Trump Reacts to IG Report; Trump's Tariff Threat
By: StaffJune 15, 2018
Here is the Daily Briefing for Friday, June 15, where we round up the day's biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look.


Trump Reacts to IG Report

On Friday, Trump spoke about the IG’s report. He tweeted, “The IG Report is a total disaster for Comey, his minions and sadly, the FBI. Comey will now officially go down as the worst leader, by far, in the history of the FBI. I did a great service to the people in firing him. Good Instincts. Christopher Wray will bring it proudly back!” Trump also took aim at politically charged text messages exchanged between agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page, “FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who headed the Clinton & Russia investigations, texted to his lover Lisa Page, in the IG Report, that “we’ll stop” candidate Trump from becoming President. Doesn’t get any lower than that!”


IG Report Calls Comey “Insubordinate”

In Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report that was released on Thursday, he calls James Comey “Insubordinate” in handling the probe into Hillary Clinton. Comey responded to the report saying, "The conclusions are reasonable, even though I disagree with some," the former FBI director wrote on Twitter. "People of good faith can see an unprecedented situation differently." 


Trump’s Tariff Threat 

Today, Trump "will announce a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese products," the WashPost reports. "The tariffs, which Trump set in motion in March, are a response to China’s practice of compulsory technology licensing for foreign companies and its efforts to steal U.S. trade secrets via cybertheft." China's Commerce Ministry said Friday that it will respond immediately on the same scale to the Trump administration's new tariffs on Chinese goods worth up to $50 billion.


Trump Won’t Sign Compromise Immigration Bill

President Donald Trump on Friday said he would not sign the compromise immigration bill House Republicans unveiled on Thursday. The House is set to vote on two immigration bills next week, a conservative proposal and a compromise proposal GOP leaders negotiated with moderates and conservatives. “I’m looking at both of them,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” in an interview Friday morning from the White House lawn. “I certainly wouldn’t sign the more moderate one.”


Manafort in Court on New Charges

Former Trump Campaign Manager, Paul Manafort, heads to federal court on Friday. Manafort will learn whether he must await trial in prison or can remain on house arrest following allegations that he tried to obstruct the Russia inquiry. The new obstruction charges allege that Manafort and another individual attempted to coach the testimony of the two unnamed witnesses.


New York Attorney General Files Suit Against Trump Foundation

Democratic Attorney General Barbara Underwood is suing to dissolve The Donald J. Trump Foundation and is seeking $2.8 million in restitution. The lawsuit was filed against President Donald Trump and three of his adult children, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump. Underwood says that the Foundation "was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality." 


North Korea Has Begun Handing Over Troop Remains

North Korea has begun to return the remains of thousands of U.S. troops that have been missing in the country. The repatriation of those missing in action was part of an initial agreement struck by Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un during their meeting in Singapore this week. “I said, ‘the remains I would like to get them.’ He said, ‘yes, we will do that.’ They are already starting to produce remains of these great, young soldiers who were left in North Korea,” Trump said during an impromptu interview on Fox News outside the White House. “We're getting the remains. Nobody thought that was possible.”


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