Trump Admits Son Met Russian For Information on Opponent; 10 Killed, 53 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings
By: BillOReilly.com StaffAugust 6, 2018
Here is the Daily Briefing for Monday, August 6, where we round up the day's biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look.

 

Trump Admits Son Met Russian For Information on Opponent

President Donald Trump has admitted his son met a Russian lawyer in June 2016 "to get information on an opponent", but argues it was legal. Donald Trump Jr's meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower could constitute a breach of US campaign rules, experts say. On Sunday, US media including the Washington Post, CNN and AP reported that Trump was worried Donald Trump Jr could be in legal trouble because of the 9 June 2016 meeting with Veselnitskaya in New York. They cited several unnamed sources. Trump tweeted: "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. "This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!"

 

10 Killed, 53 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

A violent weekend in Chicago left 10 people dead and dozens more wounded, police said. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson plans to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Monday. However, CPD says it has seen a citywide reduction in shootings by 30 percent this year. Police say they know some of the shootings have been random and some targeted and related to gang conflicts.

 

Trump May Fight Subpoena to Testify in Russian Collusion Investigation to Supreme Court

President Donald Trump could mount a legal fight against any potential subpoena to testify in the ongoing investigation into his campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government, one of his lawyers said Sunday. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week”, the President's lawyer Jay Sekulow said any potential legal battle could go all the way to the Supreme Court if Special Counsel Robert Mueller attempted to compel the president to testify. Thus far, Mueller has not asked Trump to testify, so the scenario is theoretical. But if the president refused to testify voluntarily, he could legally be subpoenaed to do so. Sekulow also argued that Trump has the power to stop any investigation conducted by the Department of Justice, citing Article II of the U.S. Constitution.

 

First Marijuana Breathalyzer Test Created by California Company

A California company said it has created the first marijuana breathalyzer test, which has the potential to be used by police to detect whether drivers have used the drug. As more states legalize marijuana for recreational and medical use, law enforcement officials have grown increasingly concerned about individuals driving while high. Until now, police officers in the U.S. did not have any roadside means to determine whether a driver had consumed cannabis. They have depended mostly on field sobriety tests developed to catch alcohol use, or on personal observation, which is subject to deception. But Oakland-based Hound Labs wants to make testing for marijuana as easy as testing for alcohol.

 

A Harvard Sorority Says it Will Disband Rather than Go Co-Ed 

Harvard University has issued an ultimatum to single-gender student groups. Go co-ed or forfeit members’ opportunities to hold leadership positions on campus and to win the university’s endorsement for prestigious postgraduate fellowships. Last week, a Harvard sorority became the first student organization to choose a third option: shutting down. The national Delta Gamma organization announced that its Zeta Phi-Cambridge Area chapter would close. The dissolution of Harvard’s chapter of Delta Gamma, established in 1994, highlights the ongoing debate — which has roiled the Ivy League campus — over gender discrimination, sexual harassment and freedom of association.

 

People Seeking Plastic Surgery to Look Like Snapchat Filters

Snapchat offers several features that can animate your face with special effects. However, doctors believe people are seeking plastic surgery to permanently look like the filtered versions of themselves. Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine are calling the condition Snapchat dysmorphia, a form of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in which people have “an excessive preoccupation with a perceived flaw in appearance.” “‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ has patients seeking out cosmetic surgery to look like filtered versions of themselves instead, with fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose,” the analysts explained. “This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these patients.”

 

Tweets You May Have Missed!

@RealDonaldTrump, August 5: “Too bad a large portion of the Media refuses to report the lies and corruption having to do with the Rigged Witch Hunt - but that is why we call them FAKE NEWS!”

 

@RealDonaldTrump, August 5: “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!”

 

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