1/ Jeff Sessions was questioned by Robert Mueller's team last week as part of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the election and whether Trump had obstructed justice since taking office. It's the first time that special counsel investigators have interviewed a member of Trump's cabinet. Sessions was not under subpoena. (New York Times / CNN)

2/ The head of the FBI threatened to resign after Jeff Sessions pressured him to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Christopher Wray told Sessions that he would resign if McCabe was removed from his position. Sessions and White House Counsel Don McGahn agreed that the issue wasn't worth losing the FBI director over. Trump and other Republicans have repeatedly attacked McCabe – a Comey appointee – for his role in the Clinton investigation. In December, the New York Times reported that McCabe "is expected to retire after he becomes eligible for his pension [in] early [2018]. (Axios)

3/ A Michigan man was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot and kill CNN employees. The FBI launched an investigation after the man reportedly called CNN 22 times about a week ago and said, among other things, "Fake news. I'm coming to gun you all down." (WGCL-TV / The Hill)

4/ Melania Trump will no longer accompany her husband at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Melania has not made a public statement since it was reported that President Trump paid $130,000 to a porn star a month before the 2016 election as part of an agreement to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged affair. (CNN)

poll/ 39.5% of Michigan voters approve of Trump while 54% disapprove. In addition, a majority of those polled said they don't believe Trump is qualified to be president. (The Detroit News)

poll/ 38% of Americans trust Trump to handle the authority to order nuclear attacks on other countries, while 60% do not. Among those who distrust Trump, almost 9 in 10 are very or somewhat concerned the president might launch an attack. (Washington Post / ABC News)


Notables.

  1. A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi was caught on a hot mic making comments about "beautiful" high-school-age girls. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) made the comments as the Senate prepared to pass the continuing resolution that would re-open the government. (Raw Story / CSPAN)

  2. Montana became the first state to pass its own net neutrality laws in the wake of the FCC's decision to deregulate the communications industry. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) signed an executive order on Monday that requires all internet service providers with state contracts to adhere to net neutrality standards. (New York Times)

  3. The Trump administration is waiving dozens of environmental regulations to speed up construction of Trump's proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. (The Hill)

  4. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake occurred roughly 167 miles off the coast of Kodiak, Alaska. (USGS)

  5. One person was killed and multiple others wounded after a shooting at a Kentucky high school. (WPSD 6)