On Sunday evening, the Washington Publish adopted the New York Occasions’ scoop and said “Russian bounties supplied to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan are believed to have resulted within the deaths of a number of US service members”.
In response, underneath hearth for alleged treason or gross negligence or each, Donald Trump tweeted: “Intel simply reported to me that they didn’t discover this data credible, and due to this fact didn’t report it to me or [vice-president Mike Pence] Probably one other fabricated Russia Hoax, possibly by the Pretend Information @nytimesbooks, desirous to make Republicans look unhealthy!!!”
As we speak, according to reports, the administration will transient some members of Congress on intelligence concerning the Russian plot.
It wasn’t clear what the Occasions books desk needed to do with something however this was simply one other day in America. One which Trump began by retweeting a video wherein a supporter yelled: “White power! White power!” That was deleted, after a couple of hours, with a spokesman saying Trump hadn’t heard the phrases in query.
Out within the night: reporting that the Trump marketing campaign is making an attempt to vary its assaults on Joe Biden, from Sleepy Joe to Corrupt Joe or in any other case. It’s pushed by polling after all: Biden leads in most battleground states and nationally. Right here’s fivethirtyeight.com, for additional studying.
In coronavirus information, the US has now recorded greater than 2.5m instances and greater than 125,000 deaths and is racking up report day by day totals of recent instances. By the same measure, from Johns Hopkins College, greater than 500,000 individuals have died worldwide.
Mike Pence, vice-president and head of the White Home coronavirus activity power, made information over the weekend by cancelling campaign events due to spikes in states which reopened early, advising the carrying of masks at others, and appearing (with mask) at another with a massed choir who … weren’t wearing masks. Right here’s Lauren Aratani with a look at a key question:
And so to the protests stemming from the killing of George Floyd, an African American man, in an arrest by 4 Minneapolis cops on 25 Might. Confrontations between police and protesters continued in a single day, in cities throughout the US. In Jackson, Mississippi, in the meantime, there was victory for these looking for change: the final state to hold the Accomplice battle emblem on its state flag voted to take away it.