The defense attorneys for Gregory and Travis McMichael, the father and son charged with aggravated assault and felony murder in the Feb. 23 fatal shooting Ahmaud Arbery, urged the public not to rush to any conclusions and stated their clients had been vilified.
“Right now we are starting at the end,” attorney Jason Sheffield told the Associated Press. “We know the ending. What we don’t know is the beginning.”
ESPN announced it will show “Game 6: The Movie” on Wednesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. MST. The movie will cover the Chicago Bulls’ sixth championship and comes after the docuseries “The Last Dance” finished airing on May 17.
The Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz 87–86 as Michael Jordan hit the game-winning basket with 5.2 seconds remaining to cap their sixth championship in eight seasons.
President Donald Trump fired inspector general Steve Linick last Friday, inciting backlash from Democrats who called the move an illegal form of retaliation. Linick had recently opened an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his office had issued multiple reports critical of the Trump administration’s handling of personnel matters.
“We unalterably oppose the politically-motivated firing of inspectors general and the President’s gutting of these critical positions,” the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee wrote in a letter to the administration announcing their investigation.
At least nine members of Afghanistan’s intelligence service were killed early on May 18 after a suicide bomber in a stolen military Humvee targeted a base near the city of Ghazni. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
The attack came a day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival, Abdullah Abdullah, signed a power-sharing agreement and a month and a half after the Taliban signed a peace agreement with the U.S. that called for American and NATO troops to leave Afghanistan