Evening Edition: Lawmakers demand FBI, White House hand over records

The Fix: Republicans’ extreme frustration with Trump, in one congressman’s middle finger; Turmoil over recent Trump controversies triggers the Dow’s biggest losses since September; Here’s the bottom line: Comey is going to testify, and Congress is going to get his full memo; Trump claims ‘no politician in history’ has been ‘treated worse or more unfairly’; Behind the wide grins and loose lips: How Trump agreed to meet with the Russians; The Fix: Man who predicted memos thinks Comey may be trying to take down Trump; The Take: Accelerating probes present challenges for Democratic leaders; Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice; Immigration arrests up under Trump, including a sharp rise for those without criminal records; Companies need workers — but people keep getting high; Erdogan’s guards clash with protesters outside Turkish ambassador’s D.C. residence; Trump’s wish to jail reporters is more than possible. Ask his international friends.; Mars Society founder: NASA creates ‘worst plan yet’ for human spaceflight; Giving a speech can be terrifying. These dogs are here to help.; Trump’s ‘huuuuuge’ Caribbean estate is on the market for $28 million, prompting questions;
 
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Lawmakers demand FBI, White House hand over records
The Republican chairmen and ranking Democrats on the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees asked the FBI to hand over former director Jame Comey’s notes about his communications with the White House and senior Justice Department officials related to the Russia investigation.
The Fix: Republicans’ extreme frustration with Trump, in one congressman’s middle finger
Rep. Darrell Issa flipped off a reporter rather than answer her question about Trump.
 
Turmoil over recent Trump controversies triggers the Dow’s biggest losses since September
The stock market took its biggest dive since before President Trump’s election, as investors began to grapple with the increasing possibility that Washington would be consumed with chaos and fail to enact policies to boost the economy.
 
The Daily 202 | Analysis
Here’s the bottom line: Comey is going to testify, and Congress is going to get his full memo
Only an amateur would be surprised that Comey took notes after a meeting with the president and that they would emerge if he got fired while the investigation in question was still ongoing.
 
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Trump claims ‘no politician in history’ has been ‘treated worse or more unfairly’
During a commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy, the president was eager to defend himself, using the second half of his speech to express his frustration in rhetoric just loosely cloaked as “advice” for the soon-to-be-commissioned officers.
 
Behind the wide grins and loose lips: How Trump agreed to meet with the Russians
Eight days before the Oval Office meeting in which Trump shared highly classified information, Russian President Vladi­mir Putin asked him to meet Sergei Lavrov, a senior Russian statesman. Despite grievances with Russia, U.S. officials moved forward to make it happen.
 
The Fix: Man who predicted memos thinks Comey may be trying to take down Trump
Some have criticized Comey for not resigning. Former top Justice Department aide Matthew Miller has a juicy theory about why he didn’t.
 
The Take: Accelerating probes present challenges for Democratic leaders
Can they help assure public confidence in whatever the outcome in a politicized environment?
 
Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice
Documents obtained by The Post show how the president wants to cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives and expand charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools.
 
Immigration arrests up under Trump, including a sharp rise for those without criminal records
During President Trump’s first 100 days in office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested an average of 400 immigrants a day, the agency reported.
 
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Companies need workers — but people keep getting high
Job applicants are testing positive for marijuana, cocaine, amphetamine and heroin at the highest rate in 12 years, according to a new report.
 
Erdogan’s guards clash with protesters outside Turkish ambassador’s D.C. residence
People with knowledge of the investigation said authorities are reviewing video to identify presidential guards who they believe instigated the melee. Nine people were injured; two arrests already have been made.
 
Perspective
Trump’s wish to jail reporters is more than possible. Ask his international friends.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warmly welcomed here on Tuesday, has crushed his country’s independent press.
 
Mars Society founder: NASA creates ‘worst plan yet’ for human spaceflight
Robert Zubrin sees the proposed lunar “spaceport” as a waste of money. But defenders of the idea describe it as a logical step in a long-term program whose ultimate goal remains putting people on Mars.
 
Giving a speech can be terrifying. These dogs are here to help.
A university program allows students who are anxious about public speaking to practice with some nonjudgmental and very furry listeners.
 
Trump’s ‘huuuuuge’ Caribbean estate is on the market for $28 million, prompting questions
The price far exceeds the highest going rate on St. Martin. One agent described the decor as “rather gaudy.”
 
 
     
 
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