's an Indiana cop who turned a traffic stop into the best Christmas gift ever.

HAPPENING LATER

On the road again

President Trump leaves later today for Argentina to attend the G20 summit, the kind of meeting of global leaders that he loves to hate. While there, he is due to meet up with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A SHADOW OVER EUROPE

Construction on an $18 million Holocaust museum in Budapest was completed three years ago. But it's never opened. Hungarian Jews and international scholars fear Hungary's right-wing government is to blame. They think the government is trying to whitewash the country's role in the Holocaust.

TODAY'S NUMBER

$3 million

That's how much India and billionaire Richard Branson are offering to reinvent air conditioning. Air conditioners are bad for the environment, yet their use is predicted to explode over the next few decades.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"I know I am not completely well ..."

Bruce Springsteen, opening up to Esquire about his battles with depression

AND FINALLY

Armed origami

Why would you just make a paper airplane when you can make a fighter jet? (Click to view.)

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 443562

Reported Deaths: 5918
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin921721468
Ramsey39534730
Dakota32680325
Anoka30733358
Washington19904223
Stearns17728184
St. Louis13503239
Scott1185394
Wright11519102
Olmsted1031671
Sherburne813664
Carver689336
Clay646678
Rice597866
Kandiyohi551571
Blue Earth536333
Crow Wing478173
Otter Tail451362
Chisago447932
Benton416085
Winona384546
Douglas371566
Nobles366346
Mower360127
Goodhue342857
Polk327056
McLeod322244
Morrison309343
Beltrami307446
Lyon299035
Itasca281543
Becker280638
Isanti280640
Carlton278042
Steele27019
Pine264413
Freeborn238720
Todd230529
Nicollet222636
Brown212634
Mille Lacs212145
Le Sueur207615
Cass204723
Meeker198233
Waseca188015
Martin168826
Wabasha16802
Roseau165216
Hubbard147638
Redwood138827
Renville136339
Houston133613
Dodge13244
Chippewa130732
Cottonwood125618
Fillmore12135
Wadena118214
Rock109412
Sibley10767
Aitkin106733
Watonwan10598
Faribault103814
Kanabec96818
Pennington96715
Pipestone93423
Yellow Medicine92614
Murray8625
Jackson85010
Swift83017
Pope7355
Marshall70115
Stevens6968
Clearwater68314
Lac qui Parle65416
Lake62615
Wilkin6219
Koochiching58410
Unassigned49468
Lincoln4811
Big Stone4523
Grant4257
Norman4218
Mahnomen4077
Kittson36819
Red Lake3154
Traverse2443
Lake of the Woods1771
Cook1130

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 302245

Reported Deaths: 4203
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk45206441
Linn17616270
Scott15300161
Black Hawk13616228
Woodbury12927175
Johnson1198649
Dubuque11275148
Pottawattamie8896112
Dallas879569
Story860433
Webster467269
Cerro Gordo461966
Sioux453151
Clinton447161
Warren436237
Marshall425161
Buena Vista391129
Muscatine384375
Des Moines379140
Plymouth348667
Wapello340097
Jasper317855
Lee312528
Marion300452
Jones269149
Henry262630
Carroll252833
Bremer241648
Crawford227822
Boone215316
Washington213831
Benton207943
Mahaska190636
Jackson190531
Tama185357
Dickinson183526
Delaware171836
Kossuth170141
Clay165519
Wright162324
Fayette159022
Buchanan157820
Hamilton157728
Harrison153862
Hardin153729
Winneshiek153019
Clayton150448
Cedar150019
Butler146123
Page143515
Floyd137436
Cherokee137325
Mills135516
Lyon133332
Poweshiek131424
Hancock128524
Allamakee126327
Iowa122522
Calhoun12189
Grundy119422
Jefferson119123
Winnebago118029
Madison11789
Mitchell115034
Louisa114129
Cass112141
Chickasaw110511
Sac110115
Emmet109931
Appanoose109038
Union108122
Humboldt104219
Guthrie102124
Shelby101126
Franklin100918
Unassigned9180
Palo Alto9009
Keokuk84225
Montgomery84022
Howard82119
Monroe80418
Clarke7757
Pocahontas77211
Ida73730
Greene6867
Davis68421
Adair68220
Lucas6458
Osceola6349
Monona62916
Worth5943
Taylor5909
Fremont5025
Van Buren49412
Decatur4784
Ringgold4269
Wayne41421
Audubon4118
Adams2933
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