Today in 5 Lines
During a joint news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, President Trump said Russia “had no impact on our vote” in the 2016 election. Trump also told reporters that progress had been made with North Korea after Pyongyang suggested it'd be open to ending its nuclear weapons program. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly examined incidents involving Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer. The Office of Special Counsel, a federal ethics agency, found that White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act by “advocating for and against candidates” in last year’s Alabama Senate special election. Texans head to the polls for the first primary election of 2018.
Today on The Atlantic
‘I Pulled a Roger Stone!’: Sam Nunberg, the former Trump campaign aide who had a public meltdown on Monday, has been pulling stunts like this for years. (McKay Coppins)
Blocking Trump: Congressional Republicans are trying to talk the president out of his plan to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, but they can’t stop his trade war. (Russell Berman)
Kim Jong Un’s Extraordinary Moves: Uri Friedman explains how the North Korean leader tempered the threat of nuclear war.