Trump-Russia: FBI had 'backup plan' to save investigation evidence – live

Plan created after Comey firing to ensure information would survive firings or reassignments of top officials

9.02pm GMT

Bernie Sanders has hired Faiz Shakir, a longtime Democratic Party operative, as his 2020 campaign manager.

Shakir most recently served as the political director of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has led many of the legal challenges against Donald Trump’s administration on civil rights and other constitutional issues. His previous stints include serving as an aide to former Senate majority leader Harry Reid and then-House minority leader Nancy Pelosi.

Bernie Sanders hires campaign manager – civil rights advocate and FIRST EVER Muslim American to run a presidential campaign – none other than Faiz Shakir. I am crying. #FeelTheBern

8.28pm GMT

Good grief.

While defending a Republican state legislator facing allegations of sexual assault, the Tennessee House speaker, Glen Casada, said the women who came forward should simply leave after being ostracized in their community.

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Source: theguardian