Today in 5 Lines
During a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, President Trump said he respected Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s decision to appoint a special counsel, but added, “the entire thing has been a witch hunt.” Former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is reportedly Trump’s top pick to replace James Comey as director of the FBI. Roger Ailes, the former head of Fox News who was ousted from the network amid sexual-harassment allegations, died at age 77. The Trump administration formally notified Congress that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, in keeping with one of Trump’s campaign promises. In a letter to his constituents, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced he will resign from Congress at the end of June.
Today on The Atlantic
With a Whimper or a Bang: How does this all end? McKay Coppins explores four different alternatives.
Can’t Get Rid of Him: Michael Flynn’s short tenure as national-security adviser ended in February, but the recent chaos surrounding the administration shows that his ghost continues to haunt the White House. (Rosie Gray)
Who and What Does the President Owe?: The appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel is bad news, argues David Frum, because he won’t seek to answer some of the biggest questions about Donald Trump’s presidency.