News Roundup 6-23-17

​Date:        June 23, 2017
Host:        Jim Schneider
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​–Mitch McConnell released the draft of the Senate’s health care reform bill.
–President Trump to add Christian activist/lawyer Jay Sekulow to his legal
defense team to assist in the Russian probe.
–Johnny Depp lambasts President Trump at the Glastonbury Music Festival.
–President Trump calls the investigation into allegations of Russian collusion
and claims he obstructed justice as being ridiculous.
–President Trump claims he never recorded personal conversations with former FBI
Director James Comey.
–President Trump considers a Camp David-style summit to address the growing
tensions among the long established U.S. allies in the Arab world.
–President Trump announced he will soon ask Congress to pass legislation banning
immigrants from accessing public assistance within their first five years of
entering the U.S.
–President Trump talks about using solar panels in construction of the southern
border wall.
–As many as 5.7 million non-citizens may have voted in the 2008 election won by
President Obama.
–President Trump said that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its
nuclear program have failed.
–At midnight on Wednesday, some 13 thousand people connected by the Internet in
order to cast a curse on President Trump.
–Representative Steve Scalise, who was shot and critically injured during a GOP
congressional baseball practice, was transferred out of the intensive care unit
to a regular room.
–Judicial Watch announced that the National Security Council has denied its
Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to President Obama’s
National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s alleged unmasking of the identities of
any U.S. citizens that were associated with the Trump presidential campaign or
transition team.
–A federal judge in Washington D.C. acted quickly in a case alleging fired FBI
Chief James Comey obstructed justice by burying an investigation into the mass
surveillance of Americans by their government.
–Hillary Clinton and her staff still have top level security clearance.
–Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified on Wednesday that the
Democratic National Committee last year turned down his agency’s offer to help
protect its network despite being warned about a hack.
–Former Attorney General Eric Holder is considering a 2020 run against Donald
–Nancy Pelosi appears to be becoming the face of a period of Democratic
–In 2012 Senator John McCain turned over nearly 9 million dollars in unspent
funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his
–Minneapolis, Minnesota, set up a hotline for residents to report suspected hate
crimes including hate speech and actions.
–On April 4th the U.S. Senate passed SR-118, a resolution condemning hate crimes.
The resolution was drafted by a Muslim organization and was helped along by the
work of Senator Marco Rubio and others.

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