Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 4.4.18

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* I’ll have more on this tomorrow: “The Trump administration began outlining a plan Wednesday to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, but will likely not allow the troops to have physical contact with immigrants, according to three administration officials.”

* That’s a lot of people: “Facebook announced on Wednesday that user data for as many as 87 million people may have been ‘improperly shared’ with Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that worked with President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.”

* I have a hunch this won’t help the dispute: “Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) on Tuesday said that the teachers currently protesting for increases in school funding were like ‘a teenage kid that wants a better car.’”

* A name to remember: “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has picked a veteran prosecutor to help him oversee the Russia probe at the Justice Department as the Special Counsel’s investigation deepens. Ed O’Callaghan will serve as the acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, according to a Justice Department official.”

* Related news: “Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has taken the unusual step of questioning Russian oligarchs who traveled into the US, stopping at least one and searching his electronic devices when his private jet landed at a New York area airport, according to multiple sources familiar with the inquiry.”

* Another step backwards: “The United States is granting fewer visitor visas to people from around the world – not just Muslims – as President Donald Trump ratchets up his anti-immigration rhetoric.”

* Worth your time: “Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media,” an NBC News documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.