What an eventful week it’s been, Trump’s former campaign manager was indicted on 12 counts, the Russia investigation took out one of Trump’s nominees for the Agriculture Department, House Republicans unveiled their plan to overhaul the nation’s tax code, and tragically Manhattan experienced its first terrorist attack with fatalities since 9/11.
The Tax Reform Bill Is Here!
After months of promising to pivot to tax reform, Republicans have finally released their 429-page plan to overhaul the nation’s tax code.
Republicans want to pass the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which does not have the ring of “Cut Cut Cut Act” that President Trump wanted to name the bill, by Thanksgiving. Which will be a tall order for the House of Representatives.
While the bill stays mostly within the parameters set forth by President Trump and GOP leaders back in September, House leadership will have to win over blue-state Republicans who’s constituents see deductions cut, and deficit hawks who have said they won’t vote for a bill that adds to the deficit.
Donna Brazile Blasts DNC And Clinton Agreement
In an excerpt from Brazile’s new book, the former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman blasted the DNC saying that party leaders allowed Clinton to take over the DNC’s finances and strategy, before the Democratic primaries had even begun.
Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren told CNN’s Jake Tapper that she believes the Democratic nominating process was rigged against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Brazile said that while the agreement “sure looked unethical,” it was not criminal:
“This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.”
President Trump took to Twitter to comment on Brazile’s DNC revelations:
R.I.P Trump’s Twitter Feed
Last night, Trump’s Twitter feed disappeared for about 11 minutes.
In a statement, Twitter said that an employee “inadvertently” deactivated Trump’s Twitter feed. But it was restored by the end of the night and Trump was tweeting again.
And finally, today President Trump leaves for his 10-day Asia trip today.
That’s it for today, we’ll be back on Monday morning with a Morning Briefing to keep you up to date on the news around the world.