Headlines from the New York Times for Thursday, May 18, 2017
Robert Mueller, Former F.B.I. Director, Is Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation – The Justice Department appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a former F.B.I. director, as special counsel on Wednesday to oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials, dramatically raising the legal and political stakes in an affair that has threatened to engulf Mr. Trump’s 118-day-old presidency.
The decision, by the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, came after a cascade of damaging developments for Mr. Trump in recent days, including his abrupt dismissal of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, and the subsequent disclosure that Mr. Trump asked Mr. Comey to drop the investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn.
Readings from Isaiah 56.1 for Thursday, May 18, 2017
Some synonyms for “maintain” are “keep alive,” “preserve,” and “protect.” Just and fair dealings are to be maintained with the full meaning of these synonyms. As we maintain justice and do what is right, God promises to bring salvation and deliverance.
Isaiah 56.1 – Thus says the Lord: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.
Prayers for Thursday, May 18, 2017
Dear God, please help your people to return to just and right living. May this extend from praying people to those in governmental leadership.