The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Bilden Withdraws, Ukraine’s Rebels Attack and Refugee Reprisals Spike

    Know This: Philip Bilden, President Trump’s pick for secretary of the Navy, has withdrawn from consideration over conflicts of interest. The suspect in a New Orleans truck crash that injured 28 people Saturday had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit. And the U.S. has condemned pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine who opened fire on civilian monitors and seized a drone collecting information about frontline violence.

    Remember This Number: 3,500. That’s how many attacks on shelters, refugees and migrants Germany saw last year, according to its interior ministry — an average of almost 10 per day. More than 560 people were injured in the attacks, including 43 children.

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