AHH, HERE’S THE DRAMA! …
— SABRINA RODRÍGUEZ: “Mexico fumes over labor enforcement details in trade bill”: “Mexico’s top trade negotiator plans to return to Washington on Sunday to express his outrage over language in the U.S. bill to implement the new North American trade agreement, potentially complicating the House’s plans to pass the USMCA this week.
“Mexico was blindsided by the inclusion of language in the implementing bill that would allow the Trump administration to deploy full-time diplomats to Mexico to make sure the country is upholding labor standards, Jesús Seade, Mexico’s undersecretary for North America, said Saturday.
“Seade said he will return to Washington on Sunday to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Those provisions in the U.S. bill for the new North American trade pact are ‘unnecessary and redundant,’ Seade said at a press conference in Mexico City.
Seade’s office confirmed to POLITICO that he is scheduled to meet Lighthizer on Monday. He will also meet with Democratic lawmakers to discuss the issue.
“‘For obvious reasons, Mexico was not consulted on this. We are not in agreement,’ Seade said at the press conference. ‘This is not the fruit of our bilateral negotiation.’’ ‘This has effects within our country and we should have been consulted,’ Seade said, adding that it’s standard for a foreign country to be made aware about plans to deploy diplomats to its country.”
— ALSO: GOVERNMENT FUNDING IN TROUBLE? We hear that the completed government funding deal is, well, not completed. There’s emergency money in the agreement, after the White House said that the pre-agreed-to spending caps were the top level of spending. Plus, there’s disagreement on riders and other lingering issues. We’re told not to expect the deal to be made public today — even though the vote is supposed to be early this week.
FIVE DAYS UNTIL SHUTDOWN, and until the end of the session.
SUNDAY BEST … CHRIS WALLACE interviewed House Intel Chairman ADAM SCHIFF and former FBI Director JAMES COMEY on FOX NEWS’ “FOX NEWS SUNDAY.”
— ON TRUMP’S DESIRE TO HAVE HIM TESTIFY: SCHIFF: “I’m not a fact witness in anyway, Chris, the president knows that. He also wants to call the speaker as a witness. Uh, this is merely his common tactic and that is: he can’t defend his gross misconduct. He can’t defend his abuse of power … The fact that the whistleblower did have contact with my staff. But nonetheless, nor does it make the speaker a fact witness. This isn’t about fact witness.
“There are, in fact, members of congress who are witnesses. Uh, Senator Johnson had a discussion with the president. Senator Graham had discussions with the president about the withholding of aid. They may be fact witnesses. We didn’t seek to call them. We’re not seeking to make a circus out of this. But the president is.”
— SCHIFF was also on ABC’S “THIS WEEK” … GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: “If President Trump is overwhelmingly acquitted in the Senate, is that a failure?” SCHIFF: “No, it isn’t a failure. At least, it’s not a failure in the sense of our constitutional duty in the House.”
ON THE SENATE TRIAL: SCHIFF: “I think there are any number of witnesses that should be called in a Senate trial, and many witnesses the American people like to hear from that the administration has refused to make available. And perhaps of equal if not greater importance are the thousands and thousands of documents that the administration refuses to turn over.”
SCHIFF also sat down with WORDS MATTERS’ Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart where he turned his focus on VP Mike Pence. “[T]here are any number of questions that remain unanswered, even though the evidence of the president’s abuse of power is overwhelming. We still have questions about how much the Vice President may have been involved,” Schiff said. The three also discussed the effort to declassify Jennifer Williams’ testimony and the upcoming Senate impeachment trial. The podcast
— WALLACE also spoke with COMEY on the FBI Inspector General’s report. COMEY on the findings: “What I mean is the FBI was accused of treason, illegal spying, tapping Mr. Trump’s wires illegally, of opening an investigation without justification of being a criminal conspiracy to defeat and unseat a president — all of that was nonsense and I think it is really important that the IG looked at that the American people, your viewers and other viewers understand that is true but he also found things we were never accused of, real sloppiness.”
ON THE FISA PROCESS: COMEY: “He’s right I was wrong. I was overconfident in the procedures that the FBI and justice had built over 20 years—I thought they were robust enough. It is incredibly hard to get a FISA and I was overconfident in those he’s right there was real sloppiness, 17 things that should have been in the application or discussed and characterized differently. It was not acceptable so he is right.” The interview
IMPEACHMENT WATCH — NEW: “CBS News poll: Americans remain divided on impeachment,” by CBS’ Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto: “Hours of public hearings have done little to sway public opinion on impeachment. The public remains similarly divided on the matter, as it was a month ago, but more say the president deserves to be impeached than say he doesn’t over his handling of matters regarding Ukraine. However, congressional Democrats have yet to convince those beyond their own base of their arguments for impeaching President Trump.
“If the president is impeached and the matter heads to the Senate, the public splits on what it thinks should happen: 42% think he should be convicted and removed, while the same percentage say the Senate should not convict him or not hold a trial at all.” CBS
— “Lindsey Graham invites Rudy Giuliani to Judiciary panel to discuss recent Ukraine visit,” by Burgess Everett: “Sen. Lindsey Graham is inviting Rudy Giuliani to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his recent trip to Ukraine. In an interview airing on “Face the Nation” Sunday, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said that Giuliani, who is serving as the president’s personal attorney, could appear before his committee separately from the impending Senate impeachment trial.
“‘Rudy, if you want to come and tell us what you found, I’ll be glad to talk to you,’ Graham said. ‘We can look at what Rudy’s got and Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and anything else you want to look at after impeachment. But if Rudy wants to come to the Judiciary Committee and testify about what he found, he’s welcome to do so.’” POLITICO
— “Conservative groups target their impeachment ‘Dirty 30’” by Anita Kumar: “Residents in 31 congressional districts are about to be inundated with millions of dollars’ worth of TV spots, Facebook ads, texts and tweets blaring that the “radical left” is trying to remove the president after a “witch hunt” — and that their Democratic representative is complicit.
“Conservative organizations are blanketing those districts — which one group dubbed the ‘Dirty 30’ — because each one voted for Trump in 2016, but later elected a Democrat in 2018. They’re convinced that impeachment has handed them a golden opportunity to flip those House seats in 2020, part of a long-shot bid to win back a Republican majority come November.” POLITICO
THE STEPBACK — NYT’S PETER BAKER: “Clinton’s Impeachment Was Suspenseful. Trump’s Grip on G.O.P. Means His Won’t Be”: “Yet as much as the impeachment battle over President Trump echoes that of Mr. Clinton, it is also striking how much is different. Back in 1998, the impeachment battle felt like the ultimate drama, so intense that the rest of the world seemed to have stopped spinning on its axis, yet so fluid and suspenseful that it was never entirely certain how it would play out.
“This time it feels like one more chapter in an all-out clash that has been fought for three years, hugely consequential yet of a piece with everything that has come before, with less suspense and an outcome seemingly foreordained.
“The notion that Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, could strike a deal with Democrats to head off impeachment today, that he or someone like him would even try, seems almost unthinkable. The young congressman who was open to a bipartisan resolution then is now a seasoned senator and relentless warrior on behalf of his president. The Clinton impeachment felt like the most divisive moment in a generation. As it turns out, it does not hold a candle to today’s factionalized politics.” NYT
BEHIND THE SCENES: WAPO’S ASHLEY PARKER and JOSH DAWSEY: “‘The grand finale’: Inside Trump’s push to rack up political victories as impeachment looms”
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK — THE PRESIDENT’S WEEK AHEAD: MONDAY: The president will have lunch with VP Mike Pence. He will participate in a roundtable discussion on regulatory innovation with governors. TUESDAY: Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will participate in the arrival of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and Guatemalan First Lady Patricia Marroquín. Trump and Morales will participate in an expanded bilateral meeting.
WEDNESDAY: Trump will speak at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Mich. FRIDAY: The president will have lunch with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Good Sunday morning. SPOTTED at the Army-Navy game Saturday in Philadelphia (Navy won 31-7) — in David Urban’s box: President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike and Susan Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark and Leah Esper, Urban Meyer, Kelly Urban, Sean and Rebecca Spicer, Jim Nicholson, Rep. Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) and Stephanie Grisham …
… in Dina Powell McCormick and Dave McCormick’s box (which Trump also visited): national security adviser Robert O’Brien, Nikki and Michael Haley, H.R. and Katie McMaster, Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Ray Dalio, Virginia Boney, SOCOM Commander Gen. Richard Clarke, Dan Senor and Campbell Brown, Bobby Kotick, Susan McCaw, Hank and Marit Babin Stout, Brian and Amy Thomas, Alex Gorsky, John Molner, and Doug and Michelle McCormick.
MORE SUNDAY BEST … GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS spoke with Judiciary Chairman JERRY NADLER (D-N.Y.) on ABC’S “THIS WEEK” via David Cohen: “‘This is a continuing threat to the integrity of our elections,’ House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday on ABC’s ‘This Week’ in explaining why he is pushing for President Donald Trump’s impeachment despite almost-universal Republican resistance. ‘This is not a one-off,’ Nadler said, saying that Trump ‘is openly seeking foreign interference in the 2020 elections.’
“‘We cannot permit that to continue,’ he said, later referring to what he called ‘a subversion of the constitutional order.’ The House Judiciary Committee on Friday approved two articles of impeachment against Trump. “Today is a solemn and sad day,” Nadler said at the time. The vote was 23-17 along party lines. ‘This is a crime in progress,’ Nadler said Sunday to host George Stephanopoulos, adding: ‘It goes to the heart of our democracy.’” POLITICO
— CHUCK TODD interviewed Sen. CHRIS COONS (D-Del.) on NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS”: TODD: “Let me ask you this, Kyle Cheney at POLITICO wrote the following and I’d like you, to get you to respond. ‘What happens when a remorseless president commits the same behavior that got him impeached in the first place – only this time after the House has already deployed the most potent weapon in its arsenal?’”
COONS: “That’s one of my real concerns, Chuck. … If he is ultimately exonerated in the Senate, if the Senate Republican majority refuses to discipline him through impeachment, he will be unbounded. And I’m gravely concerned about what else he might do between now and the 2020 election, when there are no restrictions on his behavior.”
THE REPUBLICAN PUSHBACK — JAKE TAPPER interviewed Sen. RAND PAUL (R-Ky.) on CNN’S “STATE OF THE UNION via Aubree Eliza Weaver: “Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Donald Trump are little more than a ‘partisan thing,’ Sen. Rand Paul said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ Sunday morning. The Kentucky Republican went on to say that he doesn’t expect any Republicans in the House to vote in favor of impeachment, and that he expects a ‘handful of Democrats’ to vote against impeachment efforts. In terms of the Senate, he said he believes all Republicans will vote against convicting Trump, and that they’ll likely be joined by two Democrats.
“‘I think what we’re seeing is this is a very partisan thing,’ Paul told CNN’s Jake Tapper. ‘This is a disagreement. People on the Democrats’ side don’t like President Trump. They don’t like his demeanor, and so they’ve sort of decided to criminalize politics.’” POLITICO
— TAPPER also spoke with Rep. WILL HURD (R-Texas). HURD: “You can vote against impeachment but still disagree with some of the policies and some of the behavior.”
— “Ted Cruz unimpressed by House Democrats’ case against Trump,” by David Cohen: “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he’s seen what House Democrats have to offer in support of impeachment, and he’s not impressed. ‘I think this is the beginning of the end for this show trial,’ he told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s ‘This Week,’ using the phrase ‘zero evidence’ to describe his view of the Democrats’ case against President Donald Trump.” POLITICO
— WALLACE also spoke with White House special advisor PAM BONDI about working with Senate Republicans: BONDI: “So we weren’t given a fair trial in the House at all. Now it goes to the Senate and these Senators—the President deserves to be heard. We should be working hand in hand with them. The rules of evidence will apply. These are the Senators who will decide if our President is impeached, which will not happen. We should and will work hand in hand with them.”
KNOWING JEFF VAN DREW — “Jeff Van Drew party switch came as Democrats abandoned him,” by Matt Friedman in Philadelphia: “Rep. Jeff Van Drew, the conservative New Jersey Democrat who is expected to soon become a Republican, found himself in an unfamiliar and troubling position in recent weeks: Watching support drop off from Democratic leaders in the state who had long tolerated his base-angering votes in the name of political expediency. …
“But cracks in that support began to appear when Van Drew’s stance against impeaching President Donald Trump started affecting local elections in New Jersey and tanked his Democratic support in his district, which encompasses the southern tip of the state including Atlantic City. Van Drew made the national media rounds, even getting a supportive tweet from Trump after an appearance on Fox & Friends.” POLITICO
2020 WATCH …
— “Why White Iowans Want a Nominee Who Can Appeal to Nonwhite Voters,” by NYT’s Sydney Ember: “They share awkward glances at events where nearly everyone looks like them. They take comfort in reminding one another that they propelled Barack Obama to the White House. They swear that their values and priorities are representative of more than a Corn Belt farm state.
“With less than two months until the Iowa caucuses begin the presidential nominating process, the sense of duty among white Iowans has never been greater — or more complex. Already confronting questions about whether their overwhelmingly white state should retain its pre-eminent position in the primary process, many Iowa Democrats are consumed by a desire to select a coalition-building Democrat who can beat President Trump. So they are fixated more than ever on backing a candidate they believe can win in more diverse states than their own.” NYT
— “A judge ordered up to 234,000 people to be tossed from the registered voter list in a swing state,” by WaPo’s Marisa Iati: “A Wisconsin judge ordered the state to take as many as 234,000 people off its registered-voter list Friday because they may have moved — a decision that could impede residents of this swing state from voting in next year’s presidential election.” WaPo
— “DNC balks at effort to alter debate qualifications,” by Alex Thompson and Elena Schneider
— “Mayor Pete’s bestie is also helping craft the Warren agenda,” by Alex Thompson and Elena Schneider
TRUMP’S SUNDAY — The president has nothing on his public schedule.
CLIMATE WATCH — “Longest UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets,” by AP’s Frank Jordans and Aritz Parra in Madrid: “Marathon international climate talks ended Sunday with negotiators postponing until next year a key decision on how to regulate global carbon markets.
“After two weeks of negotiations in Madrid on tackling global warming, delegates from almost 200 nations passed declarations calling for greater ambition in cutting planet-heating greenhouse gases and in helping poor countries that are suffering the effects of climate change. But despite holding the longest climate talks ever in 25 nearly annual editions they left one of the thorniest issues for the next summit in Glasgow, in a year’s time.” AP … More from Zack Coleman and Kalina Oroschakoff in Madrid
ACROSS THE POND — “Jeremy Corbyn: ‘I take my responsibility’ for defeat,” by Politico Europe’s Paul Dallison: “Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the U.K. election result was “desperately disappointing” but defended his record and the party’s manifesto. Writing in the Observer, Corbyn, who has said he will stand down in the new year, said: ‘We have suffered a heavy defeat, and I take my responsibility for it.’
“Labour suffered a crushing defeat in the election, with the Conservatives ending up with a majority of 80 and Corbyn’s party losing traditional seats across the Midlands and the north of England. He said that ‘despite our best efforts, and our attempts to make clear this would be a turning point for the whole direction of our country, the election became mainly about Brexit.’” Politico EU
WOWZER … “Sackler-owned opioid maker goes global with OD treatment,” by AP’s Claire Galofaro and Kristen Gelineau: “As Purdue Pharma buckles under a mountain of litigation and public protest in the United States, its foreign affiliate, Mundipharma, has expanded abroad, using some of the same tactics to sell the addictive opioids that made its owners, the Sackler family, among the richest in the world. Mundipharma is also pushing another strategy globally: From Europe to Australia, it is working to dominate the market for opioid overdose treatment.” AP
HMM — “Ivanka Trump Answered Questions From Her Own Spokesperson In An Interview In The Middle East,” by Daily Beast’s Ottilia Steadman
WHITE HOUSE ARRIVAL LOUNGE — “Ex-Trump Aide Is Expected to Return to White House,” by NYT’s Maggie Haberman: “John McEntee, who shadowed Mr. Trump as his body man, is slated to come back in a similar role … His return will mean a familiar presence with whom Mr. Trump is comfortable as he heads into the 2020 re-election campaign, and he is likely to divide duties with one of his successors, Nick Luna.” NYT
MEDIAWATCH: FIRST IN PLAYBOOK — Steven Nelson has been hired as Washington reporter for the New York Post. He most recently was White House reporter for the Washington Examiner.
Miranda Green has left The Hill, where she was an energy and environment reporter. Green, a CNN and Daily Beast alum, is moving to California to cover climate and environment issues as a freelance writer.
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman (@dlippman):
— “‘First, You Have to Do These Things I Say’: Inside Roger Ailes’s Twisted Game of Mind Control,” by Alisyn Camerota in Vanity Fair: “During my time at Fox News, Ailes bent reality to fit his own needs. But his racist rants and warped demands—‘all you have to do is kill Gretchen’—ultimately allowed the women of Fox to bring him down.” VF
— “The Age of Instagram Face,” by The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino: “How social media, FaceTune, and plastic surgery created a single, cyborgian look.” New Yorker
— “The Ballad of Kathy Scruggs,” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Jennifer Brett: “The AJC reporter depicted in ‘Richard Jewell’ isn’t alive to defend herself against ‘floozy’ portrayal.” AJC … “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” by Marie Brenner in the Feb. 1997 issue of Vanity Fair … Trailer
— “The West’s Obsession With Border Security Is Breeding Instability,” by Ruben Andersson and David Keen in Foreign Policy: “In the name of fighting illegal immigration, the EU, the United States, and Australia are emboldening authoritarian regimes, fueling abuses and corruption, and stoking intolerance at home.” FP
— “The Bravest Thing Col. Randy Hoffman Ever Did Was to Stop Fighting,” by Michael M. Phillips on the cover of the WSJ’s Review section: “Enmeshed in Afghanistan for much of his adult life, the officer spurred the Marine Corps to confront the traumas of America’s longest war.” WSJ
— “How America Fell in Love With the Giant Panda,” by Chris Heller in Smithsonian in September 2015: “A French missionary, Teddy Roosevelt’s sons, and a widowed socialite all factor into the tale of how the nation fell in love with the rare beast.” Smithsonian
— “How the 1% Scrubs Its Image Online,” by WSJ’s Rachael Levy: “Prominent figures from Jacob Gottlieb to Betsy DeVos got help from a reputation management firm that can bury image-sensitive Google results by placing flattering content on websites that masquerade as news outlets.” WSJ
— “The Year in Pictures 2019” — NYT: “5.6 million. That’s roughly the number of images photo editors of The New York Times sift through each year to find the perfect photographs to represent the news for our readers. This collection of images is a testament to a mere fraction of the conflicts and triumphs, catastrophes and achievements and simple but poignant moments of everyday life in the past 365 days.” NYT
— “What Were Dinosaurs For?” by Verlyn Klinkenborg in the N.Y. Review of Books — per ALDaily.com’s description: “Imagine what life was like 245 million years ago. Hard, isn’t it? Forget fossils — the world of dinosaurs is inherently unfathomable to us.” NYRB
— “Lovers in Auschwitz, Reunited 72 Years Later. He Had One Question,” by Keren Blankfeld in the NYT — per Longreads.com’s description: “The heart-warming story of Holocaust survivors David Wisnia and Helen Spitzer, young lovers at Auschwitz, who got to meet one last time before she died at 100 last year. At the meeting, ‘Zippi,’ as she was known then, revealed she’d used her position as a privileged inmate and a graphic designer at the camp five times to keep Wisnia from being shipped to a worse camp.” NYT
— “The Complicated, Problematic Influence of TripAdvisor Restaurant Reviews,” by Diana Hubbell in Eater: “The travel site is beloved and trusted by tourists — a fact some New York restaurants are exploiting however they can.” Eater (h/t Longreads.com)
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IN MEMORIAM — “Felix G. Rohatyn, Financier Who Piloted New York’s Rescue, Dies at 91: An immigrant from war-ravaged Europe, Mr. Rohatyn reached the apex of Wall Street and the inner circles of government and commerce,” by NYT’s Sewell Chan
SPOTTED: VP Mike Pence eating dinner at Martin’s Tavern on Saturday night. Pic
HOLIDAY PARTY CIRCUIT — SPOTTED at Drew Hammill and Jason Mida’s annual holiday party Saturday night at their Capitol Hill rowhouse, benefiting the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, which supports military caregivers: former Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.), Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), Heather Caygle, Paul Kane, Maureen Dowd, Shawn McCreesh, Steve Schwab, Natalie Andrews, Andy Taylor, Lucinda Guinn, Mike DeBonis …
… George Kundanis and Karen Lightfoot, Siobhan Hughes, Jorge Aguilar and Aileen Cardona-Arroyo, Seung Min Kim, Nadeam and Stacy Elshami, Ashley Etienne, Molly Ball, John Michael Gonzalez, Kristina Peterson, Henry Connelly and Samantha Warren, Amna Nawaz and Paul Werdel.
WEEKEND WEDDINGS — Alex Pfeiffer, investigative producer at Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and a Daily Caller alum, and Joely Friedman, a communications consultant for National Geographic Partners and an Israeli Embassy and Mark Kirk alum, got married Saturday at Half Moon resort in Jamaica. Carlson attended, with his wife, Susie, officiating. Pic
— “Lindsay Vogelman, Benjamin Bell,” via NYT: “Ms. Vogelman, 31, is the director of special events and sponsorships for Tommy Hilfiger in Manhattan. … Mr. Bell, 35, is a coordinating producer on the politics desk at ABC News in Manhattan.” With a pic: NYT
— Kimberly Trueblood and Ezra Mechaber, via NYT’s Vincent Mallozzi: “The bride, 36, works in New York as the chief of staff for the American Civil Liberties Union. … The groom, 30, is a marketer for Glitch, a coding start-up in Manhattan. … The couple met in 2013 at the White House, where Ms. Trueblood was the director of White House operations, and Mr. Mechaber worked in the Office of Digital Strategy, overseeing technical aspects of the digital operation.” With a pic: NYT
BIRTHDAYS: Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is 65 … Donna Brazile … Corey Sherman … retired Gen. John R. Allen, president of Brookings, is 66 … Ruy Teixeira … Andrew Cote, COS to the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for special operations and CT … John Phillips, founding partner at Phillips & Cohen, is 77 … Jim Dornan, VP for business and policy development at 720 Strategies … Lauren French, communications director for Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) … Jeff Le … David Adler, chairman of BizBash (h/t Tammy Haddad) … POLITICO’s Isabel Dobrin … Erin Dwyer … SKDKnickerbocker’s Bill Knapp … Heather Booth (h/ts Jon Haber) … Karen Hicks … Tim Dickson … Matt Paul … Carson Pfingston … Maggie Brickerman … Tanya Bjork … Maggie Gau (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) …
… Meridith Webster … Anna Jager … Patrick Oakford … Bobby Moran … Danyell Tremmel … Fox News’ Griff Jenkins is 49 … Raquel Zaki … Mark Siedlecki … Gabriel Groisman … Andy Polesovsky … Israel “Izzy” Ortega … Alison Omens … Deborah Koenigsberger Gutierrez … Kristen Scholer, senior anchor at Cheddar … McCauley Mateja … Tony Kreindler is 5-0 … Holly Lane … Jordan Richardson … Lenny Young, COS for Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) … Gavin Ross … Frannie LaSala … Diane Kepley … Devon Kearns of Facebook policy comms … Tara Corrigan, COO of the Messina Group … Emily Pierce … Sarah Sullivan … Abby Matousek … Jimmy LaSalvia is 49 … Mark Patterson … Jan Eberly … Laura Nevitt … Theana Kastens … Schuyler Softy … Brian Haley