A.M. Links: Trump Says ‘Take the Guns First, Go Through Due Process Second,’ Hope Hicks Resigns, Putin Says Russia Has Nuclear Weapons Capable of Avoiding Missile Defense Systems

  • President Donald Trump: "Take the guns first, go through due process second."
  • Sen. Ben Sasse: "We have the Second Amendment and due process of law for a reason. We're not ditching any Constitutional protections simply because the last person the President talked to today doesn't like them."
  • Hope Hicks will resign from her position as White House communications director.
  • "Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has been investigating a period of time last summer when President Trump seemed determined to drive Attorney General Jeff Sessions from his job, according to people familiar with the matter who said that a key area of interest for the inquiry is whether those efforts were part of a months-long pattern of attempted obstruction of justice."
  • The Trump administration is expected to announce new tariffs on steel and aluminum.
  • Vladimir Putin says Russia has developed nuclear weapons capable of avoiding missile defense systems.

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