Day 333: Not looking good.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

1/ The FBI warned Trump in 2016 that Russia would try to infiltrate his campaign.

2/ Robert Mueller obtained "many tens of thousands" of Trump transition emails.

3/ A lawyer from Trump's transition team accused Robert Mueller of unlawfully obtaining the emails.

4/ Trump said he is not considering firing Robert Mueller.

5/ Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are trying to wrap up their Russia probe by the end of the year.

6/ Trump has been telling people close to him that he expects Robert Mueller to clear him soon.

7/ Trump unveiled his "America First" foreign policy.

8/ The Trump administration ordered the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop using "diversity," "fetus," "transgender," "vulnerable," "entitlement," "science-based," and "evidence-based" in their 2018 budget documents.

9/ Chuck Schumer will force a Senate vote to reinstate the FCC's net neutrality rules.

poll/ 50% of voters prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress.

NOTABLES.

  • At least four senators are urging Al Franken to reconsider his resignation.

  • Bob Corker hasn't read the GOP tax bill.

  • Witch Hunt at the EPA: Multiple employees have come under scrutiny after speaking out about the agency.

  • Puerto Rico ordered a recount of the number of people who have died because of Hurricane Maria.

  • A federal appeals judge abruptly retired today.

  • Trump's judicial nominee withdrew himself from consideration.

  • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are being sued over omissions on their public financial disclosure forms.

  • Putin called Trump to thank him for CIA intelligence that allegedly stopped a planned bombing in St. Petersburg.

  • At least six people were killed after an Amtrak train derailed.

LOOKING AHEAD.

  • Congressional Republicans will try to pass both their tax reform bill and a budget plan by Friday in order to avoid a government shutdown.

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