President Trump is facing a bipartisan backlash for his pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio who was found guilty of criminal contempt for ignoring a court order in a racial profiling case. The controversial pardon came Friday while Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas. President Trump's ties to Russia are also under further scrutiny after reports surfaced that his company pursued building a Trump Tower in Moscow at the same time he was running for president. Forum talks with political journalists about these stories and the other news out of Washington.
A Pardon, a Hurricane and Moscow Real Estate: National Politics Roundup
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with President Sauli Niinistö of Finland at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2017. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)