Tuesday's Morning Email: Trump Friend: President Is Considering Firing Special Counsel

Anderson Cooper's reaction was one for the ages.


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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S FRIEND SUGGESTS HE’S CONSIDERING FIRING SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy floated the idea Monday.Anderson Cooper’s reaction was swift. [HuffPost]

A MAJOR ADVERTISER HAS PULLED ITS NBC ADS OVER MEGYN KELLY’S ALEX JONES INTERVIEW J.P. Morgan Chase has pulled its local and digital ads from all NBC News programming until the interview airs Sunday. A Sandy Hook mom and the Twittersphere is weighing in, and Sandy Hook parents have dropped Kelly as the host for an upcoming gala. Jones’ InfoWars believes the “deep state” sent Kelly to take him down. To recap: Here is a rundown of the most outrageously offensive things Jones has said. And HuffPost’s Michael Calderone asks if NBC had “a good enough reason” to book the controversial figure. [HuffPost

TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN HIT ANOTHER LEGAL SETBACK Because of the president’s own tweets. [HuffPost]

THE NEXT CYBERATTACK COULD BE COMING FOR THE POWER GRID “Two cyber security firms have uncovered malicious software that they believe caused a December 2016 Ukraine power outage, they said on Monday, warning the malware could be easily modified to harm critical infrastructure operations around the globe.” [Reuters]

ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS TO TESTIFY PUBLICLY TODAY BEFORE THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE Here’s what to watch for. And a judge has reportedly ordered Sessions to produce the page on his clearance form that details his contact with Russian officials. [HuffPost]

CONGRATS TO THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS Who capped off a 15-1 run in the playoffs by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA championship. You better hope the person who paid a record $133,000 for courtside seats to game 5 was a Warriors fan. But everyone’s favorite moment of the win was Kevin Durant’s mom. [HuffPost]

THE MOST EFFUSIVE CABINET MEETING FOR THE AGES “President Donald Trump invited his top employees to shower him with compliments on Monday. They happily obliged, one-by-one, on live television.” [HuffPost]


PARADISE LOST Cast members of “Bachelor in Paradise” are speaking out to say they’re upset that producers let a sexual incident go too far. All production has been halted on season four of the show as investigations are ongoing. [HuffPost

HOW TO LOOK FOR SIGNS OF DRY DROWNING “If a child develops a cough a couple of hours after swimming or submersion, or cannot catch his or her breath, something might be wrong ... Chest pain, vomiting, irritability or a drop in energy in the hours after swallowing a large amount of water can also be signs of secondary drowning.” [HuffPost]

THESE UNIVERSITY GRANT APPLICATIONS Have been rejected for double-spacing and font. [HuffPost]

LOOKS LIKE VENMO MIGHT FINALLY HAVE SOME COMPETITION That’s connected to your bank and doesn’t have that pesky delay in transfer times. [NYT]


MEET THE 19-YEAR-OLD Who is the youngest on Forbes’ 100 highest-paid celebrities list. [HuffPost]