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    Ciara says she’s always dreamed of going to college and now that dream is coming true. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter announced on Instagram she has been accepted not in to a program at Harvard. >> Read more trending news  “I always dreamt of going to college, but by God’s grace, my music career took me on a path that I’m so thankful for,” she wrote. “This week I got accepted into Harvard! Words cannot describe my excitement!” Ciara will attend Harvard’s Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports program, with classes in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The $10,000 fee for the four-day course, which is under Harvard’s umbrella of executive education programs, covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodations and most meals, according to the Harvard website. The curriculum includes “enlightening cases featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, ‘Hamilton: An American Musical,’ MRC's ‘House of Cards,’ and The Walt Disney Studios, the program provides new insight into strategic entertainment business challenges,” the website states. “Leveling all the way up! I see you Momma,” Ciara’s husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, said on her post. “I can’t wait to see our daughter follow in your footsteps!” It looks to be the perfect program for someone whose net worth is estimated at between $16 million and $20 million. She released her seventh album, “Beauty Marks,” on May 10.  In addition to her singing career, Ciara has launched Beauty Marks Entertainment, a company that “positions music at the intersection of Ciara’s other passions: film, fashion, technology and philanthropy,” according to the company’s website. If that weren’t enough, Wilson recently signed a four-year, $140 million contract, making him the highest paid player in the NFL. Related: 'Seattle, we got a deal': Russell Wilson is the highest-paid NFL player E! News reported that Ciara joins an impressive list of fellow celebrities who have attended Harvard, including Barack and Malia Obama, Conan O'Brien, and Natalie Portman.
  • Guns, ammo and love letters. Police told Channel 2 Action News they found all that -- and more -- when they arrested a man accused of stalking female officers. Investigators said the stalking went on for months, and the suspect was even warned after sending love letters and posting messages on Facebook. TODAY on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m., everything we uncovered about his arrest and the disturbing details of the investigation.
  • Police are looking for a man they say used a dating app to deceive a woman out of more than $80,000.  According to Gwinnett County police, an Alpharetta woman met the man on an online dating website. The victim said she met John Hill on Match.com on March 27 and that they met the same day. He told her he was a millionaire.  Police said during their short romance, he convinced her they were in love and wanted to buy a house together. They went house-hunting and they even found a house they were interested in buying. TRENDING STORIES: Grandson finds grandparents dead inside Barrow County home ROBERT F. SMITH: Who is the man paying off student loans at Morehouse? Duo cashes nearly $40K in checks stolen from post office, investigators say Within a week of knowing each other, the two agreed to get married.  The victim gave the man $80,000 to use toward the purchase of a house and furniture. Then, he stopped all contact. We're learning what police uncovered about the man's hidden past, for updates on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m.
  • We’re experiencing the hottest temperatures of the year on Tuesday, and it’s only going to get hotter this weekend! “The last time we had a 90-degree or hotter high temperature was Oct. 6 when we hit 93 in Atlanta,” Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said. Monahan said to expect highs in the low 90s for the rest of the work week. “We have a slight chance of showers on Wednesday and Thursday,” Monahan said. “The highest chance of rain will be over northeast Georgia, with a 20 percent chance of rain there.” TRENDING STORIES: Officials ID grandparents found dead; Deputies searching for 'car of interest' Father treats entire 2nd grade to surprise field trip in memory of daughter FBI arrests former DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton A dome of high pressure will build across the area by Friday, pushing temperatures toward the mid-90s. “Some of the models are printing highs in the upper 90s. But, for now, at this time, we’ll keep highs in the mid-90s,” Monahan said.  The hottest we’ve ever been in the month of May in Atlanta is 97 degrees. This happened in 1914 and 1941. Monahan said we’ll likely break record highs over the weekend. Saturday’s record high is 93 degrees in 1960. The forecast high this Saturday is 94 degrees. Sunday’s record high is 94 degrees in 1936. The forecast high this Sunday is 95 degrees. A heat wave is building. We'll be in the low 90s for the next few days, then mid 90s by the weekend. These record highs are in jeopardy. Records: Sat. 93 1960 Sun. 94 1936 Mon. 95 1916 pic.twitter.com/GynpydO7iP — Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) May 21, 2019 “Air quality will likely become increasingly poor late this week and into the weekend,” Monahan said. “It’s likely we’ll have our first air quality alerts issued by then.” The extreme heat will likely continue into the middle of next week, before easing off later next week as chances of rain return. WHAT YOU CAN GET ONLY BY WATCHING CHANNEL 2 ACTION NEWS: Updated hour-by-hour jet stream and temperature forecast showing the heat ridge building across the southeast Updated hour-by-hour cloud and rain forecast showing the timeline/favored locations for isolated showers and storms Wednesday and Thursday   Updated long range rainfall and temperature outlook Updated tropical information on Andrea Updated information on the southern Plains severe weather outbreak 
  • Jury deliberations have entered Day 2 in the trial against a former state trooper charged in the deaths of two teenage girls. Anthony Scott is accused of causing a crash that killed two teenagers on Highway 27 in Carroll County in 2015. Kylie Lindsey, 17, and 16-year-old Isabella Chinchilla died in the crash. The jury's foreman told the judge Tuesday morning they are deadlocked on several charges. The judge sent them back to continue their discussions.   We have been following this case from the beginning and have a reporter inside the courtroom. We'll bring you the verdict and any updates, LIVE on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m. I'm on verdict watch today in the case of the ex-trooper accused in a crash that killed 2 teens. The judge just announced that the jury has decided on 2 counts, but are still undecided on 4 counts with no possibility of an unanimous decision. My LIVE report at 12.@wsbtv pic.twitter.com/5hQSSQxlJJ — Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) May 21, 2019 TRENDING STORIES ROBERT F. SMITH: Who is the man paying off student loans at Morehouse? FBI arrests former DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton Officials ID grandparents found dead; deputies searching for car 'of interest' Scott was charged with second degree vehicular homicide, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, violating oath of office and one count each of speeding and reckless driving.  The jury began deliberating around 11:15 a.m. Monday, shortly after a judge decided not to declare a mistrial after the defense raised questions about dashcam video played during closing arguments on Friday.  Lawyers representing Scott told the judge prosecutors doctored dashcam video and he should declare a mistrial. 'They added the speed limit which is speculation that's there's calculation on it,” the attorney said. Prosecutors said they only highlighted the posted speed limit sign in the video. 'The altered video was misleading, prejudicial to the defendant and injected matters that were not introduced in the evidence phase of the trial,” said Judge John Simpson. 
  • The Barrow County Sheriff's Office is searching for a car that may be tied to the death of a Barrow County couple. Channel 2 Action News broke the news of the deaths of the couple on Monday, when their grandson found their bodies inside a home on South Ridge Road. Authorities identified the couple as Willard Ron Hess, 70, and Dorothy E. Hess, 72. TRENDING STORIES: Fired lunch lady was 'dishonest,' didn't follow rules, food vendor says FBI arrests former DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton Duo cashes nearly $40K in checks stolen from post office, investigators say Their causes of death are still unknown. They have both been taken to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy. The sheriff's office released a picture of a car 'of interest' in the case on Tuesday morning. We have a reporter and photographer at the scene talking to authorities -- Watch Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m. for updates on this developing story.  Breaking: Barrow County Sheriff looking for a car in connection with the deaths of Willard and Dorothy Hess yesterday on Southridge Rd. Cause of death still unknown . @wsbtv @wsbradio pic.twitter.com/B2rm5JVOV4 — Tony Thomas (@TonyThomasWSB) May 21, 2019 Channel 2's Tony Thomas spoke with the Barrow County sheriff Tuesday, who said he thinks someone killed the couple and that it could have happened as early as last week. Investigators said surveillance video shows a car that was at the home of the couple at least twice in recent days. Breaking: surveillance video shows car Barrow County investigators want to identify . Spotted around home of Willard and Dorothy Hess who were found dead in their home south of Winder yesterday. @wsbtv @wsbradio pic.twitter.com/ZnTYw1zbj3 — Tony Thomas (@TonyThomasWSB) May 21, 2019  
  • UPDATE: Former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton is in the process of being released from custody on a $25,000 unsecured bond. Sutton plead not guilty to federal charges that she took at least one bribe from a company trying to do business with the county and two counts of extortion.  The indictment describes a company that won a country around the same time as Tetra Tech was awarded the construction management contract at the Snapfinger Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. EARLIER STORY:  Former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton was taken into custody this morning by the FBI, a spokesman for the FBI confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Bret Williams, Sutton’s attorney, said federal authorities arrested her at her home this morning despite previous offers from Barnes to turn herself in.  “I just think that was unnecessary because this is somebody’s aunt,” Williams said. “That’s their prerogative, but they’re just making a show out of it.” Sutton will be arraigned in federal court at 11:30 a.m., the FBI said. No further details on Sutton’s arrest or the charges she faces are available at this time. She has been under investigation for years, and has been the subject of a series of subpoenas that both she and the county had received from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section. Reached on her cell phone last week, Sutton would not say if she had spoken to federal agents and refused to discuss why she may be the target of an investigation. Channel 2 Action News was the first to report on Sutton’s arrest. Her attorney, Bret Williams, told the station that his client has done nothing wrong and 'has always stood ready and willing to face any allegations against her regarding her unblemished time.” Sutton received a subpoena earlier this year that demanded campaign and banking records going back to 2012. It's unclear if today's arrest is related to that.  In 2014, an AJC investigation found that Sutton paid her then-boyfriend $34,000 in public dollars, most of it for political advice during her first two years in office. That same year, the Ethics Board investigated complaints that Sutton had used her county purchasing card for personal expenses. While that investigation was pending, DeKalb voters in 2015 approved changes to the Ethics Code that allowed private groups to appoint members to the Ethics Board. Sutton filed a lawsuit saying those changes were unconstitutional, and the investigation of her actions was put on hold. Sutton left office in 2017 after losing a re-election bid. This report will be updated.
  • Former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton has been arrested by the FBI, Channel 2's Mark Winne has learned.  Channel 2's Aaron Diamant received the three-count indictment where it showed Sutton was charged with bribery and two counts of extortion. We're inside the courtroom where Sharon Barnes Sutton is facing a judge -- Watch Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m. BREAKING: Federal indictment just unsealed charges former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton with extortion and bribery. She’ll be arraigned later this morning. We’ll have a live update from the Federal Courthouse at noon @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/BnYyGYhYli — Aaron Diamant (@AaronDiamantWSB) May 21, 2019 The charges stem from her involvement in a $10 million contract the DeKalb Board of Commissioners awarded to Tetra Tech in 2013 to manage the expansion of the Snapfinger Water Treatment Plant. Prosecutors say Sutton solicited a series of bribes, as high as a $1,000 a month from a subcontractor on that project. Her attorney, Bret Williams, told Winne that she is innocent, and that she 'has always stood ready and willing to face any allegations against her regarding her unblemished time” as county commissioner. Fmr Dekalb Co Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton arrested by FBI this morning, confirms her attorney Bret Williams who says she is innocent, “has always stood ready & willing to face any allegations against her regarding her unblemished time” as county commissioner @wsbtv — Mark Winne (@MarkWinneWSB) May 21, 2019 Sutton was subpoenaed earlier this year, which demanded campaign and banking records going back to 2012.  RELATED STORIES: Feds subpoena more records linked to ex-DeKalb commissioner Sources: FBI investigating debit card spending by DeKalb officials Channel 2 investigation finds retail spending, few receipts among DeKalb commissioners DeKalb commissioner accused of paying boyfriend taxpayer money for consulting business Winne says he learned that the public integrity unit at the Department of Justice out of Washington is handling this case. Channel 2's Richard Belcher has been investigating Sutton for years. He said the there are a total of five grand jury subpoenas filed for Sutton, four since January.  Grand jury subpoenas have piling up on Sutton, 5 total, 4 since January. We’re waiting to see specific charges. Case handled by Justice Department in DC https://t.co/QoewvyjeYq — Richard Belcher (@BelcherWSB) May 21, 2019
  • Atlanta's jail will be closing, after Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ legislation to close the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC) passed City Council. Last year, Mayor Bottoms called for the closing of ACDC, citing the declining number of inmates housed and the increase in costs to operate the center. “No longer will Atlanta be in the jail business,” said Bottoms. “Today, we have taken another critical step forward in the march for criminal justice reform by beginning the work to repurpose our jail to serve the people of Atlanta as a Center for Equity. The process will be an inclusive one to ensure stakeholders and those most impacted by the criminal justice have a seat at the table.” The resolution, sponsored by Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens, establishes a task force to evaluate potential uses for the facility that could benefit Atlanta communities.  Task force participants will include, but are not limited to: • Chief Operating Officer, or her designee • Chief Equity Officer, Office of Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion, or his designee • Chief Resiliency Officer, Office of Resilience, or his designee • One representative from the City Council, appointed by the council president • One representative from the Committee on Public Safety and Legal Administration, appointed by the chairman of that committee • City Attorney, or her designee • Chief Judge, Atlanta Municipal Court, or his/her designee • Chief of the Atlanta Department of Corrections, or his designee • Chief of the Atlanta Police Department, or her designee TRENDING STORIES: Grandson finds grandparents dead inside Barrow County home ROBERT F. SMITH: Who is the man paying off student loans at Morehouse? Duo cashes nearly $40K in checks stolen from post office, investigators say The resolution outlines a process in which Mayor Bottoms will publicly post a solicitation of nominations of additional individuals who would like to be considered to serve on the Task Force.  The Mayor will select not more than 25 individuals representing the above-named sectors and may add representatives of city government whose input should be considered in the deliberations of the task force.
  • MIAMI (AP) - Subtropical storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, has formed hundreds of miles (kilometers) southwest of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center on Monday tweeted that Andrea had a 'well-defined center' with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph (64 kph). It said in an advisory Monday evening that the storm is centered about 335 miles (540 kilometers) southwest of Bermuda in the western Atlantic and moving northward at 14 mph (22 kph). Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan is tracking the newly-formed storm, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning Although there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, the Miami-based center says people in Bermuda should monitor the storm's progress for the next few days. Meteorologists say the storm could strengthen a little overnight but is expected to weaken late Tuesday and dissipate on Wednesday. Subtropical Storm #Andrea has formed over the western Atlantic. While some slight strengthening is possible tonight, the system is forecast to dissipate by Wednesday while it moves to the southwest or south of Bermuda. More info at https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/d6hKaD8nGD — National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) May 20, 2019

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  • The annual Barbacoa & Big Red Festival is a food festival in San Antonio, but organizers are happier when visitors leave their knives at home. >> Read more trending news  Along with stun guns and other weapons, KSAT reported. Officials said they collected more than 600 weapons Sunday during the event, according to the festival’s Facebook page. 'Safety for our patrons is our number one priority. We are very proud to say that not a single altercation or arrest occurred at our festival,' a spokesman for the festival wrote on its Facebook page. Vigilance by festival organizers resulted in no arrests, KENS reported. Event founder DJTONYC said the delays caused by searching bags for weapons were worth it. 'Fast forward to the end of the night, if you want to know how many arrests we had, how many altercations, how many intoxicated people that we had to arrest and kick out, the answer was zero. So I mean, to me, that's successful,' DJTONYC told Spectrum News.
  • Little Caesars is making the Impossible possible for pizza lovers.  The pizza chain announced on Monday it is launching the Impossible Foods’ Supreme pizza, topped with Impossible sausage made from plants, caramelized onions, mushrooms and green peppers. >> Read more trending news  “Little Caesars has a long history of innovation aimed at providing our customers with value, quality, and convenience. Any product we introduce must deliver on those brand pillars while appealing to our loyal, mostly carnivorous, fans,' Little Caesars President and CEO David Scrivano said in a Monday news release. “I’m confident that the Impossible Supreme Pizza will go down as one of the most surprising and satisfying menu sensations of 2019. This is likely just the beginning of plant-based menu items from Little Caesars.” Burger King announced in April it is adding the Impossible Whopper to its menu nationwide. Related: Burger King to offer plant-based Impossible Whopper at US restaurants The plant-based vegan patty, made of water, plant proteins, coconut oil and heme, a natural molecule that gives burgers their distinctive taste and is found in plants, is designed to look and taste like a traditional red meat burger. The same technology used for the Impossible Burgers makes the Impossible sausage possible. “Customers have been asking for Impossible Sausage for years — and when Little Caesars said they wanted a unique, delicious pizza topping, our team developed more than 50 prototypes,” Impossible Foods’ CEO and founder Patrick O. Brown said in a statement. “One product stood out from the rest. You need to taste it to believe it.” The Impossible Supreme Pizza is currently available in three Little Caesars test markets in Ft. Meyers, Florida, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Yakima, Washington. It is $12, not including tax.
  • An Indiana family is calling for the end of lunch shaming after they said their kindergarten student was a victim of the trend. Dwight Howard told WISH is granddaughter, Anya Howard, 6, had to return a tray of hot food after her cafeteria account came up short of the $2.25 total on Friday. At the time, she had 10 cents according to a note sent home that same day. >>Read: Cafeteria worker fired for giving food to student who couldn't pay refuses offer to be rehired The student told the television station she had to walk past about 20 students to get to the back of the line as some students commented on the financial woe. When she got there, she received a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead. But the elder Howard believes that what he called, the “cafeteria walk of shame” was not necessary and humiliated his granddaughter. >> Read more trending news  “They waited until there was a dime left, denied her the opportunity to eat the lunch that she had [been served and tried to pay for] and then she had to go to the end of the line to wait for a PB&J,” Howard told WISH. School officials told the station that other students do get the alternate lunches when they do not have the funds to pay for the hot meal, and that there are payment reminders sent once accounts drop to $5. >>Read: Chef José Andrés hears plight of lunch lady fired after giving lunch to student who couldn’t pay “Any time this happens, our staff looks to handle all of these as discreetly as possible. We do allow elementary students to charge two hot meals before receiving the alternate meal,” Greenwood Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent DeKonnick told WISH. DeKonnick said the Howard family has not contacted district officials and didn’t specifically speak about Anya’s case. But a note attached to the balance slip Anya received said her school, Southwest Elementary, would not allow debts. According to the letter, “Starting Monday, 5/13/2019 we are no longer allowing any Café accounts to go into the negative. If there is not enough money in your child’s account to cover the entire meal, they will be receiving a peanut butter sandwich and milk,” WISH reported. >>Read: Fired lunch lady was 'dishonest,' didn't follow rules, food vendor says Howard told WISH he wasn’t informed of his granddaughter’s account balance, or of the policy change prior to Friday’s incident.
  • House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, warned former White House counsel Don McGahn Tuesday that he will be held in contempt of Congress if he does not testify about special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. >>Former White House counsel Don McGahn ignores subpoena, skips Congressional hearingThe warning came Tuesday after McGahn failed to appear before the committee for a scheduled hearing. >> Read more trending news McGahn will be the second Trump official – U.S. Attorney General William Barr was the first – to be held in contempt by Nadler’s committee if he continues to refuse to testify.What happens when someone is held in contempt of Congress? Here’s a look at the process. What is contempt of Congress?  Congress can hold a person in contempt if that person's conduct obstructs congressional proceedings or obstructs an inquiry by a congressional committee. Refusing to testify or refusing to turn over documents can constitute contempt. Where in the Constitution does it say Congress can bring contempt charges?  There is nothing in the Constitution that gives Congress the specific authority to hold someone in contempt. However, the Supreme Court has ruled on several occasions that Congress has the right under some circumstances to compel people to comply with its requests when it is legitimately overseeing an inquiry. What law governs Congress’ ability to hold someone in contempt?  A law enacted in 1938 – 2 USCA § 192 – says that any person who is summoned before Congress who 'willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry' shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a maximum $1,000 fine and 12 month imprisonment. So Congress can convict anyone of contempt for any matter?  While its power is broad, there are limits to what Congress can do. Before a congressional witness can be convicted of contempt, it must be established that the person being charged has something to do with a subject that Congress has the constitutional power to legislate. In other words, Congress cannot just go after anyone for anything. Congress must have the authority to look into a matter in order to bring contempt charges against someone who is preventing them from getting information on that matter. Also, a person cannot be made to answer questions if there is a legal basis that allows them not to answer – such as the right against incriminating yourself guaranteed in the Fifth Amendment. What is the process of finding someone in contempt?  Once a contempt citation is issued, a vote must be taken. The vote can take place in a House or Senate committee or on the floor of either the House or Senate.   A simple majority of the body is needed to support a finding of contempt. Then what happens?  After the vote is taken and if the matter passes the full House, the speaker of the House turns the matter over to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. It’s the same process for the Senate – if a vote passes, the matter is turned over to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. The U.S. attorney could then decide if the matter is to be pursued and would bring the issue before a grand jury.  If prosecuted and convicted of contempt of Congress, a person could be fined up to $1,000 and sentenced to a year in jail.  Is there anything else Congress could do?  There is a method that has not been used for many years but is an option for the leadership in Congress. A method called “inherent contempt” would allow a person to be arrested by the sergeant-at-arms of the House or Senate and brought before the accusing legislative body for a trial.  If convicted, the person could be imprisoned until they agree to comply with what Congress wants from them. They can be held in jail until the end of the current congressional session – that would be Jan. 3, 2021 – or they could be released whenever Congress decides to let them go before Jan. 3, 2021. If the House were to invoke inherent contempt charges, technically the person could be imprisoned in a spare room at the Capitol, a Capitol Police holding cell or a nearby hotel. However, this is not likely to happen. Inherent contempt has not been used since 1935. What is likely to happen?  If a deal cannot be worked out, Congress is likely to bring a civil lawsuit asking a judge to get involved. If the judge rules that a person must answer questions or surrender documents, then the person must do so or face contempt of court charges. Contempt of court is usually enforced with daily fines or imprisonment.  
  • A Michigan man was hospitalized and later arrested after police said he swallowed baggies of cocaine while resisting officers. The Detroit News reported that Michigan State Police said 38-year-old Paul Wagner was stopped for an equipment malfunction around 1 a.m. May 12. >> Read more trending news  Police said they saw a baggie of white powder believed to be cocaine inside the vehicle as they approached. When they asked Wagner to hand them the bag, he put it in his mouth and tried to swallow it. WNEM reported that when police tried to physically stop Wagner from swallowing the substance, he revved his vehicle’s engine and tried to put it in gear, according to officials. When police sensed danger to Wagner and the public, they stunned him. Wagner still managed to swallow the baggie. He was taken into custody and admitted to  the hospital for several days. He later passed three small baggies, which police said was determined to be cocaine, based on a preliminary field test, WXYZ reported. Once released from the hospital, MLive reported Wagner was charged with possession of cocaine and resisting and obstructing. WJRT reported Wagner remained in haul Monday under $100,000 bond.
  • Actor Robert De Niro honored longtime friend Al Pacino on Sunday at the American Icon Awards, and then took a shot at President Donald Trump, noting that impeachment and imprisonment would “make America great again,” Variety reported. >> Read more trending news  During the ceremony, De Niro praised Pacino, his “lifelong compatriot,” along with the program’s other inductees -- music producer Quincy Jones and former pro boxer Evander Holyfield. The pair have starred in four movies together, most famously in “The Godfather, Part 2,” in which Pacino uttered the line, “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” On Sunday night, De Niro kept Trump close in his thoughts. “You didn’t think you were going to completely get away without a ‘(expletive) Trump’ moment, did you?” De Niro said during his speech. In a video obtained by TMZ, De Niro is heard praising the night’s honorees, saying “They’ve earned our respect and admiration, and they deserve this tribute.” “On the other hand, the individual who currently purports to lead America is not worthy of any tribute,” De Niro said, to a mixture of cheers and boos. “Unless you think of his impeachment and imprisonment as a sort of tribute. Now that’s how you can make America great again.”