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Morning Briefing: 10 things you need to know this Sunday morning – June 11th 2017


Good morning.

Here’s what you need to know this Sunday AM.

1. Sessions To Testify About Comey Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday about recent claims made by former FBI Director James Comey, he said Saturday.

2. Trump Gave The FBI New Life After Removing Comey, Now It’s Time To Do The Same At The IRS (VIDEO)

Congressman Ron DeSantis from Florida says in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation that the FBI has a “fresh start” following James Comey’s firing, and now it’s time President Donald Trump clean out the IRS, starting with Commissioner John Koskinen.

3. NYT Is Sponsoring An Assassination Depiction Of Donald Trump

In the vein of Kathy Griffin, a “Shakespeare in the Park” production of Julius Caesar by the Public Theater features a mock assassination of a president Donald Trump lookalike. The Public Theater is sponsored by The New York Times, according to a passage on the company’s corporate partnerships page.

4. Greg Gianforte Will Plead Guilty To Assaulting Reporter In Montana

GOP Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before being elected Montana’s only congressman, a prosecutor said Friday. Gianforte plans to enter his plea Monday in court, where he is scheduled to be arraigned and sentenced, Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert told The Associated Press.

5. Majority Of Conservatives Want May To Resign As Prime Minister

Almost 60 percent of Conservative members want Prime Minister Theresa May to resign following her election failure, according to a survey published Saturday. The survey by the ConservativeHome website shows just 36 percent of party members believe she should stay on as party leader.

6. Comey Hearing Draws 19.5 Million TV Viewers, 89 Million Online

Former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony Thursday attracted more than 100 million viewers as he detailed conversations with President Donald Trump and discussed the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

7. Urban Murder Rates Fell For Decades. Obama’s Second Term Changed That.

New reports on crime from 2016 show that in Obama’s last year in office, violent crimes increased. This was the second year this happened, as 2015 saw a rise in crime as well.

8. North Korea Warns ICBM Test ‘Not Too Far Away’ Now

North Korea may be close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile, state media suggested Saturday. In recent months, North Korea has been testing a variety of missiles at an unprecedented pace.

9. PEAK MEDIA MATTERS: Cable News ‘Marginalized People Of Color’ In Global Warming Coverage

The liberal group Media Matters is claiming cable news outlets “mostly marginalized people of color” by not having enough black, Latino, Asian or Middle Eastern people on TV to talk about President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

10. Puerto Rican Day Parade Loses Half Of Its Floats Over FALN Terrorist Inclusion

New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade float participation shrank by half this year over the controversy related to the parade’s inclusion of convicted FALN terrorist Oscar López Rivera, The New York Post reports.

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