Nightly Rundown: Russia And Ukraine, The DOJ, And More In This Edition

Good Afternoon, here’s what happened today.

  1. The Justice Department today filed an appeal seeking to overturn a recent ruling by a Seattle judge that temporarily put blocks on President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration order. The Justice Department is expected to file an emergency stay motion tonight.
  2. President Donald Trump promised to ‘restore peace’ at Ukraine-Russia border today. “We will work with Ukraine, Russia, and all other parties involved to help them restore peace along the border,” Trump said on a call at 5 p.m. ET today. He described it as a “very good call.”
  3. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) today warned that President Donald Trump’s attack on a federal judge from Seattle about a recent ruling of his would create even more Democratic resistance to his nominee for the Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch.
  4. The White House denied a report today that senior advisor to the President Stephen Bannon met with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly to stop green-card waivers.
  5. Vice President Mike Pence called a recent ruling by a Seattle judge that suspends President Donald Trump’s executive order ‘frustrating’ today. He was referring to a recent ruling by Seattle United States District Court Judge James Robart’s recent ruling to block President Donald Trump’s executive order that places restrictions on immigration in the Middle-East. He said this during an interview with ABC’s “This Week”.

Read more about these stories from http://www.politico.com

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