US Attorney-General William Barr appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions on Robert Mueller's report.
The US opioid epidemic has been acknowledged by President Trump as a public health emergency. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” he said. “It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction.”
The crowd booed to show their distaste for late term abortions as the US President turned to what is becoming one of his recurrent themes.
US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: "Our Office will do everything in its power to combat this epidemic, from street-level dealers to the executives who illegally distribute drugs from their boardrooms."
The US President and the Trump Organization commenced legal proceedings last night in a Washington D.C District Court.
Capitol Hill is full of nervous tension as it prepares for the release of the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation began back in May 2017.
The Somali-American Congresswoman has been subject to threats since Donald Trump tweeted an old video of her.
Assange had been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012.
Justice Wigney has handed down his judgement in the long-running defamation case brought by actor Geoffrey Rush.