NEWS     TUESDAY,  JUNE  26, 2018    NEWS

Trump Accuses 'Low IQ' Rep. Waters Of Advocating 'Harm' Against His Supporters
“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!” Trump tweeted. Fox News
VOA VIEW: Waters is an idiot.

Red Hen Teaches Sarah Sanders That Virginia Is For PC Bullies
Virginia is for lovers of political correctness, as we learned this weekend when White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was thrown out of The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, on Friday night. The restaurant’s owner sanctimoniously declared the establishment has to uphold “certain standards.” Evidently she means the standard of resisting President Trump, by refusing to serve steak or french fries, or a hen that’s red - or whatever it is that they serve - to an employee of the man they loathe because they’re “tolerant,” or something like that. Fox
VOA VIEW: Red Hen will be the ultimate loser.

Harley Davidson Will Move Some Production Out Of US After Retaliatory Tariffs
The company is shifting some production of motorcycles for European customers out of the United States to avoid EU retaliatory tariffs. Harley-Davidson's move is some of the most direct evidence yet that tit-for-tat trade fights between the United States and other countries have consequences for American companies. Harley-Davidson said it stood to lose as much as $100 million a year. CNN Money
VOA VIEW: China will lose much more.

Trump Threatens 20% Tariffs On European Autos
President Donald Trump escalated his threat to apply new tariffs on European autos Friday. "Based on the Tariffs and Trade Barriers long placed on the U.S. and it great companies and workers by the European Union, if these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20% Tariff on all of their cars coming into the U.S." he wrote on Twitter. "Build them here!" he declared. CNN
VOA VIEW: The US will win any trade war.


Trump Attacks 'Filthy' Red Hen, The Virginia Restaurant With Zero Health Violations
President Donald Trump on Monday slammed the central Virginia restaurant that booted his press secretary over the weekend as an establishment with "filthy canopies, doors and windows" and suggested it was also "dirty on the inside." "The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders," Trump tweeted Monday morning. NBC

Mattis Is Out Of Loop and Trump Doesn't Listen To Him
Defense Secretary James Mattis learned in May from a colleague that President Donald Trump had made the decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, and scrambled to get his boss on the phone before a formal announcement was made. It wouldn't be the last time he was caught off guard by a presidential announcement. A month later, Mattis was informed that Trump had ordered a pause in U.S. military exercises with South Korea only after the president had already promised the concession to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. NBC

Dems Fear Call To shame Trump Admin Officials Will Cost Votes In Midterms
There have been several recent instances where Trump officials have been publically shamed, including Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who was asked to leave by an owner of a restaurant in Virginia. The Washington Post’s editorial board wrote a column titled, “Let the Trump team eat in peace.” The paper identified the heightened state of “passions” in the country, but saw no benefit in protesters interrupting dinners. Fox
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity is helping Republicans.

Sarah Sander's Red Hen Restaurant Moment, Shows Mob Media Mentality
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s booting from a Virginia restaurant is just a symptom of a much wider illness of left-wing intolerance. It’s part of a growing pattern of intimidation and mob scenes against Republican officials. Grass-roots activists share in the blame, of course, but the largest single accelerant is the mainstream media. The rinse and repeat cycle of anti-Trump outrage blared on nearly every news network, magazine and newspaper has fomented an increasingly brazen brand of radical ideas turning into radical action. Hill

Trump Aides Urged To Get A Gun
Facing a new wave of potentially dangerous threats, called for by a top Democratic lawmaker, legal and gun experts are calling on top Trump aides to get their concealed carry permit and back it up with a pistol. "There are simply not enough police in D.C. or Virginia or Maryland to protect all Trump officials at their homes and when they go out to restaurants. Getting a concealed handgun permit would be helpful to protect themselves and their family,” said John R. Lott Jr., president of the influential Crime Prevention Research Center. Washington Examiner
VOA VIEW: Valid claim and solution.

Drones Surge Along US-Mexico Border As Smugglers Hunt For Soft Spots
Reports of unmanned aircraft flying along the Southwest border have spiked in recent months, with more than three dozen sightings since October, when the current fiscal year began. That data point is on a course to quadruple from the previous year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where officials say they are concerned that criminal groups are using the aircraft for surveillance while seeking paths to traffic drugs and other illicit material into the United States. Seattle Times

Special Counsel Obtains Trump Ally Erik Prince's Phones, Computer
Prince, America’s most famous private military contractor, acknowledged last week that he “cooperated” with Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after falling under scrutiny amid questions about an alleged effort to establish a backchannel between the Trump administration and the Kremlin, something Prince has vehemently denied. ABC News has since learned that Mueller is also reviewing Prince’s communications, a sign that Mueller could try to squeeze Prince, as he has others, probing potential inconsistencies in his sworn testimony in an attempt to pressure him to turn into a witness against other targets of the investigation. In response to questions from ABC News, a spokesperson for Prince released a statement noting that Prince has provided Mueller with “total access to his phone and computer.” ABC
VOA VIEW: Mueller's power and reach is getting very intense.

How Comey Intervened To Kill WikiLeaks Immunity Deal
One of the more devastating intelligence leaks in American history — the unmasking of the CIA’s arsenal of cyber warfare weapons last year — has an untold prelude worthy of a spy novel. Some of the characters are household names, thanks to the Russia scandal: James Comey, fired FBI director. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Department of Justice (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr. Julian Assange, grand master of WikiLeaks. And American attorney Adam Waldman, who has a Forrest Gump-like penchant for showing up in major cases of intrigue. Hill

Netflix Dives Amid Execs Emergency Exit And Looming Diversity Questions
Netflix has lost about $12 billion in market value today, the first day of trading since the abrupt ouster of a top executive over the use of a racial epithet. Jonathan Friedland exited the company as communications chief Friday after a second instance of his use of a racial slur was revealed. The ignominious end to his Netflix career was not exactly swept under the rug by an eye-opening memo to employees from CEO and founder Reed Hastings, which suggested larger problems in the company’s culture. Deadline

Pre-Putin Summit Positioning-US Leaves Syrian Rebels Out To Hang
The more I think about a Trump-Putin summit, the more I believe that it should focus on Syria.  If reports this morning are true (which they likely are not), that Trump doesn’t want to run in 2020 but would rather get the job done, whatever that means, in one term, then this is absolutely the topic of highest priority between him and Putin. And up until this weekend that was simply my personal wish.  There was no supporting evidence for it.  Now, there may be. Zero Hedge

Prince William Makes First Royal Visit To Israel
Britain's Prince William arrived Monday in Israel as part of a historic five-day tour of the Middle East that marks the first-ever official visit by a member of the royal family. Second in line to the British throne, William, formally known as the duke of Cambridge, arrived in Tel Aviv after departing from Jordan. He is expected to tour the Western Wall, Muslim and Christian holy sites, and occupied Palestinian territories. UPI


Supreme Court Sends Back Cases On Wedding Cake Discrimination, Gerrymandering
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent a pair of high-profile cases -- one in which a florist refused to cater a same-sex wedding and one on redrawing political districts in North Carolina -- back to lower courts. In an unsigned order, the justices vacated a lower court ruling that found a Washington state florist intentionally discriminated against a same-sex couple by refusing to provide flowers. It returned the case to Washington's Supreme Court, giving florist Barronelle Stutzman an opportunity to restate her case. UPI

Wall Street Pummeled By Escalating Trade Row
U.S. stocks sank in a broad sell-off on Monday, with the S&P 500 dropping more than 1.5 percent and technology firms bearing the brunt of an escalating trade dispute between the United States and other leading economies. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the restrictions will not be specific to China but would apply “to all countries that are trying to steal our technology”. Reuters

Intern For Democratic Senator Yelled At President Across Capitol Rotunda-'F--k Trump'
The identity of a woman who yelled “F*** Trump” at President Donald Trump across the Capitol Rotunda was revealed on Monday as a Democratic Senate intern — and reports indicate that she will not lose her position as a result of her actions. “NEW: Congressional Intern who cursed at Trump across the Capitol Rotunda has been identified. Is currently interning in the office of Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH).  Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: Democrats are losing credibility.

City Skyscrapers Monitoring Your Emails, Phone Calls And Online Chats-NSA Spying Initiative
The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack. Thousands of people pass by the buildings each day and rarely give them a second glance, because their function is not publicly known. They are an integral part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications networks – and they are also linked to a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program. Intercept

California Considers Creating A Fake News Advisory Group
California is considering creating a “fake news” advisory group in order to monitor information posted and spread on social media. Senate Bill 1424 would require the California Attorney General to create the advisory committee by April 1, 2019. It would need to consist of at least one person from the Department of Justice, representatives from social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars. Sacramento CBS

MSNBC Analyst: Trump Supporters Are Like Nazi Guards
MSNBC talking head Donny Deutsch declared on Morning Joe Friday that Americans who agree with President Trump on immigration are akin to Nazi guards. Deutsch argued that the detention of illegal immigrants and their children is like Nazis putting jews in concentration camps, and that if Americans do not oppose it, they are as guilty as Nazi prison guards. “This can no longer be about who Trump is, it has to be about who we are.” Deutsch exclaimed. InfoWars
VOA VIEW: Deutsch is an idiot.

Trump Makes Runoff Election For SC Governor All About Himself
Speaking of Gov. Henry McMaster, Trump told an overflow rally crowd: “If a horrible thing happened and we weren’t lucky enough to have Henry win … they will say Donald Trump suffered a major, major defeat in the great state of South Carolina. It was a humiliating defeat for Donald Trump.” “So please, get your asses out tomorrow and vote,” he said. Trump did allow that his reputation wasn’t the only reason to back McMaster: “You’ve got to get out there and vote and, honestly, not for that reason.” And while Trump suggested he was joking, he did put his own credibility on the line by going all-in for McMaster. NY Post

Manafort To Appeal Jailing Order
Lawyers for Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former presidential campaign manager, said on Monday they plan to appeal a judge’s decision to jail Manafort while he awaits a criminal trial in Washington later this fall. Judge Amy Berman Jackson in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sided with prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office earlier this month, agreeing to send Manafort to jail after he was hit with new criminal charges alleging he tampered with witnesses while under house arrest. Reuters

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'Dumb, Stupid' Family Separations Harm Children
A senior manager at a child detention camp in Texas, close to the Mexican border, spoke out on Monday to decry Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that had been tearing migrant families apart as “dumb”. Speaking to journalists in what he said was an individual capacity, at the end of a special, supervised media tour of the facility in Tornillo, near El Paso, Texas, the manager, who asked not to be named, called family separations “a dumb, stupid decision”. “All it did was harm children,” he said. The manager works for the private contractor BCFS, which is running the camp on behalf of the federal government. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Fake manager and fake news.

'Rapists, Animals, Drug Dealers': Woman Abuses US Latino Man In Echo Of Trump
A Latino man who was filmed being racially abused by a white California woman has said similar incidents have become “increasingly regular” since Donald Trump took office. Video of Esteban Guzman being verbally attacked by the unidentified woman has been watched more than a million times since it was shared early on Monday morning. The footage shows the woman pointing her finger in Guzman’s face. “Why do you hate us?” Guzman asks. “Because you’re Mexicans,” the woman replies. Guardian

Feds Cancel Meeting With Stormy Daniels After Media Leak
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have canceled a planned meeting Monday with Stormy Daniels as part of a criminal probe into President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen — after word of the sitdown leaked to the media, according to the porn star’s lawyer. “So I was just informed by the US Attys office that they are cancelling the mtg tmrw scheduled with me and my client (for weeks) because the press found out about the mtg and they can’t handle a few cameras outside their offices,” attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted late Sunday. NY Post
VOA VIEW: Fools!

Sarah Sanders: Trump Doesn't Make Up Laws Like Obama Administration Did
In a hit against former President Obama’s handling of illegal immigration, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders assured the media the Trump administration actually follows the law. When asked whether President Trump intended to change laws based on judicial involvement in illegal immigrant deportations, Sanders reminded viewers the Obama administration, not Trump, was selective about which laws it followed. InfoWars


Trump To Fallon: Be A Man And Stop Whimpering Over Backlash
President Donald Trump is telling “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon to “be a man” and stop “whimpering” about the personal anguish he felt over the backlash he received after messing up Trump’s hair during a 2016 campaign appearance on Fallon’s late-night talk show. Fallon recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he “made a mistake” on the Sept. 15, 2016, episode and would do it differently. The comments didn’t appear to sit well with Trump. NY Post

Congressman: US Heading Towards A Second Civil War
Republican Congressman Steve King warns that America is heading towards a second civil war as a result of the increasingly polarized political environment gripping the country. “America is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry. After that comes Ft. Sumter,” tweeted King, with a link to an article about how “Occupy” protesters shut down an ICE office in Portland, Oregon. InfoWars
VOA VIEW: America is seeing itself for the first time in a long time - very liberal thought and idea - bad.

James Woods Warns Conservatives: Get Armed And Vote, Your Life Depends On It
Conservatives must arm up and vote to protect themselves from increasingly unhinged leftists poised to commit violence against them, says Hollywood actor James Woods. Woods took to Twitter to give his take on Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-Calif.) calls over the weekend to intimidate and harass Trump officials and supporters. “Now that a United States Congresswoman has called for harassment against Republicans and the inevitable violence that will come of it, I urge all of you to a) get armed, and b) vote. Your life literally depends on it,” he tweeted Sunday. InfoWars

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Pediatrician Who Exposed Flint Water Crisis Shares Her 'Story Of Resistance'
In August 2015, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha was having a glass of wine in her kitchen with two friends, when one friend, a water expert, asked if she was aware of what was happening to the water in Flint, Mich. Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician in Flint, knew that the city had changed its water source the previous year. Instead of channeling water from the Great Lakes, residents were now drinking water from the nearby Flint River.  NPR

Mueller Seeks Interview With Disputed 'Link' Between Trump Camp, WikiLeaks
Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's office wants to interview the man who has been described as the link between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump's inner circle. Former radio host Randy Credico — who denies serving as that link but says he has served as a go-between at other times to WikiLeaks — told NPR that a prosecutor working for Mueller had asked him for a voluntary meeting. Credico said he declined. The special counsel's office declined to comment. NPR
VOA VIEW: Mueller is a waste.

Mike Huckabee: Red Hen Owner Followed Sanders' Party To Another Restaurant And Organized Protest
Former Arkansas governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee told Laura Ingraham on Monday that there's more to the story of his daughter getting kicked out the Red Hen restaurant than what was originally reported. In case you've been in a bunker for the last few days, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is the daughter of Mike Huckabee, was unceremoniously asked to leave the Lexington, Virginia, restaurant where she was dining with her family, after being informed that the owner objected to President Trump. Sanders complied with the request, but later tweeted her displeasure at what had transpired at the restaurant. PJ Media

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Why The Border Crisis Is Global
On both sides of the Atlantic, borders have become a big issue in the guise of the  equivalent question of whether a country can restrict the entry of migrants to numbers the electorate regards as sustainable. In the U.S., the family impact of arresting illegal aliens has intensified political hostility nearly to the point of physical conflict. The New York Times sadly notes  that Trump supporters no longer even listen to the media's frequent denunciations of the incumbent president. PJ Media

FBI Lawyer Who Sent Anti Trump 'Resistance' Text Message Interviewed George Papadopoulos
An FBI attorney who sent anti-Trump text messages — including one calling for “resistance” against Trump — took part in at least one interview last year with George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, was part of the FBI team that interviewed Papadopoulos on Feb. 16, 2017, a source familiar with the interview tells TheDCNF. North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows first mentioned Clinesmith’s name in a congressional hearing held last week. Meadows said that Clinesmith appeared to be an FBI lawyer described as “FBI Attorney 2” in recent report from the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general (OIG) about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: The FBI and DOJ look dirty and guilty.

6 Reasons Zuckerberg Should Quit Facebook Right Now
Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has been in the doghouse for months now. Here are six reasons why he should walk away — maybe even run away — from his troubled monopoly. 1) Fifth in the world. Zuckerberg’s net worth is now estimated to be $74.2 billion, making him the fifth richest person on earth. Wouldn’t this be a great time for him to rehabilitate his image by becoming one of the world’s most beloved philanthropists? Zuckerberg vs. Gates: Who can give more? Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: Facebook should be regulated ASAP.

Where Is Barack Obama?
Barack Obama was six months into his post–White House life when Donald Trump found a new way to grab his attention. It was a Tuesday morning deep in the mid-Atlantic summer, and, feeling a world away from the Pennsylvania Avenue grind, the former president was reading the New York Times on his iPad. The previous evening, Trump had visited West Virginia, where he spoke at the annual Boy Scout Jamboree. Addressing a crowd of roughly 40,000, who were expecting the usual talk about citizenship and service, the president uncorked a political diatribe packed with jabs at Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Washington, D.C., “cesspool”; reminders about the importance of saying “Merry Christmas”; and reminiscences of Election Night 2016 and the pundits he embarrassed. NY Mag

Nancy Pelosi Rebukes Maxine Waters For Endorsing Harassment Of Trump Officials
After a restaurant in Virginia refused to serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the weekend, a heated debate has broken out about the ethics of harassing Trump administration officials in public. On one side: liberals who believe that by carrying out the administration’s egregious policies, such officials have forfeited their expectation for a peaceful night out. On the other: those who believe that no matter what, interrupting a political adversary’s dinner is a bridge too far. NY Mag

Parents Reportedly Told They Can Reunite With Children By Choosing Voluntary Deportation
Immigration officials are offering migrants in detention the option of reuniting with their children if they elect to voluntarily leave the country. Parents who sign voluntary departure orders, an administration official told CNN, can choose to be reunited with their kids before being deported. According to MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff, many whose children were taken from them chose to sign the paperwork.  Huff Post

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