The Note: Russia hearings will bring more noise - and a notable silence

While Trump is overseas, there's new developments in the Russia investigations.


  • 22 dead, 59 injured in an explosion at a Manchester arena believed to be caused by a suicide bomber
  • It’s day four of Trump’s foreign trip and so far today he’s met with Palestinian President Abbas in Bethlehem, visited and delivered remarks at Yad Vashem, and gave a speech at the Israel Museum
  • First Comey, now it’s the director of NSA and DNI who Trump asked to push back against the FBI’s probe into possible Trump-Russia collusion, WaPo reports
  • Mike Flynn is planning on pleading the Fifth rather than turning over documents to Congress
  • THE TAKE with ABC News’ Rick Klein


    “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won't call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that is a great name. I will call them from now on losers because that is what they are. They are losers.” - President Trump on the deadly Manchester attack

    THE SLEEPER STORY with ABC News’ Shushannah Walshe

    He’s making himself “very clear.” Gov. Chris Christie would never have given Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn a White House job - that’s if it was up to him, of course. There’s still all that talk of the New Jersey governor getting a White House job at some point; if that happens, he’ll come having said, basically, “told you so.” Christie said he didn’t “need to feel vindicated,” but he was right about Flynn. "If I were president-elect of the United States, I wouldn't let General Flynn into the White House, let alone give him a job," Christie said. He also made it known—again—he doesn’t think his old friend is being well-served by staff, or by his own tweeting: “I think the president could be better served than he's been served," Christie told reporters.



    NEED TO READ with ABC’s Adam Kelsey

    Trump's first budget calls for deep cuts to Medicaid, other safety net programs. President Trump's first budget proposal to Congress includes $1.7 trillion in mandatory spending cuts over 10 years, including $800 billion from Medicaid and $193 billion from food stamps, in an effort to balance the federal budget. The proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 includes sunny projections for economic growth and tax revenue.

    Flynn invokes 5th Amendment, stirring up legal debate. Flynn, through his lawyers Monday, invoked the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to hand over documents subpoenaed by a Senate committee. The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Flynn's personal documents on May 10, after he declined to cooperate with its April 28 request in relation to the panel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    GOP delays decision on Obamacare payments. House Republicans and the Trump administration, seeking to end payments on Obamacare subsidies, have requested a 90-day extension on the cost-sharing reductions, a move decried by some Democrats. In the lawsuit House v. Price (previously known as House v. Burwell), Republicans argue that the Obama administration was not authorized to make the payments, which total $175 billion over 10 years.


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    @PressSec: .@POTUS has spoken with U.K. Prime Minister @theresa_may to offer condolences and support on behalf of the US #manchesterattack

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