Day 30 – February 19th, 2017

– Trump tries to explain remark about Sweden amid ridicule

– A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates

– Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants

– White House chief of staff says take Trump seriously when he calls press “the enemy”

– Sweden asks the U.S. to explain Trump comment

– ‘That’s how dictators get started’: McCain criticizes Trump for calling media ‘the enemy’

– Trump cites (fake) attack in Sweden

– After a week of controversy, President Trump sought to energize himself and his supporters at a rally in Florida on Saturday, staged by his campaign operation.

– Trump attacks ‘dishonest media’ while making false claims at Florida rally

– McCain: Dictators ‘get started by suppressing free press’

– Rand Paul: John Bolton would be a ‘bad choice’ for national security adviser

– DHS memos describe aggressive new immigration, border enforcement policies