Srsly, y’all. So many things to do today. Read this stuff.
- “The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.” (New York Times)
- “Between Russian meddling in last year’s election, Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and the president’s public drubbing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the House Judiciary Committee has a lot it could be looking into. But its Republican chairman, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, has a different priority: investigating Hillary Clinton.” (Bloomberg)
- “The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan project backed by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), has launched a Web tool to keep tabs on Russia’s ongoing efforts to influence public opinion in the United States and abroad. Called Hamilton 68 – named for the 68th edition of the Federalist Papers, in which Alexander Hamilton discussed how to prevent foreign meddling and influence in America’s electoral process – the Web dashboard tracks 600 Twitter accounts ‘linked to Russian influence activities online.'” (Ars Technica)
- Stephen Miller appeared at the daily press briefing to defend Trump’s new immigration stance, and while the whole thing was a train wreck, the part that really stood out was Steve Miller vs. CNN’s Jim Acosta, at the end. You can read about it in the Washington Post and watch it in the video below.
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) August 2, 2017