An Immigration Deal May or May Not Be Happening, FTC Investigating Equifax, Motel 6 Responds to Reports of Collaboration with ICE: P.M. Links
President Donald Trump wants a deal to protect young immigrants from deportation in exchange for increased border security, but not necessarily a wall. But he says the wall will come later. (Spoiler: There won't be a wall.) Also, nobody seems to exactly know what's going on, which I guess is business as usual. Apparently Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is just happy that Trump likes him.
- Equifax apparently had a fix for the vulnerability that led to its data breach but failed to update their security. The Federal Trade Commission is now investigating.
- The Trump administration has launched a new effort to discourage staff from leaking. In other news, here are the details of the fight between Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the naming of Robert Mueller as a special counsel investigating possible ties between Trump allies and Russian meddling in the election. The details were provided anonymously by seven administration officials.
- After Motel 6 got extensive publicity over allegations it was sharing guest lists with immigration officials in Arizona so that they could more easily round up people here illegally, the hotel chain says it would stop the practice.
- Eight soldiers were injured in an explosion during a training operation at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
- Former CIA Acting Chief Michael J. Morrell has resigned from his senior fellowship at Harvard's Kennedy School in protest after Chelsea Manning was invited to be a visiting fellow there this year.
- The police union in Stamford, Connecticut, is filing a labor complaint over orders that they carry Narcon to help reverse drug overdoses because it wasn't agreed upon in their contract.