The Morning Briefing: Riots in Georgia, Manafort Tapped and Much, Much More
Good Tuesday Morning.
Here's what is on the President's agenda today:
- In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will depart Trump Tower en route to the United Nations.
- Later in the morning, the President will give his first address to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
- The President will then participate in an expanded meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, followed by a luncheon hosted by the Secretary-General.
- Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in an expanded meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.
- The President will then depart the United Nations en route to the Lotte New York Palace Hotel where he will participate in an expanded meeting with the Amir of Qatar.
- In the evening, the President will participate in a photo opportunity with leaders of the United Nations Member States.
- Later in the evening, the President will give remarks at a diplomatic reception hosted by the President and First Lady.
- The President will then depart the Lotte New York Palace en route to Trump Tower.
Violence erupts at Georgia Tech: 3 arrested, police car set on fire
Violence broke out last night in Atlanta when rioters took to the streets following a memorial event for a knife-wielding Georgia Tech student who was shot by police.
A police vehicle was set on fire, two officers suffered minor injuries and one officer was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries during the "violent protests on campus," according to the university.
The university estimated that a about 50 people participated in the protests, including some who marched to the the Georgia Tech Police Department immediately after the "peaceful memorial vigil" for Schultz.
At one point, Georgia Tech police ordered students to stay inside and lock their doors, while off-campus students were told to remain off campus.
When it was all said and done, three people had been arrested and charged with battery of a police officer and inciting a riot. Scout Schultz, 21, was shot after disregarding police instructions to drop his knife.
A video of the incident shows the student, Scout Schultz, 21, walking toward officers carrying the knife and shouting, “shoot me!” Police ultimately shot Schultz once when the student refused to heed police orders, resulting in the student’s death.
The family had asked the demonstrators to remain peaceful.
Manafort in the cross-hairs
The RUSSIA investigation continues and we are learning the extent to which short-lived Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is under the microscope. News broke yesterday that Manafort had been wire-tapped before and after the 2016 election, which means that the feds have records of conversations between Manafort and Trump.