Two people familiar with the issue described President Trump as musing about the idea rather than outlining a plan of action, and several others said the president’s fury peaked over the weekend and that he and Sessions now seem to be heading toward an uneasy detente.
Republicans in the Senate appeared to coalesce around a “skinny repeal” that would abolish individual and employer mandates for health insurance and perhaps just one tax. But if they succeed — and start negotiations with the House — they’ll face strong obstacles in trying to do anything more.
By Juliet Eilperin, Kelsey Snell and Sean Sullivan
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.
Over the decades, Thelma Kouzes has hosted 174 students from 34 countries in her Fairfax home. And on Wednesday she was surrounded by friends and family as her great-grandson blew out the candles of her 100th birthday cake.
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.