Monday’s Mini-Report, 4.9.18

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* We’ll have plenty more on this on tonight’s show: “The FBI on Monday raided the office of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, a person with knowledge of the matter told NBC News.”

* Syria: “Flanked by members of his Cabinet, President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the suspected chemical attack in Syria, calling it a ‘heinous’ act and saying his administration would soon make ‘major decisions’ on how to respond.”

* Scott Pruitt: “The federal government’s top ethics official has taken the unusual step of sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency questioning a series of actions by Administrator Scott Pruitt and asking the agency to take ‘appropriate actions to address any violations.’”

* On the Hill: “Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, tried to get ahead of a week of intense scrutiny for him and his company by visiting several top lawmakers in Washington on Monday and reiterating how sorry he was for the social network’s failings.”

* The latest Team Trump departure: “National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton said Sunday that he plans to leave the White House – a move that will leave President Donald Trump without one of the earliest and sharpest defenders of his ‘America First’ foreign policy.”

* Ordinarily, this would be a pretty big story: “The apartment destroyed by a raging fire in New York’s Trump Tower that killed a resident and injured six firefighters had no sprinkler system, authorities said.”

* The Denver Post “is in open revolt against its owner.”

* Quite a story: “Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara is accused of framing at least 51 people for murder. When a group of mothers, aunts and sisters found that no officials – not the state’s attorney’s office, not the mayor’s office – wanted to take up their cause, the women went in search of justice themselves.”

* Congrats: “Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., gave birth to a daughter Monday, becoming the first U.S. senator to have a baby while in office. Her office confirmed the birth.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Monday's Mini-Report, 4.9.18