White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 28, 2020

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 27, 2020
Jun 28, 2020
On this edition for Saturday, June 27, COVID-19 cases surge across the country prompting some states to rollback reopening, and the unpredictable race for a coronavirus vaccine. Also, how the dream of home ownership for many low-income families has turned into a nightmare. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Florida.


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 27, 2020

‘Trump is owned by Putin’: President accused of ‘literal treason’ after bombshell NYT report on Russian assassination unit

June 26 - President Donald Trump was harshly criticized on Friday after a bombshell New York Times report on Russia offering bounties for the killing of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
“American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops — amid the peace talks to end the long-running war there,” the newspaper reported,” the newspaper reported.

Russia celebrates 75th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany

June 25 - Russia observed the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany amid a pandemic and historically low approval ratings for President Vladimir Putin. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 26, 2020

...Fred said: 'At the time that our lawsuit with the family was resolved, Mary and I had each received a generous financial settlement from the family and were more than willing to agree to execute non-disclosure provisions, all of which had been approved and recommended by our attorneys and advisors at that time.'
'In my opinion, those provisions of the 2001 settlement agreement are still in effect and binding today and I have continued to honor them.' ...     more

White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 26, 2020

House Democrats caution about going too far with Trump
probes as 2020 prospects brightena
June 25 - (CNN)House Democrats are showing little appetite to flex their investigative muscles in the final year of President Donald Trump's first term, with many eager to proceed cautiously and avoid overzealous probes that could backfire politically as their party now leads comfortably in the polls fewer than five months before the election.

After House Democrats launched a series of high-profile probes in 2019, which ultimately led to Trump's impeachment in December, Democrats say they are facing an election-year dilemma: They believe that there are serious abuses of power that must be investigated by their House majority, but many privately concede that doing so could end up benefiting Trump politically by taking the focus away from his handling of the crises facing the country.


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 26, 2020


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 24, 2020

JUNE 23, 2020
The Room Where it Happened
John Bolton, President Trump’s former national security adviser, sat down with the Washington Post to discuss his book: “The Room Where it Happened.” Ambasador Bolton spoke about various moments during his 17 months working for President Trump, including a NATO summit where the president was very close to withdrawing from the alliance. Mr. Bolton described the it as one of the most “disturbing” moments during his time in the administration. He also repeated claims in the book that the president has misused his office for political gain.

Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: June 22 | MSNBC
Jun 24, 2020


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 23, 2020

President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager is going to step down following widespread mockery of the reelection effort after disappointing turnout at a rally held in Tulsa during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 23 - “Donald Trump’s exhausted trudge from Marine One toward the White House after his botched rally in Tulsa, his red tie undone, a grim look on his face, a crumpled MAGA hat in his hand, is now an iconic image of his presidency. And as always with Trump, he’s already looking for someone to blame. The most obvious candidate, according to sources, is his embattled campaign manager, Brad Parscale,” Gabriel Sherman, of Vanity Fair reported Monday.

Why everyone who works for Donald Trump should be *very* nervous right now
June 23 - (CNN) The list of things that make President Donald Trump the maddest goes something like this:
1) Small crowds at his rallies
2) Small crowds at his rallies3) Negative press coverage of small crowds at his rallies


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 22, 2020

Social media users are claiming they're responsible for the smaller than expected turnout at Donald Trump's first campaign rally in months. Groups of Korean pop fans as well as users on the social media platform Tik-Tok say they spread messages online, urging people to pretend to register their interest in attending the event in Tulsa. The US president last week boasted that more than a million people had registered interest in attending the rally but estimates suggest less than half of the 19,000 seats in the arena were filled.  source


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 19, 2020

Watch live: Trump to hold rally in Tulsa despite coronavirus concerns

​June 19 - President Trump is appearing at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, his first since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the death of George Floyd, which spurred nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice. The rally was originally scheduled for Friday, June 19, but was pushed back amid controversy over holding a campaign event on Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S.

The rally is taking place at the Bank of Oklahoma Center, which holds 19,000 people, with an additional stage in the outdoor area adjacent to the venue that can hold several thousand more. Health experts have raised concerns about having so many people gathered in one place, particularly as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in Oklahoma and several other states.   more
How to watch President Trump's rally:
  • What: President Trump holds a campaign rally
  • When: Saturday, June 20, 2020
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Live stream online: Watch on CBSN in the video player above or on your mobile streaming device

What we learned from John Bolton's eye-popping tale of working with Trump
June 18 - Washington (CNN)John Bolton details a troubling and shocking series of allegations in a new book about his tenure as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, alleging Trump requested Chinese help to win the 2020 election, that the President argued Venezuela is part of the US, that he casually offered to intervene in the criminal justice system for foreign leaders and that his own senior officials mocked him behind his back.


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 19, 2020

Ex-national security adviser John Bolton responds to Trump's tweets about his memoir
Bolton said he thinks Trump is worried about Americans reading his book

June 19 - ...John Bolton fired back at Donald Trump on Thursday after the president unleashed a firestorm of critical tweets about his former national security adviser and his new book, "The Room Where it Happened."

"I think it's unbecoming of the Office of President," Bolton said Thursday. "I think it degrades the political civil discourse in our country and [I'm] just not going to respond to him."

Trump called Bolton a "sick puppy" and a "wacko" on Twitter and said his new memoir -- set to be released next week -- is "a compilation of lies and made up stories."...

John Bolton says Trump ‘not fit for office’President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz the president doesn’t have “the competence to carry out the job.”


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 18, 2020


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 17, 2020

Trump signs executive order on police reform
Jun 16, 2020
US police reform: Trump signs executive order on 'best practice'
June 17 - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order introducing several police reforms while rejecting calls to defund or dismantle the police.

JUNE 16, 2020
Senate Judiciary Hearing on Police Use of Force and Community Policing
The Senate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing to examine police departments' use of force rules and community policing.


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 16, 2020

Rayshard Brooks family call for murder charges after police killing
​June 16 - The family of Rayshard Brooks, an unarmed black man who was shot twice in the back by a white Atlanta police officer on Friday after he fell asleep in his car, have called for murder charges and a radical overhaul of the city’s police department.

White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 15, 2020

“I watched the interaction with Mr Brooks and it broke my heart,” Atlanta’s mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, said on CNN. “This was not confrontational. This was a guy that you were rooting for.”

But when an officer moved to arrest him, Brooks struggled with him and another officer at the scene before breaking free and running across the parking lot with what appears to be a police Taser in his hand, a bystander’s video showed.

A video from the restaurant’s cameras shows Brooks turning as he runs and possibly aiming the Taser at the pursuing officers before one of them fires his gun and Brooks falls.

Bottoms said on Saturday: “I do not believe this was a justified use of deadly force.” ...     more


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 14, 2020

Trump Spends 74th Birthday Weekend Insisting That, Yes, He Can Walk Down a Ramp After Viral Video
"The way President Obama runs down the stairs of Air Force 1, hopping & bobbing all the way, is so inelegant and unpresidential," Trump had written in 2014. "Do not fall!"
....The president responded on Saturday night, tweeting: "The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery. The last thing I was going to do is 'fall' for the Fake News to have fun with. Final ten feet I ran down to level ground. Momentum!"...       more



White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 13, 2020

What you need to know

Jun 12, 2020


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 11, 2020

Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting on Subpoenas Related to the FBI's Russia Investigation

The Senate Judiciary Committee met to consider authorizing subpoenas for individuals involved in the FBI investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

George Floyd's Brother Testifies At House Hearing On Police Brutality | NBC News

June 10, 2020


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 10, 2020

...Hours later, following a meeting at the White House and reports that Trump was upset with Esper, an Army spokesperson told NBC News that Esper had changed his mind again and would not be sending troops home.
A day later, Esper reversed his decision and ordered several hundred troops from the 82nd Airborne Division to return home to Fort Bragg in North Carolina."...   more

Trump nearly fired Esper over dispute about protests - report

June 10 - Trump was reportedly on the brink of firing Mark Esper last week, when the defense secretary voiced opposition to the president’s idea of sending active-duty troops to states with George Floyd protests.
The Wall Street Journal reports:

The president consulted several advisers to ask their opinion of the disagreement, intent that day on removing Mr. Esper, his fourth defense secretary since taking office in January 2017, according to [several] officials.


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 9, 2020

Thousands pay tribute in George Floyd’s hometown | WNT
Jun 8, 2020
George Floyd’s funeral on June 8,  ‘a call to justice’
June 9 - George Floyd — whose final words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry, sparking widespread protests against police brutality and racial injustice — will be laid to rest Tuesday at Houston Memorial Gardens.

His burial will follow a private funeral at Fountain of Praise church, whose co-pastor, Mia K. Wright, called Floyd’s death in police custody “the spark of a movement in the nation and in the world.” The service, which will be live-streamed, will include “a call to justice, a call for social reform,” Wright said on the same day congressional Democrats unveiled sweeping police reform legislation.    more  


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 7, 2020

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets on a day that saw grief and determination punctuated by moments of levity
June 7 - Hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets, in big cities and small towns, from coast to coast, marking one of the the most expansive mobilizations yet in the nationwide protests against police violence and systemic racism sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Protests continue across the nation over the death of George Floyd
Jun 6, 2020


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 6, 2020

Teargassed, beaten up, arrested: what freedom of the press looks like in the US right now
As protests spread across the US, journalists are being attacked by police forces and even sustaining serious injuries

June 6 - This is what freedom of the press in America has looked like over the past week. As of 9pm Thursday, the US press freedom tracker has received 192 reports of journalists being attacked by police forces while covering the protests across the US...     more

Trump: If you want to leave America, you can leave America
Jul 15, 2019


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 5, 2020

ACLU suing Trump over assault on peaceful protesters near White House | US news

June. 5 - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Donald Trump, William Barr and different federal officers over the assault on peaceful protesters near the White House on Monday, to permit the president to carry a photograph op at a historic church.

'We Are Going Back To Washington': Rev. Sharpton Announces March On Washington | NBC News
Jun 4, 2020


White House News (白宮消息) | Jun. 4, 2020

George Floyd

Former US defense secretary condemns Trump's handling of mass protests
Former defense secretary James Mattis has broken his silence on the Trump administration, fiercely criticizing the president’s handling of the recent mass protests over George Floyd’s death.
In statement published by the Atlantic, Mattis accuses the president of dividing the country and ordering the military to violate the constitutional rights of Americans.
“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis writes. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.”
Mattis, who resigned as defense secretary in 2018 in protest over Trump’s widely criticized decision to withdraw US forces from Syria, goes on to accuse the president of having violated the rights of Americans for a photo op in Washington DC this week.
“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution,”the statement says. “Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.”     more

Wide Condemnation Of Trump’s Threats About Protests - But Silence From Most Republicans | MSNBC
Jun 3, 2020