After probe, U.S. expels 21 Saudi cadets
The United States is removing nearly two dozen Saudi military students from a training program and sending them back to Saudi Arabia after an investigation into a deadly shooting by a Saudi aviation student at a Florida navy base last month, Attorney General William Barr said Monday.
Many of the 21 cadets had contact with child pornography and possessed jihadist or anti-American material, Barr said. None is accused of having advanced knowledge of the shooting, which Barr said was motivated by "jihadist ideology" and which he classified as an act of terrorism. — AP
Start of Senate trial for Trump is now in sight
In a matter of days, the Senate is expected to launch a trial of President Donald Trump after impeachment by the House.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has said her chamber will vote to appoint House impeachment managers and transmit the two articles of impeachment by the end of the week. Under the Senate's impeachment rules, the trial will start the day after the articles are sent to the Senate, unless that's a Sunday.— The Washington Post and the Hill news site
Treasury official guilty of leaking Manafort reports
A former U.S. Treasury Department senior adviser pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy for leaking confidential banking reports related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Natalie Edwards, 41, of Quinton, Virginia, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court. Sentencing is set for June 9. Edwards was charged with giving a BuzzFeed journalist reports about wire transfers made by Paul Manafort and other suspects in Mueller's probe. — AP