The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. U.S. Attorney Fired After Refusing Order to Resign, Bombs in Syria Kill Iraqi Pilgrims and Dutch Expel Campaigning Turkish Minister

    Know This: Prominent Obama-appointed U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says he was fired by the Justice Department after refusing to resign, as 46 federal prosecutors were asked to do. Two bomb blasts reportedly targeted buses carrying Iraqi Shiite pilgrims in Damascus, killing 40. And Secret Service agents arrested a mace-carrying intruder who scaled the White House fence Friday night while the president was inside. 

    Diplomatic Impunity:  “Many European nations have also expressed deep disquiet about Turkey’s response to the July coup attempt and the country’s perceived slide towards authoritarianism under President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan.” — Analysis of issues underlying the Netherlands’ expulsion of Ankara’s foreign minister amid concerns that her campaigning for expat voters to approve a new constitution empowering Erdogan might lead to violence.

    Talk to Us:  We want your feedback on the Presidential Daily Brief — what you think we’re doing right and what we should be doing differently. Send us an email at

This story is part of The Presidential Daily Brief

view full edition