Today in 5 Lines
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify before the panel on May 24. The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee also invited Comey to testify, and asked the FBI to hand over any memos written by Comey regarding his conversations with the White House and the Justice Department about the bureau’s Russia investigation. During his commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, Trump lamented that “no politician in history” has been treated worse than him. Chelsea Manning, the Army private who leaked government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, was released from prison after serving seven years of a 35-year prison sentence. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke announced that he'll be joining the Trump administration to serve as an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security.
Today on The Atlantic
Trump, Unraveling: After 10 days of chaos, the Trump presidency seems like it’s on the verge of collapse, writes David A. Graham. Then again, if anyone can survive the recent string of events, it’s Donald Trump.
How Does Impeachment Work?: The procedure can be brought by a majority vote in the House of Representatives against the president—and could ultimately end with the chief justice of the United States presiding over a Senate trial. (Keith E. Whittington)
The Pentagon Prepares: The Department of Defense is gearing up for a massive undertaking: its first-ever agency audit. Can the Trump administration oversee the audit, while simultaneously increasing the department’s budget? (Russell Berman)