Day 4 – January 24th, 2017

 – Information lockdown hits Trump’s federal agencies – The steps to mute federal employees — seen to varying degrees in the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of the Interior, Transportation, Agriculture and Health and Human Services — are sparking early fears of a broader crackdown across the government, as Trump vows to pursue an agenda sharply at odds with his predecessor.

– President Donald Trump believes millions of votes were cast illegally in last year’s election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday, but he wouldn’t provide any concrete evidence for the claim and says it is a longstanding belief of the President but no investigation planned as of now

– FBI Director James B. Comey, who is under a DoJ Inspector General investigation for his handling of the Clinton email investigation, has been asked to stay in his post in the Trump administration

– President Trump has signed executive orders clearing the way for the controversial Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines to move forward

– NYT Headline – ‘Trump Repeats Lie About Popular Vote in Meeting With Lawmakers’ – as Trump lies again in front of peers that more than 3 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election

– Democrats hoping Trump fulfills infrastructure promise – A group of senior Senate Democrats on Tuesday plan to unveil their own $1 trillion plan to revamp the nation’s airports, bridges, roads and seaports, urging President Trump to back their proposal, which they say would create 15 million jobs over 10 years.

– Trump meets with heads of Auto industry says “I am, to a large extent, an environmentalist, I believe in it, but it’s out of control,” and
that he intends to eliminate a majority of regulations and “massively” cut corporate taxes, but that in return those companies must keep production in the United States and preserve American jobs.
The executives were told to submit a “series of actions” that would boost U.S. manufacturing to Trump within the next 30 days.

– Trump says he’ll choose Supreme Court Nominee next week