The Note: Pence bats down 2020 speak and pledges loyalty


  • Hit a few balls, make a few calls: President Trump is during his golf bar in Bedminster, New Jersey, for his operative vacation while a White House is undergoing renovations.
  • Who’s loyal? Vice President Mike Pence released an surprising statement, job it “disgraceful and offensive” for The New York Times to news that he’s gripping options open for a run for boss in 2020.
  • Trump hasn’t systematic a Justice Department to examine any sold individuals, according to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein also told Fox News a Russia investigation is not a “fishing expedition” and if a justification so happens to tumble outward a range of a investigation, special warn Robert Mueller would ask him for accede to enhance a probe.
  • Trump praised a U.N. Security Council for a unanimous opinion for further sanctions opposite North Korea in response to a new intercontinental ballistic barb test.
  • Get prepared for a showdown: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is filing a lawsuit currently opposite a Justice Department over a process to secrete supports from supposed “sanctuary cities.”
  • THE TAKE with ABC News’ Rick Klein

    You can take a male out of a palace, though we can’t keep a amour away. In a White House rocked by departures, loyalty oaths are popping from doubtful places. The clamp boss followed a profession ubiquitous in saying devotion to a president, and even a boss found it required to side publicly with his national confidence adviser as a “good man” with whom he works well. (President Trump also sought to infer that, with a Oval Office dull for a while, he was operative by a weekend: “This is not a vacation – meetings and calls!” tweeted a male speckled behind on a golf course.) Perhaps Vice President Mike Pence isn’t coveting a presidency and hates “fake news,” and Attorney General Jeff Sessions wasn’t disturbed about being dismissed if he didn’t go after leakers, and Trump only wanted to give a shout-out to H.R. McMaster. Or it might be that, in a White House that’s now being cleaned, fears everywhere that a housecleaning isn’t done.


    Resist…and recognize? Lawmakers are home again for recess and antithesis groups are revved adult and raring to accommodate them. But there seems to be a new idea for romantic groups this summer: saying interjection where interjection is due. Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski were greeted during airports in their home states with acclaim from voters thanking them for their votes opposite Republican health caring bill. Major groups from Planned Parenthood to a AARP spent income in a final week on ads praising a dual womanlike senators. The Women’s March and other groups on a left wrote amicable media posts thanking and propelling their supporters to call Collins’ and Murkowski’s offices and privately communicate their gratitude, ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks reports.


    “It is positively loyal a clamp boss is removing prepared for 2020 — for reelection as clamp president,” Kellyanne Conway on “This Week.”

    NEED TO READ with ABC News’ Daksha Sthipam

    Vacationing Trump greets marriage guest during his New Jersey golf club. Guests attending a marriage Saturday during Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey bumped into one of a club’s many critical members: President Trump, who is spending his 17-day operative vacation during a Bedminster property. The president’s selfies in a marriage come during contingency with his twitter on Saturday, stressing that his vacation was “not a vacation” and filled with “meetings and calls.”

    Republican senator uncertain he agrees with Trump that Russia examine is “witch hunt.” Sen. Tom Tillis, R-N.C., pronounced on ABC News’ “This Week” that he is not certain he agrees with President Donald Trump’s exclusion of a Russia investigation. “I’m not certain that we determine with a magician hunt, and we’ll let a contribution lead us to either or not it was a hoax,” Tillis said.

    ANALYSIS: Trump’s crackdown on “leaks” could censor critical truths. Now we are in even some-more dangerous domain with President Trump and Attorney General Sessions announcing a new accordant bid to moment down on leakers.

    The Mooch’s deputy could be Stephen Miller. Axios

    Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands. The New York Times

    Controversial appointment clouds US Senate competition in Alabama. Associated Press

    McConnell on health caring failure: “Feel better, Hillary Clinton could be president.” The Hill

    Op-ed: Mueller’s review of Trump is going too far. CNN

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