It's one of Trump's few health care accomplishments heading into 2020.
Jonathan SwanNew: President Trump told his health secretary yesterday "I should never have done that f***ing vaping thing" during an impromptu call on speakerphone in an Oval Office meeting. w @caitlinnowens
Jonathan SwanSources familiar with the conversation said Trump wasn't expressing regret for the specific vaping policy outcome, which the team believes is the right one, but rather for personally wading into vaping in the first place rather than leaving it to the FDA.
Alan Dershowitz will present oral arguments at the trial.
Jonathan SwanWhite House officials told me they were hoping Trump wouldn’t pick Alan Dershowitz to play a role in the Senate trial. They saw as unnecessary distraction given team was already strong and Dershowitz has controversial ties to Jeffrey Epstein.
Records released just before President Trump’s impeachment trial included texts that suggested the ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, was being watched in Kyiv.
Jonathan Swan“Needless to say, the notion that American citizens and others were monitoring Ambassador Yovanovitch’s movements for unknown purposes is disturbing,” said Lawrence S. Robbins, a lawyer for Ms. Yovanovitch.
The revelations offered a new twist ahead of Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate.
Jonathan SwanEliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement that his panel “will now seek to learn what, if anything, the State Department knew about this situation at the time these messages were sent.” politi.co/36WXAJT via @politico
It appears Trump is again trying to lean on what he has described as his warm personal relationship with Kim.
Jonathan SwanNew: White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien tells Axios that the Trump administration has "reached out to the North Koreans" to ask them to resume diplomacy that has been all but dead since October.
Netanyahu has been worried by Trump's restraint on Iran
Jonathan SwanNew from Axios' @BarakRavid: Israeli Foreign Minister Katz said yesterday's U.S. airstrikes were “a turning point in the regional response to Iran and its proxies, and if Iran fails to understand the power of the US they will be making a big mistake."