LOOP: Paper alleges Trump ordered Comey to back off investigation



FBI // The New York Times ran a report that immediately sent shockwaves through DC. The paper claims that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the agency’s investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn. The Times said their reporters had not visually seen the memo, but portions were read to them. http://cvote.it/2pUNwdR

FBI // If there is a memo, one top Republican is willing to use his subpoena power to get a hold of it. House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, sent a letter to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe asking for all memos, summaries and recordings regarding Comey’s communications with Trump. http://cvote.it/2pURjb9

FBI // Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-NC, is skeptical that the Comey memo is real. http://cvote.it/2pUV4gK

ABORTION // DNC Chair Tom Perez agrees to a meeting with Democrats for Life. The announcement comes after Perez’s recent remarks insisting that all Democrats have to be supporters of abortion, and after his recent hiring of an abortion lobbyist as CEO of the Democratic National Committee. http://cvote.it/2pURT8L  

VOTERS // CNN interviewed voters in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan about what should be the focus of attention in the nation’s capital. The voters weren’t interested in the FBI or Russia. They wanted to talk about jobs. http://cvote.it/2pUDyJy

CULTURE // Comedian Jim Gaffigan’s wife’s experience with tumor “strengthened my faith in God.” http://cvote.it/2pUUf7X

FACEBOOK BAN // Facebook unblocks pro-life group, and lets them advertise again. http://cvote.it/2pULKcH

COLLEGE // “Over the past 20 years, the price of wireless service has fallen 46%, the price of software has fallen 68%, the price of televisions has fallen 96%, and the quality of these services and technologies has improved markedly. But over that same time, the price of college tuition has risen 199%, and most parents would agree that the quality has not greatly improved,” says Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who has a bill to address the rising cost of college. http://cvote.it/2pUImP9

CATHOLIC // Why Catholics should read new book Littlest Suffering Soulshttp://cvote.it/2pB6sz9

CATHOLIC // A priest stabbed in neck as he said mass in Mexico City’s cathedral. Witnesses say it looked like the attacker’s intention was to slit his throat. The attacker was a U.S. national. http://cvote.it/2pUO8Ah

SAINT // Saint Paschal Baylon – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.” (Ps 122:1) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

TRUTH //    

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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