Start Here: Boeing 737s investigated as Pelosi says impeaching Trump not worth it
It’s Monday, March 11, 2019. Let’s start here.
1. Fleet weak?
What caused a new Boeing passenger jet to crash just minutes after takeoff?
Investigators are hoping two black boxes recovered from the wreckage of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 will shed some light on that. That crash killed all 157 on board. A similar incident in October killed 189 in Indonesia. Both planes were 737 Max 8 models.
The stakes are high for Boeing, ABC News Senior Transportation Correspondent David Kerley says on “Start Here,” as more and more carriers ground their fleets of the company’s best-selling jet.
The 6 wings of the Democratic Party: Many labels have lost their utility by becoming too broad and oversimplified; the term “progressive,” for example, has become virtually meaningless to describe different kinds of Democrats, since politicians as different as Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both define themselves as progressive. So here’s a short guide to the various factions of the 2019-20 Democratic Party.
Doff your cap:
“The Investigation,” ABC News’ everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-Mueller-investigation podcast, features interviews with David Bossie, Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign manager, and Keith Davidson, a former attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy playmate Karen McDougal, both of whom received hush-money payments after allegedly having affairs with Trump.
A former chief investigator during the Clinton administration, Bossie says the current White House is not prepared to handle the onslaught of investigations or what he sees as the eventual outcome: “We are headed to impeachment.”
Davidson, who negotiated with Michael Cohen to secure payment for his clients, talks about why Trump’s former fixer turned on him. He also identifies what he says was the pivotal moment during the campaign that triggered Trump to pay off Stormy Daniels.
Davidson also goes on the record about his dealings with American Media Inc., the National Enquirer’s parent company, and his “incredible meeting” with AMI CEO David Pecker and Karen McDougal, whose story AMI purchased for $150,000 to “catch and kill” immediately before the 2016 election.