By Lauren Weber
Tuesday, May 16
TRUMP REPORTEDLY REVEALED HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION DURING MEETING WITH RUSSIAN OFFICIALS President Donald Trump allegedly discussed information that “jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State,” according to The Washington Post during a meeting last week with Russian officials. The newspaper withheld the specific details discussed in order not to further jeopardize the intelligence. And here’s everything you need to know about declassification. [HuffPost]
CRITICS PILED ON ACROSS THE AISLE GOP Sen. Bob Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations committee, said the White House needed to reverse its “downward spiral.” House Speaker Paul Ryan put out a statement asking for a full explanation from the administration. Democrats fumed, with Sen. Mark Warner calling this a “slap in the face to the intel community.” The former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Dan Rather and Twitter also weighed in. [HuffPost]
NORTH KOREA SUSPECTED IN GLOBAL RANSOMWARE ATTACK Although the investigation is far from over. [Reuters]
U.S. ACCUSES ASSAD REGIME OF BUILDING CREMATORIUM In the Sednaya prison to cover up mass murders. [HuffPost]
WHY POSSIBLE 2020 CANDIDATES ARE SPENDING SO MUCH MONEY ON ONLINE ADS “The opportunity is there to get out of the traditional fundraising rat race and to make a direct appeal to donors on a widely distributed small-dollar basis.” [HuffPost]
EXPERTS PUSH TO END LEAD POISONING BY 2021 After all, nearly 3,000 areas in the U.S. have higher lead poisoning rates than Flint. [HuffPost]
EVEN ANN COULTER CAME FOR TRUMP “Everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque,” she told The Daily Caller in an interview Sunday. “I’m not very happy with what has happened so far,” Coulter added. “I guess we have to try to push him to keep his promises. But … if he doesn’t keep his promises I’m out.” [HuffPost]
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North Korea’s latest missile launch landed 60 miles south of what region of Russia?
LOVE (ON REALITY TV) IS DEAD Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell from season 20 of “The Bachelor” have called it quits. [HuffPost]
THIS OFFICER OVERDOSED ON FENTANYL Just by brushing it off of his shirt. [HuffPost]
HACKERS STOLE THE LATEST ‘PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN’ And are demanding a massive ransom from Disney. [Deadline]
GENERAL MILLS IS GIVING AWAY 10,000 BOXES OF ONLY MARSHMALLOW LUCKY CHARMS And they’re going full-scale Willy Wonka to do it. [HuffPost]
WINTER ISN’T COMING FAST ENOUGH So now we get a fifth “Game of Thrones” spinoff. [HuffPost]
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