(Above: A major tourist destination in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.)
In a fairly quiet domestic news day, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his decision to recuse himself from the ongoing Russia investigation. He remarked that had he known Sessions would not conduct the investigation himself, he would never have selected him. This issue raises questions of conflict of interest and other matters.
Arizona Senator John McCain (who was also the Republican Nominee for president in 2008, later losing to Barack Obama) has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an incredibly malignant type of brain cancer. Those diagnosed with this type of cancer generally live for 12-18 months, so the prognosis is not wonderful. McCain has been a senator for over three decades.
Myanmar, which has been attempting to quell insurgencies within the country, has now turned to Beijing for assistance. Beijing's new influence in the area comes at a contrast to the USA's more isolationist foreign policy under President Trump.
Financial records show that Paul Manafort was over $17 million in debt before joining Trump's campaign as his campaign manager.
On top of this, several hundreds of millions of dollars worth of loans from Deutshe Bank to Trump industries are currently under scrutiny.
That's all for today! Have a great Thursday all!