May 20, 2018

Trump tweets that Mueller investigation aims to hurt GOP in midterms

Capping off a Sunday morning tweetstorm about the Mueller investigation, President Trump alleged that its expanding scope is designed to "put some hurt on the Republican Party" during this fall's midterm elections.

The big picture: Trump is referencing yesterday's New York Times story that detailed how his son, Donald Trump Jr., heard suggestions from an emissary that the Saudis and Emiratis both wanted to help the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.

The rest of Trump's tweets, which hit out at the "long & boring" Times story and returned to some of his favorite attack lines — Hillary Clinton's emails, the DNC's server, and Andrew McCabe:

Go deeper: Axios' Mike Allen takes a deep dive on Donald Trump Jr. under Mueller's microscope.

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Trump assigns Pence to lead U.S. coronavirus response


President Trump announced at a press briefing Wednesday evening that he'll be putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of leading the administration's response to the coronavirus.

The big picture: In the wake of a market sell-off and warnings from health officials that there's a real threat of the coronavirus spreading in the U.S., Trump sought to reassure the nation and Wall Street that the U.S. is "ready" for whatever comes next.

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know so far

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Multiple people have died in a shooting at the Molson Coors brewery complex, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters on Wednesday. He said he "believed" the shooter is among those dead, although police have not confirmed this.

What's happening: Police said "there is no active threat" just before 6 pm ET, but noted the scene remains active. "There are various sources citing various numbers of casualties. At this time that information has not been confirmed,"the police said.

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