President Trump turned his attention to issues that rally his conservative base – immigration and affirmative action – after last week’s failure to move forward with health care reform in the Senate. But the president has again found himself in a familiar place: up against the ropes with news about continued Russia probes.
Just because the 435 members of the House of Representatives are on recess doesn’t mean they aren’t working. Many will hold town hall meetings in their home districts. Vice President Mike Pence is also out of Washington for a few days. He’s travelling to Eastern Europe and meeting with a few NATO members.
This week, several key advisers to President Trump are talking to Congress about the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election. Plus, the Senate is scheduled to vote on its health care reform bill.
"A parade of political advisers and Cabinet officials in the Trump administration have come and gone. As many of you know from watching “Washington Week,” the departures often seem to come on Fridays — and shake up our plans at the last minute. They’ve also shaken up the president’s inner circle, casting aside some players and bringing in new ones."