White House Staff Turnover, Stormy Daniels Speaks, U.S. Census Changes (Week In The News)
With Ray Suarez
Another White House shakeup. The Stormy Daniels interview. A big takeout on Jeff Sessions. Controversial changes to the US census. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
This show airs Friday at 10 a.m. EST.
Molly Ball, national political correspondent, TIME Magazine. ( @mollyesque)
Zack Beauchamp, senior reporter at Vox covering foreign policy. ( @zackbeauchamp)
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.
From The Reading List:
TIME: Jeff Sessions Is Winning For Donald Trump. If Only He Can Keep His Job. — “When Jeff Sessions was a boy of 7 or 8, he had a dog that followed him everywhere. But one day, the dog got him in trouble. Sessions had run with the mutt into the woods of rural Alabama, figuring it knew where it was going. By the time he realized he was wrong, the two of them were hopelessly lost. ‘They closed all the stores and everyone had to go looking for me,’ Sessions recalled with a chuckle. ‘My excuse was, I was just following him.'”
New York Times: At Least Twelve States to Sue Trump Administration Over Census Citizenship Question — “At least 12 states signaled Tuesday that they would sue to block the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, arguing that the change would cause fewer Americans to be counted and violate the Constitution.”
CBS News: Judge Denies Stormy Daniels Request To Depose Trump — “A federal judge has denied a request from Stormy Daniels’ lawyers to depose President Trump as a part of the adult film star’s lawsuit, CBS News’ Paula Reid reports. The judge declared Thursday that the request for an expedited trial and discovery to be premature, and said there are other issues that need to be addressed first.”
Russia slaps back after western governments expel diplomats, Robert Mueller’s team continues to connect what looks like real live dots, the President’s personal physician takes the place of another fired cabinet secretary, this time veterans affairs, Stormy Daniels tells some to 60 minutes, Sacramento remains on edge after killing, and the funeral of Stephon Clark. Hundreds of thousands march against gun violence.
This hour, On Point: The weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
— Ray Suarez
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