10 things you need to know today: January 7, 2018

Trump talks 2018 and libel laws in chaotic press conference, Sessions broadly criticized on DOJ leadership, and more

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1. Trump talks 2018 and libel laws in chaotic press conference

Speaking from Camp David on Saturday, President Trump touched briefly on his party's 2017 successes and "bold agenda for 2018" before pivoting to railing against Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Trump told assembled reporters the book is a "work of fiction," denying ever granting Wolff an interview or allowing him in the Oval Office. "Libel laws are very weak in this country," Trump complained. "If they were stronger, hopefully, you would not have something like that happen where you can say whatever comes to your head." He also denied a New York Times report that Trump tried to persuade Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

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