Gold Dome: Victor Mitchell Calls for Trump Resignation

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Victor Mitchell, the first runner up in the Republican gubernatorial primary, is the first big-name Colorado Republican to turn on President Donald Trump and call on him to resign in the aftermath of his lawyer, Michael Cohen’s guilty plea.

Political super PAC committees have raised nearly $22 million thus far for state governor and legislative races.

A man in Wyoming’s governor race who faced an attempt to remove him from the race because of questions about his state residency, was defeated in the state’s Republican primary.

Gov. John Hickenlooper put his support behind the oil and gas industry at the state’s energy summit.

A Denver-based study is exploring the connection between traumatic brain injuries and incarceration. In addition to the study, it is helping former inmates with long-term support in an effort to reduce recidivism.

The Trump administration will repeal the Clean Power Plan and give states more say over whether to keep their coal-fired power plants open. In Colorado, coal’s prominence is already on the decline.

A request for a 0.25 percent sales tax for mental health services and addiction treatment qualified for the November ballot in Denver Tuesday.

Most of today’s national news you’ve probably already heard, but here goes: President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty yesterday to several charges, among them making payments, at Trump’s discretion, using campaign money to cover up affairs with a porn actress and a Playboy model.

And former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts including charges for tax evasion, bank fraud and concealing an overseas bank account. The jury declared a mistrial on 10 other charges he is facing. He’ll go to trial again next month in a case dealing with allegations of lying to the FBI, money laundering and foreign lobbying.

 

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