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7:45 PM ET, June 12, 2018


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Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I do trust him’: Trump opens up about Kim after historic summit  —  North Korea will denuclearize, President Donald Trump declared in an exclusive interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos just hours after intense and historic negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Trump Was Outfoxed in Singapore  —  It sure looks as if President Trump was hoodwinked in Singapore.  —  Trump made a huge concession — the suspension of military exercises with South Korea.  That's on top of the broader concession of the summit meeting itself, security guarantees …
ABC News:
President Trump sits down with George Stephanopoulos: TRANSCRIPT  —  President Donald Trump sat down for an exclusive one-on-one with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos after the president's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday in Singapore.
READ: Full text of Trump-Kim signed statement  —  Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit  —  President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America …
New York Magazine:
This Is What a Nuclear Bomb Looks Like  —  If America is attacked, the strike probably won't come from North Korea.  And it will be even scarier than we imagine.  —  In his efforts to Make America Great Again, Donald Trump has succeeded in reviving at least one aspect of America's past: the fear of nuclear war.
Greta Van Susteren / Voice of America:
Trump to VOA: 'We're Going to Denuke North Korea'  —  President Donald Trump spoke with VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren after his summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore about what the two discussed and what to expect next.  —  Van Susteren: What surprised you about Kim Jong Un?
Byron York / Washington Examiner:   On North Korea, a president who tried something different
Washington Post:
Trump-Kim summit: Trump says after historic meeting, ‘We have developed a very special bond’
Alex Wayne / Bloomberg:
Trump Had a Movie Made Just for Kim Jong Un
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:   The North Korea summit was a triumph of Trumpian stagecraft, and the media fell for it
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The NRA appears to pull old legislator grades from its website
Anita Kumar / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Trump's unlikely allies on North Korea talks — progressive Democrats
Discussion: Daily Wire
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“The Era of Primal Trump”: Insiders Fear Trump Is Lurching from One Nuclear Showdown to Another  —  Advisers worry that with Singapore in the rearview mirror, “It's going to hit the fan pretty soon.”  —  During Donald Trump's sleepless-in-Singapore star turn, White House advisers …
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Michael Avenatti: The Russians Are Trying to Run a Smear Job on Me … Michael Avenatti, the outspoken attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, says the Russian government is trying to smear him in the press.  Avenatti told The Daily Beast that people in the Kremlin have been trying to plant damaging stories about him in media outlets.
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
Longtime Trump fixer Michael Cohen has been telling friends he expects to be arrested shortly
Discussion: CNBC, Breitbart and The Gateway Pundit
Laura Jarrett / CNN:
Rosenstein plans to call on House to investigate its own staff  —  Washington (CNN)Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's ongoing battle with House Republicans reached new heights Tuesday, as the No. 2 senior leader of the Justice Department plans to call on the House to investigate its own committee staff.
Catherine Herridge / Fox News:
Rosenstein threatened to ‘subpoena’ GOP-led committee in ‘chilling’ clash over records, emails show  —  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to “subpoena” emails, phone records and other documents from lawmakers and staff on a Republican-led House committee during a tense meeting earlier …
Washington Post:
Senior Justice Dept. lawyer resigns after shift on Obamacare  —  A senior career Justice Department official has resigned in the wake of the Trump administration's move to stop defending a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, a departure that highlights internal frustration generated by the decision …
Bloomberg:   McConnell Backs Obamacare Coverage of Pre-Existing Illness
Page Six:
Rudy Giuliani's wife filed for divorce after his affair with married woman  —  WHITEFIELD, N.H. — Rudy Giuliani had an affair with a married New Hampshire hospital administrator before the mayor-turned-presidential lawyer and his wife separated, multiple sources told The Post.
Discussion: East Bay Times, Mediaite and Raw Story
Lisa Ryan / The Cut:
Rudy Giuliani's Wife Says He Had an Affair With a Married Woman
Discussion: Page Six
Griffin Connolly / Roll Call:
New Court Documents Reveal Details of Yard Dispute That Hospitalized Rand Paul  —  Updated 2:55 p.m. |  New court documents in Kentucky shed more light on details from the yard dispute that landed Sen. Rand Paul in the hospital with six broken ribs, among other thoracic complications, and could land his neighbor in prison.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Splinter
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
AT&T wins: Judge clears $85 billion bid for Time Warner with no conditions  — The Justice Department sued last year to block the merger, citing concerns that AT&T, owner of satellite television provider DirecTV, could charge rival distributors more for Time Warner content, resulting in higher prices for consumers.
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
AT&T's Time Warner Takeover Wins Judge's Approval in Defeat for Justice Dept.
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Who lobbied on the AT&T-Time Warner merger
Elana Schor / Politico:
McCaskill used private plane on campaign RV tour
Discussion: Political Wire
William Mauldin / Wall Street Journal:
White House Trade Official Backs Away From His Insult to Trudeau  —  Peter Navarro says he was mistaken to say there was ‘special place in hell’ for leaders like Canada's Justin Trudeau  —  WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump's senior trade adviser said Tuesday he had made a mistake …
John Melloy / CNBC:
Trump says Trudeau's comments are going to cost Canada ‘a lot of money’
Discussion: The Root and IJR
Corker slams GOP colleagues: ‘We might poke the bear!’  —  (CNN)Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker accused his party of cowering before President Donald Trump in an impassioned speech on the Senate floor Tuesday.  —  In an animated exchange, Corker — who was trying to get a vote …
Discussion: Mediaite
YouTube:   GOP senator calls out his party for fearing Trump
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Mueller sees Russian effort to influence 2018 midterms  —  Prosecutors are trying to block intelligence agencies and absent defendants from seeing evidence in the investigation of interference in the 2016 election.  —  Russian intelligence agencies are trying to meddle in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections …
Discussion: Raw Story
Russia Keeps Meddling, Mueller Says in Bid to Guard Evidence
Discussion: BloombergQuint
Kushner's 2017 Apartment Deal Shows Turn Toward Israeli Firms  — Filing shows personal stake alongside Psagot Investment House  — Relying less on U.S. banks, he increased credit line with IDB  —  Jared Kushner has expanded his personal ties to Israeli financial firms as he oversees policy …
Washington Post:
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million in outside income last year while serving …
Avery Anapol / The Hill:
Judge rules Mueller must identify unnamed individuals in Manafort indictment  —  A federal judge ruled Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller  —  must identify the unnamed individuals in his recent superseding indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge orders Mueller to identify unnamed figures in Manafort indictment
Discussion: National Review
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Alan M. Dershowitz / The Hill:
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