1215. It was revealed Trump had directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the construction of a Trump Hotel in Moscow
1216. It was revealed that the administration had been drafting the family separation policy months earlier than previously believed, despite claiming that no such policy existed
1217. Leaked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plans to fly commercially to a war zone
1218. Approved Medicaid work requirements in Arizona
1219. Expanded tax giveaways for businesses
1220. Rudy Guilliani acknowledged that Trump talked to Michael Cohen before he spoke to Congress and had been in talks on the Moscow Trump hotel up to the election
1221. Drastically narrowed the definition of domestic violence
1222. With Niel Gorsuch and Brett Kavanagh providing the deciding votes, the Supreme Court voted to allow Trump’s transgender military ban to proceed
1223. Seriously disrupted grants for scientific research as a result of the shutdown
1224. Backed an incipient coup in Venezuela
1225. Closed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s climate data page
The last week saw some revelations regarding the Russian investigation. Most significantly was the bombshell accusation that Trump had instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, and that Trump had been in talks on construction of the Trump hotel in Moscow up to the 2016 election. Meanwhile, the shutdown chugged into its second month, with government workers and people who rely on federal assistance seriously feeling the pain.
As always, I don’t expect to catch everything, so let me know if there’s anything you think I’ve missed. The full omnibus is being maintained here (a spreadsheet version can be found here). For an overall summary, click here.
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