White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will hold a briefing today to discuss President Donald Trump’s latest plans and administrative agenda. The briefing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET.
Sanders only held three press briefings throughout July, so she’s bound to face a greater variety of questions than usual. Of course, one of the subjects most likely to come up is Trump’s call for Jeff Sessions put an end to Robert Mueller‘s investigation.
The president appealed to Sessions to un-recuse himself today during an extensive tweetstorm in which he blasted his political enemies, the “Rigged Witch Hunt,” and the trial of Paul Manafort. Trump’s remarks are his most explicit attack on Mueller to date, and many of his critics are pointing to his remarks as evidence that Trump is trying to commit obstruction of justice against the Russia probe.
Sanders will also probably receive questions about Trump’s repeated threat to shutdown the government. The president has said that he doesn’t “care about the political ramifications” of a shutdown since Congress has to strengthen immigration laws and allocate more money to fund a wall on the southern border. GOP leaders have said that they would rather avoid a shutdown, but if it does happen nonetheless, it could have considerable implications for the upcoming midterm elections.
Other topics that might come up include Manafort’s trial, the latest intelligence on North Korea’s missile program, and the recent dispute between Rudy Giuliani and Michael Cohen.
Watch above, via The White House.
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