Today in 5 Lines
During his Senate confirmation hearing for FBI director, Christopher Wray pledged that he’ll “never allow the FBI’s work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law, and the impartial pursuit of justice.” Democratic Representative Brad Sherman introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he plans to ask Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Trump’s presidential campaign, to testify before the panel. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a Senate-wide meeting on Thursday morning to discuss the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump will depart for Paris Wednesday evening to join French President Emmanuel Macron in celebrating Bastille Day.
Today on The Atlantic
It’s Catching Up to Him: Donald Trump wasn't one to follow the rules during the presidential election, but while he was ultimately successful, his chaotic approach to the campaign is now hobbling his presidency. (David A. Graham)
Not the Same: Republicans are attempting to defend Medicaid cuts in their new health-care bill by suggesting that former President Bill Clinton once supported something similar. Here’s why they’re wrong. (Gene B. Sperling and Chris Jennings)
What Are ‘Kremlin Ties’?: It doesn’t appear that Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr., has any formal connection to the Russian government. But in Russia, “a nobody can become somebody if they suddenly seem useful.” (Mark Galeotti)