Washington (CNN)We’ll never forget you, infrastructure week.
Never mind that infrastructure was the one oft-cited example of potential bipartisanship as both sides of the aisle tried to figure out a common area to work together.
- DOJ willing to hand over intel if Schiff backs off ‘enforcement action’
- Trump is expected to tap Cuccinelli for top DHS role on immigration
- Trump aide Johnny DeStefano expected to leave White House
- Trump attorneys appeal order to give records to Congress
- McGahn did not attend his hearing. The hearing happened anyway.
- Trump to visit Ireland during D-Day trip to UK and Normandy
- Judge orders public release of Michael Cohen search warrants
- Trump announces pick for next Air Force Secretary
- Another top Trump aide to exit as legislative activity dries up
- Trump slams Dems’ investigations, cuts infrastructure meeting short
- Acting DHS secretary defends shifting resources to the border
- Pelosi says Trump is ‘engaged in a cover-up’
- Mnuchin defends refusal to hand over Trump’s tax returns
- Barr rails against court orders blocking Trump agenda
- Tillerson told lawmakers Putin was more prepared than Trump
- Betsy DeVos releases more data on student loan debt
And never mind that after the first meeting, both sides agreed on a $2 trillion investment in the country’s roads, bridges and more.
This week, Trump told Democrats he wouldn’t act on infrastructure until they pass his USMCA trade deal. Then Pelosi, pressured by her own caucus over impeachment, criticized Trump for “engaging in a cover-up.” Trump then blew up the meeting — and went to the Rose Garden to unleash a diatribe of his own, complete with visual aids.
That wasn’t the only plan that went off the rails this week.
Communities devastated by natural disasters have been waiting for trillions in money for disaster relief to pass in the House and Senate after it got tied up in Trump’s fight over the border wall. Everything appeared to be on track after a Senate vote Thursday, only for a Friday morning speed bump from Texas Rep. Chip Roy.
Roy’s objection, in part because the $19 billion bill doesn’t include funding for Trump’s border wall, means that passage of the bill is now likely delayed until June.
The Point: From infrastructure to disaster funding, it was a week of derailment.
And now, the week in 26 headlines:
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