Day: June 5, 2019

Donald Trump, Cuba, French Open: Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

Donald Trump, Cuba, French Open: Your Wednesday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We’re covering the final day of President Trump’s state visit to Britain, the threat of tariffs on Mexico, and charges against a former Parkland deputy. ______ Trump backs Brexit and dangles a trade deal Today, on his final day in Britain, President Trump is headed to an event in Portsmouth, England, on the eve of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Here are the latest updates. Mr. Trump made waves on Tuesday when he said that he believed Britain would leave the European Union, even if it failed to make a deal with Brussels …

Paul Manafort to Be Held in Solitary Confinement in New York’s Notorious Rikers Island Prison – Slate

Paul Manafort to Be Held in Solitary Confinement in New York’s Notorious Rikers Island Prison  Slate

Politicians have been trying to close Rikers Island jail complex after years of mismanagement and abuse. John Moore/Getty Images Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is expected to be transferred to the notorious New York City jail complex on Rikers Island ahead of a trial on state mortgage fraud charges, the New York Times reports. Manafort continues to face the legal fallout of years of living outside the law, even as the 70-year-old serves a seven-and-a-half-year combined federal prison sentence in Pennsylvania for two cases brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. The new char…