HC Wake-Up Call: Latest Trump-Mueller Update, Purdue Drops Papa John Founder's Name & Immigration Detention Center Worker Charged With Molestation

Good morning, Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

If Special Counsel Robert Mueller Subpoenas Trump to Testify, Legal Fight Would Most Likely Go to Supreme Court

A member of President Donald Trump’s legal team said that if special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenas Trump to testify, the legal battle would likely move to the Supreme Court.

Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” on Sunday that the legal team does not want the president to meet with Mueller.

If Mueller were to make the president testify, Sekulow said the legal team would fight over the constitutionality of requiring a sitting president to do such an act.

“A subpoena for live testimony has never been tested in court as to the president of the United States,” Sekulow said.

During the interview, Sekulow also dismissed any notion that Trump may have tried to obstruct justice with a tweet on Wednesday, that read in part, “This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further.”

“Obstruction of justice by tweet is absurd,” Sekulow told Stephanopoulos. “The president has the First Amendment right to put his opinion out there.”

Purdue University Drops Papa John's Founder's Name From Building

Purdue University is dropping the name of the Papa John’s founder from an economic research center amid controversy over his use of a racial slur.

via AP

Purdue officials said Friday that the university is planning to return the $8 million donation that was announced in April, along with the new name for the research center, from Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, AP News reports.

Purdue says that the decision was necessary to prevent what it calls “counterproductive division on the campus,” and the university’s decision fell in line with its stance on tolerance and racial relations.

Schnatter has been under fire since it was reported last month that he had used the N-word in a media training conference call. The Papa John’s founder apologized for his use of the word, but said it was taken out of context.

Immigration Detention Center Worker Charged With Molestation

A youth worker at a Southwest Key immigration detention center in Mesa, Arizona has been charged with molesting eight boys under his care.

According to documents filed in Arizona federal court on last week, Levian D. Pacheco, a youth care worker at the Casa Kokopelli facility, was accused of performing oral sex on two boys and attempted to force one of the boys to penetrate him anally, as well as touching other boys inappropriately.

Pacheco has been charged with eight counts of abusive sexual contact and three counts of sexual abuse, Buzzfeed News reports.

The allegations were first reported by ProPublica. It was also reported that Pacheco is HIV-positive and some of the young boys have undergone HIV testing.

The abuse reportedly took place over the period of a year, from August 29, 2016 until July 24, 2017. The boys, who were between the ages of 15 and 17, were unaccompanied minors who were detained by authorities.

Pacheco has denied the allegations.

What to look out for…

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