Friday Executive News Summary
Government’s COVID cover-up, Mike Pence’s speech, May jobs report, and more.
Government officials encouraged COVID-19 origin cover-up (Daily Caller)
Mike Pompeo: NIH tried to suppress State Department virus probe; Fauci repeating ChiCom “excuses” (Fox News)
President Trump’s CDC director received death threats after saying COVID may have come from Wuhan Institute of Virology (Daily Wire)
“We had no control over what they were doing”: Anthony Fauci’s boss admits funding Wuhan lab (National Pulse)
Government & Politics
White House tepidly endorses reparations legislation (Washington Examiner)
Mike Pence delivers speech embracing “MAGA” agenda despite rift over Capitol riot (Washington Examiner)
Trumpless CNN falls out of cable’s top 5 networks in prime time (Daily Wire)
Biden executive order broadens Trump policy restricting investment in Chinese firms (Politico)
$2 billion of border wall money sits idle in bank as busiest migrant area left wide open (Washington Examiner)
U.S. added 559,000 jobs in May, falling short of expectations for second consecutive month (National Review)
On the flip side, jobless claims drop to pandemic low of 385,000 (Fox Business)
Daily U.S. COVID case counts remain below 20,000 as nation averages 1.1 million vaccine shots per day (CNBC) | Nevertheless, Biden announces new bribes, including free beer, to reach vaccination goal (Fox News)
Google demotes — but doesn’t terminate — diversity head who wrote that Jews have “insatiable appetite for war and killing” (PJ Media)
Anti-Defamation League calls on Facebook to reduce antisemitism on platform (Washington Examiner)
Policy: Lessons from the individual mandate for Republicans seeking a resurgence today (The Federalist)
Humor: Dr. Fauci hires expert technician Hilgo Clintmann to secure his email server (Babylon Bee)
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