Day 355: Sunk.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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1/ Trump's secretaries of state and defense are trying to convince him not to conduct a "bloody nose" attack against North Korea.

2/ Dianne Feinstein released the full transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

3/ Robert Mueller could interview Trump in the next few weeks on a limited set of questions.

4/ White House officials believe that Trump will be "sunk" if Robert Mueller looks into Trump's finances.

5/ The Russian lawyer met Ivanka Trump after the Trump Tower meeting.

6/ Steve Bannon stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News.

7/ Trump said he would support a two-phase, bipartisan immigration deal in order to avoid a government shutdown.

NOTABLES.

  • The Trump administration spending plan calls for cuts to proven security measures in order to pay for his wall along the Mexican border.

  • Trump renominated two judicial nominees that the American Bar Association rated as "not qualified" to serve.

  • Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff known for his hard-line immigration tactics, says he's running for Senate.

  • The White House wants to find a new role for Andrew Puzder, the former head of Carl's Jr. who declined the nomination to become labor secretary after old domestic abuse allegations resurfaced.

  • Ahead of his first diplomatic trip to Israel, Jared Kushner's family real estate company received roughly $30 million in investment from one of Israel's largest financial institutions.

  • Trump was named the world's most oppressive leader for "overall achievement in undermining global press freedom" by the Committee to Protect Journalists, beating out Erdoğan and Putin.

  • Trump will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos – an event synonymous with wealth and elite prestige.

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