In other news, the state of Maryland and D.C. have filed a lawsuit accusing Trump of violating the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause. They say they have standing to sue because the Constitution is a contract between states that prohibits Trump from receiving emoluments.
Meanwhile, newly-elected GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte has plead guilty for assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.
Finally, a Chechen assassin hired by the Russians reportedly posed as a French journalist in Ukraine where he attempted to assassinate high profile Ukrainians who fought on the eastern front.
The man was tall and dapper. He wore a dark suit and spoke with a French accent. When he met politicians in Kiev, he introduced himself as Alex Werner, a reporter with the French newspaper Le Monde.
“He was elegant, calm and confident,” recalled Amina Okuyeva, who is a minor celebrity in Ukraine because she served with her husband as a volunteer soldier in the war against separatists in the eastern part of the country. Mr. Werner had interviewed her several times.
It was midway through one of those purported interviews, in a terrifying flash of gunpowder, that Mr. Werner’s true identity came to light: He was, in fact, a Chechen assassin, the Ukrainian authorities now say.
Under the guise of a journalist, the assassin, Artur Denisultanov-Kurmakayev, tried to murder Ms. Okuyeva and her husband, Adam Osmayev, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said.
And here's a thing:
Trump went around table listening to his Cabinet praise him
Reince: “We thank you for the opportunity & the blessing…to serve your agenda” pic.twitter.com/3MPQq4CIiq
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 12, 2017
...and a funny thing
GREAT meeting today with the best staff in the history of the world!!! pic.twitter.com/ocE1xhEAac
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 12, 2017