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No Surprise Here – 'Reality Winner' Has Not Become The Next Edward Snowden

"...while it is easy enough to chalk the whole Reality Winner episode up to typical government incompetence, perhaps we should be asking a different question; was something far more sinister at play here, with the deep state working behind the scenes towards undermining the current administration?"

Deputy AG Rosenstein: Trump Can't Fire Special Counsel Mueller

Following media speculation that Trump was preparing to fire Robert  Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian election interference, on Tuesday morning Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein said he has not "seen good cause" to fire Mueller. Rosenstein and clarified that he has the authority to hire and fire Mueller, and not AG Jeff Sessions.

Frontrunning: June 13

  • The Snowballing Power of the VIX, Wall Street’s Fear Index (WSJ)
  • Beneath the Uneasy Peace Between Donald Trump and Janet Yellen (WSJ)
  • Senators to Query Sessions on Russia, Comey (BBG)
  • U.S. lawmakers to probe Tillerson on Russia, diplomacy budget cuts (Reuters)
  • Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM May to meet Northern Irish 'kingmakers' (Reuters)

GE CEO Jeff Immelt To Step Down

In a major shakeup at one of the largest US industrial conglomerates, General Electric said Monday Jeff Immelt, 61, would step down as CEO and Chairman, a move that had been expected by many. John Flannery, 55, the company’s current president and CEO of GE Healthcare, will take over as companywide CEO effective August 1, concluding a 16 years period during which the stock price of GE has barely budged. 

Trump Lawyer Doubles Down On Comey Perjury Accusation

"Our statement was accurate and was not referring to the May 16, 2017 story. It is obvious that whomever was the source for the May 11, 2017 New York Times story got that information from the memos or from someone reading or who had read the memos."