Family Separation, ATT Merger, and F.B.I. Corruption
The Department of Homeland Security has announced that at least 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at immigration detention facilities. The House GOP will vote this week on a bill that would end family separation at the border. On Sunday, Democratic lawmakers tried to gain access to a detention facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey. They intended to see the conditions in which children are living while they await processing by immigration authorities. Kellyanne Conway told Meet the Press, “As a mother, as a Catholic, as someone with a conscience…I will tell you nobody likes this policy.”
A federal judge approved AT&T’s merger with Time Warner on Friday. As a result of the merger, the company is changing Time Warner’s name to Warner Media. In addition, iPhone manufacturer FOXCONN announced plans to locate its North American headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The new headquarters will employ around 500 people, and the company eventually plans to hire 13,000 people to make LED screens at a nearby production center.
2018 World Cup
In the cup’s very first match, the Russian team defeated the Saudi Arabian team 5-0 as Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince Mohamed Salman watched in the stands. The two leaders met to finalize an oil agreement. Outside the stadiums, at least 7 people were injured when a taxi cab plowed into a Moscow crowd. The driver, a Kyrgyzstani man, had been driving for 20 hours and accidentally pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake. A criminal investigation is now underway.
FBI Agents Wanted to Stop Trump
A bombshell report from the Inspector General has revealed that FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok wanted to block Trump from winning the presidency. Page texted Strzok, “[Trump]’s not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Strzok responded, “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.” The report also revealed that then-FBI Director James Comey used his Gmail account for official business. House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told Fox News that the report shows “a dark day…for the FBI and the DOJ.”