There has been a lot of action in the news over the past 24 hours. Here is what you need to know:
Vice President Pick Is In:
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has picked Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his Vice President. There were reports that he was undecided late last night, and that Trump was still uncertain about his pick. The list narrowed down over the past week, as Sen. Bob Corker, and Sen. Joni Ernst removed themselves from consideration. Trump picked Pence over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and former Speaker Newt Gingrich. Governor Pence, who was up for re-election this year, had to decide by noon today to file or not for his re-election bid, when Donald Trump tweeted out that Pence was his pick. Governor Pence is a former Congressman as well.
Terror In France:
Last night, there was a deadly terrorist attack in Nice, France. The attack that left 84 dead, and 202 injured. The terrorist was identified as 35 year old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. He rented a truck to carry out this devastating and horrific act. There are many people worried about terror, especially with the Orlando shooting this past month that left 49 dead, whose attacker was inspired by ISIS.
Declassified 28 Page Report On 9/11 Report & Saudi Government Released:
The House Intelligence Committee finally declassified their report from 2003 on possible Saudi involvement in aiding the terrorist who were behind the 9/11 attack.
“According to FBI documents and at least one CIA memorandum, some of the September 11th hijackers, while in the United States, apparently had contacts with individuals who may have been connected to the Saudi Government.”(Page 416, Report)
You can read the report here:
At around 5pm EST today, the Turkish military took over. Current President Erdogan is on the run, potentially seeking refuge in London. The military who has orchestrated the coup, says its motivation is for democracy. Erdogan is a know authoritarian and known for silencing free speech and being opposed to basic human rights. The situation is currently developing.
CNN Update: Military units have attempted an uprising in Turkey, the country’s prime minister told a Turkish broadcaster. Troops have been seen in the streets of Ankara and there have been reports of jets flying low over the city.
Statement From NATO Secretary General:
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement: “I have just spoken to the Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. I am following events in Turkey closely and with concern. I call for calm and restraint, and full respect for Turkey’s democratic institutions and its constitution. Turkey is a valued NATO ally.”