What We’re Following Today
It’s Thursday, April 11.
‣ A U.S. federal court unveiled an indictment charging the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiring in 2010 with the former U.S. Army analyst Chelsea Manning to illegally obtain secret U.S. intelligence. Earlier today, British police arrested Assange in response to the United States’ extradition request.
‣ Federal prosecutors charged Gregory Craig, the former White House counsel under President Barack Obama, with making false statements to federal officials about his work on behalf of the Ukrainian government. The case is linked to work from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
‣ Michael Avenatti, the former lawyer for Stormy Daniels, was indicted on 36 counts—ranging from fraud to identity theft—by federal prosecutors in California.
Here’s what else we’re watching:
President Pete?: Every election cycle has its flukes. Some pundits say Pete Buttigieg, the gay, Christian, 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who has become a media sensation, is just another flash in the pan in the Democratic presidential primary. But Edward-Isaac Dovere, who recently followed Buttigieg in New Hampshire, reports on whether there are signals that the mayor could have genuine staying power: “He has had more big ‘moments’ in the past few weeks than most candidates are likely to get in the whole race,” Dovere writes.
President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae In. (Chung Sung-Jun / Getty)