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    Alanis Morissette is pregnant with her third child. The Grammy-winning singer posted a black-and-white photo of herself Monday to her Instagram account, revealing her round belly while also singing with headphones covering her ears. Morissette captioned the photo with, 'so much NEWness.' Her representative confirmed the pregnancy to The Associated Press. The 44-year-old Canadian singer has two kids: her son Ever Imre is 8 and her daughter Onyx Solace turns 3 in June. Her hits include 'Ironic,' ''You Oughta Know,' ''Thank U' and 'Hands Clean.
  • Family members are celebrating Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film. The service was held Monday inside a chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Franklin died last year after battling pancreatic cancer and was laid to rest inside a crypt not far from Woodlawn's chapel. Franklin's niece, Sabrina Owens, says 'our family thought it might be a good idea for us to start the day the right way, in prayer.' Those who attended remembered not only the legendary singer but also other departed members of the Franklin family. Later Monday, the Detroit Institute of Arts will host the premiere of 'Amazing Grace,' which chronicles Franklin's 1972 performance at a Los Angeles church.
  • The Latest on Apple's streaming TV event (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Apple has saved its biggest star for last. Oprah Winfrey took the stage to give a few details on her plans for Apple's newly unveiled streaming service. Winfrey says she has two documentaries in the works for Apple TV-Plus and is planning 'the most stimulating book club on the planet.' The TV personality says that will include streamed conversations with authors. Winfrey received a standing ovation during her appearance at Apple's announcement event Monday in Cupertino, California. She told the audience, 'There has never been a moment quite like this one. We have this unique opportunity to rise to our best selves in how we use, and choose to use, both our technology and our humanity.' Winfrey followed a lineup of Hollywood stars that will be a part of Apple Plus, including Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston and J.J. Abrams. She said, 'I'm joining forces with Apple. They're in a billion pockets, y'all.' ___ 11:50 a.m. Apple says its new subscription TV service will be available this fall. But the company isn't saying yet how much the service will cost or when exactly it will launch. Apple announced the service, Apple TV Plus, at an event Monday in Cupertino, California, where it also showed off upcoming subscriptions for games and news. The streaming service will be free of ads and will be available across Apple devices, some smart TVs and the Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV streaming devices. That's unusual, as Apple has historically limited its availability on streaming devices to its own Apple TV. Apple brought out several celebrities during its announcement, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Steven Spielberg. They are all involved in making exclusive shows for the new service. The new service will put Apple in direct competition with big streaming services including Netflix and Amazon Video. ___ 11:35 a.m. A stream of celebrities including Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston and 'Aquaman' star Jason Momoa are announcing new TV shows exclusive to Apple's new streaming TV service. Aniston will star with Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell in a show called 'Morning Show.' Spielberg will direct a sci-fi show called 'Amazing Stories,' inspired by stories his dad used to read as a kid. Momoa will star in a show called 'Sea' taking place in a world devastated by a virus that wiped out most of the population, leaving survivors blind. Big Bird of 'Sesame Street' also showed up to promote a new show for preschoolers. Apple's long-awaited video streaming service will be called Apple TV Plus and include original programming that CEO Tim Cook says will show 'great storytelling.' The service will compete with Netflix and Amazon Video. ___ 11:15 a.m. Apple's long-awaited video streaming service will be called Apple TV Plus and include original programming that CEO Tim Cook says will show 'great storytelling.' The service will compete with Netflix and Amazon Video. Apple is unveiling it at an event Monday at its Cupertino, California headquarters. Streaming video services have skyrocketed in popularity in the past several years. Research firm eMarketer expects 205 million people in the U.S. will watch streaming video this year. Apple is a late entrant to the streaming market, where Netflix has been dominant for more than a decade. ___ 10:55 a.m. Apple says it will launch a subscription service for games this year. Apple Arcade subscribers will get to play more than 100 games, curated by Apple. The games will be exclusive to Apple's service. Games can be downloaded and played offline — on the Apple-made iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. Notably, Apple says all games in this service will allow unlimited play and will have no in-app purchases, which are common on mobile games. Though many mobile games are given out for free, players can rack up hundreds of dollars for optional extras such as virtual weapons. Apple says the Arcade subscription will be available this fall. The company did not say how much it will cost. The Arcade subscription is part of a series of announcements Apple is making in Cupertino on Monday to emphasize paid services on its devices. Google announced its own video game streaming service last week. That service focuses more on traditional video games, though it will also allow games to be played on phones and tablets ___ 10:50 a.m. Apple is launching its own credit card, called Apple Card, that can be used anywhere Apple Pay is accepted. Apple says the card will make it easier to see what merchants charged you. It uses Apple Maps to show users where they spend their money. This is in contrast to the sometimes-confusing alphabet soup people can see on their credit card statements. Apple unveiled the card at an event Monday at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. The company is emphasizing privacy and says it won't know what you bought or where. The card will live in the wallet section of the iPhone, though customers will also get a physical card made of titanium. It will include a rewards program of 2 percent back on all transactions. Apple says the card has no late fees, annual fees or fees for going over the credit limit. It's a Mastercard issued by Goldman Sachs. ___ 10:40 a.m. Apple says its new subscription News Plus service will not track what you read. Apple says the article recommendations will be made on your device, not Apple's servers, and advertisers won't be able to track you. That sets it apart from other places people read news, such as Facebook and Google. Facebook, for instance, might target ads based on your past reading of specific publications or topics, such as gun control or the environment. Apple announced the new $10 monthly subscription at an event in Cupertino, California, on Monday. ___ 10:25 a.m. Apple will debut a subscription news app that lets users read articles from hundreds of magazines, including Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and Cosmopolitan. The new service will be called Apple News Plus and will cost $10 per month. It will also have articles from some newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times. The company is announcing the service at Monday's event at its Cupertino, California, headquarters. The new subscription is a way for Apple to bring in revenue from selling digital subscriptions as sales of the iPhone decline. Apple says 5 billion articles are read on its current Apple News app each month. The news industry has struggled for years as advertising dollars shift to social media and other digital media. But some publishers are wary to participate in Apple's news service because the company is reportedly taking 50 percent of subscription revenue. ___ midnight Apple is expected to announce Monday that it's launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. It's a long-awaited attempt from the iPhone maker, several years after Netflix turned 'binge watching' into a worldwide phenomenon. The new video service is expected to have original TV and movies that reportedly cost Apple more than $1 billion — far less than Netflix and HBO spend every year. Also expected is a news subscription service. The iPhone has long been Apple's marquee product and main money maker, but sales are starting to decline. The company is pushing digital subscriptions as it searches for new profit growth.
  • Vincent Van Gogh left behind just one painting of a British scene, but a new exhibition shows that London was a big influence on the Dutch artist. The exhibition at Tate Britain charts the time Van Gough spent in the city as a young man between 1873 and 1876. In London, he worked as an apprentice art dealer, read the novels of Charles Dickens and sketched the River Thames at dusk. Tate Britain director Alex Farquharson said Monday that Van Gogh hadn't started painting yet but 'the idea was sown then, while in London.' The exhibition, which opens Wednesday and runs until Aug. 11, includes some of Van Gogh's best-known paintings, including 'Starry Night Over The Rhone' and 'Sunflowers.' His only surviving piece featuring London, 1890's 'Prisoners Exercising', also is in the exhibit.
  • Country artists Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and LANCO get to attend the ACM Awards in Las Vegas next month knowing they are already winners. The Academy of Country Music posted videos on Twitter on Monday of Carrie Underwood calling to congratulate each artist. Combs won new male artist, McBryde won new female artist and LANCO won new group of the year and all will be performing on the awards show airing on April 7 on CBS. Combs' 2017 debut 'This One's for You' is double platinum and his first five singles hit No. 1 on Billboard's country airplay chart. He's also nominated for male artist of the year at the ACMs. McBryde's album 'Girl Going Nowhere' was nominated for best country album at last month's Grammys and she earned a Daytime Emmy nomination last week for her performance on 'CBS This Morning: Saturday.' She is also nominated for female artist of the year. LANCO, a group of five, released their first album 'Hallelujah Nights' last year and are also nominated for group of the year. ACM also announced that Underwood would also be performing during the awards show, which would be her first major TV appearance since giving birth to her second son, Jacob Bryan Fisher, in January with husband Mike Fisher.
  • Police have arrested actor Michael Madsen after they say he was stopped while driving under the influence. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Madsen was driving a Land Rover, which struck a pole in Malibu, California, around 8 p.m. Sunday. The 61-year-old, who has been featured in such Quentin Tarantino movies as 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Kill Bill,' was not injured. Officers questioned Madsen and he was placed under arrest. His blood-alcohol level was not immediately available. He was released from jail Monday morning. His publicist has not responded to an email seeking comment.
  • CBS Sports and Turner Sports say television ratings for the NCAA Tournament across four networks that broadcast the first week of games were up 8 percent over last year. Tournaments games drew an average Nielsen rating of 6.4, up from 5.9 last year. The rating got a boost from the dramatic Duke-UCF game on Sunday. The Blue Devils' one-point victory earned an 11.9 rating, up 35 percent from the game that aired in that same television window last year. The game had the second-highest rating in that time slot in the 29 years since the tournament expanded to its current format. Ratings represent the percentage of U.S. television households tuned into a program. CBS and Turner also announced Monday that NCAA March Madness Live set a new high for live streams and live hours of consumption, up more than 25 percent from last year. ___ More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/MarchMadness and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • Thank goodness they weren't a snob and a half! Some of the cast of 'Clueless' got together at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo Saturday in advance of the ‘90s romcom's 25th anniversary, CBS News reported.  The 'Clueless' Reunion Panel' was billed as a 'once in a lifetime' experience.  'I loved playing Cher,' the film's star Alicia Silverstone said. 'It was such a fun character and working with these guys -- every one of them was so much fun. I didn't know who that girl was, so it was really fun to be her. Because it wasn't, like, how I lived my life.' And the former cast members proved it was really special.  >> Read more trending news  Donald Faison, who played, Murray Duvall in the 1995 film, posted a photo of the cast who attended the convention, including Silverstone, Breckin Meyer and Paul Rudd. Rudd and Silverstone even met up for dinner the night before the event, CBS News reported.  One fan noticed that Rudd hadn't changed much over the two and a half decades. He responded by saying, 'I'm 80 years old on the inside. It's a mess underneath all this.' Rudd will be seen in the upcoming 'Avengers: End Game' released in April. Faison has appeared in 'Ray Donovan' and has lent his voice to 'Star Wars Resistance,' but may be best known for his role on 'Scrubs.' Meyer recently had a recurring role on 'Designated Survivor.' He remembered a few tidbits that happened before filming started on the movie. He told fans at the panel that he skateboarded to the 'Clueless' audition, and he and Silverstone attended the same high school but didn't know each other, Buzzfeed reported. Silverstone has appeared in 'American Woman.'  Missing from the reunion was Brittany Murphy, who starred as Tai Fraiser. She died in 2009 at the age of 32. Silverstone spoke of Murphy, saying 'She was so good.' But Silverstone wasn't the only one who remembered her castmate. She also said that she told writer/director Amy Heckerling, that Murphy was destined to play Tai, the 'Today' show reported. Meyer, who played Murphy's love interest in the film, called her 'ridiculously talented.' Stacy Dash, who is now working as Republican commentator, also missed the reunion, the Chicago Tribune reported. 'Clueless' was a modern, at the time, retelling of the Jane Austin novel 'Emma,' CBS News reported. It is been rebooted with a script by Marquita Robinson, a writer for Netflix's 'Glow,' according to the Hollywood Reporter. The reboot was announced last year by Tracy Oliver, the film's producer. The cast were not the only ones reminiscing this weekend. Fans of the film paid tribute to the film cosplaying as their favorite characters, the Chicago Tribune reported. 
  • Hugh Jackman says he's looking forward to coming back to Broadway next year as a classic roguish traveling salesman in a play he first performed in as a teenager. 'I'm very, very excited about doing 'The Music Man',' he told The Associated Press. The two-time Tony winner said he first performed the show in high school, and that it was the first musical he ever acted in. 'It's amazing I'm going back to it,' he said. As con man Harold Hill, Jackman will sing such favorites as 'Ya Got Trouble,' ''Seventy-Six Trombones' and 'Gary, Indiana.' Jackman was speaking with the AP on Sunday at the Global Teacher Prize award ceremony in Dubai, where he announced the winner and performed musical numbers from his 2017 film 'The Greatest Showman.
  • Scott Walker, a teen singing idol during the 1960s whose music influenced stars like David Bowie, has died at the age of 76, the BBC reported. >> Read more trending news  Walker's death was confirmed by his record label, 4AD, which tweeted that the singer was “one of the most revered innovators at the sharp end of creative music.” Walker, born Noel Scott Engel in Hamilton, Ohio, on Jan. 9, 1943, composed songs like “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine” and “Joanna,” the network reported. Walker was the lead singer for The Walker Brothers from 1964 to 1967. Although born in the United States, Walker achieved most of his fame in the United Kingdom as a rock ’n’ roll singer and composer. His dark baritone hinted at what Rolling Stone called his collection of “scary stories to sing in the dark.” Walker is survived by his daughter, Lee, his granddaughter, Emmi-Lee, and his partner Beverly, the BBC reported.

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  • A widely shared Facebook post shows a lone prayer closet remaining on the site of a home where an EF4 tornado ripped through in Alabama. Earlier in March, a tornado carved a path across Lee County, Alabama destroying homes and ripping up trees.  Only a few buildings and homes were able to make it, including a local grandmother’s prayer closet. According to 11 Alive, Chaplain Jason Smith was out with Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team and noticed the prayer closet.   In his Facebook post, he reports the entire family who lived there survived. “Listen to me please,” he wrote in the post.  “I just left a family who survived the tornado in this house and the only left standing is this closet.  It’s the grandmother’s prayer closet, and the whole family survived.  Are you kiddin me!!! My God is awesome!!! Shout somebody! --Jason--” As of this article, the two-week old post has been shared over 96 thousand times and garnered more than 62 thousand likes.
  • Federal prosecutors in New York and California announced charges Monday in separate cases against attorney Michael Avenatti. >> Read more trending news Authorities in New York arrested Avenatti on Monday to face allegations out of the Southern District of New York that he attempted to extort Nike and charges of bank and wire fraud out of the Central District of California. >> Read the complaint against Avenatti filed in New York Update 3:20 p.m. EDT March 25: In a statement obtained by CNBC, a Nike spokesperson said the company “has been cooperating with the government’s investigation into NCAA basketball for over a year.” “When Nike became aware of this matter, Nike immediately reported it to federal prosecutors,” the statement said. “When Mr. Avenatti attempted to extort Nike over this matter, Nike with the assistance of outside counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner, aided the investigation.” Authorities said Avenatti and an unnamed co-conspirator attempted to extort Nike of more than $20 million by threatening “to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met.” Citing a pair of unidentified sources, The Wall Street Journal reported the unnamed co-conspirator allegedly involved in the case was attorney Mark Geragos. Update 3:05 p.m. EDT March 25: Investigators with the IRS launched a probe into Aveantti more than a year ago, after an official noticed “irregularities” while attempting to collect payroll taxes from Avenatti, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California Nick Hanna said. The bank and wire fraud “allegations ... paint an ugly picture of lawless conduct and greed,” Hanna said, calling Avenatti “a corrupt lawyer who ... fights for his own selfish interests by misappropriating close to $1 million that rightfully belonged to one of his clients.” Hanna said Avenatti negotiated a settlement for one of his clients in December 2017 as part of an intellectual property dispute. Under the settlement, Avenatti’s client was expected to get $1.6 million in January 2018. However, Hanna said Avenatti presented his client with a false settlement agreement that listed March 2018 at the date by which the payment was due. The payment was made to an account controlled by Avenatti on Jan. 5, 2018. “Mr. Avenatti then used his client’s money to pay expenses for his own coffee business, Global Baristas LLC which did business as Tully’s coffee as well as to pay his own expenses,” Hanna said. Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York to face federal charges on both the east and west coasts. Avenatti is facing a maximum of 50 years in prison if he’s convicted of the bank and wire fraud charges in California. Federal prosecutors in New York also charged Avenatti in a separate case in which he was accused of attempting to extort Nike. Update 2:35 p.m. EDT March 25: Authorities in New York are providing more details Monday in the case against Avenatti. Update 2:20 p.m. EDT March 25: Authorities in California are providing more details Monday in the case against Avenatti. Update 2:15 p.m. EDT March 25: Avenatti’s former client, Stormy Daniels, said in a statement Monday that she was “saddened but not shocked by news reports that he has been criminally charged.” “I made the decision more than a month ago to terminate Michael’s services after discovering that he had dealt with me extremely dishonestly,” Daniels said. Avenatti represented Daniels in her court battle to throw out a non-disclosure agreement she had signed before the 2016 presidential election. The agreement barred her from talking about a sexual encounter she said she had with Trump years before the election. Original report: Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York said Avenatti attempted “to extract more than $20 million in payments from a public traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met.” The company was identified in a criminal complaint as Nike. Earlier Monday, Avenatti had announced plans to hold a press conference Tuesday “to disclose a major high school/college basketball scandal perpetrated by @Nike.” Authorities said in a complaint filled in court that Avenatti and another person threatened to release damaging information about Nike unless the company “did not agree to make multi-million dollar payments” to Avenatti and an unnamed co-conspirator. Avenatti “threatened to hold a press conference on the eve of Nike’s quarterly earnings call and the start of the annual (NCAA) tournament at which he would announce allegations of misconduct by employees of Nike,” prosecutors said.  “Avenatti stated that he would refrain from holding the press conference and harming Nike only if Nike made a payment of $1.5 million to a client of Avenatti’s in possession of information damaging to Nike... and agreed to ‘retain’ Avenatti and (the unnamed co-conspirator) to conduct an ‘internal investigation’ -- an investigation that Nike did not request.” Authorities said Avenatti told Nike’s attorneys in a phone call on Wednesday that, “I’ll go take ten billion dollars off your client’s market cap ... I’m not (expletive) around.” Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles announced Monday they were charging Avenatti with wire and bank fraud in a separate case. Authorities plan to detail charges against him at a news conference scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT. Check back for updates to this developing story.
  • An Italian couple is under investigation after authorities say they performed a home circumcision on their 5-month-old son, causing the boy’s death.  The boy, whose parents are of Ghanian origin, was in critical condition when he was taken Friday night to a hospital in Scandiano in the province of Reggio Emilia, Italy’s ANSA news agency reported. He died overnight. >> Read more trending news This weekend’s death is not the first of a child who underwent an illegal circumcision in Italy. The BBC reported that a 2-year-old boy bled to death in December after undergoing a failed circumcision at a migrant center in the Roman suburb of Monterotondo.  The boy’s twin brother underwent the same surgery but survived after a stint in the intensive care unit.  In the December case, a 66-year-old man was charged with murder in the toddler’s death, the BBC reported.  The 2-year-old and his brother were born in Italy, but their parents were from Nigeria, according to the BBC. The man charged with killing the boy is an American of Libyan heritage.  The BBC reported that circumcision is unavailable in public health institutions. Italy’s Roman Catholic majority does not practice circumcision, but many of the country’s Muslim immigrants do.  Private clinics will perform the procedure, but the surgery can be costly. There are people willing to circumcise children for a fraction of the cost, the news agency reported.  In the December case, the procedure was performed at a refugee center run by the Monterotondo council and nonprofit group Arci. Arci officials condemned the incident in a Facebook post, in which they said in 2018, there should be “no sorcerers and midwives.” “The Monterotondo tragedy leaves the whole of Arci, starting with our Arci workers in Rome, sorrowful and upset,” the post read, as translated from Italian. One commenter argued for a near-complete ban on circumcision.   “Circumcision should be considered a sexual mutilation, apart from the few cases in which it is appropriate for medical reasons, and therefore prohibited and punished if practiced,” the woman, Claudia Lanzi, wrote.  Another woman, Barbara Pilati, asked how it is mutilation if it causes no damage. “It is made to children who cannot express their opinion,” Lanzi responded.  ANSA reported that between 4,000 and 5,000 immigrant children undergo circumcisions in Italy each year. About 35 percent of those procedures are done illegally.  Yassine Lafram, who heads the Bologna area’s Islamic community, condemned the fatal procedure on the infant Monday. “We learn of the terrible news of the death of a 5-month-old baby following an illegal circumcision with dismay,” Lafram told ANSA. “It’s a death that could certainly have been avoided and pains us deeply.”
  • Police opened an investigation Monday into a deadly officer-involved shooting in north Charlotte. >> Read more trending news Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney told WSOC-TV that officers responded just after 9 a.m. to the Burger King on Beatties Ford Road, near Interstate 85.  Dozens of police cruisers could be seen surrounding the fast-food restaurant, which was roped off with crime scene tape. Putney said officers responded to a call about an armed man at the business. The man gave employees an uneasy feeling, Putney said, so they called police. When officers arrived, they spotted the man outside the Burger King, according to Putney. Authorities said the man was still armed when officers arrived, and they repeatedly ordered him to drop the weapon. Putney said an officer felt there was a lethal threat and shot the man at least once. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released. A witness told WSOC-TV the armed man had gotten into an argument with an employee inside the restaurant and that another man intervened and was assaulted by the suspect. Police have not confirmed that witness's account. Police said no officers were hurt. The shooting remains under investigation, and no other details have been released.
  • ORLANDO, Fla. - The trailer for the new movie, Lucy in the Sky,  portrays Natalie Portman as an astronaut struggling to readjust to life on Earth after seeing 'the whole universe.' The film is loosely based on real-life astronaut Lisa Nowak, who became embroiled in an affair with fellow astronaut Bill Oefelein. But when they broke up, and he began to date U.S. Air Force Capt. Colleen Shipman, Nowak became enraged. She made national headlines when she drove 900 miles from Houston to Orlando and packed a trench coat, black wig, pepper spray, a BB gun, rope, trash bags and an 8-inch knife in an attempt to kidnap Shipman. Nowak was discharged from NASA and the Navy.

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  • A day after Congress was told the Mueller investigation had not found evidence of coordination or conspiracy involving Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 elections, a leading GOP Senator vowed to fully investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, arguing that President Donald Trump may have been the victim of overzealous investigators inside the Justice Department. 'The double standard here has been striking and quite frankly disappointing,' said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who told reporters at the Capitol on Monday morning that it's time to find out more about how the investigation began during the 2016 campaign, how it meshed with the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails, and whether there had been bias inside the Justice Department and FBI against President Trump. While Graham said he would conduct oversight via the Senate Judiciary Committee, the South Carolina Republican also said he wants a more formal review by the Justice Department, and U.S. Attorney General William Barr. 'What I want to do is see if he'll appoint a Special Counsel,' Graham said, as he argued that President Trump had been unfairly targeted. Graham said he would look at the role of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch - who tried to step back from the Clinton email investigation, which led to the broader involvement of former FBI Director James Comey. 'What was the conflict that made Loretta Lynch so unable to preside over the Clinton email investigation?' Graham asked. While Graham ticked off the boxes of a series of questions which have dominated conservative talk radio over the past two years, the ally of the President made clear he agreed with the Mueller report findings on one very key issue - that the Russians were responsible for the hacking of the Democratic Party in 2016. “It was the Russians - it wasn’t some 300 pound guy sitting on a bed somewhere,” Graham said, making reference to a quote by President Trump, who at times has rejected assertions that Russian Intelligence was responsible for the hacking of emails from Clinton campaign and DNC officials. Graham said he also wanted answers on how the Obama Administration handled the initial developments in the Russia investigation - which came during the 2016 campaign. 'Nobody went to President Trump to tell him, there may be some people in your orbit that are connected to the Russians and working with the Russians,' Graham said at a news conference. At the White House, President Trump kept his comments limited about the Mueller report, saying he would not oppose the release of the details of the report, if that’s what Attorney General Barr wants to do. Asked during an event in the Oval Office whether the Special Counsel had done his job honorably, Mr. Trump responded: 'Yes, he did.' “I wish it could have gone a lot sooner, a lot quicker,” the President added.