Tuesday's Morning Email: Understanding The New Report On Russians' 'Derogatory' Info

And its financial nature.


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CNN: RUSSIANS DISCUSSED ‘DEROGATORY’ INFO ON TRUMP “Russian government officials discussed having potentially ‘derogatory’ information about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and some of his top aides in conversations intercepted by US intelligence during the 2016 election, according to two former intelligence officials and a congressional source. One source described the information as financial in nature.” [CNN]

JOHN MCCAIN: VLADIMIR PUTIN GREATER NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT THAN ISIS “The Russians tried to destroy the very fundamental of democracy, and that is to change the outcome of an American election.” [HuffPost]

KENTUCKY’S LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER’S WINDOWS SMASHED Authorities believe someone shot into the building in another escalation of anti-press behavior. [HuffPost]

U.S. FLIES BOMBERS NEAR NORTH KOREA The U.S. and South Korea conducted “a joint drill involving U.S. B-1B bombers” right along the Military Demarcation Line. [WSJ | Paywall]

MEET THE PORTLAND HEROES WHO STOOD UP TO HATE Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche died Friday after attempting to intervene on a Portland train when a man was harrassing two teenage girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Jeremy Joseph Christian then allegedly stabbed them. Destinee Mangum, who was one of the teenagers targeted, said she probably wouldn’t be alive today without them. [HuffPost]

FORMER PANAMANIAN DICTATOR DEAD AT 83 Manuel Noriega ruled Panama from 1983 to 1989, all while being a spy for the CIA and “sparking a U.S. invasion.” [Reuters]

HOW TRUMP CONSUMES HIS INTELLIGENCE BRIEFINGS “Sometimes,” Daniel Coats, director of national intelligence, said, “pictures do say a thousand words.” [WaPo]


TIGER WOODS: ALCOHOL NOT INVOLVED IN DUI The professional golfer said an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications” led to his Monday morning arrest. [HuffPost]

U.K. EXAMINES MISSED OPPORTUNITIES IN MANCHESTER BOMBING Several people reportedly warned authorities of Salman Abedi’s extremist views. [NYT]

TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR GREGG ALLMAN Following the classic rock legend’s death at 69. [HuffPost]

SOFIA COPPOLA BECOMES SECOND WOMAN TO WIN CANNES DIRECTING PRIZE But Jessica Chastain, one of the jury judges, called out the festival for its overall depiction of women characters. [HuffPost]

GOOD THING THE LATEST ‘PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN’ WON THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND Considering the film spent over $2 million in snacks during its production. [HuffPost]

PRINCE WILLIAM OPENS UP ABOUT MOURNING HIS MOTHER “It is not like most people’s grief, because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her.” [HuffPost]