Today is the first day of June, and here is what I am watching…
1) Another horrible shooting, answers starting to surface. A disgruntled city employee shot and killed 12 people and injured four more Friday when he opened fire inside a Virginia Beach municipal building before he was killed by police, authorities said Friday. DeWayne Craddock, 40, was a longtime public utility worker who made multiple firearm purchases in recent weeks, officials told the Wall Street Journal. Four people were in surgery Friday night, Virginia Beach police Chief Jim Cervera said. The suspected shooter died in a gunfight with police officers. A police officer was also wounded, but was saved by his bullet-proof vest, Cervera said.
DML: Remember, guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
2)U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes called for the release of “all backup and source information” for the Mueller report on Friday after a newly released transcript of a former Trump lawyer’s voicemail message included content that did not appear in a version that was part of the special counsel’s Russia investigation findings. “It’s all a fraud,” Nunes wrote on Twitter, referring to the Mueller report, to which the California Republican referred using the hashtag #muellerdossier. Nunes, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, was reacting to the release of a voicemail message that John Dowd, a former lawyer for President Trump, had left for a lawyer representing former national security adviser Michael Flynn, in which Dowd asks for a “heads up” if Flynn planned to say anything damaging about Trump to Mueller’s team.
DML: The Russia story will never die until Trump’s presidency is over.
3)Justice Department Prepares Antitrust Probe of Google. The Justice Department is gearing up for an antitrust investigation of Alphabet’s Google, a move that could present a major new layer of regulatory scrutiny for the search giant.
4)Trump Tariffs on Mexico sends shockwaves —A day after President Trump threatened to impose across-the-board tariffs on Mexico if it doesn’t crack down on the flow of migrants into the U.S., business groups and lawmakers expressed opposition to the plan, while the Mexican government said it would meet with the U.S. to explore a diplomatic solution.
Mr. Trump’s threat late Thursday that the U.S. could impose 5% tariffs on nearly $360 billion in Mexican imports was known in advance by just a small group, and the plan was opposed by his top trade adviser, Robert Lighthizer, according to people familiar with the situation.
DML: Make them 10%, hit Mexico hard!
5)A Milwaukee teen once in and out of foster care is now a presidential scholar. Isaac Wells graduated with top honors and is heading to University of Wisconsin-Madison on nearly a full scholarship. Wells and his family used to rely on homeless shelters for a place to sleep and eat, WTMJ-TV reported.
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