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Morning Briefing: Russia Special Prosecutor Appointed, FBI Headhunt Continues, Immigration Crackdowns Increase


10 things you need to know this morning – May 18th 2017

1. Justice Dept. to appoint special prosecutor for Russia probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the FBI investigation into any alleged collusion between the Trump 2016 campaign and the Russian government.

2. Trump Will Meet With Four FBI Director Candidates At The White House Wednesday

Donald Trump will interview four potential candidates for the position of FBI director at the White House Wednesday.

3. Immigration Arrests Jump Nearly 40 Percent Under Trump

Immigration arrests climbed yet again in April as federal agents continued to track down both criminal and non-criminal aliens in far greater numbers over the first 100 days of the Trump administration than they did under former President Obama a year ago.

4. Putin: I Can Give Congress Records Of Trump’s Talk With Lavrov

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he is prepared to hand over records of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian officials earlier in May.

5. WATCH: In speech to Coast Guard graduates, Trump says ‘no politician … has been treated worse’ than me

Donald Trump ripped the media as he delivered the commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday.

6. After Trump Executive Orders, ICE Making 400 Arrests Per Day

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday that it has arrested more than 400 individuals per day since President Trump signed executive orders calling for tougher immigration policies.

7. Milwaukee Co. Sheriff David Clarke Says He’s Taking Homeland Security Job

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says he has accepted a top position at the Department of Homeland Security, he announced during a radio interview Wednesday.

8. Former Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly Lands A Spot With Glenn Beck’s Radio Show

Bill O’Reilly is taking Glenn Beck up on his offer to join The Blaze team.

9. Clapper’s Intel ‘Reforms’ Helped Rice ‘Unmask’ Americans

Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper’s creation of a cloud-computing platform in 2013 made it far easier for officials like former White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice to ‘unmask’ individual Americans without creating a digital paper trail leading back to her, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.

10. Comey Memos Missing: Ex FBI Chief Never Produced Documents on Why He Promoted McCabe After Flagrant Violations of Hatch Act

Where are James Comey’s hand-written memos and notes on why and how he allowed his then-deputy FBI director to thumb his nose at federal laws and solicit almost $700,000 from a target of a FBI probe into public corruption who was likely trying to influence the investigation of another corruption target, Hillary Clinton.


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