Happy Friday, June 14. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is out, and a watchdog is advising that White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway follow suit. Here’s more on that and the other stories we’re watching.
Three Things To Watch Today
Fallout from OSC report on Conway
On Thursday, the chief of the federal government’s ethics watchdog recommended that the White House fire Kellyanne Conway over her repeated violations of the Hatch Act. The White House swiftly hit back at the Office of Special Counsel, which is led by a Trump appointee. We’ll continue to follow this story today.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave the White House
President Trump on Thursday announced via a glowing tweet that press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave the White House at the end of the month. The announcement was not preceded by the usual grumbles that accompany a White House departure, so we’ll be looking for details on what precipitated her exit.
House Judiciary Committee starts reviewing Mueller’s evidence
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have begun rifling through special counsel Robert Mueller’s underlying evidence, accompanied by a phalanx of lawyers. We’ll have an ear to the ground for any leaks.
The House and Senate are out.
3:30 p.m. ET President Trump delivers remarks “on expanding health coverage options for small businesses and workers” in the Rose Garden.
Yesterday’s Most-Read Story
America Is Stuck With a $400 Billion Stealth Fighter That Can’t Fight — David Axe, Daily Beast
Why Housing Policy Feels Like Generational Warfare — Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic
Louise Linton, aka Mrs. Steven Mnuchin, Is Sorry — Maer Roshan, Los Angeles Magazine
‘I can’t breathe’: Five years after Eric Garner died in struggle with New York police, resolution still elusive — Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post