Day 276 since the deadliest mass shooting on U.S soil in Las Vegas that killed 58, injured 546 and Congress has taken NO action to prevent future mass shootings. #NeverForget
Korean media reports that Mike Pompeo took an Elton John CD to NoKo for Kim Jong Un with the song 'Rocket Man' on it, after Trump asked Kim if he knew the song during their meeting and Kim said no.
Trump wrote a message on the CD and signed it.
Trump's Mar-a-Lago club is now asking to hire *61* foreign workers for the coming season. They just posted an application to hire 21 foreign cooks, who'll be paid slightly less than last year. lcr-pjr.doleta.gov/index.cfm?even…
These kids at Trump's Montana rally said one of the most important things they want Trump to do is build his border wall because Mexicans are “overpopulating us"
"At 9 He Lost His Mom to Gang Violence. At 12 He Lost His Dad to Trump’s Immigration Policies."
Jimena Madrid, the 6-year-old heard on that border facility audiotape after she was separated from her mother, is still separated.
Reunification remains uncertain, according to ProPublica.
"She says over & over, 'Mommy, I want to be with you.'"
Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo was denied entry into a government facility housing child migrants.
"We fund all of their operations and all of their salaries, so they should make the time and effort to allow us to see the work they're doing."
Gov't Atty: Numbers on reunification for kids under 5:
101 kids in custody
16 kids haven’t been matched to parents
46 parents in ICE custody
19 parents already deported
19 parents released into US
2 parents identified as unfit for release because of criminal history
The Trump admin has just asked a federal judge to extend the court-ordered deadlines for reuniting nearly 3,000 migrant children with their parents. nbcnews.to/2KAJ57j
In a status hearing, government lawyers said HHS would only be able to reunify about half of approximately 100 migrant children under the age of five by the deadline of July 10.
Panshu Zhao, an enlisted PhD candidate caught up in a spate of military discharges of immigrant recruits, says he went from "heaven to hell" when his commander told him after two years of delays he was inexplicably being booted out of the U.S. Army. apne.ws/S9rxG1U
Paul Manafort is being kept in solitary confinement in order to "guarantee his safety," his lawyer said in court documents filed this week.
"He is locked in his cell for at least 23 hours per day (excluding visits from his attorneys)."
Also pretty significant tonight -- prosecutors are explicitly saying "collusion" won't come up at trial but that there will be a Trump connection: Steve Calk lending Manafort $16 million to get a job in campaign/White House wapo.st/2zgTGPH
Brett Kavanaugh, SCOTUS finalist, once argued that Bill Clinton could be impeached for lying to his staff and misleading the public, a broad definition of obstruction of justice that would be damaging if applied to Trump in the Russia investigation. mobile.nytimes.com/2018/07/05/us/…
The government is dropping all charges in the remaining Inauguration Day prosecutions, BuzzFeed reports. buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/the…
“I’m very pleased to tell you today the Scottish government beat that American golf course owner in court."
Here are the 30 congressional districts hit hardest by the new soy tariffs: 25R, 5D -- but all 30 districts voted for Trump in '16 (bloomberg.com/news/articles/…)
Trump Foundation donations went to charities that held events at Mar-a-Lago: report hill.cm/GEIOoxj
FEC says Trump Org staffer writing Melania's RNC speech may have been illegal contribution hill.cm/cLR0yfh
Scott Pruitt will officially end his tenure as EPA administrator tonight. His 24-hour/7 day a week EPA security detail will disappear. He will be a private citizen, once again, for the first time since he first ran for Attorney General in Oklahoma.
Turnover in the top ranks of Trump’s White House has reached 61 percent. By this point under Obama it was 14 percent and under Bush 5 percent.
"Only the best people"
The new acting EPA director, Andrew Wheeler, wrote in a Facebook post during the campaign that Trump was a "bully," according to WaPo, who "hasn’t been that successful" in business and "doesn’t understand how the government works."
Federal court says EPA's air pollution rule for brick makers isn't strong enough
Ex-UFC champ Mark Coleman on Jordan: "There's no way unless he's got dementia or something that he's got no recollection of what was going on at Ohio State ... I have nothing but respect for this man...but he knew as far as I'm concerned." wsj.com/articles/forme…
Jim Jordan changes his story, seems to acknowledge that he was aware that the team doctor was molesting wrestlers at Ohio State
"Conversations in a locker room are a lot different than allegations of abuse."
Donald Trump to avoid London during UK visit
Looks like he's trying to avoid the protestors and Trump baby balloon.
Pro-Trump store selling "deplorable" gear has to shut down after two days in business hill.cm/uqX50Re
In case you missed yesterday's thread:
In the final hours of Scott Pruitt's tenure, the EPA moved to grant a loophole to allow a major increase in the manufacturing of a diesel freight truck that produces as much as 55 times the air pollution as trucks that have emissions controls. mobile.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/us/…
The Trump admin is expected to suspend an Obamacare program (risk adjustment) that plays a key role in the law's insurance markets.
The move could deal a financial blow to many insurers that expect payments. wsj.com/articles/trump…
Trump has given his personal cell number to foreign leaders. In 2017, W.H. aides were startled when Canada issued a summary of a convo between Trudeau and Trump.
No one at the W.H. was aware the call had taken place. "We had no idea what happened." washingtonpost.com/politics/ahead…
Officials worry Putin plays on Trump's inexperience & lack of detailed knowledge.
He complains to Trump that the establishment is conspiring against them. "It's not us," Putin tells Trump, "It's the subordinates fighting against our friendship."
Major U.S. defense contractor quietly detained dozens of immigrant children inside a vacant Phoenix office building with dark windows, no kitchen and only a few toilets during three weeks of the Trump administration’s family separation effort revealnews.org/article/defens…