Politics

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The McGahn disclosure adds to revelations about Trump DoJ
Apple notified Trump's former White House Counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, of the subpoena last month. The New York Times broke the story on the 13th of June, stating that a subpoena was served to Apple on the 23rd of February 2018 by the DOJ. The tech giant received a second subpoena from a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia.
 
The Bidens had tea with Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth hosted President Biden and his wife Jill Biden at Windsor Castle - The program included a welcoming ceremony in the courtyard followed by tea. The Queen's Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards gave a salute, and the US national anthem was played.
 
G7 to counter China influence
On Saturday, the group of the seven wealthiest democracies (G7) sought to counter China's influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan. President Biden urged the G7 nations to offer developing countries infrastructure financing to rival China's multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative (BRI).
 
DoJ will investigate Trump’s era seizure of data
On Friday, the Department of Justice's (DoJ) announced that the agency's independent inspector general opened an inquiry into a Trump-era seizure of communication records from Democrats and journalists. The DoJ confirmed that it sought the phone records of three Washington Post reporters for calls made in 2017. They were reporting on Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election at the time.
 
Attorney General plans to ramp up staff dedicated to protecting voting rights
On Friday, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland laid out a plan for protecting voting rights. Garland announced the Justice Department would double the Civil Rights Division staff dedicated to protecting voting rights.
 
10 Senators to pitch a new infrastructure bill
A bipartisan group of 10 Senators released a joint statement announcing that they reached an agreement for a new framework for the infrastructure bill. The joint statement read, "Our group – comprised of 10 Senators, 5 from each party – has worked in good faith and reached a bipartisan agreement on a realistic, compromise framework to modernize our nation's infrastructure and energy technologies."
 
Florida Board of Education to ban Critical Race Theory in public schools
The Florida State Board of Education, in a unanimous decision, banned critical race theory in public schools in the state. Approved on Thursday, the amendment states that instruction on required topics must be "factual and objective" and not suppress or distort significant historical events such as the holocaust.
 
The US lifts sanctions on several Iranian officials and companies
On Thursday, the Biden administration lifted sanctions on three former Iranian government officials and two Iranian oil companies. The decision comes days before a round of nuclear talks in Vienna.
 
Russia bans opposition groups
On Wednesday, a Russian court outlawed organizations founded by opposition leader Alexei Navalny and labeled them "extremist". The court ruling prohibits anyone associated with Navalny's organizations from running for office.
 
TC Energy officially scraps Keystone XL Pipeline
The 1200 miles long pipeline was proposed in 2008 to transport 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Western Tar sands in Canada to US refiners. US landowners, Native American tribes, and environmentalists protested against the pipeline since its conception leading to a 12-year delay.