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*

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT meets with the Secretary of State | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT presides over the confirmation of General Charles Brown | U.S. Capitol

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | Situation Room

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

Recap of Monday, June 8, 2020

Note: All bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 information and developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence in a Roundtable with Law Enforcement
  • Readout from the Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Re-Opening Efforts
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
  • Nomination: President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominee
  • Remarks by President Trump on the Jobs Numbers Report | June 5, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Secretary General Launches ‘NATO 2030’ Effort to Strengthen Alliance
  • Press Release: Travel Restrictions | Green Locations, June 8, 2020
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced CANCELLED for Formerly Scheduled Proceedings in United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et al.
  • Contracts for June 8, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, June 9
  • June 8: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Argentine Foreign Minister Sola
  • June 8: Sanctions | United States Designates Key Iranian Shipping Proliferation Authority as Tehran Continues To Expand Proliferation Sensitive Activities
  • June 8: Sanctions | Public Designation of Gustavo Adolfo Alejos Cambara of Guatemala Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption
  • June 8: Statement | United States Congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis on Successful Elections

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Statement from the Acting Administrator on Recent News Article Attacks on Political Appointees
  • Press Release: USAID Announces Up to An Additional $200 Million to Accelerate Reductions in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Deaths

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Joint Statement by Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
  • Sanctions: Non-Proliferation Designations; Iran-related Designations Updates

Department of Justice

  • Daily Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Press Releases
  • Statement from Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband and Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams on Oregon Governor’s Reopening Plan for Places of Worship
  • Press Release: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim to Participate in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Virtual Meeting and Chair WP3 Session on Criminalization of Cartels

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

  • Press Release: Weekly Update | DHS Response to COVID-19
  • Press Release: New Modified ACE EDI Messages for Electronic Truck Manifest (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: Methamphetamine Seized in Two Separate Events by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Foil Five Smuggling Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: Summer Heat Posing a Danger to Illegal Immigrants (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP and GSA Partner with City of Pharr to Expedite Cargo Inspections at Pharr Land Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Arrest Criminals at the Border (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP seizes in excesses of $170,000 in undeclared currency (Texas)
  • Press Release: Tip from concerned citizen leads to arrest of man who illegally entered U.S. (Montana)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Disburses Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funding (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: FEMA Selects Teen from California to the 2020 National Youth Preparedness Council (California)
  • Press Release: Less Than one Week Left for Mississippi Survivors of April 12 Disaster Survivors to Apply for FEMA, SBA Assistance (Mississippi)
  • Press Release: Tell Your Friends and Neighbors to Apply for Disaster Assistance (Puerto Rico)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Commerce Department Announces NTIA Pilot Program with HHS, FDA to Fight Illegal Online Opioid Sales
  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Fibertex Nonwovens Facility in Gray Court, South Carolina

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Partners with CCHRC to Expand Research Capabilities in Alaska’s Extreme Weather Conditions
  • Press Release: Students from California and Colorado Win DOE’s 30th National Science Bowl®

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Contractor Reinstates, Pays Back Wages to Employee After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Violation of Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Press Release: Georgia Company Pays Employee Back Wages After Wrongly Denying Emergency Paid Sick Leave in Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Awards Nearly $239 Million in Dislocated Worker Grants in Response to Coronavirus Public Health Emergency
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar on Coronavirus-Related Paid Sick Leave Requirements for Business Owners, Employers and Other Stakeholders
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Cites Illinois Grain Facility After Employee Fatally Injured While Working in Storage Bin

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • June 9: “Poll: Trump Better Than Biden On Economic Growth, 55% to 34%. That’s all? Who are the 34%?”
  • June 9: “Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN  I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?”
  • June 9: “Vote today for Big Jim, a great Governor. Love West Virginia!”  Retweet:  Governor Jim Justice @JimJusticeWV · 1h · It’s Primary Election Day! Polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm today. If you need help locating your precinct go to
  • June 9: “A GREAT Senator. Must return to Washington. Steve has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”  Retweet:  Steve Daines @SteveDaines · Jun 4 · My bipartisan bill increasing flexibility for the #PPP is on its way to @realDonaldTrump’s desk.  This is about relief for small businesses and workers.  I’m glad to get it done.
  • June 9: “‘Democrats & Activists call to Defund Police Departments. They’ve gone so far Left that they eat their young.’  @mirandadevine @nypost @foxandfriends
  • June 8: [Article, re: National Guard/protests]
  • June 8: [Article, re: National Guard/protests]
  • June 8: [Opinion piece, re: Gen. Mattis]
  • June 8: [Article, re: former President George W. Bush/media reports on how he will vote]
  • June 8 [Pinned]: “I have retained highly respected pollster, McLaughlin & Associates, to analyze todays CNN Poll (and others), which I felt were FAKE based on the incredible enthusiasm we are receiving. Read analysis for yourself. This is the same thing they and others did when we defeated…”
  • June 8: “…Crooked Hillary Clinton in 2016. They are called SUPPRESSION POLLS, and are put out to dampen enthusiasm. Despite 3 ½ years of phony Witch Hunts, we are winning, and will close it out on November 3rd!”

  • June 8: “This year has seen the lowest crime numbers in our Country’s recorded history, and now the Radical Left Democrats want to Defund and Abandon our Police. Sorry, I want LAW & ORDER!”
  • June 8: “Big day for Stock Market. Smart money, and the World, know that we are heading in the right direction. Jobs coming back FAST. Next year will be our greatest ever!”
  • June 8: “96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you!”
  • June 8: “The Lamestream Media refuses to talk about our Country’s record setting Jobs Numbers, which are indicating GREATNESS, and soon!”
  • June 8: “CNN Polls are as Fake as their Reporting. Same numbers, and worse, against Crooked Hillary. The Dems would destroy America!”
  • June 8: “LAW & ORDER, NOT DEFUND AND ABOLISH THE POLICE. The Radical Left Democrats have gone Crazy!”
  • June 8: “Tremendous sincerity, what a guy. Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would “tank” so badly in Utah!” [Video, re: Senator Mitt Romney]