(Politico) poll/ 28% of young adults ages 18 to 34 say they are "absolutely certain" that they'll vote in midterms, compared to 74% of seniors.
(Vox) 1/ Trump backtracked and tried to spin his Helsinki summit comments.
Charging documents say Butina was directed by a "high-level official in the Russian government," who has been previously identified as Alexander Torshin, a senior official at the Russian central bank, who is also a longtime associate of the NRA.The charges were filed under seal the day after 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted by the Justice Department for hacking Democratic computers.Overall, 69% of Americans agree that immigrants are an important part of American identity.(NPR) 1/ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that a grand jury returned indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officials on charges of hacking into the DNC, DCCC, and state election offices to steal and release documents in an attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election.They were unsealed following Trump's press conference with Putin where he said he saw no reason the Russian leader would try to influence the presidential election.
(Bloomberg / The Guardian / New York Times) 6/ Trump: "I think the European Union is a foe." Days before his meeting with Putin, Trump capped off a contentious NATO summit in the U. by naming the European Union when asked to identify his "biggest foe globally right now." Speaking at his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Trump added: "Well, I think we have a lot of foes.Reading from prepared remarks, Trump claimed he misspoke yesterday and meant to say "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia" that interfered in the election. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. (Bloomberg / CNBC / Wall Street Journal / New York Times / Washington Post) 2/ Trump tweeted that his meeting with Putin was "even better" than his "great meeting with NATO" allies while blaming the media for being "rude" and "going Crazy!Trump also said "I accept" the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, but it "could be other people also." Trump asserted that "Russia's actions had no impact at all" on the election outcome. for acting with "foolishness and stupidity" toward Russia in the past. " (Washington Post / Bloomberg / Reuters) I had a great meeting with NATO.The defendants worked for the Russian intelligence service known as the GRU.They used a tactic called "spearphishing" to trick users into revealing their account information.We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match. Her partner is believed to be Paul Erickson, a conservative activist and NRA member from South Dakota. interpreter who was present during President Trump's meeting with Putin to uncover what they discussed privately," Sen. @real Donald Trump's translator should come before Congress and testify as to what was said privately immediately." (CNN / Huff Post) 5/ Trump questioned why NATO should come to the defense of smaller alliance members like Montenegro if it came under attack. (Reuters) poll/ 68% of Americans consider Russia either unfriendly or an enemy of the U. (NBC News / Survey Monkey) poll/ 54% of voters from 48 Republican-held congressional districts said Republicans are "more corrupt" than Democrats, compared with 46% who said Democrats are "more corrupt." (Politico) poll/ 41% of adults overall think the Senate should confirm Trump's Supreme Court pick while 36% opposed it.