The Lead’s Morning Minute – April 20, 2018

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  • Trump tweets that Comey memos ‘clearly’ show no obstruction, collusion – Fox News
    • James Comey has released his personal memos that he used to document interactions and conversations he had with President Trump. Most of the information in the memos had already been known publicly, but they did clear up some of the clouds surrounding the President’s requests for honest loyalty, and disproving the salacious details in the Steele dossier. In a tweet Thursday night, President Trump said the memos showed that there was “NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION.”



  • Justice IG sends criminal referral of Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors – The Washington Times
    • The inspector general of the Department of Justice has referred Andrew McCabe’s case to federal prosecutors who will decide whether or not to pursue criminal charges against the former FBI Deputy Director. McCabe allegedly lied repeatedly about a leak he made to The Wall Street Journal during the 2016 presidential election.


  • Koreas set up hotline between leaders ahead of summit – ABC News
    • A direct phone line was set up between North and South Korean leaders in preparation of the upcoming summit between the two leaders. The meeting is already historic, and is aimed at trying to resolve the nuclear standoff between the two countries, and to bring an end to the decades long world.



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