The Rundown for April 16, 2019

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO RELEASE REDACTED MUELLER REPORT… The Justice Department has announced plans to release a redacted version of the Mueller report Thursday. Officials say the nearly 400-page report will black out grand jury material, foreign intelligence, ongoing cases and anything that would implicate someone who wasn’t charged. House Democrats say they won’t be satisfied with anything but the full non-redacted report.

HOUSE COMMITTEES SUBPOENA TRUMP FINANCIAL RECORDS… The House Intelligence and Financial Services committees have subpoenaed Deutsche Bank in their pursuit of President Trump’s personal and business financial records. The congressional committees are also demanding from numerous other financial institutions documents related to possible money-laundering by people in Russia and Eastern Europe. Deutsche Bank is the only mainstream bank that has been making loans to Trump over the past two decades despite his history of defaults and bankruptcies. Trump is the German bank’s biggest creditor with more than $300 million in outstanding loans.

NEW INTERIOR SECRETARY UNDER INVESTIGATION… New Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is the target of an ethics investigation launched by the Interior Department’s inspector general. The New York Times reported yesterday that Bernhardt is accused of promoting his former client’s policy, working as a lobbyist even after he was legally forbidden to do so and moving to block the release of a report that showed a pesticide would harm an endangered species. The investigation came at the request of eight Democratic congressmen and four ethics officials.

CHINESE WOMAN WHO TRIED TO BREACH MAR-A-LAGO DENIED BAIL… A federal judge yesterday denied bail for a Chinese woman charged with trying to enter President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club illegally. Federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman said the actions of 33-year-old Yujing Zhang suggested “she was up to something nefarious” and there is an “extreme risk of flight” if she were released. If convicted Zhang faces up to five years for lying to federal agents and trying to enter a restricted area.

BILL WELD TO CHALLENGE TRUMP IN GOP PRIMARY… Bill Weld, who served as Massachusetts governor from 1991 to 1997, announced yesterday that he will mount a Republican primary challenge against President Trump. Weld was the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential nominee in 2016 on a ticket that included former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. Weld said earlier this year that he was considering a presidential run.

LORI LOUGHLIN, HUSBAND PLEAD NOT GUILTY… Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges they spent $500,000 in bribes to secure their daughters’ admissions to college. The couple was charged earlier this month with money laundering conspiracy to commit fraud in a superseding indictment. If convicted, Loughlin and Giannulli each face up to 20 years in prison.

GAME OF THRONES DRAWS RECORD-SETTING AUDIENCE… HBO said yesterday that the final-season premiere of “Game of Thrones” broke records for the series and HBO. According to HBO, 17.4 million viewers tuned in to watch Sunday’s episode either on TV or online. The episode topped the 16.1 million who saw the seventh season’s premiere and the 16.9 million who watched that season’s finale.

N.Y. Mets 7 – PHILADELPHIA 6 (11 innings)… Juan Lagares scored the tie-breaking run from second base on Michael Conforto’s grounder in the top of the 11th inning. Brandon Nimmo smacked a solo homer for the Mets. Robinson Cano doubled home two runs.

Chi. Cubs 7 – MIAMI 2… Wilson Contreras homered and drove in three runs. Daniel Bote also knocked in three runs or the Cubs.

MILWAUKEE 10 – St. Louis 7… Christian Yelich belted three homers and drove in seven runs as the Brewers outslugged the Cardinals. Mike Moustakas also circled the bases.

L.A. DODGERS 4 – Cincinnati 3… Joc Pederson’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Dodgers over the Reds.

Colorado 5 – SAN DIEGO 2… Ian Desmond homered, doubled and knocked in three runs for the Rockies. Nolan Arenado also went deep.

Baltimore 8 – BOSTON 1… Dwight Smith Jr. homered with a runner aboard and knocked in four runs as the Orioles cruised past the Red Sox. Chris Davis also went deep.

Toronto 5 – MINNESOTA 3… Teoscar Hernández’s three-run homer capped a four-run top of the eighth inning that carried the Blue Jays past the Twins. Justin Smoak went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

TEXAS 12 – L.A. Angels 7… The Rangers erased 3-0 and 4-1 leads in downing the Angels. Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto hit solo homers.

CHI. WHITE SOX 5 – Kansas City 4… Welington Castillo connected for a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning as the White Sox rallied past the Royals.

Cleveland 6 – SEATTLE 4… Jose Ramirez smacked a solo homer and scored a pair of runs as the Indians topped the Mariners.

San Francisco (Rodriguez, 1-2) is at Washington (Strasburg, 1-0)…
Philadelphia (Pivetta, 1-1) hosts the N.Y. Mets (Matz, 1-0)…
the Chi. Cubs (Quintana, 1-1) are at Miami (Lopez, 1-2)…
Atlanta (Fried, 2-0) hosts Arizona (Ray, 0-1)…
St. Louis (Flaherty, 1-0) is at Milwaukee (Woodruff, 1-1)…
San Diego (Margevicius, 1-1) hosts Colorado (Gray, 0-3)…
Cincinnati (Mahle, 0-0) is at the L.A. Dodgers (Maeda, 2-1)

Boston (Sale, 0-3) is at the N.Y. Yankees (Paxton, 1-2)…
Tampa Bay (Glasnow, 3-0) hosts Baltimore (Bundy, 0-1)…
Toronto (Sanchez, 1-1) is at Minnesota (Gibson, 0-0)…
Texas (Minor, 1-1) hosts the L.A. Angels (Harvey, 0-1)…
Kansas City (Lopez, 0-1) is at the Chi. White Sox (Lopez, 0-2)…
Oakland (Montas, 2-1) hosts Houston (McHugh, 2-1)…
Cleveland (Bieber, 1-0) is at Seattle (Leake, 2-0)

Pittsburgh (Musgrove, 1-1) is at Detroit (Boyd, 1-1)

NBA PLAYOFF SCORES (first-round)…
PHILADELPHIA 145 – Brooklyn 123… The 76ers bombed the Nets 51-23 in the third quarter on their way to a blowout win that evened the series at a game apiece. Joel Embiid had 23 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Simmons racked up 18 points, 10 boards and 12 assists. Game 3 is Thursday in Brooklyn.

L.A. Clippers 135 – GOLDEN STATE 131... The Clippers erased a 23-point halftime lead to shock the Warriors and tie the series at a game apiece. Landry Shamet made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds left. Lou Williams came off the bench to score 36 points. Montrezl Harrell added 25 points and Danilo Gallinari tossed in 24. The series moves to L.A. for Game 3 on Thursday.

Orlando is at Toronto for Game 2 with the Magic leading 1-0…
Denver hosts San Antonio for Game 2 with the Spurs leading 1-0…
Oklahoma City is at Portland for Game 2 with the Trail Blazers leading 1-0

TORONTO 3 – Boston 2… Auston Matthews and Andreas Johnson each had a goal and an assist as the Maple Leafs edged the Bruins to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Frederik Andersen made 34 saves at goal. Game 4 is tomorrow in Toronto.

CAROLINA 5 – Washington 0… The Hurricanes blanked the Capitals to pull within 2-1 in the series. Rookie Warren Foegele found the net twice and had an assist. Dougie Hamilton also scored two goals. Goalie Petr Mrazek stopped all 18 shots. Carolina hosts Game 4 on Thursday.

Nashville 3 – DALLAS 2… The Predators held off the Stars and to go up 2-1 in the series. Mikael Granlund netted the decisive goal midway through the third period. Goalie Pekka Rinne made 40 saves. Game 4 is tomorrow in Dallas.

COLORADO 6 – Calgary 2… The Avalanche skated past the Flames to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Nathan MacKinnon scored two of Colorado’s three first-period goals. Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist. Game 4 is tomorrow in Denver.

Tampa Bay is at Columbus for Game 4 with the Blue Jackets leading 3-0…
Pittsburgh hosts the N.Y. Islanders for Game 4 with the Islanders leading 3-0…
Winnipeg is at St. Louis for Game 4 with the Blues leading 2-1…
Vegas hosts San Jose for Game 4 with the Golden Knights leading 2-1

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