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The day in Trump: What you might have missed on Tuesday

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President Trump met the Swedish prime minister on Tuesday. (Source: CNN) President Trump met the Swedish prime minister on Tuesday. (Source: CNN)

(RNN) – The Trump presidency can dominate a news cycle like few other topics.

What the president says, what he does, what is said about him and how others react can be an awful lot to keep up with.

To help you keep track of it all, here we’re collecting the most significant news of the day in Trump:

  • Gary Cohn resigned: The head of the the National Economic Council and the White House announced the split in mutually supportive statements. Cohn is a registered Democrat and former finance executive who was seen as a staunch supporter of free trade policies. Trump's protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum were reportedly too hard to stomach.
  • Stormy Daniels sued the president: The porn star who claims she once had sex with Trump while he was married wants a nondisclosure agreement she signed before the 2016 election invalidated. Her lawsuit claims Trump never signed it. Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen has admitted to paying her $130,000 for her silence.
  • Kellyanne Conway could be in hot water: A federal watchdog agency, the Office of Special Counsel (no relation to Robert Mueller's investigation), said Conway violated the Hatch Act. The law prohibits government officials from using their position to influence political campaigns, which the agency says Conway did in Alabama's special Senate race in December. The agency contends Conway used her official capacity to try to influence the election in favor of Roy Moore, who lost.
  • Government sues California: Trump's Justice Department is suing the Golden State in order to block so-called "sanctuary" laws that seek to keep local law enforcement from cooperating with federal agents on immigration cases. The Justice Department said the laws are unconstitutional. 
  • Elephant trophies are allowed again: After Trump called the practice a "horror show" and intervened in the policy's implementation in November, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it will consider imported trophies - elephant parts kept after a big-game hunt, usually in Africa - on a "case by case" basis. It is unclear how the department will consider cases.
  • Robert Mueller could have another cooperator: George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman and adviser to the United Arab Emirates, has agreed to provide information to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government to sway the 2016 presidential election. Nader’s cooperation is part of an apparent expansion of Mueller’s investigation: The special counsel now appears to be examining the possible influence of money from the Emirates on the Trump administration.

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