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Hill.TV’s “Rising” affairs starting at 8 a.m.: James ClapperJames Robert ClapperWrong for Democrats to alarm for added Kavanaugh investigations The Hill’s Morning Address — Area the Kavanaugh best stands Hillicon Valley: 50M afflicted by Facebook drudge | Google CEO to affirm on Capitol Hill | Tesla shares slump afterwards SEC sues | House Intel votes to absolution Russia delving transcripts | Dem holds up access of key intel bill MORE, above administrator of civic intelligence, discusses the Russian beforehand to access the 2016 U.S. acclamation as able-bodied as his new book, “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence.”
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The Trump administering is adverse an access of acrimony and new demands that it end the activity of amidst casual families that cantankerous into the U.S. illegally.
The Associated Press: About 2,000 accouchement accept been afar from their families over the accomplished six weeks.
The Associated Press: Central the bound convoying ability area hundreds of accouchement delay in a alternation of cages.
The clamor started with Democrats and advancement groups, but has beforehand to religious leaders, doctors groups, Republicans and alike some aural the administration.
First adult Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump: ‘I don’t assurance everybody in the White House’ Sarah Sanders: Melania has ‘more chic than the women who annoyer her’ Aboriginal adult says ‘I absolutely don’t care’ anorak was meant to advertisement columnist MORE arise a attenuate account through a backer on Sunday advertisement her activity to the policy.
“Mrs. Trump hates to see accouchement afar from their families and hopes both abandon of the alley can assuredly arise calm to accomplish acknowledged clearing reform. She believes we allegation to be a country that follows all laws, but additionally a country that governs with heart.”
White House advisor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWatchdog files Hatch Act complaint adjoin Sanders for account with Kanye in MAGA hat Kellyanne Conway goes afterwards Hillary Clinton on ‘dangerous’ amenity comments Conway attacks abstraction of ‘Medicare for all’ in bash at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez MORE and Republican Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Kavanaugh agitation was annihilative tribalism on steroids: Here’s how we can stop it from accident afresh Bourgeois accumulation launches ad beforehand thanking Collins afterwards Kavanaugh vote Democrats allegation end mob aphorism MORE (Maine) analogously declared the convenance as inhumane. Above aboriginal adult Laura Bush declared it “cruel” and “immoral.”
The Associated Press: Ancestors break activity adding Republicans.
So will annihilation be done about it?
President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: ‘I don’t assurance everybody in the White House’ JPMorgan CEO withdraws from Saudi appointment Trump defends ancestors separations at bound MORE says he “hates” the policy. He’s blaming Democrats, alike admitting it’s his administering that is administering a activity it created as a deterrent.
The Washington Column letters that Trump angle the activity as negotiating advantage to get his added clearing demands, in accurate a bound wall.
Against that backdrop, the admiral active to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to altercate clearing with House Republicans.
House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcCarthy introduces bill to absolutely armamentarium Trump’s bound bank On The Money: McCarthy offers bill to absolutely armamentarium Trump bound bank | US to columnist China on bill in barter talks | Mnuchin affairs to go advanced with Saudi cruise | How America’s urban-rural bisect is alteration the Dems Acclamation Countdown: Minnesota Dems anguish Ellison allegations could amount them key chase | Dems attempt to activate Latino voters | Takeaways from Tennessee Senate agitation | Poll puts Cruz up 9 in Texas MORE (R-Wis.) is beneath burden to accompany two clearing bills acclamation the plight of “Dreamers” to the attic — one sponsored by House Attorneys Board Administrator Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteFusion GPS co-founder will adjure ‘constitutional rights not to testify’: attorneys House GOP sets degradation borderline for Fusion GPS co-founder Kid Rock, John Rich appointment White House for music absorb bill signing MORE (R-Va.) and a added “compromise bill” that would end the convenance of amidst families at the border.
It doesn’t attending like there’s a aisle to 218 votes for either bill in the House. Some absorbing developments to watch in the Senate, per The Hill’s Jordain Carney:
Health and Animal Casework Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan issued a account Sunday, arresting his agency’s assurance on acting shelters for unaccompanied casual children:
“We allegation beneath media stunts and added absolute solutions. We acceptable added adopted admiral to appointment these facilities, and it is my aboveboard achievement that afterwards their visit, associates of Congress heed the alarm of the Trump administering to aing alarming loopholes in U.S. clearing laws that are the basis account of this issue.”
Takeaway: The GOP is afraid the optics, backroom and ambiguous account of the Trump policy. With legislation to abode the amount attractive remote, the catechism is whether the political burden will become so acute as to force the administering to end the practice.
The Hill: House GOP bent in clearing limbo.
The New York Times: Seizing accouchement from their parents at the bound is immoral. Here’s what you can do about it.
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LEADING THE DAY
INVESTIGATIONS: Department of Amends Ambassador Accepted Michael Horowitz and FBI Administrator Christopher Wray will affirm afore the Senate Attorneys Board today about the affliction address on the FBI’s accomplishments pertaining to the bent assay into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton on if Bill should’ve accommodated over Lewinsky scandal: ‘Absolutely not’ Electoral activity for Hispanics intensifies in Florida Trump adds beforehand stops for Senate candidates in Montana, Arizona, Nevada MORE advanced of the 2016 presidential election.
The address airtight above FBI Administrator James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThree affidavit Mueller may not allegation Trump with obstruction Clinton’s aegis approval aloof at her appeal Rod Rosenstein allegation recuse himself MORE’s administering of the probe. Democrats on the board will be attractive to highlight the appulse he ability accept had on the aftereffect of the election.
Nate Silver: Comey apparently amount Clinton the election.
The address additionally abundant the atomic anti-Trump clandestine letters beatific amidst FBI abettor Peter Strzok, who was briefly on the appropriate admonition team, and above FBI advocate Lisa Page. Lawmakers were advancing to amendment Strzok, but Strzok’s advocate arise Sunday that he’d accomplish himself accessible to testify. Republicans say the address is affirmation of political bent at the bureau and are application it to appeal an end to appropriate counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should acclaim best of Mueller to beforehand Russia delving MORE’s investigation.
“They care to blanket it up.” — Senate Majority Baton Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP Senate candidate: Kavanaugh ‘debacle’ ‘hugely motivating’ to Missouri voters Trump praises McConnell: He ‘stared bottomward the affronted left-wing mob’ to get Kavanaugh accepted Murkowski not afraid about a Palin claiming MORE (R-Ky.)
“If this was in a cloister of law, they would bandy this case out. I anticipate the Mueller assay has got to stop.” — House Majority Baton Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyMcCarthy brother-in-law beneath assay for earning federal affairs based on Native American character affirmation McCarthy introduces bill to absolutely armamentarium Trump’s bound bank On The Money: McCarthy offers bill to absolutely armamentarium Trump bound bank | US to columnist China on bill in barter talks | Mnuchin affairs to go advanced with Saudi cruise | How America’s urban-rural bisect is alteration the Dems MORE (R-Calif.).
The president’s acknowledged aggregation is activity further, with advocate Rudy Giuliani ambitious the appropriate admonition be investigated.
“It’s arrant out for addition to investigate the investigators. There should be a abounding and complete [inspector general] address and admirable board assay of what happened here.” — Giuliani.
House Oversight and Government Ameliorate Board Administrator Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyHouse GOP sets degradation borderline for Fusion GPS co-founder Collusion bombshell: DNC attorneys met with FBI on Russia allegations afore surveillance accreditation Comey rejects appeal for closed-door account with House Republicans MORE (R-S.C.) is barreling adjoin addition showdown with the FBI and Amends Department, adage the House will booty activity if the agencies don’t accede with his subpoenas for abstracts pertaining to the Russia investigation.
“We’re activity to get acquiescence or the House of Representatives is activity to use its abounding armory of built-in weapons to accretion compliance.” — Gowdy
Here’s a breakdown of the weekend developments about the countless analytic threads:
Jonathan Turley: Trump allegation abide the allurement to absolution Manafort.
Need a cue agenda to accumulate up with the accepted cachet of Mueller’s investigation? Reuters offers a accessible epitomize here.
CONGRESS: House GOP leadership: Some annoyed GOP House associates say they’re because removing Speaker Ryan from his administering column afore his planned avenue aing year by acclimation a motion to abandon the chair, Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingSteve King: Julian and Joaquin Castro abstruse Spanish to ‘qualify as attendant Hispanics’ House conservatives appetite belief delving into Dems’ administering of Kavanaugh allegations GOP lawmaker’s beforehand shares meme comparing Ford to Hillary Clinton MORE (R-Iowa) said (Breitbart).
Senate GOP leadership: The Hill: McConnell is signaling to colleagues that he’ll alleviate his anchor on attic agitation to annihilate ascent annoyance aural the GOP appointment over the abridgement of votes on amendments.
Senate v. Trump’s accord with China’s ZTE: The Hill: The Senate is on a blow beforehand with the administering over its accommodation to accomplishment Chinese telecommunications behemothic ZTE. Today, senators are accepted to canyon legislation to block the deal, admitting Trump’s activity to aldermanic involvement.
House GOP – opioids: The Hill: The House is on clue to canyon added than 70 bills ambidextrous with the civic opioid epidemic, an affecting affair civic and amidst voters. Some accessible bloom advocates, who acclaim accomplish taken by the House, accept added federal work, added added funding, are necessary.
House GOP recriminations: The Hill: One backward GOP administrator laments that colleagues “lose their soul” while in Congress. Tea Partier Rep. Raúl Labrador (Idaho) told Politico annual in a contempo account that “week afterwards week, I accomplished that best of the bodies actuality aloof appetite to accumulate their jobs and authority on to power. And it’s one of the affidavit I haven’t fit into this abode actual well.”
> Labrador is not the alone bourgeois House affiliate who is second-guessing Washington. Rep. Mark SanfordMarshall (Mark) Clement SanfordOvernight Aegis — Presented by The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates — Haley shocks Washington with abandonment | Turkish admiral reportedly achieve Saudis dead announcer | Trump eyes added Kim acme afterwards midterms GOP on timing of Haley’s announcement: ‘Unusual’ and ‘odd’ On The Money: House passes 4B spending bill to avoid abeyance | Trump ‘not happy’ afterwards Fed’s latest amount backpack | Trump says he banned affair with Trudeau MORE (R-S.C.), who absent his Republican primary aftermost anniversary and acquainted the bite of Trump’s Twitter accusation and activity for his opponent, told Rolling Stone the president’s appulse on the Republican Party is affiliated to a “cancerous growth.”
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IN FOCUS/SHARP TAKES
INTERNATIONAL: North Korea: The Hill: Trump says North Korea no best poses a nuclear threat, and he asserts the U.S. accomplished “everything” as allotment of the Singapore collective statement, but North Korea has taken no absolute accomplish adjoin dismantling its nuclear weapons affairs in the after-effects of the June 12 summit. What’s next?
Public Opinion: A new ABC News/Washington Column poll finds Americans abide agnostic (but beneath so than in the past) aback it comes to whether North Korea intends to denuclearize afterwards the Trump-Kim meeting.
>The Japan Times: North Korea has yet to annihilate missile accessories admitting Trump’s claims. North Korea does not arise to accept amorphous assignment to annihilate any of its six accepted missile barrage and abettor assay accessories and two casting assay stands, according to an assay of contempo accessory photos, admitting a affirmation by Trump that the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, had told him it was “already destroying” a above testing site.
>The Hill: The president’s advertisement in Singapore that the United States would benumb all-embracing collective advancing challenge with South Korea while negotiating with Pyongyang ashamed aegis officials. Trump claims acclaim for the decision.
>The Associated Press: Trump seeks accessible approval in deathwatch of his North Korea affair with Kim.
>The Hill: It avalanche to Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPastor prays for Trump to accept ‘supernatural wisdom’ Brunson absolution spotlights the rot in Turkish backroom and attorneys Kim Jong Un has above admiral falling for his flirtations MORE to transform a ambiguous mutual account active about a anniversary ago into an irreversible, absolute acceding that after-effects in the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities. He has his assignment cut out for him.
Trade Issues: The Hill: China calls for all-around castigating accomplishments in acknowledgment to Trump’s tariffs on Chinese appurtenances and European, Canadian and Mexican imports. Beijing accuses the admiral of sparking a barter war. China’s admiral of business apprenticed countries to booty “joint actions” adjoin the United States.
>The New York Times: Trump’s tariffs policy, molded by nostalgia, picks winners and losers.
>The Associated Press: China retaliates adjoin U.S. with tariffs on soybeans, electric cars and fish.
>Reuters: China’s tariffs on U.S. oil would agitate $1 billion account business.
>The Bank Street Journal: Barter fears abuse the best year in t aback 2002.
>The Bank Street Journal: Barter activity squeezes U.S. companies alive in China.
>The Des Moines Register: The costs of tariffs activate to add up for Iowa farmers.
Russia: The Federation of American Scientists will advertisement accessory images today that the accumulation says appearance a Russian nuclear weapons accumulator ability in the Baltic bank ascendancy amidst Poland and Lithuania actuality deepened and again covered with a new accurate roof in contempo months (The Guardian).
German government: The Guardian: Is Angela Merkel’s connected administration as German adjudicator advancing a balked end? She is doubted at home, and has been bypassed abroad. Divisions over clearing aural Germany’s affiliation government may be a a breaking point today.
POLITICS & CAMPAIGNS: The Trump ancestors is hitting the gas on fundraising advanced of the 2018 midterm elections.
The admiral will banderole a fundraiser for pro-Trump alfresco accumulation America Aboriginal Activity at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (Politico).
Trump’s babe Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpWatchdog files Hatch Act complaint adjoin Sanders for account with Kanye in MAGA hat The Hill’s 12:30 Address — Presented by Citi — Latest on Hurricane Michael | Trump, Kanye West to accept cafeteria at White House | GOP disconnected over abeyant 2020 aerial cloister abstraction Juul boosts lobbying amidst FDA assay MORE will accompany McCarthy for a beat through California for fundraising challenge aimed at attention the GOP majority in the House (The Hill).
And the president’s reelection beforehand is adopting money off a challenge to accommodated the admiral at Wednesday’s beforehand assemblage in Duluth, Minn.
From the beforehand aisle … The Supreme Cloister will adjudge whether to bang bottomward a aborigine map for the aboriginal time as an actionable accessory gerrymander (The Hill) … House Rules Board Administrator Pete SessionsPeter Anderson SessionsVulnerable Republicans bandy ‘Hail Mary’ on above-mentioned altitude Marijuana and the midterms Donald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force MORE (R-Texas) reelection chase is rated a accident (Cook Political Report) … The angle to breach California in three would accord Democrats added seats (The Hill) … The aing Democratic Civic Convention will booty abode in July afore the 2020 Olympics (The Hill).
➔ WHITE HOUSE & ADMINISTRATION: West Wing: The Hill’s MEMO: Trump’s media d puts the columnist on a aback foot.
EPA: The Hill: The president, who has connected to acclaim Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOvernight Energy: Interior reprimands added than 1,500 for delinquency | EPA removes 22 Superfund sites from account | DOJ appointee on ambiance nears acceptance EPA removes 22 cleaned-up sites from Superfund account New EPA arch admired racist Obama memes, retweeted cabal theorist MORE’s deregulatory after-effects at the Environmental Protection Bureau (EPA), now says he’s black with some accomplishments his Cabinet affiliate has taken.
>The Hill: Two GOP senators from Iowa are added analytical of Pruitt afterward his clashing attitude on ethanol.
> The federal Office of Government Belief (OGE) requested that the EPA ambassador accepted aggrandize its advancing probes involving Pruitt to accommodate a flurry of account letters and allegations involving the administrator’s instructions to chief aides to conduct claimed business on his behalf. The OGE seeks the ambassador accepted allegation in adjustment to accomplish recommendations to Trump about abeyant belief violations.
Pentagon’s cyber beforehand offense: The New York Times letters the Pentagon has empowered the U.S. Cyber Command to booty a added advancing aspect on the offensive, aggravating to adverse attackers as they access U.S. networks. The change in access was not formally debated central the White House afore it was initiated.
International telecom security: The Hill: Hackers seek to access the undersea telecommunications basement that carries the aggregate of the world’s intercontinental cyberbanking communications. One Russian aggregation accustomed by the Treasury Department is declared to accept provided such abutment for Moscow’s aegis and intelligence service, the FSB.
CFPB nominee: The New York Times: Trump will appoint Kathy Kraninger to beforehand the Customer Banking Protection Bureau (CFPB), triggering actual activity from customer advocates. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) employee, whose specialty is citizenry security, has never formed as a banking regulator or central the banking casework industry, and is aing to OMB Administrator Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump attacks Democrat in Ohio governor’s chase On The Money: Stocks accelerate for added day as Trump blames ‘loco’ Fed | Mulvaney calls for accord at customer bureau | Pelosi says Dems will go afterwards Trump tax allotment Mulvaney calls for accord at customer bureau amidst ancestral altercation MORE, who cannot abide to beforehand the bureau as its acting director. CFPB, created as allotment of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law to activity as an absolute watchdog, is a admired ambition for proposed aishment by the banking area and the GOP.
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WHERE AND WHEN
The House is not in session.
The Senate allotment to assignment at 3 p.m. to complete activity on the 2019 aegis programs and activity bill and activate assignment on 2019 federal spending legislation. The Senate Attorneys Board meets at 2 p.m. to apprehend affidavit from Department of Amends Ambassador Accepted Horowitz and FBI Administrator Wray about Thursday’s blockbuster analytic address on Amends Department and FBI accomplishments in beforehand of the 2016 presidential election.
The admiral this morning speaks in the East Room about the moon, Mars and worlds beyond, at the alpha of a Civic Space Council meeting, which begins at apex and will be livestreamed at WH.gov. Carnality Admiral Pence, who is the council’s chairman, will bear closing remarks. Later, the admiral will assurance the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Affairs Authorization Act of 2018. In the afternoon, Trump meets at the White House with Sens. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyDisasters become big block of U.S. arrears Lawmakers, Bank Street absolve off Trump’s ascent Fed attacks Florida backroom comedy into adversity abatement agitation MORE (R-Ala.), administrator of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoThe Hill’s Morning Address — Presented by PhRMA — Dem aisle to a Senate majority anchorage GOP shrugs off acute abstraction admonishing of all-around abating Overnight Bloom Care — Presented by the Affiliation for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Senators face Wednesday vote on Trump bloom affairs aphorism | Trump admiral plan blow for ObamaCare website | Lawmakers advance for activity on abbreviation affectionate deaths MORE (R-W.Va.), a affiliate of the panel.
The carnality admiral hosts a accession this black at his abode for associates of an advising accumulation alive with the Civic Space Council.
Secretary of State Pompeo speaks about bread-and-er address at the Detroit Bread-and-er Club in Michigan at midday, and this black meets with Honduran Admiral Juan Orlando Hernández at the Department of State.
The Supreme Court, advancing the end of the appellation this month, meets at 9:30 a.m. and rulings are acceptable at 10 a.m. SCOTUSblog begins live-blogging at 9 a.m. here.
> Supreme Cloister justices arise their banking acknowledgment letters for 2017. One amends appear an abnormal gift, and one had an absorbing ancillary job angry to a celebrated architectonics prize, by Amy L. Howe, Howe on the Cloister blog.
> Legality of Trump’s third biking ban questioned because of `sham’ abandonment activity declared by above consular officials, by Jeremy Stahl, Slate magazine.
> `There’s no endlessly him.’ Trump insists on a Putin summit, by Susan Glasser, The New Yorker.
And assuredly … Ragged basketball for alms … Jimmy Kimmel vs. Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzNoisy democracy, or abrupt bodies behaving like children? Democrats authority crumbling allowance of acceptable Senate this November Donald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force MORE (R-Texas) in the “Blobfish Basketball Challenge” bare two hours to wind up 11-9 Saturday in Houston at Texas Southern University. Winner? Sen. Cruz. Absolute Winner? Charity, and TV ratings (to be advertisement tonight on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”).
The one-on-one bout included lots of political trash-talking by the late-night host. The charities: Cruz best Generation One Texas, which fights poverty, and Kimmel called the Texas Children’s Hospital. In the end, the brainy combatants promised to accord $10,000 to both charities, and both men encouraged the accessible to donate, too (The Texas Tribune).
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