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*

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | Oval Office

4:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT signs an Executive Order on Expediting Permitting | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

THE VICE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled.

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change.

Recap of Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 information and developments.

The White House

  • Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Recovery
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany (re: POTUS’ annual physical; Tuesday primary elections; protests/violence; DOD Secretary Esper; police reform; protests/tear gas & rubber bullets allegations; protests/National Guard mobilization; police officers killed during protests; Insurrection Act; POTUS’ visit to St. John’s Church; COVID-19/Dr. Fauci; former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; FBI Director Christopher Wray; New York (NY) City (NYC)/NY Governor Cuomo/NYC Mayor de Blasio; systemic racism/law enforcement)
  • Readout from the First Lady’s Briefing on Youth Hurricane Preparedness
  • Presidential Memorandum on Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic Recovery | June 2, 2020 (re: extension of 100% federal cost share through August 21)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Secretary Mark Esper Addresses Reporters Regarding Civil Unrest
  • Article: Secretary Esper Says He Does Not Support Invoking Insurrection Act
  • Publication: Message to the Department on Support to Civil Authorities
  • Press Release: Message to the Department – Support to Civil Authorities
  • Article: DOD Official | National Guard Is First Choice in Response to Civil Unrest
  • Press Release: DOD Names 7 Installations as Sites for Second Round of 5G Technology Testing
  • Article: DOD Announces New Locations for Additional 5G Testing, Experimentation
  • Press Release: DOD Names 7 Installations as Sites for Second Round of 5G Technology Testing
  • Article: DOD Announces New Locations for Additional 5G Testing, Experimentation
  • Article: Army Targets COVID-19 Vaccine by End of Year, Human Testing in Summer
  • Contracts for June 3, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, June 4
  • June 3: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors
  • June 3: Statement | 31st Anniversary of  Tiananmen Square
  • June 3: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Partners on COVID-19
  • June 3: Sanctions | Additions to the Cuba Restricted List
  • June 3: Statement | Sudan: Honoring the Memory of June 3

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury, IRS Announce Delivery of 159 Million Economic Impact Payments
  • Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on Debt Transparency and Sustainability
  • Statement of the G7 Finance Ministers on Debt Transparency and Sustainability

Department of Justice

  • Daily Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Press Releases
  • Press Release: Tennessee Man Faces Federal Arson Charges in Connection to Metro Courthouse Fire During Protest
  • Press Release: Senior Executives at Major Chicken Producers Indicted on Antitrust Charges
  • Press Release: Justice Department Seeks Forfeiture of More than $20 Million in Assets Relating to Unlawful Use of U.S. Financial System to Evade and Violate Iranian Sanctions
  • Press Release: United States Joins Lawsuit against AECOM Alleging False Claims in Connection with Hurricane Disaster Relief
  • Press Release: President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Holds Hearing on the Role of the Public Defender
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Against Rhode Island Manufacturing Company

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Note:  On Wednesday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced CISA Central – CISA’s updated approach to information sharing and situational awareness that streamlines and combines previously separate National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)-era parts of its organization.  CISA Central is the one-stop-shop for information sharing and situational awareness monitoring.

  • Press Release: BP Modifies Withhold Release Order on Imports of Tobacco from Malawi (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: Binational Coordination Leads to the Rescue of Four Individuals Lost in the Mountains (California)
  • Press Release: Another Week, Another Tractor-Trailer Human Smuggler Arrested by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth Over $1 Million At The World Trade Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Multi-Agency Effort Yields Smuggling Load/Gang Member (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes Counterfeit Goods Valued at Over $108K (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Grounds 4,600 RC Helicopter Drones (Michigan)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes $351K of Counterfeit Currency in Milwaukee (Wisconsin)
  • Press Release: Philadelphia CBP Helps Rescued UK Sailor Head Home (Pennsylvania)
  • Press Release: Pittsburgh CBP Seizes More Counterfeit Streaming Service Remotes and Apple Airpods (Pennsylvania)
  • Press Release: S. Border Patrol in Maine Releases a Mobile Application for Local Communities (Maine)
  • Press Release: CBP San Juan Bids another Farewell to Alfonso Robles (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: For Tennesseans, Flood Insurance Is a Sound Investment (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: In Case You Missed It | FEMA Administrator Discusses Hurricane Preparedness During COVID-19 Pandemic

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Invests $4.8 Million In Three 1890 Centers of Excellence
  • Press Release: USDA Approves New Hampshire to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Secretary Brouillette and Minister Taylor Sign Historic U.S.-Australia Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Lease Agreement

Department of Transportation

  • DOT Statement on order suspending the scheduled passenger flights of Chinese carriers to and from the United States

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Issues Information Letter On Private Equity Investments
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Cites Illinois Grain Facility After Engulfed Employee Rescued From Corn Storage Bin

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • June 4: “LAW & ORDER!”
  • June 4: “The Fake Newspaper!”  Retweet:  Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 & get the APP · Jun 2 · After left-wing criticism, the New York Times bowed to the Biden campaign and changed their headline about President Trump’s pledge to end chaos plaguing Democrat-run cities!

Screenshot of the New York Times

  • June 4: “True!”  Retweet:  Benny @bennyjohnson · 21h · The Media is more outraged that President Trump visited St. John’s Church than they are that rioters tried to burn it down.
  • June 4: “Mueller should have never been appointed, although he did prove that I must be the most honest man in America!”  Retweet:  John Cardillo @johncardillo · 20h · Rosenstein answering Mike Lee’s questions by implying that he was grossly misled by Mueller and the FBI.
  • June 4: “How are they doing together?”  Retweet:  Ryan Fournier @RyanAFournier · 20h · BREAKING: Governor Cuomo has threatened to ‘displace’ Mayor DeBlasio and send in the National Guard.  DeBalsio has failed the great city of New York and needs to resign!
  • June 4: “So many people hurt!”  Retweet:   Benny @bennyjohnson · 19h · Sen. @TedCruz: ‘Either you [re: Rosenstein] were complicit in the wrongdoing… or that the performance of your duties was grossly negligent.’
  • June 4: “No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night!”  Retweet:  Charlie Kirk @charliekirk11 · Jun 2 · Never forget:

Roger Stone will serve more time in prison than 99% of these rioters destroying America

All because he supports Donald Trump.

This isn’t justice.

RT for a full pardon of Roger Stone!

  • June 4: “Interesting!”  Retweet:  Charlie Kirk @charliekirk11 · 12h · This is your daily reminder that Joe Biden voted to restore US citizenship for Robert E. Lee in 1975
  • June 4: “Section 230!”  Retweet:  Charlie Kirk @charliekirk11 · 21h · In the past 72 hours—Twitter allowed:

—A fake image of the Trump White House to go viral

—A fake narrative that a 13 year old was shot by NYPD to go viral

—A fake image comparing Trump to Hitler to go viral

And all they cared to fact check was Trump’s tweet on Voter Fraud

  • June 4: “Good work Ted!”  Retweet:  Sean Davis @seanmdav · 20h · [Senator] Ted Cruz to Rod Rosenstein: There are only two explanations for how you handled the anti-Trump Mueller investigation. Either you were complicit in a coup attempt against the president, or you were grossly negligent. Which one was it?
  • June 4: “Thank you Matt!”  Retweet:  Matt Gaetz @RepMattGaetz · 20h · 2018 Rosenstein – Clearly didn’t read what he signed.

2020 Rosenstein – Regrets signing what he didn’t read.

  • June 4: “Unfair!”  Retweet:  Sean Davis @seanmdav · 20h · Rosenstein claimed earlier today he read the Carter Page FISA application in its entirety. But under questioning from Cruz, Rosenstein said he only reviewed it and didn’t technically “read” it. Under the standard he used to charge Flynn, Rosenstein should be charged with perjury.
  • June 4: “This Witch Hunt should never have begun!”  Retweet:  GOP @GOP · 20h · MUST WATCH: Rod Rosenstein AGREES there was no evidence that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians in 2017.  [Video]
  • June 4: “Nasty!”  Retweet:  Ian Miles Cheong @stillgray · Jun 3 · NBC News crew was attacked by protesters while filming them at the White House.  [Video]
  • June 4: “Caught!”  Retweet:  Ronna McDaniel @GOPChairwoman · 16h · @TedCruz completely exposes how Barack Obama and Joe Biden “unleashed, weaponized, and politicized the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Intelligence Community” to go after @realDonaldTrump. [Video]
  • June 4: “Wow. Very impressive Josh!”  Retweet:  [Senator] Josh Hawley @HawleyMO · 18h · Rod Rosenstein said he didn’t “rubber stamp” wiretap application in investigation of @realDonaldTrump – that contained multiple falsehoods – but admitted he didn’t read it! [Video]
  • June 4: “Great job Ted. Country is proud of you!!!”  Retweet:  Ronna McDaniel @GOPChairwoman · 16h · @TedCruz completely exposes how Barack Obama and Joe Biden “unleashed, weaponized, and politicized the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Intelligence Community” to go after @realDonaldTrump. [Video]
  • June 4: “FBI & DOJ had NO EVIDENCE to start an investigation against President Trump. @FoxNews   ‘These are people with subversive actions and outright lies. They doctored documents.’ @jasoninthehouse  Now proven conclusively that this was the political crime of the century!”
  • June 3: “They spied on the Trump Campaign, and got caught!!!”  Retweet:  The Hill @thehill · 12h · Rosenstein says, in retrospect, he would not have signed Page warrant application
  • June 3: “I feel more and more confident that our economy is in the early stages of coming back very strong. Not everyone agrees with me, but I have little doubt. Watch for September, October, November. Next year will be one of the best ever, and look at the Stock Market NOW!”
  • June 3: “Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world’s most overrated General. I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was ‘Chaos’, which I didn’t like, & changed to ‘Mad Dog’…”
  • June 3: “…His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations. I gave him a new life, things to do, and battles to win, but he seldom ‘brought home the bacon’. I didn’t like his ‘leadership’ style or much else about him, and many others agree. Glad he is gone!”
  • June 3: “In 3 1/2 years, I’ve done much more for our Black population than Joe Biden has done in 43 years. Actually, he set them back big time with his Crime Bill, which he doesn’t even remember. I’ve done more for Black Americans, in fact, than any President in U.S. history, with…”
  • June 3: “….the possible exception of another Republican President, the late, great, Abraham Lincoln…and it’s not even close. The Democrats know this, and so does the Fake News, but they refuse to write or say it because they are inherently corrupt! See “pinned” above.”
  • June 3:  “If you watch Fake News @CNN or MSDNC, you would think that the killers, terrorists, arsonists, anarchists, thugs, hoodlums, looters, ANTIFA & others, would be the nicest, kindest most wonderful people in the Whole Wide World. No, they are what they are – very bad for our Country!”