Today in 5 Lines
The Washington Post released full transcripts of President Trump’s phone calls with the president of Mexico and the prime minister of Australia. The governor of West Virginia is expected to announce that he is switching parties from Democrat to Republican at a rally with Trump Thursday evening. The Justice Department notified four sanctuary cities that they will be not be eligible for a new crime-prevention program unless they cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Trump announced new efforts aimed at improving veterans’ health care. Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly impaneled a grand jury as part of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
Today on The Atlantic
The Dangers of Leaking: Donald Trump may be violating basic norms of government, but the leaking of his phone calls with the president of Mexico and the prime minister of Australia is a shocking and unprecedented act, writes David Frum. And it will likely prevent world leaders from speaking candidly with him in the future.
Republicans, Do This: McKay Coppins talked to Trump’s most vocal opponents about what they want to see happen on Capitol Hill.
Filling in the Blanks: Nearly 200 days into Trump’s term, the Senate confirmed dozens of the president’s stalled nominees, filling out key posts in the administration. (Russell Berman)