This Week in Politics

Monday 3/18

  • A South Korean defense official says claims that North Korea is preparing a missile launch are “hasty” and inconclusive
  • The lawyer representing the perpetrator of the deadly shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand tells media his client is “lucid” between court appearances
  • The Supreme Court agrees to take on a case which could potentially make it more difficult for states to prosecute identity theft crimes

Tuesday 3/19

  • Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg speaks on the recent controversy around the unsafe 737 Max plane, saying, “Our hearts are heavy”
  • President Trump claims via Twitter that social media platforms show “collusion” and bias against him and his administration
  • A Catholic diocese in Mississippi releases the names of more than 30 clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse against children

Wednesday 3/20

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May declares her opposition to a long delay in a new Brexit deal, which has been proposed by members of Parliament
  • President Trump comes out in support of releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference to the public
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden allegedly begins building presidential campaign amid heavy speculation of an incoming announcement

Thursday 3/21

  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces that the country will ban “military-style semi-automatic” weapons
  • Multiple Democratic candidates for president in 2020 announce they will not attend the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee fundraising conference
  • China announces that U.S. trade officials, including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, will visit China at the end of the month for trade negotiations

Friday 3/22

  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller concludes his investigation into Russian election interference and submits a report to Attorney General William Barr
  • U.S. imposes new economic sanctions against North Korea in the wake of negotiations last month which ended inconclusively
  • The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee threatens to cut funding from campaign strategists who seek to primary Democratic incumbents