Unlike any other controversial move that President Trump has pondered during his first six months in the Oval Office, Senate Republicans are sending preemptive signals that firing the attorney general or pressuring him into resigning would be a terrible move.
The White House has its counsel, and now Trump has his own personal attorneys, as does the Trump Organization. There are lawyers for each member of the Trump family. And that’s not counting the layers of lawyers for everyone else in the administration.
The Congressional Leadership Fund, a deep-pocketed super PAC backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.Wisc.), is an ambitious bet that the Republican House majority can be spared from a Trump midterm backlash.
Randall Stephenson, national president of the Boy Scouts, is awaiting word from the Justice Department on his company's proposed takeover of Time Warner as parents and former Scouts have called for an apology about the president's speech.