Updated Oct 22, 2019

Trump makes Clinton probe threat and defends Gabbard on "Hannity"

In a Fox News interview broadcast Monday, President Trump defended presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) against claims of being a Russian asset and said he'd like his attorney general to investigate Hillary Clinton.

I don't know Tulsi Gabbard, but I know one thing: She's not an asset of Russia."
— Trump on "Hannity"

The big picture: In his hour-long interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, the president hit back at Clinton for claiming that Gabbard is a "favorite of the Russians." Trump also reiterated unsubstantiated suspicions he has about Ukraine, Clinton and the infamous dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.

  • "I heard Clinton was involved. I heard they got somebody who wrote the fake dossier," Trump said. "Was it out of Ukraine? All of the things that happened. ... I would like the attorney general to find out what’s going on. Because you know what? We’re investigating corruption." 
  • In the wide-ranging interview, Trump again attacked the media as "corrupt," singling out the New York Times and Washington Post for criticism.
"The New York Times, which is a fake newspaper — we don’t even want it in the White House anymore. We’re going to probably terminate that and The Washington Post. They’re fake."

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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Trump walks to historic St. John's Church outside White House as protests rage

President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.

Trump threatens to deploy military amid national unrest

President Trump announced from the White House Rose Garden Monday evening that he is "mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military" to stop violent protests across the country, decrying "professional anarchists, looters, criminals, antifa and others" whose actions have "gripped" the nation.

The backdrop: Trump's announcement came as police clashed with protesters just outside of the White House, using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds chanting, "Hands up, don't shoot," and other slogans. Flash bangs used outside the White House could be heard from the Rose Garden.

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Autopsies say George Floyd's death was homicide

Police watch as demonstrators block a roadway while protesting the death of George Floyd in Miami. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Preliminary results from an independent autopsy commissioned by George Floyd's family found that his death in the custody of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was "homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain," according to a statement from the family's attorney.

The latest: An updated official autopsy released by the Hennepin County medical examiner also determined that the manner of Floyd's death was "homicide," ruling it was caused by "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdued, restraint, and neck compression."