HousingWire takes a look at the most hard-hitting news across the country.
Today, our coverage ranges from impeachment talk, soaring employment, tech fiascos, prison scandals and chemical scares.
President Donald Trump’s presidency has been tumultuous, often overshadowed by speculation and scandal. Calls for impeachment are no longer whispers but a chorus amongst his opposition.
On Thursday, the president addressed impeachment threats at a rally in Billings, Montana, stating that if he were to be impeached, the blame would not fall on him but on supporters who refrained from voting.
The latest Employment Situation Summary Report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed the unemployment rate held its ground in August, remaining at 3.9% and adding 201,000 jobs to the U.S. economy.
Elon Musk can’t seem to stay out of the spotlight, and apparently he also can’t resist lighting up on camera. Late Thursday night, the tech titan was captured smoking marijuana on Joe Rogan’s podcast show, causing company shares to plunge more than 9%.
Company executives continue to jump ship as Musk becomes a reoccurring headline. Earlier this week, the company’s chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, left, followed by HR Chief Gaby Toledano, who announced her departure Friday morning.
George Papadopoulos, an ex-aide for Trump’s 2016 campaign, will be sentenced today after pleading guilty in 2017 for misinforming investigators about his coordination with Russians prior to the election.
Papadopoulos is the first Trump campaign affiliate to have a criminal case reach completion in the U.S. court system, according to CNN.
Lastly, the United States has discovered evidence that suggests Syria is preparing for a chemical attack in Idlib. CNN claims that U.S. defense officials say this location hosts dozens of U.S. troops.