NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT MONDAY 6/8/2020
(LIMITED SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING)
The legal wrangling between the US Justice Department and Britain's Prince Andrew over cooperation in its probe of the late Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking operation coming out into the open.
The legal team for the Duke of York is saying he's offered to cooperate with the DOJ at least three times in contrast to the Justice Department's view that he has offered no cooperation.
Those comments come following word today that US Justice Department has filed a formal request with the Home Office in the UK to speak to Prince Andrew.
The Mutual Legal Assistance request requires him to either respond or be called into a British court to be questioned.....
The US Attorney for Southern New York, Geoffrey Berman, issued a statement today saying that the prince's lawyers have "unequivocally" refused an interview for Prince Andrew with US authorities........
The US moving to expand sanctions against Iran today. An Iranian shipping company and its Chinese subsidiary targeted after a six month deferral......
In northwestern Syria a jihadist attack on government positions in southern Idlib. This according to the Russian military mission in Syria. The attack turned back by artillery fire and air support according to the Russians. 30 reported killed or wounded among the attackers......TASS NEWS STORY
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin appeared in court today for a hearing via a video feed. The bail raised for him during the court appearance to 1.25 million dollars for bail without conditions and 1 million dollars with conditions in the murder of George Floyd......MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE.......A viewing for Floyd held today in Houston.....ABC 13 HOUSTON VIDEO....Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey opposing plans to disband police arguing for reform and blaming the police union for a lack of it.
In Minneapolis two law enforcement agencies admitting that their officers punctured the tires of unoccupied cars on Saturday May 30th. Video and photo images have been published showing the tire slashing which the Minnesota State Patrol and Anoka County Sheriff's Department now acknowledge.
The vehicles said to have contained rocks, concrete and sticks which could have been used to cause harm. One of tire slashed vehicles belonged to a reporter for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune who said that it appeared that the tires of all vehicles there had been punctured.....MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE
A US Air Force C-130H aircraft overshot the runway and crashed into a wall at the Camp Taji base in Iraq this evening. Four crew members injured and undergoing treatment at the base.......THE DRIVE STORY
In Libya the war between the UN recognized Government of National Accord backed by Turkey and others and the Libyan National Army backed by the United Arab Emirates and others continues with new gains recently for the GNA. The "Moon of Alabama" website offers comment and analysis on the situation offering an opinion on Russia's support for the LNA.....MOON OF ALABAMA POST ON LIBYA-RUSSIA
North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un reported at a meeting of the Politburo of the "Workers Party" today stressing the need for economic self-sufficiency for the country......REUTERS STORY-INDIA TODAY....North Korea also moving to shut off communications links with South Korea at noon Tuesday in protest at leaflets opposing the Communist regime in the north being sent across the border by balloon.......
THE EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES RESIGNING OVER PUBLICATION OF AN OP-ED PIECE BY REPUBLICAN US SENATOR TOM COTTON OF ARKANSAS ADVOCATING THE USE OF THE MILITARY TO QUELL THE RIOTING THAT FOLLOWED THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD......ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY PUBLISHED BY CANADA'S "GLOBE AND MAIL"
"Those responsible will be held to account"
Part of a Twitter post from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in response to "anti-racism" protests in the UK that he also posted were "subverted by thuggery".
Eight police officers injured in London and the statue of a slave trade toppled and dumped into the harbor at Bristol.....BBC NEWS
After Saturday night's raucous protest at the "Justice Center" in Portland religious leaders holding a non-violent protest there Sunday evening that included passionate speeches for Justice for George Floyd and there were even glazed dounts being zip tied to the fence where on the other side members of law enforcement stood guard....More on this event is posted on "OregonLive" reporter Maxine Bernstein's Twitter feed.......MAXINE BERNSTEIN TWITTER...PORTLAND OREGONIAN VIDEO
A Philadelphia police inspector is being prosecuted by the District Attorney's office for aggravated assault in connection with the treatment of a protester during a demonstration....NBC 10 PHILADELPHIA VIDEO REPORT
Israel's cabinet moving today on a controversial "Coronavirus Law" granting emergency powers to the government .....ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
The coronavirus story around the world today as interpreted by BBC News on its blog.....BBC NEWS CORONAVIRUS BLOG 6/8/2020
That's the way it really is Monday June 8th, 2020......