Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
Another day of reading all of the news!
Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:
- Investigators for special counsel Robert Mueller questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week. The Times reports that Sessions is “a key witness to two of the major issues...the [Trump] campaign’s possible ties to the Russians and whether the president tried to obstruct the Russia investigation.” The report also notes that investigators spoke to former FBI Director James Comey last year. [New York Times]
- Donald Trump said that he’s “not at all concerned” that Sessions was questioned. [Talking Points Memo]
- Sessions wrote an op-ed on Trump ending crime or, what he terms, “American carnage.” [USA Today]
- Mueller would also like to question Trump in the near future over the president’s decision to fire Comey and former national security advisor Mike Flynn. [Washington Post]
- Speaking of short-lived careers under the Trump administration, Trump denied a report from Axios that FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to resign. [Politico]
- One member of Trump’s opioid commission called it a “sham.” “This and the administration’s other efforts to address the epidemic are tantamount to reshuffling chairs on the Titanic,” former Democratic Representative Patrick Kennedy said in an interview. [CNN]
- In her daily press briefing, Sarah Sanders said that the Senate’s DACA deal is “totally unacceptable” to the President. [Axios]
- The state of Kentucky will require Medicaid recipients who do not meet the new work requirements to take either health or financial literacy courses. [New York Times]
- Melania is skipping Davos. [CNN]
Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish: