Daily News Digest June 20, 2018

Via Greyhawk:

Demand 2 things of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services & the US Department of Homeland Security:

  1. The complete list of all children in their custody, including whether or not they were accompanied, who their parents are/were, where the children were taken into custody, where they are now, and their current state of health;
  2. The complete list of all children who are currently "compromised" - not with the other groups of children due to sickness, injury, mental or emotional duress, or who have died. The second list shoudl include all the same information as the first, but also note the first occasion when the condition was noted and what actions have been taken.

These lists should be immediately made available to Congress, all parties. Redacted lists that replace the names of the children & parents with designations, in order to protect the identities of the families & shield them from HIPAA violations, should be simultaneously released to news agencies & the UN.

Right fucking now.

During the campaign, Prince reportedly met at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., operative George Nader, and social media specialist Joel Zamel to discuss a potential pro-Trump social media influence operation. He also met with Russian sovereign wealth fund manager Kirill Dmitriev during the transition period—a meeting reportedly planned to set up a backchannel between the Trump administration and Russia. Those revelations raise questions about his relationship to the Trump administration—questions Mueller is reportedly investigating.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 223.88 points, or 0.90 percent, at the open to 24,763.59. The S&P 500 .SPX opened lower by 21.74 points, or 0.78 percent, at 2,752.01. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 88.55 points, or 1.14 percent, to 7,658.47 at the opening bell.

Decrying “internment camps,” Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing on Tuesday with a dramatic protest against the Trump administration’s policy of detaining immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Russia has lost its bid to become a member of the UN’s human rights council, in a defeat that reflects the diplomatic cost of its war in Syria.

Russia was beaten on Friday by Hungary and Croatia in the competition for two seats on the council allotted to eastern European states.

The United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council citing "chronic bias against Israel," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Tuesday.

Her announcement makes good on repeated threats to leave the 47-member body that Haley slammed as "hypocritical and self-serving."

Separating children from their parents at the border is creating havoc — but a new Trump administration fingerprinting policy may create even more in the future by discouraging their families from claiming them.

Even before the White House imposed zero-tolerance border enforcement that led to an explosion in family separations, the Trump administration decided to collect biometrics from people who take custody of unaccompanied minors — with no guarantee that it won’t be used for enforcement.

Liberal activists disrupted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night amid growing outcry over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.