After pardon, Blackwater guard defiant: ‘I acted correctly’
In this Dec. 31, 2020, file photo pardoned Blackwater contractor Evan Liberty poses for a photo in Washington. The Blackwater contractors meet none of that criteria. They were convicted in the killings of unarmed Iraqi women and children and have long been defiant in their assertions of innocence. “I feel like I acted correctly,” he said of his conduct in 2007. He says he's grateful to his supporters and to Trump for what he calls a “second chance at life."
From Trump's taxes to virus: News moves at breakneck pace
The revelation about how much President Donald Trump pays in taxes? Then, just as quickly, they receded into memory with the revelation Friday that Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. The coronavirus story unfurled shortly after 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursday when Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg News White House reporter, tweeted that sources had told her that Hope Hicks, one of Trump's closest aides, had tested positive. Then, at 12:54 a.m. Eastern, the president tweeted that both of them were positive. Were reporters who attended a White House news briefing on Thursday at risk?