The end of summer is around the corner, with students soon returning to school and people across the country planning their fantasy football rosters.
But with the daily intrigue and drama from the White House, the summer also feels as though it stretched across years. Staff infighting, dramatic congressional votes and high-profile resignations and firings by President Donald Trump have created not only a tense season but a blurry one, where each day reveals a startling revelation or world-shifting moment.
Though the official start of summer is 21 June, we looked back to the weeks leading up to Memorial Day. Here is a partial list of huge news that you have already forgotten about.
May 9: Trump fired FBI Director James B Comey on the recommendation of senior Justice Department officials as he was leading a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether associates of Trump may have coordinated with Russia to interfere with the U.S. presidential election last year.
The firing sent administration officials into a frenzy to explain the sudden ousting of Comey, with then-press secretary Sean Spicer ducking among the White House bushes after a nighttime press briefing.
May 11: Trump tells NBC News that he was thinking of “this Russia thing with Trump” when he decided to fire Comey.
May 15: Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting, according to current and former U.S. officials. Trump’s disclosures jeopardised a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State after it was collected and tightly held by senior…
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