A stunning new report claims Trump removed the Ukrainian Ambassador because Rudy Giuliani said she was interfering with his investigation into Joe Biden.
Meanwhile, here comes another one! A new whistleblower from inside the IRS says the Treasury Department tried to interfere with an audit of Trump’s tax returns.
And lastly, progressives warn of a stealth privatization effort by the White House as Trump signs an executive order aimed at undermining the Medicare for All movement.
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
CNN reports that President Trump mentioned the political prospects of Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren in a June 18 phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. During the call, Trump reportedly told Xi that he would stay quiet about the violent Hong Kong protests as trade talks between the two countries progressed
From the BBC; Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked emergency powers to ban face masks at the city’s pro-democracy protests, threatening offenders with one year in jail if they prevent themselves from being identified by police.
Bernie Sanders will participate in the next Democratic primary debate later this month, an aide confirmed Thursday, while the Vermont senator's wife reported that he is “up and about” following a heart procedure that forced him off the campaign trail.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to announce his resignation next month. Sources tell Politico that Perry’s exit is unrelated to Ukraine, however, the energy secretary is the subject of two congressional subpoenas targeted at Rudy Giuliani efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden and his son.