Today, former president Donald Trump has lost a costly legal round to one-time aide Omarosa Manigold Newman, while Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), one of Trump’s biggest GOP critics, is being rewarded for her courage. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) disputed a report that he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had privately vowed to push Trump out of politics in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.
President Biden, meanwhile, is in the West Coast, where he touted his administration’s accomplishments on infrastructure in Portland, Ore., before headlining a pair of fundraisers in Portland and Seattle. The trip — a mix of official White House travel and campaign events — underscores Biden’s increasing political engagement ahead of the midterm elections.