Former Missouri Democratic Party Chair Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges –

The former chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party pleaded guilty to wire fraud Friday after admitting that he spent campaign cash on lavish personal trips.

The Kansas City Star reported that Mike Sanders entered a guilty plea for the felony corruption charge, along with his chief of staff, Calvin Williford, who pleaded guilty to the same charge in a separate hearing that took place on the same day. Read on

Enough Fentanyl to Kill Millions Found En Route to U.S. South of Border

A traffic stop led Mexican authorities to seize enough fentanyl to kill millions of people as well as almost 1,000 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and other drugs that were headed to the California border. 

This week, Mexico’s National Security Commission announced the seizure of 45.5 kilograms of fentanyl that were found as part of a synthetic drug shipment in the Mexican beach resort town of Ensenada, Baja California. The seizure also included more than 914 pounds of crystal meth, 87 pounds of cocaine and 18 pounds of heroin.  Read on

In Veiled Reference to Strzok-Page Scandal, Jeff Sessions Defends DOJ, Promises to Eliminate Bias –

After he gave a major immigration address in Norfolk, Virginia Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to turn the tables and address the criticism directed at him over his handling of allegations of bias among his department’s members.

Some Congressional Republicans have repeatedly attacked Sessions over revelations of possible bias among Department of Justice (DOJ) investigators, especially those related to hundreds of increasingly damning text messages between FBI agent and one-time “Russia” investigator Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Some have even called for Sessions’s resignation over his handling of the matter, although most of the alleged wrongdoing took place before Sessions began his tenure at DOJ. Read on