White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will meet the press corps in a briefing set for 1:15 p.m. ET.
What will be on today’s docket? As always, the looming specter of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his Russia investigation will take center stage, especially in light of the newly discovered GOP memo that seems to suggest some sort of potential shuffling in the ranks of the DOJ. There’s also that whole New York Times bombshell story from last week that alleged President Donald Trump had ordered Mueller to be fired back in June.
On that note, Trump also told reporters last week that he would be happy to conduct a sit-down interview with Mueller, even suggesting it could be under oath. Mike Allen, founder of Axios, told Joe Scarborough this morning that the president’s remarks created a “freak out in the West Wing” due to their fears that “many people around the president believe he is…incapable of telling a story that he can stick to and that they know will be accurate.”
Sanders, for her part, is likely to tout Trump’s successes in Davos, which should be framed as the president spreading his “America first” ethos to those feisty Swiss elitists and their globalist cronies.
Finally, for sone reason or another, Sanders is likely to address last night’s Grammy Awards ceremony, which featured Hillary Clinton in a cameo reading aloud from Michael Wolff’s White House tell-all “Fire and Fury.” Both UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and “first kid” Donald Trump Jr. expressed some form of fire and fury on Twitter last night as the ceremony unfolded on television.
Watch above, via the White House.
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