Today in 5 Lines
In his opening statement before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey is expected to say President Trump asked for his “loyalty.” A day ahead of his testimony, lawmakers on the Senate panel heard from intelligence officials who declined to divulge information about their interactions with the president regarding the Russia investigation. Trump named Christopher Wray as his pick to serve as the director of the FBI. During a speech in Cincinnati, Trump touted his infrastructure plan and Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. At least 12 people were killed in an attack on Iran’s Parliament building.
Today on The Atlantic
‘I Need Loyalty, I Expect Loyalty’: The Senate Intelligence Committee posted former FBI Director James Comey’s opening statement ahead of his testimony on Thursday. Here it is, annotated.
‘Duty to Correct’: Former FBI Director James Comey’s desire to correct the record might have cost Hillary Clinton the presidential election. But now, writes Yoni Appelbaum, his corrections contradict the president.
Meet Roger Severino: Emma Green interviewed the devout, conservative head of the Office for Civil Rights, whose leadership could shape the future of abortion and contraception access, as well as LGBT rights.