Today in Trumpworld — Mar 20

TRUMP’S SCHEDULE:

10:30 a.m.: President Donald Trump receives his daily comprehension lecture in a Oval Office.

11:00 a.m.: Trump meets with Bill Gates in a Oval Office.

11:30 a.m.: Trump binds a assembly in a Oval Office with Speaker Paul Ryan, HHS Sect. Tom Price and Dr. Zeke Emanuel.

12:30 p.m.: Trump lunches with Vice President Mike Pence in a presidential dining room.

1:35 p.m.: Trump meets in a Oval Office with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

3:00 p.m.: Trump welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to a White House.

3:10 p.m.: Trump meets with al-Abadi in a Oval Office.

3:25 p.m.: Trump leads a shared assembly with al-Abadi in a Cabinet Room.

5:00 p.m.: Trump leaves a White House en track to Louisville.

7:40 p.m.: Trump rallies with supporters in Louisville during a Kentucky Exposition Center.

10:55 p.m.: Trump earnings to a White House.

OTHER HAPPENINGS: FBI Director James Comey will attest on a Hill about Russia’s division in a election. Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, will start his acknowledgment hearings before a Senate Judiciary Committee. Pence will accommodate with a Pro-Life Caucus in his rite bureau during 5:00 p.m. Sean Spicer will brief a press during a White House during 1:30 p.m.

TRUMP’S TWITTER THIS MORNING: “James Clapper and others settled that there is no justification Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everybody knows it! … The Democrats done adult and pushed a Russian story as an forgive for using a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College lost! … The genuine story that Congress, a FBI and all others should be looking into is a leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!”

COMEY ON THE HILL: From POLITICO’s Austin Wright and Martin Matishak: “FBI Director James Comey is set to face probing questions Monday about Russia’s impasse in a presidential choosing during a rarely approaching open coming before a House Intelligence Committee. He’s approaching to be asked to endorse or repudiate a existence of rapist investigations into Trump or his debate aides over ties to Moscow, yet several cabinet members pronounced Comey will expected decrease to critique since doing so could criticise active probes.”

GORSUCH ON THE HILL: From POLITICO’s Seung Min Kim: “Neil Gorsuch heads into his acknowledgment hearings on Monday with a unaccompanied goal: Be boring. The impeccably discriminating Supreme Court hopeful has, so far, encountered few obstacles in his trail toward confirmation. He’s secretly tender senators, while opponents have struggled to make critique opposite him stick. Not to mention, Gorsuch’s assignment has flown underneath a radar as a dreaming Washington hurtles from one debate to another underneath President Donald Trump. That’s all set to change Monday as Gorsuch goes before a splendid lights of a Senate Judiciary Committee room for his marathon acknowledgment hearings. And a stakes couldn’t be higher: Democrats devise to chuck a fusillade of attacks and accurate a low inspection of Gorsuch’s record. A genuine slip-up from a hopeful could browbeat a news cycle for days and ravage his prospects of removing confirmed.”

CLOSING TIME ON OBAMACARE REPEAL: From POLITICO’s Rachael Bade, Josh Dawsey and Burgess Everett: “The White House began signaling to conservatives this weekend that negotiations are shutting on a GOP Obamacare alternative, nudging a far-right to get in line before a essential Thursday House opinion on a bill. During a assembly during Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida Saturday, a president’s tip advisers told 3 of a many outspoken regressive opponents of a check — Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) and House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) — that they determine with some of their final in principle, according to several sources informed with a discussions. But it’s also turn increasingly apparent to a White House that a conservatives’ requests, that embody phasing out Obamacare’s Medicaid enlargement progressing and deregulating a word industry, are doubtful to pass a Senate.”