Ivanka Trump Ahead of 'Unite the Right' Rally; President Trump Calls Dossier Author Christopher Steele A 'Lowlife'
By: BillOReilly.com StaffAugust 12, 2018
Here is the Daily Briefing for Sunday, August 12, where we round up the day's biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look.


Trump Calls Dossier Author Christopher Steele A ‘Lowlife’ 

President Trump leveled a multi-front attack Saturday against dossier author Christopher Steele, the media, Justice Department official Bruce Ohr and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly [sic],” Trump tweeted. Trump followed that tweet up with one accusing Sessions of being “scared stiff” and “Missing in Action” because Ohr remains employed at the Justice Department. A series of reports published in The Hill and The Washington Examiner in August revealed Ohr and Steele exchanged emails and text messages before and after the 2016 presidential election. Ohr also briefed the FBI on 12 separate occasions about his interactions with Steele, a former MI6 official. Ohr provided the interviews after the FBI had cut ties with Steele because of unauthorized disclosures he gave to the media prior to the election. Ohr’s wife, a Russia expert named Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that hired Steele to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia.


Ivanka Trump Ahead of 'Unite the Right' Rally: 'No Place for White Supremacy, Racism, and Neo-Nazism'

Ivanka Trump marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., by condemning racism late Saturday. Hours ahead of the "Unite the Right 2" rally, the first daughter and White House adviser once again went further singling out white supremacy than her father, President Trump, who earlier in the day denounced "all types of racism." Permits for Sunday’s “Unite the Right 2” rally indicated that about 400 demonstrators are expected in Lafayette Square, a park adjacent to the White House. More than 1,500 counter-protesters plan to gather at various downtown locations, including in the same park. "One year ago in Charlottesville, we witnessed an ugly display of hatred, racism, bigotry & violence," Ivanka Trump said in a trio of tweets. "While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, racism, and neo-nazism in our great country," she continued. "Rather than tearing each other down with hatred, racism & violence, we can lift one another up, strengthen our communities and strive to help every American achieve his or her full potential!" 


In Iowa, Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Says Democrats Must Fight

Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur who is taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, told Iowa Democrats on Friday that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House. It's a role he is considering filling himself. In a political scene unthinkable just months ago, Avenatti was the closing speaker at the Democratic Wing Ding in Clear Lake, Iowa, a traditional stop for presidential hopefuls. His remarks came after a tour through the early-voting state that included a visit to the state fair and meetings with key Democratic officials. "What I fear for this Democratic Party that I love is that we have a tendency to bring nail clippers to gunfights," Avenatti told an enthusiastic crowd in the Surf Ballroom and Museum. "Tonight I want to suggest a different course. I believe that the Democratic Party must be a party that fights fire with fire." He added, "When they go low, I say, we hit harder." It was a reversal of former First Lady Michelle Obama's declaration at the 2016 Democratic Convention, "When they go low, we go high."


NASA Launches Historic Mission to 'Touch The Sun'

A space probe that aims to be the first to “touch the sun” launched early Sunday morning, marking the next step in an effort that scientists say has been 60 years in the making. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3:31 a.m. EDT. A last-minute technical glitch led NASA to delay the launch, which was initially planned for early on Saturday morning. The $1.5-billion, car-sized spacecraft is designed to provide a close look at the sun’s atmosphere. Over the course of its seven-year mission, the probe will orbit the sun 24 times, each time sweeping through the corona, where the temperature is a blistering 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Trump Goes After James Comey For Hurting the FBI’s ‘Once Stellar Reputation’

President Donald Trump criticized former FBI Director James Comey and several other federal investigators involved in the Russian investigation Saturday for damaging the agency’s reputation. Trump thrashed Comey and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Twitter for using the nearly two-year-long probe to tarnish the agency’s image. He also warned the agency not to slow walk public requests for text messages between former investigators Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. “Why isn’t the FBI giving Andrew McCabe text messages to Judicial Watch or appropriate governmental authorities. FBI said they won’t give up even one (I may have to get involved, DO NOT DESTROY).” Trump tweeted before mentioning McCabe’s wife’s involvement in Democratic politics. He added in an additional tweet: “Will the FBI ever recover it’s once stellar reputation, so badly damaged by Comey, McCabe, Peter S and his lover, the lovely Lisa Page, and other top officials now dismissed or fired? So many of the great men and women of the FBI have been hurt by these clowns and losers!”


Poll: 39% Back Succession 

With growing liberal opposition to President Trump around the country, a new poll finds strong support for succession among Democrats and blacks. According to the Zogby Analytics survey, 39 percent of the country support states breaking away from the national government and country. Racially-charged protests at the gate of the White House, those most supportive of succession are Democrats and blacks, according to the survey analysis. “Overall support for secession remains only 12 points from a majority,” said the poll. Among Democrats, 42 percent support succession, a slight increase since Zogby Analytics asked the question a year ago. GOP support dropped from 38 percent to 35 percent. Among African-Americans, support rose from 43 percent to 47 percent.


NPR Host Calls Out Omarosa Over Discrepancy in Trump Racism Allegation

In an interview, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman contradicted a claim in her forthcoming book that she heard a tape of President Trump using the “n-word.” Manigault Newman insisted in an NPR interview that she heard Trump utter the pejorative in an audio file recorded on the set of The Apprentice. “Hearing it changed everything for me,” Manigault Newman told NPR host Rachel Martin. “I heard the President of the United States use, not only the ‘n-word,’ but as Bill Pruitt described during that interview, other horrible things during the production of ‘The Apprentice,'” she continued. Pruitt is a former “Apprentice” producer who claimed before the 2016 election that tapes existed of Trump making racial comments about black people. But as Martin noted in the interview, Manigault Newman wrote in her book, “Unhinged,” that she was merely told of the tape. She does not suggest in the tell-all that she has actually heard Trump’s voice.


Dodgeball: No Longer Just a Game for School Gyms

At the Dodgeball World Cup on the weekend, players were dipping, diving, ducking and, well, dodging all over the two-court theater at Madison Square Garden. "It's not the same game that most people remember from school," Team Canada's Katie Morrison said. "It's exciting to tell people that and to see their reactions that it's actually a competitive sport. It demands a level of athleticism when you're performing on the court - power, speed, and agility." All of this was on display at the World Dodgeball Association's second biennial tournament, where 13 different countries competed for the ultimate title in men's, women's and mixed competition, with 10 teams each. The WDA was founded as dodgeball's world governing body in 2013, bringing together 35 countries from different continental federations. Since then, it has grown to 62 countries and WDA president Tom Hickson said there are more than 67.5 million participants worldwide.



Tweets You Might Have Missed!

@RealDonaldTrump, August 11: “The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC....”


@RealDonaldTrump, August 11: “....Do you believe Nelly worked for Fusion and her husband STILL WORKS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF “JUSTICE.” I have never seen anything so Rigged in my life. Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action. It is all starting to be revealed - not pretty. IG Report soon? Witch Hunt!”


@RealDonaldTrump, August 11: “I am proud to have fought for and secured the LOWEST African American and Hispanic unemployment rates in history. Now I’m pushing for prison reform to give people who have paid their debt to society a second chance. I will never stop fighting for ALL Americans!”


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