This day in history: Pope Honorius II recognized the famous Knights Templar as an army of God in 1128. The original mission of the group was to protect Christian pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land during the Crusades. It was a small group at first, containing only nine members. What did it take to become a part of the Knight’s Templar? You had to be of noble birth and take strict vows of poverty, obedience and chastity. Despite these vows of poverty, when the crusades ended in the 14th century, the order had become extremely wealthy due to many gifts from rich Christians. This lead to King Philip IV of France and Pope Clement V to take down the order. Leading templars were eventually burned at the stake after being tortured into confessing to heresy, sacrilege and Satanism.
Yesterday, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said it’s going to investigate how the FBI handled its investigation into Clinton’s emails.
Obama ended a policy called “Wet foot, dry foot” that allowed Cuban immigrants automatic residency for showing up on U.S. soil. Critics of the policy claimed it gave preferential treatment to Cubans seeking residency.
After nearly eight years of an uncontroversial family life, the Obamas screwed it up with only five days left in office. Sunny, the Obama family dog, bit an 18-year-old guest leaving a gash on her face.
Tune in on Monday for a special Martin Luther King Jr. show.