Tuesday’s Morning Email: Understanding The New Report On Russians’ ‘Derogatory’ Info


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CNN: RUSSIANS DISCUSSED ?DEROGATORY? INFO ON TRUMP ?Russian government officials discussed having potentially ?derogatory? information about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and some of his top aides in conversations intercepted by US intelligence during the 2016 election, according to two former intelligence officials and a congressional source. One source described the information as financial in nature.? [CNN]

JOHN MCCAIN: VLADIMIR PUTIN GREATER NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT THAN ISIS ?The Russians tried to destroy the very fundamental of democracy, and that is to change the outcome of an American election.? [HuffPost]

KENTUCKY?S LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER?S WINDOWS SMASHED Authorities believe someone shot into the building in another escalation of anti-press behavior. [HuffPost]

U.S. FLIES BOMBERS NEAR NORTH KOREA The U.S. and South Korea conducted ?a joint drill involving U.S. B-1B bombers? right along the Military Demarcation Line. [WSJ | Paywall]

MEET THE PORTLAND HEROES WHO STOOD UP TO HATE Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche died Friday after attempting to intervene on a Portland train when a man was harrassing two teenage girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Jeremy Joseph Christian then allegedly stabbed them. Destinee Mangum, who was one of the teenagers targeted, said she probably wouldn?t be alive today without them. [HuffPost]

FORMER PANAMANIAN DICTATOR DEAD AT 83 Manuel Noriega ruled Panama from 1983 to 1989, all while being a spy for the CIA and ?sparking a U.S. invasion.? [Reuters]

HOW TRUMP CONSUMES HIS INTELLIGENCE BRIEFINGS ?Sometimes,? Daniel Coats, director of national intelligence, said, ?pictures do say a thousand words.? [WaPo]


TIGER WOODS: ALCOHOL NOT INVOLVED IN DUI The professional golfer said an ?unexpected reaction to prescribed medications? led to his Monday morning arrest. [HuffPost]

U.K. EXAMINES MISSED OPPORTUNITIES IN MANCHESTER BOMBING Several people reportedly warned authorities of Salman Abedi?s extremist views. [NYT]

TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR GREGG ALLMAN Following the classic rock legend?s death at 69. [HuffPost]

SOFIA COPPOLA BECOMES SECOND WOMAN TO WIN CANNES DIRECTING PRIZE But Jessica Chastain, one of the jury judges, called out the festival for its overall depiction of women characters. [HuffPost]

GOOD THING THE LATEST ?PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN? WON THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND Considering the film spent over $2 million in snacks during its production. [HuffPost]

PRINCE WILLIAM OPENS UP ABOUT MOURNING HIS MOTHER ?It is not like most people?s grief, because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her.? [HuffPost]



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