The Gospel

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Chan Lowe)

In other news, the Ford Motor Co. has announced an $11 billion company-wide restructuring plan that's going to result in a still-unknown number of job cuts including at some factories.

Meanwhile, emails obtained by CNN appear to show Trump's TV lawyer Rudy Giuliani offering assurances to Michael Cohen in April of last year while not explicitly saying Trump would pardon him.

Finally, Politico reports that Trump's budget proposal calls spending money on a project that one of his golfing buddies lobbied for.

Under the administration's fiscal 2020 funding plan released Monday, HHS would steer $20 million toward a mobile children's hospital project at Miami's Nicklaus Children's Hospital, named for the legendary golfer.

[Jack Nicklaus] had lobbied Trump on the golf course in Florida, and he met with HHS Secretary Alex Azar and then-OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in Washington, D.C., to request funds, say two individuals with knowledge. Trump personally directed HHS to earmark the funds to help Nicklaus develop mobile children's hospitals, one individual said.

While HHS has supported the use of mobile hospitals after disasters, like devastating hurricanes that have hit the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, health officials haven't previously seen the need for specialized mobile hospitals for children.