US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY receive a briefing on the 2020 Hurricane Season | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a call with summer camp owners and operators | The Vice President’s West Wing Office

1:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY for a briefing on the 2020 Hurricane Season | Oval Office  

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EDT – Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing | James S. Brady Briefing Room | On Camera

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change, as is the White House press briefing schedule.

Recap of Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Note: Bolded hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump During SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch Briefing | Merritt Island, FL
  • Nominations/Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (re: OMB, State, DOD)
  • Appointments: Vice President Mike Pence Announces the Following Individuals to Key Posts
  • Readout from the Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Re-Opening Efforts | May 26, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Top DOD Officials to Hold Virtual Town Hall Meeting (May 28)
  • Article:  USS Kidd Transitions to Next Phase of COVID-19 Response
  • Contracts for May 27, 2020

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, May 28

  • May 27: Statement | PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation
  • May 27: Transcript | Briefing With Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David R. Stilwell on PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation
  • May 27: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Raab (re: Hong Kong)
  • May 27: Statement | Keeping the World Safe from Iran’s Nuclear Program
  • May 27: Transcript | Briefing With Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook And Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Dr. Christopher A. Ford on Keeping the World Safe from Iran’s Nuclear Program
  • May 27: Joint Statement | U.S.-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Trilateral Meeting
  • May 27: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi
  • May 27: Statement | Freedom Online Coalition Statement on COVID-19 and Internet Freedom
  • May 27: Advisory | Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’s Small Group (June 4)
  • May 27: Statement | Lee Rizzuto to Become Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda
  • May 27: Statement | U.S. Government Leads the Way on E-Internships

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement | Call for UN Security Council Meeting on Hong Kong
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (via VTC)

Central Intelligence Agency

  • Press Release: Asian Pacific American Organization Celebrates 30 Years

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Non-Proliferation Designations; Iran-related Designations; Issuance of Iran-related Frequently Asked Question

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release: Department of Homeland Security Adds Brazil to List of Countries for COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
  • Blog: Be Like Mike | May 26, 2020
  • Press Release: S. Border Patrol 96th Birthday Celebration (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: Tractor-Trailer Human Smuggler Arrested by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: Human Smuggler, Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Agents Recover Vehicle Loaded with Narcotics after Pursuit (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Injured Hunter Assisted in Multi-Agency Effort (Texas)
  • Press Release: 700K Worth of Drugs Kept Off the Streets in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth Over $2.4 Million At The World Trade Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Encounters Stolen Vehicle in Smuggling Scheme (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $2 Million Worth of Methamphetamine at Hidalgo International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Prevented Human Smuggling Attempts via Box Trucks (Texas)
  • Press Release: Niagara River Rescue (New York)
  • Press Release: CBP in San Juan Seizes Shipment of Counterfeit Alloy Wheels (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Umatilla County Residents, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Receive More than $3 Million for Flood Recovery (Oregon)
  • Press Release: FEMA Extends the Suspension of Rent Collection for Camp Fire Survivors (California)
  • Press Release: What to Expect After You Register (Mississippi)
  • Press Release: Use FEMA Grants for Intended Purpose (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides More Than $5.5 Million to ProMedica Health System (Ohio)

Department of Justice

Daily Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Press Releases

  • Statement by Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd on the House of Representative’s Consideration of Legislation to Reauthorize the U.S.A. Freedom Act
  • Statement from Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband and Nevada U.S. Attorney Nick Trutanich on Nevada Governor’s Decision to Adjust Reopening Plans
  • Statement by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan on Presidential Task Force Listening Sessions for Operation Lady Justice
  • Press Release: Tampa Man Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
  • Press Release: Government Contractor to Pay $1 Million to Settle Claims of Fraudulently Representing Work by a Small Disadvantaged Business on Peoria Airport Construction
  • Press Release: Attorney General William P. Barr Announces the Appointment of Stephen J. Cox as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • USTR Statement in Response to Decision Disallowing Action to Protect Domestic Solar Industry

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Hyon B. Shin, Assistant Division Chief, Survey Coordination and Disclosure Avoidance, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Invests $281 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 36 States and Puerto Rico

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Awards Nearly $24 Million in Dislocated Worker Grants in Response to the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency
  • Press Release: Georgia Department of Human Services Pays Employee Denied Emergency Sick Leave Allowed by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Contractor for Exposing Employees To Cave-In Hazards at Excavation Site in Jacksonville
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Chemical ManufacturerFor Safety Hazards after Massive Explosion and Fire

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • May 28: “So many different viewpoints!”  Retweet:  Lee Smith @LeeSmithDC · 23h · Terrific ⁦@molmccann⁩ piece in ⁦@FDRLST⁩ — masks aren’t about public health but social control. Image of Biden in black mask endorses culture of silence, slavery, and social death.
  • May 28: “The greatest political crime in USA History!”  Retweet:  Gregg Jarrett @GreggJarrett · 21h · Excellent analysis by Kevin Brock (former FBI assistant director of intelligence).  The FBI’s collusion investigation was corrupt from the outset.
  • May 28: “Yet she doesn’t let people even breath in Michigan. A very bad double standard!”  Retweet:  Gregg Jarrett @GreggJarrett · 18h · Lockdown Hypocrisy: Whitmer’s Husband Attempts to Put Boat in Water at Lakefront Property After Gov Told People Not To Go
  • May 28: “Trump on Russia Hoax: ‘When the Papers Come Out’ We Will Learn Obama ‘Knew Everything’”  [Link]
  • May 27: “Thank you Cowboys. See you in New Mexico!”  Retweet:  Cowboys for Trump @RideWithC4T · 3h · Replying to @thedailybeast

The news is fake.











How long will you believe the fake news lies?

  • May 27: “He looks better!”  Retweet:  Brit Hume @brithume · May 25 · This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today.

Photo of Joe Biden wearing a face mask

  • May 27: “Who else gave the less than elite (We are the elite. We know how to WIN!) 260 great new Federal Judges, 2 SCJ’s, Low Taxes, biggest ever REG. CUTS, Rebuilt Military, Choice, saved 2A & MUCH more? Not Sleepy Joe! Thank you Erick.”  Retweet:  Erick Erickson @EWErickson · 4h · Ex-Never Trumper Erick Erickson on GOP elite dilemma
  • May 27: “Texas Supreme Court: Lack of immunity to COVID-19 alone not enough to vote by mail  Big win in Texas on the dangerous Mail In Voting Scam!”
  • May 27: “Big Tech is doing everything in their very considerable power to CENSOR in advance of the 2020 Election. If that happens, we no longer have our freedom. I will never let it happen! They tried hard in 2016, and lost. Now they are going absolutely CRAZY. Stay Tuned!!!”
  • May 27: “‘He is arguably the greatest president in our history.’ Thank you @LouDobbs!”
  • May 27: “At my request, the FBI and the Department of Justice are already well into an investigation as to the very sad and tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd….”
  • May 27: “….I have asked for this investigation to be expedited and greatly appreciate all of the work done by local law enforcement. My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served!”
  • May 27: “If the FISA Bill is passed tonight on the House floor, I will quickly VETO it. Our Country has just suffered through the greatest political crime in its history. The massive abuse of FISA was a big part of it!”
  • May 27: “Thank you to @NASA and @SpaceX for their hard work and leadership. Look forward to being back with you on Saturday!”
  • May 27: “Twitter has now shown that everything we have been saying about them (and their other compatriots) is correct. Big action to follow!”
  • May 27:  “The Radical Left Lamestream Media, together with their partner, the Do Nothing Democrats, are trying to spread a new narrative that President Trump was slow in reacting to Covid 19. Wrong, I was very fast, even doing the Ban on China long before anybody thought necessary!”