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9:10 PM ET, June 19, 2018


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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Meghan McCain Calls Out First Daughter's Silence on Child Separation: ‘Where Is Ivanka?’  —  On The View this morning, Meghan McCain brought up Ivanka Trump to ask where she's been on this issue of family separation at the border.  —  The outrage over separating children from their parents …
Discussion: The Forward, Washington Post and Vox
George Takei / Foreign Policy:
‘At Least During the Internment ...’ Are Words I Thought I'd Never Utter  —  I was sent to a camp at just five years old — but even then, they didn't separate children from families  —  Imagine this scene: Tens of thousands of people, mostly families with children, are labeled by the government …
Bill Goodykoontz / USA Today:
News media finally calls out Trump on his lies.  It took children in cages to make it happen. … An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of children being processed by officials took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration's policy …
Discussion: RedState, Fox News, CNN and Washington Post
CBS News:
Members of Sessions' church accuse him of child abuse for border policies
Discussion:, NBC News and Mother Jones
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Trump's Cruelty and the Crying Children at the Border
Discussion: HuffPost, Washington Post and Bloomberg
Rudy Giuliani Says FBI Questioned Him On Leaks That Hurt Clinton Campaign  —  Trump's lawyer says he talked with two FBI agents in his suite at the Trump International Hotel in D.C.  —  WASHINGTON Rudy Giuliani says FBI agents interviewed him in his room at the Trump International Hotel earlier …
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani to Trump 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Parscale: ‘Keep Quiet’ … Rudy Giuliani would prefer it if his client Donald Trump's political team would stop demanding the president fire his attorney general.  —  “I wish they'd sit back and keep quiet for a while,” Giuliani …
Discussion: Axios, AOL, The Guardian and CNBC
Laura Jarrett / CNN:
FBI agent Strzok escorted from FBI building Friday  —  Washington (CNN)FBI agent Peter Strzok was escorted from the FBI building Friday as part of the ongoing internal proceedings at the bureau on his conduct, according to a source familiar with the matter.  —  As of Tuesday, the source said, Strzok is still an FBI employee.
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
FBI agent Peter Strzok escorted from building amid internal review
Wall Street Journal:
Michael Cohen Wants Trump to Pay His Legal Fees  —  Former personal lawyer for Trump hires New York attorney Guy Petrillo  —  Michael Cohen has hired New York lawyer Guy Petrillo to represent him in a federal investigation into his business dealings, and has told associates he wants President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Michael Cohen is hiring an experienced criminal lawyer in New York  —  Source: Cohen signals willingness to cooperate  —  Washington (CNN)President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen is hiring Guy Petrillo, a former chief of the criminal division of the US attorney's office in Manhattan …
Emily Jane Fox / Vanity Fair:
Breaking: Michael Cohen, Holding His Cards Close to the Vest, Has Hired a New Lawyer  —  The president's former attorney, who parted with his lawyers last week, has now hired Guy Petrillo, who served as the chief of the criminal division in the S.D.N.Y. from 2008 to 2009.  —  BY - EMILY JANE FOXJune 19, 2018,
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNBC
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Schumer rejects GOP proposal to address border crisis  —  Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer  —  (N.Y.) on Tuesday dismissed a legislative proposal backed by Republican leaders to keep immigrant families together at the border, arguing that President Trump  —  could fix the problem more easily with a flick of his pen.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Trump loses temper over border wall funding  —  The president complained in a private meeting that Senate Republicans won't fully fund his wall — and threatened a shutdown in September.  —  President Donald Trump is getting frustrated with his administration's own demands for border wall funding.
The Hill:
Trump vows to stand with House GOP ‘1,000 percent’ on immigration
Discussion: Politico
Mariam Khan / ABC News:
Senate Republicans buck Trump and back bill to halt immigrant family separations
Discussion: Politico
Los Angeles Times:   Republicans in Congress look for way out of border crisis as Trump publicly stands his ground
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Exclusive: US officials likely lost track of nearly 6,000 unaccompanied migrant kids  —  WASHINGTON  —  The Trump administration has likely lost track of nearly 6,000 unaccompanied migrant children, thousands more than lawmakers were alerted to last month, according to a McClatchy review of federal data.
Associated Press:
With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies.
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
The Outrage Over Family Separation Is Exactly What Stephen Miller Wants
The Onion /
Stephen Miller Furious At ProPublica For Only Releasing 7-Minute Recording Of Immigrant Children Sobbing
Discussion: The Onion
Nick Wadhams / Bloomberg:
U.S. Plans to Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council Today  — Haley has said panel wages ‘pathological’ anti-Israel campaign  — U.K.'s Johnson has said council is flawed but has value  —  The Trump administration plans to announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council …
Josh Lederman / Associated Press:   Sens. McCain, Coons urge Trump to withdraw migration nominee
Conor Finnegan / ABC News:   US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council
New York Times:
Bush Veteran Joseph Hagin to Leave Trump White House Post  —  WASHINGTON — Joseph W. Hagin, a deputy chief of staff to President Trump and one of the most seasoned government veterans on a team populated mainly by newcomers with little if any prior experience in the White House, plans to step down next month.
Anita Kumar / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Buyers tied to Russia, former Soviet republics paid $109 million cash for Trump properties  —  WASHINGTON  —  Aleksandr Burman, a Ukrainian who engaged in a health care scheme that cost the federal government $26 million and was sentenced to a decade in prison, paid $725,000 cash for a condo …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Esther Fung / Wall Street Journal:   Florida Officials Approve Plan to Build Largest U.S. Mall
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Former ICE Director: Some migrant family separations are permanent  —  “You could be creating thousands of immigrant orphans in the U.S.,” said ex-Acting Director John Sandweg.  —  WASHINGTON — The former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told NBC News that migrant parents separated …
Eric Boehlert / Shareblue Media:
Jeff Sessions' own church charges him with child abuse  —  Hundreds of United Methodists are demanding accountability from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  —  Denouncing the “damage he is currently causing to immigrants, particularly children and families,” 640 members of Attorney General …
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
Commerce Secretary Shorted Stock as Negative Coverage Loomed  —  Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. shorted stock in a shipping firm — an investment tactic for profiting if share prices fall — days after learning that reporters were preparing a potentially negative story about his dealings with the Kremlin-linked company.
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee's one rainy Saturday, wolfing down a breakfast of biscuits and gravy.  Then they descended on Antioch, a quiet Nashville suburb, armed with iPads full of voter data and a fiery script.
Discussion: Econlib, Hit & Run and New Republic
Michael Harriot / The Root:
Watch This White Woman Explain to a Black Woman Why Slavery Wasn't So Bad  —  After using census reports and cherry-picked facts, a resident of Cobb County, Ga., recently surpassed the record held by Roseanne Barr and Rachel Dolezal on the Becky-ometer, a scientific tool used to measure the caucasity of white women.
Discussion: Raw Story
Fox News:
Manafort in ‘solitary confinement’ to avoid attack by someone intent on ‘street cred,’ Trump ex-lawyer says  —  Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is being held in “solitary confinement” after his bail was revoked, in an “outrageous violation” of his civil liberties, former Trump lawyer John Dowd told Fox News on Tuesday.
Discussion: VICE, Mediaite and Fortune
Elizabeth Chuck / NBC News:
Couple raises more than $5 million on Facebook to reunite immigrant families  —  It's Facebook's largest ever single fundraiser, and at one point, it was raising $4,000 a minute.  —  A campaign to help reunite immigrant families separated at the border has raised more than $5 million on Facebook …
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
‘Pro-Life,’ Pro-Family Groups Are MIA On Family Separations At The Border  —  “We refrain from public comment on immigration,” said the president of SBA List, whose mission is to “encircle the vulnerable ones who need us.”  —  WASHINGTON Conservative groups that promote themselves as …
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Erik Prince: I ‘Cooperated’ With Mueller … Erik Prince, the founder of private security company Blackwater, has found himself embroiled in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.  —  During the campaign …
Discussion: Raw Story
Trump's Immigrant Child Detentions Mean $458 Million for Nonprofit  — Southwest Key paid to house immigrant children on U.S. behalf  — Group runs former WalMart Inc. store turned detention center  —  The Trump administration plans to pay a Texas nonprofit nearly half a billion dollars …
Discussion: Houston Chronicle
Katy Vine / Texas Monthly:
A Pediatrician's View Into a Border Patrol Processing Center  —  Dr. Marsha Griffin, co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics special interest group on immigrant health, tells us what she's seen and what separation traumas could mean in the long term for immigrant children.
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Casey Michel / ThinkProgress:
Russians and the American right started plotting in 1995. We have the notes from the first meeting.
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
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Christina Caron / New York Times:
Big-Name Retailers Make Pride Merchandise in Places That Aren't L.G.B.T.-Friendly
Sky News:
Call me Mr President: Macron scolds teenager who called him ‘Manu’
Discussion: NPR
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Dale / Toronto Star:
Donald Trump accuses Canadians of smuggling shoes home from U.S.
Emily Davies /
Hard-Partying Donald Trump Jr. Was Dubbed ‘Diaper Don’ in College, New Book Details
Discussion: Splinter and AOL
Daniel Friedman / Mother Jones:
Mike Huckabee Praised Qatar Without Revealing He Was Paid $50,000 by Qatar
Sam Lavigne:
Downloading the profiles of everyone on LinkedIn who works for ICE
Discussion: The Verge, Motherboard and Boing Boing
Gabriel Malor / The Federalist:
Democrats' Border Separation Bill Would Let Nearly All Parents Who Commit Federal Crimes Get Off Scot-Free
Don Junior cancels fundraiser with Bush son