Day 350: Cease and desist.


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Thursday, January 4, 2018

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1/ Steve Bannon received a cease and desist letter from Trump's lawyer accusing him of breaching his confidentiality agreement by making "disparaging" and "outright defamatory statements" about Trump and his family.

2/ Trump's lawyer also demanded that Michael Wolff and his publisher immediately "cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination" of the forthcoming book.

3/ Michael Wolff has tapes to back up the quotes in his book.

4/ Breitbart board members are debating whether to fire Steve Bannon.

4/ The White House banned staff from using personal cell phones in the West Wing.

5/ Trump dissolved his voter fraud commission.

6/ Jeff Sessions will allow federal prosecutors to more aggressively enforce marijuana laws.

7/ The Trump administration plans to allow offshore oil and gas exploration in the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans.


  • Freedom Caucus leaders called for Jeff Sessions to step down, citing recent leaks from the Justice Department and FBI.

  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray met with Paul Ryan about the House Russia investigation.

  • Dianne Feinstein asked Dan Scavino and Brad Parscale to meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

  • More than a dozen members of Congress met with a Yale University psychiatry professor last month to discuss Trump's mental state and recent behavior.

  • Virginia determined the outcome of a tied House of Delegates race by random drawing.

  • The US will suspend nearly all security aid to Pakistan as frustration mounts with the country's efforts to fight terror groups.

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