SAN ANGELO, TX — Already it appears the NATO meeting is off to a rocky start with President Trump reportedly calling allies, "delinquent" for failing to meet the 2% goal of defense spending and stating Germany is a "captive" of Russia. Do you think President Trump is right to call out allies for failing to meet goals? Or are his diplomacy tactics taking it a step too far? Let us know in the comments!
Meanwhile, on capitol hill senators continue to examine the record of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. After talks with senate majority leader Mitch McConnell he may be returning for further meetings. Democratic politicians and liberal advocacy groups are gearing up for a fierce fight, hoping to extend confirmation hearings until the midterm elections.
Ultimately, we know that this Supreme Court appointment could shape the federal judiciary for an entire generation. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, he will likely continue his record as a staunch conservative unlike Justice Anthony Kennedy who was a conservative but often swing-voting justice.
In Florida, survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting will be holding a news conference today with their attorneys. They're expected to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit alleging the violation of survivor's rights by various government entities.
Overseas - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to meet with Vladimir Putin today to discuss current issues related to bilateral cooperation and the situation in Syria. This will be their their third meeting in the last six months. In a statement, the Prime Minister's office said, “Israel will not tolerate a military presence by Iran or its proxies anywhere in Syria and that Syria must strictly abide by the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement.”
This statement coming after Bashar Assad retakes control of southern Syria. Benjamin Netanyahu will also be attending the World Cup semi-final match.
Finally, former FBI attorney Lisa Page decided not to appear before the house judiciary and oversight committee for an interview. Her attorney, Amy Jeffress, tells Fox News her client asked the committees for more time to prepare but was not granted the request. Jeffress says, "as a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time."
If a witness does not respond to a subpoena, the full House can vote to hold her in contempt of Congress.
Authored by Jordan Butler