Good Tuesday morning and welcome to another edition of what we’re now calling Washington Whiplash. CONSIDER WHAT IS HAPPENING. Senior U.S. officials dimed out the president of the United States, telling the Washington Post that he passed classified information to Russians. BuzzFeed quotes one U.S. official who says “It’s far worse than what has already been reported.” If anyone else — besides the president — did this, they’d probably be out of a job, and possibly prosecuted.
THE STORY — WAPO’S GREG MILLER AND GREG JAFFE: “Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador”: “President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.
“The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump’s decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency. ‘This is code-word information,’ said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump ‘revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.’” http://wapo.st/2rlDeWj
— THE LAST SEVEN DAYS: Trump fired the FBI director, surprising most of his communications staff and bucking some senior aides. He mused aloud about surreptitiously taping his conversations in the White House, alarming official Washington. Republicans have quickly turned against the president, saying he needs to fork over the recordings or else. The White House, inexplicably, has no answer. He then met with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador, where we now hear he at least mentioned highly classified information.
DUH — THIS IS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM FOR REPUBLICANS. Sure, the White House can dismiss this. And they have: National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that the president didn’t discuss “intelligence sources or methods” — but he did not address the crux of the story, which is that Trump shared sensitive intelligence with the Russian ambassador and foreign minister.
THERE ARE LOADS OF CLIPS of Republicans saying Hillary Clinton should be denied classified information because she mishandled it. And, Trump, himself, hasn’t been shy about criticizing others of mishandling classified documents. See Cristiano Lima’s story on “9 times Trump criticized others for mishandling classified information”: http://politi.co/2pPLjkO
— JOSH DAWSEY on “Trump’s Trust Problem”: “‘Their credibility is completely shattered. They’ve engaged in serial lying to the American people on issues big and small –beginning with the crowd size photos. It’s unprecedented for an administration, from the top on down, to embrace a strategy of deception and lying,’ said Steve Schmidt, a Republican consultant and former campaign manager for John McCain. ‘Even people who have built up reputations for integrity over a lifetime of public service, they risk squandering it in this administration,’ Schmidt said.” http://politi.co/2pQ2T8d
— CHAOS: “Trump’s handling of classified info brings new chaos to White House,” by Josh Dawsey and Eliana Johnson: “‘It never stops,’ one White House official said via text message Monday night. ‘Basically chaos at all times.’ … One adviser who often speaks to the president said the conversation was likely freewheeling in the Oval Office, and he probably wanted to impress the officials. ‘He doesn’t really know any boundaries. He doesn’t think in those terms,’ this adviser said. ‘He doesn’t sometimes realize the implications of what he’s saying. I don’t think it was his intention in any way to share any classified information. He wouldn’t want to do that.’ … A former senior Defense Department official in the George W. Bush administration emailed, simply, ‘WTF!!!!!!!’” http://politi.co/2pRkJXQ
BEING THERE — BuzzFeed’s Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo): “Per @TreyYingst, Bannon, Mike Dubke, Sarah Sanders and Spicer walked into cabinet room just now. They did not look happy.” … “Can now hear yelling coming from room where officials are.” Jim Acosta (@Acosta): “Sarah H. Sanders told reporters she didn’t know anything about yelling.” … @Carrasquillo: “WH comms staffers just put the TVs on super loud after we could hear yelling coming from room w/ Bannon, Spicer, Sanders”
BULLETIN — 6:30 a.m.: “MOSCOW (AP) – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman denies reports that Trump revealed classified information to senior officials.”
FROM 30,000 FEET — “Trump’s trampling of political norms spurs strongman comparisons,” by Michael Crowley: “On a recent visit to Washington, members of an official Chinese delegation told their congressional hosts that Jared Kushner, with his murky mix of business and political interests, reminded them of a wealthy young communist ‘princeling’ in their own country. When Capitol Hill aides warned officials from another repressive foreign government that they could pay a political price for human rights abuses, their visitors scoffed: President Donald Trump had just called their leader, they said, and told him he was doing a great job.
“In addition to those interactions, recounted by people who were present, in the days after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, one diplomat from an undemocratic nation told POLITICO he was taking a guilty pleasure in the spectacle. ‘Now you guys can’t lecture everyone else anymore,’ he said. Trump has delighted in trampling political norms — from attacks on the judiciary and the media to groundless accusations about his political opponents — in ways that critics say resemble the behavior of foreign autocrats whom the United States has long condemned.” http://politi.co/2pREG0K
…BUT HERE’S HOW SOME REPUBLICANS WILL DEFEND THIS. The president is, generally speaking, allowed to do what he wants with classified information, and can change the classification. Republicans will express concern and caution with trying to improve relations with Russia. Many will decline comment until they’ve heard from the president himself — or from top White House aides. Good NYT primer: “How Government Secrets Are Declassified and Disclosed,” by Charlie Savage. http://nyti.ms/2pFsPHO
SOON ENOUGH, another political reality will begin to set in for Trump: survival. A top Republican involved in House and Senate races was texting us last night, saying that the closer we get to the 2018 primary season, the less patience Republicans are going to have for these kinds of missteps. At some point — and some point soon — the GOP will begin to worry about winning elections and self preservation.
ONE THING TO WATCH — Trump’s Twitter feed has been virtually silent over the last 24 hours besides two tweets about the annual Police Officers’ Memorial Day.
GOP FISSURES ALREADY STARTING — @sahilkapur: “BOB CORKER: ‘The White House has got to do something soon to bring itself under control and in order. It’s got to happen’ … More Corker: ‘Obviously they’re in a downward spiral right now and they’ve got to figure out a way to come to grips w all that’s happening.’” The Washington Post rundown of Hill reaction http://wapo.st/2qqWkdz
OK SENATOR, here are some ideas, culled from top Republican minds in town.
A CHEAT SHEET FOR TRUMP — WHAT WASHINGTON THINKS YOU NEED …
— NEW COMMUNICATORS: Forget Sean Spicer for a second. Keep him, ditch him — whatever you want. Yes, the press secretary is an important public face of the administration. But even more than a new public face, what this White House needs is someone who understands what it means to communicate with Washington in mind. Trump needs someone who speaks the language of D.C. and Capitol Hill. Someone who is going to craft a strategy and message to bring elected officials on Trump’s side and someone who has credibility with the reporters who cover them.
Right now, Trump has GOP detractors for almost every move he makes. He should hire someone who understands inside-the-Beltway coalition politics, and understands what makes members of Congress happy. We’re not saying they’d take this job, but people like Josh Holmes, Michael Steel, Kevin Madden, Alex Conant, among others, would add some serious gravitas to their operation. They also would know where to go to look for people who are willing to take this job.
— A TRAFFIC COP: One thing we hear constantly from Trump allies and detractors alike is that the president needs someone who can control the flow of information and people to the Oval Office. For example, Shane Goldmacher’s excellent story yesterday about how Trump gets fake news is a prime example about how the White House is broken. An aide like K.T. McFarland, who is on her way to Singapore to become the U.S. ambassador, should not be permitted in the Oval Office with a phony Time Magazine cover. Someone should be filtering that information — or at least trying. Someone should be coaching the president on what he can say — and what he absolutely should not say. If that’s happening, it’s not evident. That all being said, Trump has to be willing to limit his intake, and there’s no evidence he is.
— LONG-TERM STRATEGY: We sound like a broken record on this subject, but the White House needs someone who can lay out to Washington some sort of realistic roadmap for what they’d like to get done, and how they plan to do it. OK, so Trump wants to complete tax reform? What are the specific principles he is not willing to compromise on? What is he willing to do to achieve this? How many districts and states is he willing to visit to get this done? You actually want a border wall, Mr. President? OK, well, government funding is up again in a few months, how are you planning to get what you want, and what are you willing to settle for short of the wall?
FLASHBACK – HALLEY TOOSI on Jan. 21, 2017 (the day after Trump’s inauguration): “U.S. spies fear allies will stop sharing intel under Russia-friendly Trump” http://politi.co/2rlAxnK
BEHIND THE SCENES — HOW TRUMP IS PREPPING FOR HIS TRIP — “Trump will have to navigate diplomatic land mines abroad. Here’s how he’s preparing,” by WaPo’s Phil Rucker and Ashley Parker: “As the White House was engulfed by a crisis of its own making — the abrupt firing of the FBI director — President Trump received an unlikely visitor: Henry Kissinger, the Republican Party’s leading elder statesman, who came to deliver a tutorial on foreign affairs last Wednesday ahead of the president’s first overseas trip.
“Kissinger was not alone. In the days leading up to Trump’s high-risk debut on the world stage — a nine-day, five-stop, four-nation tour — the Oval Office has morphed into a graduate seminar room, with a rotating roster of policy experts briefing the president….
“Trump’s advisers say the president understands the stakes and is taking his preparation seriously. His team deliberately scaled back his public schedule in the two weeks leading up to his planned Friday departure, even though much of his time last week was eaten up by the Comey drama and talks about shaking up his West Wing staff. … The process largely is being overseen by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a senior adviser, as well as McMaster and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell.” http://wapo.st/2qn81nb
— JARED KUSHNER must be taking time off from his duties in hiring for the White House, reforming government, working on criminal justice reform, repairing the relationship with China, serving as an emissary to Mexico, working on a solution to the opioid epidemic and reworking how the U.S. cares for veterans.
— WSJ: “Gulf States Offer Better Relations If Israel Makes New Bid for Peace: Potential steps include direct telecommunications links and allowing over-flight rights to Israeli aircraft,” by Jay Solomon and Gordon Lubold in D.C. and Rory Jones in Jerusalem: “Arab Gulf states have offered to take concrete steps to establish better relations with Israel if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a significant overture aimed at restarting the Middle East peace process, according to people briefed on the discussions.
“The potential steps include establishing direct telecommunications links with Israel, allowing overflight rights to Israeli aircraft, and lifting restrictions on some trade, said these people. … The Gulf countries, in turn, would require Mr. Netanyahu to make what they would consider to be a peace overture to the Palestinians. Such steps could include stopping construction of settlements in certain areas of the West Bank and allowing freer trade into the Gaza Strip.” http://on.wsj.com/2rlJcGr
— QUICK THOUGHT… You do kind of get the sense that Trump has a decent chance for some sort of peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians. Of course, we should all be skeptical of solving one of the most intractable cycles of tension and violence ever. But in the last few weeks, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has signaled openness, and behind the scenes, Trump officials — and even some longtime Obama officials — have been surprised at the positive body language on the two sides.
REMEMBER WHEN — Trump selecting Comey’s replacement was the top agenda item before he left for his first foreign trip? It’s hard to see how the White House will move forward quickly on that now that they are completely swamped with trying to pushback against Trump’s leaking of classified intel to Russia. The recent drama has got to only add to the difficulty in getting someone to take on the job. Although Trump might see an announcement as a good distraction. He leaves Friday.
— GOP SPLIT ON CORNYN — “Republicans wary of Cornyn as FBI chief,” by Seung Min Kim and Burgess Everett: “Senate Republicans love John Cornyn. But not all of them are sold on him being the next FBI director. It’s nothing personal toward the affable Senate majority whip from Texas, who has built up loyalty during his years in the Senate, particularly as a two-term chairman of the GOP’s campaign arm and a high-ranking member of leadership. But with Trump’s sacking of James Comey still reverberating on Capitol Hill, some Republicans want to make sure that the next FBI director is highly credentialed, unimpeachable – and completely apolitical.
“Other GOP lawmakers are confident Cornyn would leave his partisan biases at the Senate exit if he’s offered the job and accepts. The debate over the No. 2 Senate Republican potentially succeeding Comey – he is reportedly high on the list of contenders for the post – has divided the GOP conference in a way that didn’t occur earlier this year, when former colleagues were elevated to other high-ranking national security roles.” http://politi.co/2qqIN5v
— IF CORNYN is offered and accepts this slot, it will cause a power shuffle atop the Senate GOP. First of all, it would be a clear sign Mitch McConnell is running again in 2020 — something he has indicated he’d do. Cornyn’s departure would push Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) up on the leadership ladder, essentially making him the odds-on favorite for Republican leader after McConnell eventually departs.
HAPPENING TODAY — Trump will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House. He’ll also speak with the king of Jordan, per an AP story that moved on the wire around 3:45 a.m.
— HILLARY CLINTON LAUNCHES ONWARD TOGETHER — by Anna Palmer: “Clinton sent a blast email to supporters Monday afternoon asking people to sign up for her next venture Onward Together … Specifically, Clinton mentioned groups like Swing Left, Emerge America, Color of Change, Indivisible and Run for Something as the initial five groups Onward Together will support.” http://politi.co/2pRtwci
— TREASURY SECRETARY STEVEN MNUCHIN will head downtown to meet Tuesday afternoon with Retail Industry Leaders Association member CEOs in town for the group’s board meeting. Top agenda items for the group: Tax reform and pushing against a border adjustment tax. CEOs expected to be in the meeting include: AutoZone’s Bill Rhodes (RILA chair), Chico’s FAS, Inc.’s Shelley Broader, Coca-Cola’s Jim Dinkins, Dollar General’s Todd Vasos, Energizer’s Alan Hoskins, IKEA North America Services’ Lars Petersson, JCPenney’s Marvin Ellison, PetSmart Inc.’s Michael Massey, PVH’s Manny Chirico, Tractor Supply Company’s Greg Sandfort and VF Corporation’s Steve Rendle. The CEOs will also meet with House members on the Ways and Means Committee, Financial Services and leadership.
— FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: CHRISTINA REYNOLDS is joining Global Strategy Group’s Washington office as senior vice president. The former deputy communications director for Hillary for America is expected to work on public affairs and advocacy campaigns. She previously worked as director of media affairs and special assistant to President Barack Obama and for the Glover Park Group.
— PLAYBOOK EXCLUSIVE: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Condi Rice and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) are making their debuts on Snapchat’s “Good Luck America” on Tuesday with host Peter Hamby, for an episode about Vladimir Putin and Russia’s role in 2016. McCain calls Putin a “thug and a murderer” and Rice talks about Putin’s desire for control. The series reached more than 6 million Snapchat users in its second season premiere. The latest episode is available on Snapchat as of 6 a.m. Preview http://bit.ly/2pDShxm
— LATE-NIGHT BEST: Stephen Colbert on Trump sharing intel with Russia: “Trump found the leaker.” http://bit.ly/2rllrxB
TV TODAY – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sitting down with Bloomberg Television’s Kevin Cirilli for an exclusive interview this morning at 9 a.m.
WELP — Wizards lost last night in Game 7 to the Celtics in Boston. It was a good game, and the Wiz kept it close all along.It’s fun watching John Wall and Bradley Beal, the two Wiz guards who played out-of-their-mind good for much of the game. (The Post’s game story from Boston http://wapo.st/2pPZgzc). Now, if the Nationals can get their bullpen straight, we might have something to look forward to this fall.
GOOD TO KNOW — “In Computer Attacks, Clues Point to Frequent Culprit: North Korea,” by NYT’s Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger: “Security experts at Symantec, which in the past has accurately identified attacks mounted by the United States, Israel and North Korea, found early versions of the ransomware, called WannaCry, that used tools that were also deployed against Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Bangladesh central bank last year and Polish banks in February.” http://nyti.ms/2qMp6Z5
COMING ATTRACTIONS — “Cruz, Paul want to go ‘nuclear’ on Obamacare repeal,” by Jen Haberkorn and Seung Min Kim: “Conservative GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are pushing to test the limits of how much of Obamacare can be repealed under Senate rules, setting up a potential ‘nuclear’ showdown. The firebrands want to overturn long-standing precedent for what can be done under reconciliation, the fast-track budget process the GOP is using to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. They argue Republicans are allowing stale Senate norms to tie their hands and are forfeiting a chance to completely abolish the law.” http://politi.co/2rly24K
— IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Cruz and Paul are completely alone in their belief that Vice President Mike Pence — instead of the nonpartisan Senate parliamentarian — should make the decision about whether certain parts of Obamacare would have a direct impact on the budget. Not only is this unlikely to get much traction among rank-and-file Republican senators, it’s hard to see that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would ever seriously consider this strategy.
FOR YOUR RADAR — “AP Exclusive: Chinese spent $24B on US, other ‘golden visas’,” by Nomaan Merchant in Beijing: “When the sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family’s new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that’s proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese. More than 100,000 Chinese have poured at least $24 billion in the last decade into ‘golden visa’ programs across the world that offer residence in exchange for investment, an Associated Press analysis has found. Nowhere is Chinese demand greater than in the United States, which has taken in at least $7.7 billion and issued more than 40,000 visas to Chinese investors and their families in the past decade, the AP found.” http://apne.ws/2qmRShW
DAVID BROOKS in the NYT, “When the World Is Led by a Child”: “First, most adults have learned to sit still. But mentally, Trump is still a 7-year-old boy who is bouncing around the classroom. … Second, most people of drinking age have achieved some accurate sense of themselves, some internal criteria to measure their own merits and demerits. But Trump seems to need perpetual outside approval to stabilize his sense of self, so he is perpetually desperate for approval, telling heroic fabulist tales about himself. … Third, by adulthood most people can perceive how others are thinking. For example, they learn subtle arts such as false modesty so they won’t be perceived as obnoxious. But Trump seems to have not yet developed a theory of mind.” http://nyti.ms/2qn4LIB
SCHOCK UPDATE — Former Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock’s scheduled July 10 trial start date is looking like it may be postponed. Government lawyers and Schock’s attorneys will attend a “telephonic scheduling hearing” on Friday morning to discuss the status of the case with U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce. The newly appointed judge, the government and defense are wrestling over a series of procedural questions in the case.
OFF MESSAGE PODCAST: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel thinks that Washington is too focused on the craze around President Trump and unable to see what’s actually going on—and what’s not. In the latest episode of Off Message, Isaac Dovere dissects what’s really going on in the West Wing with the former Chief of Staff for President Obama. http://politi.co/2rbB2U3 … Listen and subscribe http://apple.co/2nEa7y0
MEDIAWATCH — HERE COME THE SALLY YATES SIT-DOWNS — per Joe Pompeo’s Morning Media: “Two big interviews with the acting attorney general sacked by Trump are due to land today. One is with CNN’s Anderson Cooper in what he’s billing as Yates’ ‘first and only television interview since being fired.’ The other is with The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, who tweeted yesterday, ‘I sat down w/Sally Yates for 4 hrs, her first intv since Trump fired her. Highlights at NewYorker.com Tues, profile in next issue.’”
– “Pro-Trump media dismisses bombshell report the president shared classified info,” by CNN’s Oliver Darcy: Some “hosts on Fox News, the cable news network which provides the most favorable coverage to Trump, … appeared to downplay the story. During the shows hosted by Martha MacCallum and Tucker Carlson, several segments strayed from the bombshell news and were instead devoted to controversies on college campuses, an unusual editorial decision given the magnitude of the Post’s story. On the Fox News website, the news was buried low on the homepage. … ‘DEEP STATE STRIKES,’ blared a headline on Breitbart … ‘MORE LEAKS SMEAR PRESIDENT,’ declared a headline on the Drudge Report.” http://cnnmon.ie/2qmRIqj
–Sheera Frenkel (@sheeraf): “~Personal News time~ After nearly 4 fantastic years at BuzzFeed, I’ll be joining the New York Times covering cybersecurity out of SF.”
SPOTTED: former Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine) yesterday on the 3 p.m. Acela leaving Penn Station … Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) last night dining in a private room at Charlie Palmer.
OUT AND ABOUT — THE UBER PIT STOP. Guests last night had Ubertinis and checked out the self-driving Uber. SPOTTED: Mike Steel, Alex Conant, House E&C’s Adam Fromm, Zeke Miller, David McCabe, Polson Kanneth, Peter Comstock, Commerce’s Grant Gardner, Brian Jones, Paul Balmer, Ali Breland, DOT’s Kirk Bell and Anthony Pugliese and Uber’s Federal Affairs Team.
TRANSITIONS — CHRIS FRATES is joining CQ Roll Call as an executive analyst for Enlighten, a new product focused on senior executives. He is a CNN and Politico alum. http://politi.co/2qroZPP … Melissa Quinn starts at the Washington Examiner on Wednesday covering general assignment stories and breaking news. She previously was at the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal. … Graeme Trayner, formerly of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, is joining Glover Park Group as managing director of insight. … Mike Biagi is joining The Rotunda Group as a partner in June. He has most recently worked as executive director of the Republican Party of Kentucky since 2015. http://bit.ly/2pE2ZDW … Chris Sarley has started as a VP at Cornerstone Government Affairs. He previously was policy director for Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and policy coordinator for the Energy and Commerce environment subcommittee. …
… Whitaker Askew is joining the government relations team of Subject Matter on June 5th. He most recently was VP of government relations at the American Gaming Association and is a John Boehner alum. http://politi.co/2qn4hlS … BerlinRosen has named Andre Banks as the executive vice president of its social impact and philanthropy practice. He is an alum of Amnesty International and Color Of Change. … Longtime Thune aide and South Dakota native Jessica McBride was recently promoted to legislative director. Danielle Janowski, a former legislative staffer for Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and former Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.), joined Thune’s staff this week to handle health care policy.
ENGAGED — Quinn Bradlee, founder and CEO of friendsofquinn.com, a website for young adults with learning disabilities for the National Center for Learning Disabilities, got engaged on Saturday night to Fabiola Roman, executive assistant to the president and CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. They met on a blind date a year ago that same night at The Walrus at National Harbor and then he took her on the Ferris wheel. Saturday night he replicated the evening with dinner and presented her with a ring and popped the question on the Ferris wheel. She said yes! Pic http://bit.ly/2rjHJ2M
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Jeff Bechdel, chief content officer for America Rising PAC. How he’s celebrating: “I’m going to dinner with my fiancée Riley. She’s keeping the location a secret for now, but I think it will be a new restaurant for both of us.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2rbzrNU
BIRTHDAYS: Tucker Carlson is 48 … Brookings’ Michael O’Hanlon is 56 … Colleen McCain Nelson, editorial page editor of the Kansas City Star … Christine Delargy … DNI Dan Coats is 74 … Bob Edwards … entrepreneur Bill Rancic is 46 … Jan Angilella … Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) is 88 … Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) is 69 … former U.S. Sen. and Connecticut Gov. Lowell Weicker is 86 … former Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) is 72 … Mike Long is 31 … Kate Keane, partner at Perkins Coie’s Political Law Group, general counsel to the DSCC, counsel to the DNC and counsel to Obama for America, is 4-0 (hubby tip: Brian) … AP’s Steve Braun … Elizabeth Livengood … Sara Just, PBS NewsHour executive producer and WETA SVP … Emily Aden … Kathy Davidov … JoDee Winterhof, the pride of Winterset, Iowa (h/ts Jon Haber) … Minyon Moore … Jay Perron, VP at AHIP … Alana Wilson … Jake Sticka is 26 … Charles Kushner, Jared Kushner’s father and Ivanka Trump’s father-in-law, is 63 … David Suissa … Aby Rosen, real estate mogul and noted art collector, is 57 (h/ts Jewish Insider) … Cathy Reynolds (h/t Jamie Morris) … CNN attorney Drew Shenkman (h/t Kevin Bohn) …
… Edgar Bronfman Jr. is 62 … healthcare specialist Kevin McCarthy, celebrating by traveling throughout Asia this summer before starting his MBA at Cambridge this fall … Ben Nathanson … Andie Pivarunas … Patrick Delaney … Bobby Frederick … David Levey … Olivia Kelley Delgado … filmmaker and author Carolyn McCulley … Mary Margaret Hart … Stephan Cesarini is 4-0 … Randy Johnson, U.S. Chamber’s SVP of labor, immigration, and employee benefits … writer Gabe Beltrone … Debra Winger … Scott Neale … wordsmith David Meadvin … Claire Howard … Michael Wear, Obama campaign and WH alum, founder of Public Square Strategies and author of “Reclaiming Hope” (h/t J.C. Derrick) … Jean Hessburg … Debbie Tinnirello … Juan Altamirano (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … Natalie Epelman … Matt Shiraki … Jamie Ruff … Jonathan Schleifer … Pierce Brosnan is 64 … Tori Spelling is 44 (h/ts AP)