Daily News Digest June 13, 2018
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's ongoing battle with House Republicans reached new heights Tuesday, as the No. 2 senior leader of the Justice Department plans to call on the House to investigate its own committee staff.
Rosenstein has butted heads with House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes for months over a subpoena for documents related to the Russia investigation, but the battle spilled out into public view Tuesday after Fox News reported staff on the committee felt "personally attacked" at a meeting with Rosenstein in January.
1. My meeting with Chairman Kim was honest, direct, and productive. We got to know each other well in a very confined period of time, under very strong, strong circumstance.
This sounds like a participant describing speed dating. How well does that usually work out?
2. “To this day, never ended. But now we can all have hope that it will soon end. And it will. It will soon end.”
POTUS hopes, therefore it must come true.
- Special counsel Robert Mueller said Tuesday that election meddling operations are still occurring from "uncharged individuals and entities."
- They are still engaging in operations similar to those charged in a case involving 13 Russian nationals accused of illegally interfering in the 2016 presidential election.
- Mueller made the claim in a court filing that asked a judge to grant the special counsel's request to protect evidence in that case.
Donald Trump agreed to lift sanctions against North Korea along with providing it with security guarantees, the nation’s state news agency has claimed.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), which also reported that Kim Jong-un had accepted an invitation to visit the White House, said Mr Trump had indicated he would lift sanctions along with ending military exercises with South Korea.