07/12/2017 05:23 CDT
TRUMP JR. UNDER FIRE FOR 20-MINUTE MEETING WITH RUSSIAN LAWYER ABOUT NOTHING; MEDIA IN FRENZY; DESANTIS CALLS FOR PURGE OF EX-OBAMA OFFICIALS FROM GOVERNMENT
TODAY’S TOP 10
WASHINGTON SWAMP BLOWS A RUSSIAN GASKET OVER INCONSEQUENTIAL TRUMP JR. MEETING
DONALD TRUMP JR. FIGHTS BACK on Hannity, insisting he did nothing wrong although in retrospect would have handled meeting differently. Hot Air.
- Russian lawyer denies Kremlin connection. NBC News.
- Not collusion — just amateur hour. Jonathan Turley.
- Trump emails support his account. John Hinderaker.
- Tapper invents phrase “willingness to commit collusion.” Independent Journal Review.
- Kaine: A treason investigation? Free Beacon.
TOP GOP HOUSE INTEL MEMBER calls for investigation into Comey leak; purge of former Obama officials. Free Beacon.
- McCain faces questions in anti-Trump dossier case. McClatchey.
- Cruz: Media obsession ironic after Obama showed nothing but appeasement for eight years. Real Clear Politics.
ISIS CONFIRMS LEADER al-Baghdadi has been killed. ZeroHedge.
BLACK LIVES MATTER blasts NRA videos, vows to protect itself from “gun-toting racists.” TheBlaze.
ALASKA’S “UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME” a case study in how to bamboozle Mark Zuckerberg. The Federalist.
LIBERAL VOX: NOT RADICALLY responding to “climate change” a “moral crime.” NewsBusters.
LONG AGO GOP DEFECTOR SCARBOROUGH self-importantly announces he’s leaving GOP and officially joins the Swamp. Free Beacon.
THE MAJOR WILDCARD that could send oil prices to $120 a barrel. ZeroHedge.
THE MOST AND LEAST POPULAR U.S. Senators at the moment. ZeroHedge.
TRUMP’S EPA CHIEF SAYS climate debate should be televised worldwide. Daily Caller.
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COMMENTARY WORTH READING
- 4 slurs Democrats need to stop using as political weapons. The Federalist.
- NYT’s faux-conservative Brooks blames upper middle class for ruining country. Daily Wire.
- Pretensions of the Left, then and now. American Thinker.
VIDEO WORTH WATCHING
- AP Stylebook gives one-sided treatment to conservatives. Free Beacon.
- Shady Sanders. America Rising.
- Gorka to CNN: More people watch cartoons than your coverage. Independent Journal Review.
HERE’S A TIP: ONE POLITICAL PARTY TIPS BETTER THAN THE OTHER
- Democrats need to pay their fair share when it comes to tipping. TheBlaze.
TWEETS OF NOTE
- (@CollinRugg) With all this outrage towards Don Jr. you would think he sold 20% of the United States uranium to Russia or something. Tweet.
- (@omriceren) In last yrs of Obama admin US literally physically ceded Syria to Russia. To spin that, US intel under Brennan was shamelessly politicized. Tweet.
DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL
- RUSSIAN ROULETTE Drudge.