Nightly Rundown: Criminal Investigations, News Coverage, and More

  1. President Donald Trump attacked the media as a whole Monday because of the extent of their coverage of several terrorist attacks. “It’s gotten to the point where it’s not even being reported,” Trump said at MacDill Air Force in Tampa, Florida.
  2. Multiple Democratic members of congress have not cut formal ties with House staffers under criminal investigation for wide-ranging equipment and data theft. The representatives who’s staffers are under investigation include Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz, the former chair of the DNC.
  3. As a response to President Trump’s immigration order, the New York Assembly has declared New York as “sanctuary state.” Members are also planning on passing legislation that would open up tuition assistance programs to undocumented students.
  4. The White House struck back at Melissa McCarthy’s role as Press Secretary Sean Spicer today. “Trump doesn’t like his people to look weak,” a top Trump donor said. Although Sean Spicer himself reacted positively to it, saying jokingly McCarthy “needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there.”
  5. Senate Democrats plan to debate the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education all night, with the goal of stopping her confirmation. The 24-hour marathon of speeches will conclude at noon tomorrow.
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