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Developing now, Friday, June 29, 2018
A 'targeted' shooting in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., left five employees dead. The suspected gunman, identified as Jarrod W. Ramos, reportedly had past clashes with the paper
In a heated House hearing on the Russia probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray faced tough questions from GOP lawmakers
President Trump met with a bipartisan group of senators about the Supreme Court vacancy being created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement
Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in a closely watched summit July 16 in Helsinki, the White House announced
John Kelly may soon step down as White House chief of staff, sources tell FOX News. Rumored replacements include Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and former communications director Hope Hicks
SUPREME DECISION LOOMS: President Trump met with a bipartisan group of six senators at the White House Thursday night to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the looming retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy ... The president met in person with Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. Collins, Donnelly, Heitkamp, Manchin and Murkowski are seen as potential "swing" votes in the battle over Kennedy's replacement. Republicans currently hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate, a slim margin that is effectively 50-49 in the absence of the John McCain, R-Ariz., who's recovering from brain cancer treatment. That means Republicans effectively cannot lose any support for President Trump's pick.
TRUMP, PUTIN SET A DATE: President Trump's upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place in Helsinki on July 16, the White House has announced ... The two world leaders will reportedly discuss "relations between the United States and a range of national security issues" when they meet. The meeting will take place as part of Trump's trip to Europe. The president plans to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May on July 13, and is expected to attend a NATO summit in Brussels on July 11-12. The summit with Putin comes amid FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
ANOTHER WHITE HOUSE SHAKE-UP? - President Trump's White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is reportedly expected to step down by this summer ... In recent weeks, Trump has consulted with his advisers about a possible replacement for Kelly, who has been in the White House role for one year, according to the Wall Street Journal. The two frontrunners for the job are said to be Nick Ayers, who serves as chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. Another possible reported replacement is Hope Hicks, who served as White House communications director until she stepped down in March.
'FINISH IT THE HELL UP': "There's an old saying that justice delayed is justice denied. I think right now all of us are being denied. Whatever you got, finish it the hell up, because this country is being torn apart." – Rep. Trey Gowdy, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, telling Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to speed up the Russia probe because the investigation has become politicized and it's dividing the American people.WATCH
A PLEA FOR CALM: "It's not just what they're saying. It's their voice, the way they're saying it. The hatred in their voice. It's really kind of scary. People need to calm down. I have a family and when my daughter heard this, it really upset her." – Amy Kremer, co-chair of Women for Trump, on "FOX & Friends," recalling the death threats she received after a recent appearance on CNN.WATCH
Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: A special edition of Mornings with Maria comes live from Washington, D.C., marking six months since President Trump signed the Tax Cut and Job Act. Guests include: Mick Mulvaney, director of Office of Management and Budget, and Kevin Hassett, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman; U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council director; Ivanka Trump; Jovita Carranza, U.S. Department Treasurer; Sen. Pat Toomey; U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta; Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump; House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady.
Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: Mike Huckabee; Johnny Damon, former Major League Baseball star; Bob Massi, host of "The Property Man"; Greg Brockman, co-founder and CTO of nonprofit AI research organization OpenAI.
Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Noon ET: Misha Tseytlin, former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy; Gene Munster, managing partner at Loup Ventures; FBN's Blake Burman and Kristina Partsinevelos.
On FOX News Radio:
The FOX News Rundown podcast: President Trump will appoint a second Supreme Court Justice following Justice Kennedy's decision to retire in July. Judge Andrew Napolitano discusses the possible candidates to replace Kennedy. Mexico will elects a new president this weekend and that could impact the United States on multiple issues, including immigration, trade and security. FOX News' William La Jeunesse and Oscar Braun, president and CEO of the U.S.-Mexico Business Council, talk about possible ramifications. Don't miss the "good news of the day" from FOX News' Tonya J. Powers. Plus, commentary from "FOX News Sunday" host Chris Wallace.
The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel on Justice Kennedy's retirement, the Mueller investigation, the 2018 midterms; Shannon Bream on the U.S. Supreme Court's monumental week; Geraldo Rivera on the state of the immigration debate; Florida gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis on Thursday night's debate on FOX News and the Mueller investigation.
The Tom Shillue Show, 3 p.m. ET: Tom Shillue is live and takings viewer calls! Tom will have the latest on the Capital Gazette shooting and get the best insight from both experts and listeners.
On Fox News Weekend:
Cavuto Live, Saturday, 10 a.m. ET: Guests include: House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte on Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and FBI Director Wray testifying before Congress. Plaintiff Mark Janus on the Supreme Court's ruling on union fees.
America's News HQ, Saturday, Noon ET: America's News Headquarters will be live from the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Mich. as part of FOX News' #Proud American series. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be among the special guests.
America's News HQ, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET: America's News Headquarters will be live from the Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, Va., just across the Potomac River from the Washington Monument, where the nation is preparing for July Fourth fireworks Wednesday.
FOX News Sunday, Sunday (Check your local listings): Guests include: Sen. Mike Lee, a rumored potential candidate to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court; Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society and adviser to President Trump on the Supreme Court and the Judiciary; Sen. Dick Durbin, Senate Minority Whip.
OBJECTified, Sunday, 8 p.m. ET: Magic Johnson, one of the most talented and important athletes in history, sits down with Harvey Levin to discuss his life story and how he continues to reinvent himself and redefine what it means to win.
Life, Liberty & Levin, Sunday, 10 p.m. ET: Host Mark Levin sits down with Sean Hannity to discuss Hannity's background, their 20-year friendship, their mutual love and admiration of Reagan Conservatism, and the state of politics and the world today.
1978: Actor Bob Crane, 49, of "Hogan's Heroes" fame, is found bludgeoned to death in an apartment in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was appearing in a play.
1967: Actress Jayne Mansfield, 34, is killed along with her boyfriend, Sam Brody, and their driver, Ronnie Harrison, when their car slams into the rear of a tractor-trailer on a highway in Slidell, La.; three children riding in the back, including Mansfield's 3-year-old daughter, Mariska Hargitay, survive. (Hargitay would achieve fame as an actress in the long-running TV drama, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.")
1613: London's original Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare's plays were performed, is destroyed by a fire sparked by a cannon shot during a performance of "Henry VIII."
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