The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Sitting Zuck

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Today in 5 Lines

  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly signed off on the FBI’s raid of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Monday. Agents reportedly targeted records about payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump.

  • During a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump “certainly has the power” to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

  • In his testimony before a joint session of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but said he was “not aware” if it had been issued a subpoena.

  • The White House announced that Trump canceled his trip to South America this week, citing the crisis in Syria. Vice President Mike Pence will attend the Summit of Americas meeting in his stead.

  • White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert resigned. His resignation was reportedly requested by Trump’s new national-security adviser, John Bolton.

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