Jul 20, 2017

Axios PM

1 big thing: the Trump-Sessions saga

Everything that's happened on this story line since you read Axios AM:

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a press conference that he plans to "continue" in the job.
  • White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump "clearly" has confidence in Sessions, and would have already fired him if he didn't.
  • Trump has *not* tweeted about the saga.

Go deeper: Axios' Jonathan Swan on why Trump lacks leverage on Sessions.

What you missed
  1. The Uber CEO search: Multiple individuals close to Uber's board reached out to Bank of America exec Anne Finucane about the job, scoops Axios' Dan Primack.
  2. GOP tax goals vs. the math: Members of the Republican working group on tax reform are adjusting expectations on tax cuts vs. revenue neutrality. Their predicament.
  3. Tech giants eye health care: There are reasons the tech giants aren't heavily immersed in health care, but the appeal could push them off the fence. Potential investments.
  4. Bloomberg's single-source bombshell: The Russia probe has reportedly expanded to Trump's business ties, per a person "familiar with the probe."
  5. Elon Musk's big news: The tech entrepreneur says he got a verbal go-ahead on an East Coast hyper loop. 29 minutes NYC to DC.
1 American thing

A significant majority of Americans say that their friends' vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton does not have any effect on their personal friendships. The chart.