Thursday's Morning Email: Scalise Still In Critical Condition Following Shooting

And here's what we know about the suspected shooter.


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HOUSE MAJORITY WHIP STEVE SCALISE STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION A lone gunman injured six after opening fire early Wednesday at a GOP baseball practice for the annual congressional baseball game. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is still in critical condition after being shot in the hip, as the “shot travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding.” President Donald Trump and Melania Trump visited Scalise and one of the Capitol Police officers shot in the hospital. Here’s what we know about the suspected shooter, James Hodgkinson. Take a look at maps of the field. And here’s how a Wednesday turned into a mix of Washington baseball, bloodshed and brotherhood. [HuffPost]

SPECIAL COUNSEL REPORTEDLY INVESTIGATING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP FOR POSSIBLE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE “The obstruction of justice investigation into Trump began days after Comey was fired on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter, The Washington Post said.” [Reuters]

FLINT OFFICIALS CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged five officials who “presided over a failure to maintain the safety of the city’s water supply, resulting in widespread lead poisoning among Flint children and 12 deaths connected to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.” [HuffPost]

MSNBC’S CHUCK TODD CALLS OUT THE ‘TOXIC STEW’ OF PARTISAN POLITICS Following Wednesday’s shooting. And many people are calling on the teams to mix sides at the congressional baseball game tonight. [HuffPost]

SENATE BACKS NEW RUSSIA SANCTIONS To punish Russian meddling in the 2016 election. [Reuters]

17 ARE DEAD IN LONDON APARTMENT FIRE And emergency services now estimate the death toll could rise much higher as they search the building for bodies. Authorities believe the death toll would have been worse had Muslims who lived in the building not been up for Ramadan when the fire began and alerted neighbors to the blaze. And here’s why the inferno has exposed the apartment’s controversial history. [HuffPost]

LEAKED VIDEO OF THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER MAKING FUN OF TRUMP Will make things awkward at the next state dinner. [HuffPost]


CORINNE OLYMPIOS HAS HIRED A TOP HOLLYWOOD LAWYER And spoken out for the first time amid the “Bachelor in Paradise” scandal. [HuffPost]

ARIANA GRANDE IN LINE FOR HONORARY MANCHESTER CITIZENSHIP Which is typically only granted to area residents. [HuffPost]


YOU CAN LET IT GO The “Frozen” cast is back in a new animated short sequel. [HuffPost]

OUTRAGE IS MOUNTING Over this video of a United worker shoving a 73-year-old passenger to the ground. [HuffPost]

DETACHABLE JEANS ARE A THING NOW A pair of jean shorts with detachable pant extensions are all the rage in Hollywood these days. What has humanity come to? [HuffPost]