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Developing now, Monday, June 11, 2018
- New details about President Trump’s highly-anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are revealed as officials make final preparations for the Tuesday’s historic meeting
- TUNE IN: Stay with FOX News for live team coverage and analysis of Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un all night Monday, starting with “Hannity” in Singapore at 9 p.m. ET as the meeting kicks off
- Trump slammed Canada and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over trade in new series of tweets, escalating a G7 war of words with NATO allies
- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes sets a Tuesday deadline for the Justice Department to hand over documents on the FBI’s alleged informant investigating ties between Russia and the Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign
- Robert De Niro launches an expletive-laced tirade at Trump at the Tony Awards as “The Band’s Visit” wins 10 trophies, including best musical, and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” takes best play honors
THE LEAD STORY – TRUMP AND KIM, ONE-ON-ONE, PRIVATELY: President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un are planning to meet one-on-one during Tuesday’s historic summit in Singapore … A U.S. official, who was not authorized to speak but was familiar with the summit plans, told Fox News Trump is set to meet with Kim at the beginning of the summit. They will be joined only by translators and will spend a couple of hours before admitting their close advisers to the meeting. Both leaders will be joined later by their closes aides. Trump will be joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the North Korean leader who was launched a diplomatic offense at the Winter Olympics in South Korea earlier this year, will also be present in Singapore.
President Trump expressed optimism about his meeting with Kim as he met with Singapore’s prime minister Monday amid last-minute preparations for Tuesday’s historic summit … During his working lunch with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Trump said he thinks “things can work out very nicely” with North Korea. He also told Lee the decision to hold the summit in the island city-state of Singapore was “made very consciously” and offered thanks. Trump’s meeting and working lunch with Lee Hsien Loong took place one day before he and Kim come face-to-face in the island city-state. The two leaders are set to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Singapore time (9 p.m. Monday ET). Kim Jong Un held his own meeting with Lee earlier Sunday after landing in the island city-state hours ahead of Trump, who arrived fresh from a contentious G7 summit.
‘FOOL TRADE’: President Trump took more parting shots at Canada and its prime minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. allies over trade policy as he made final preparations for his summit in Singapore … “Fair trade is now to be called fool trade if it is not reciprocal,” Trump tweeted. He continued, “Sorry, we cannot let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on Trade anymore. We must put the American worker first!”
Trump’s tweets came after he left early from a divisive G7 meeting in Canada. After leaving the summit Saturday, Trump announced that the U.S. was pulling back its endorsement of the G7 communique in part because of what he called “false statements” at a news conference by Trudeau.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called President Trump’s refusal to endorse the G7 communique “sobering and a bit depressing.” Merkel said the European Union was preparing to implement counter-measures against U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
‘OBFUSCATE AND DELAY’: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., has given the Justice Department until Tuesday to provide access to documents concerning the FBI’s alleged informant looking into any Russian ties to President Trump’s 2016 campaign ... In a letter sent Friday to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Nunes said the records should be provided to all committee members “and designated staff” rather than just the so-called “Gang of Eight” — which refers to Republican and Democratic leaders in both houses of Congress as well as top lawmakers from the intelligence panels. “DOJ continues to obfuscate and delay its production using an array of tactics, such as incorrectly categorizing the requested documents as Gang-of-Eight-level material in order to limit access,” wrote Nunes, referring to an April 30 subpoena for the documents. “Such conduct by DOJ is unacceptable because the Gang-of-Eight is a legal fiction that has no basis outside of the confines of Presidential approval and reporting of covert actions.” Nunes’ letter was in response to an offer by the Justice Department and the FBI to brief the “Gang of Eight” in an effort to blunt criticism from the House conservatives who repeatedly have pressed for documents and questioned the department’s conduct in the Russia investigation.
DE NIRO THE RAGING BULL: Never-Trumper Robert De Niro launched a profanity-laced tirade at President Trump during Sunday’s politically-charged Tony Awards, earning a standing ovation … “I’m gonna say one thing: f— Trump!” he stated, as he clenched his two fists in the air, leaving panic-stricken broadcast censors trying bleep out the remarks. “It’s no longer down with Trump, it’s f— Trump!” The U.S. viewers at home heard dead silence, though in other regions the f-bombs reportedly weren’t censored. The expletives sparked a roaring reaction from the audience, with many of the celebrities standing up.
De Niro’s outburst arguably upstaged the big winners at the Tony Awards. The American, grown-up musical “The Band’s Visit” outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” for the most Tony Awards, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical. “Potter” captured six Tonys, including best play, book, lighting, sound design, orchestrations and director for John Tiffany.
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AS SEEN ON FOX NEWS WEEKEND
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RAGE OF THE MACHINE: “We have a raging narcissist in the office.” – Nancy Colier, Democratic strategist and psychotherapist, on “FOX & Friends Weekend,” saying that comedian Bill Maher was trying to point out that the country’s democracy is at stake when he said on his show Friday that he’s hoping for a recession in order to “get rid” of President Trump. WATCH
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On FOX News:
FOX & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: The latest update on Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un; IHOP reveals why it is changing its name to IHOB; Charles Payne talks the world economy’s most important week of the year; Justify owner Sol Kumin is here after Triple Crown victory; Special guests also include: Sebastian Gorka and Tammy Bruce.
The Singapore Summit – Stay with FOX News’ live team coverage. Bret Baier will be live in Singapore with Special Report at 6 p.m. ET; The Story with Martha MacCallum at 7 p.m. ET; Tucker Carlson Tonight at 8 p.m. ET; Hannity live from Singapore at 9 p.m. ET; The Ingraham Angle at 10 p.m. ET and Fox News @ Night at 11 p.m. ET.
On FOX Business:
Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Guests include: Christian Whiton, former North Korean human rights deputy special envoy; Rick Figueroa, member of Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Board; Chris Swecker, former assistant FBI director; Stephen Harper, former prime minister of Canada; Tom Halverson, CoBank CEO; Mercedes Schlapp, White House senior adviser for strategic communications; Dr. Barry Goodfield, founding director of the Goodfield Institute; Stephen Schork, publisher of the Schork Report; Sen. Bill Cassidy.
Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: Sean Spicer, former Trump White House press secretary; Bill Studebaker, president and CIO of Robo Global; Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes.
Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Noon ET: Robert Charles, former assistant secretary of state to Colin Powell; Alexander Vershbow, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea.
Countdown to the Closing Bell, 3 p.m. ET: Larry Korb, former assistant secretary of defense.
The Evening Edit, 5 p.m. ET: Marc Lotter, former special assistant to President Trump.
Making Money with Charles Payne, 6 p.m. ET: Stephen Yates, former national security adviser to Dick Cheney.
Lou Dobbs Tonight, Special 2- Hour Edition – 7 to 9 p.m. ET: Guests include: Rep. Ron DeSantis; Gordon Chang, author of “The Coming Collapse of China”; Sen. James Inhofe; Rep. Ted Yoho; Paul Bracken, professor of political science and business at Yale; Doug Wead, presidential historian.
On FOX News Radio:
The FOX News Rundown podcast: President Trump prepares to meet with Kim Jong Un at the Singapore summit. FOX News’ Eric Shawn speaks with Walter Hatch, associate professor of government at Colby College, who discusses North Korea’s human rights record, the history of U.S.-North Korea relations and his expectations of the summit. Plus, commentary by Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association.
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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: The Trump-Kim summit in Singapore will be the focus with special guests Michael Waltz, Michael Goodwin, Joe Lieberman, Amb. Alexander Vershbow, Rep. Steve Scalise.
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1919: Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner.
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