HuffPost Morning Email: What you need to know about Trump Jr.‘s meeting with a Russian lawyer.
Monday, July 10
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DONALD TRUMP JR.’S MEETING WITH A RUSSIAN LAWYER The New York Times is reporting that the eldest son of President Donald Trump met with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016, under the pretenses that she had damaging information about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Campaign Chairman at the time, Paul Manafort, were also in attendance, Trump Jr. stated. [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on Facebook]
MCCAIN: SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL ‘PROBABLY GOING TO BE DEAD’ Sen. John McCain said he feared the bill didn’t have the votes as lawmakers return from the July 4th recess. [HuffPost]
TREASURY SECRETARY: STEVE BANNON IS NOT PUSHING A TAX HIKE ON THE RICH Steven Mnuchin called it a “false leak.” [HuffPost]
LAWMAKERS WEREN’T BIG FANS OF THE RUSSIAN-U.S. CYBER SECURITY UNIT IDEA McCain and Sen. Marco Rubio were quick to point out the absurdity of the suggestion, which Trump walked back Sundayevening. [HuffPost]
MULTIPLE WILDFIRES RAGING ACROSS CALIFORNIA Battling the blazes is complicated by the hot, dry weather scorching the state. [HuffPost]
INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY WERE SPIED ON WHEN TRYING TO SOLVE MYSTERY OF 43 MISSING MEXICAN STUDENTS “A team of international investigators brought to Mexico to unravel one of the nation’s gravest human rights atrocities was targeted with sophisticated surveillance technology sold to the Mexican government to spy on criminals and terrorists.” [NYT]
WELL IT WAS NICE HAVING A JOB “Google’s Digital News Initiative has committed £622,000 ($805,000) to fund an automated news writing initiative for UK-based news agency, The Press Association. The money will help pay for the creation of Radar (Reporters And Data And Robots), snappily named software designed to generate upwards 30,000 local news stories a month.” [TechCrunch]
PATTON OSWALT AND MEREDITH SALENGER HAVE NO TIME FOR TROLLS Who reacted negatively to news of their engagement. Oswalt’s wife Michelle McNamara died in April 2016. [HuffPost]
POLICE HAVE REVISED THEIR THEORY THAT VENUS WILLIAMS WAS ‘AT FAULT’ IN FATAL CAR CRASH The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department released a second video proving Williams was legally in the intersection. [HuffPost]
DID YOU KNOW PRAYING MANTISES KILL BIRDS AND EAT THEIR BRAINS? We are forever disturbed by the photos. [HuffPost]
BLAC CHYNA IS SEEKING A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HER EX ROB KARDASHIAN And she retained a prominent civil rights attorney who specializes in cases that involve revenge porn. [HuffPost]
THE SUMMER HEAT JUST GOT A ZILLION TIMES MORE DOABLE Baskin-Robbins will soon deliver! [Ad Age]
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