Good Monday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.
• President Trump said on Sunday that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, should not testify before Congress, arguing that Mr. Mueller’s report was conclusive and that Congress and the American people did not need to hear from him. That puts the president at odds with the Democrats, and with his own attorney general.
• Mr. Trump named a new head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Mark Morgan, who led the Border Patrol during the last months of the Obama administration, but has expressed agreement with many of Mr. Trump’s hard-line views.
• While much of the “who can beat Trump” discussion among Democrats has focused on the leading male candidates, a number of women — Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar — have a demonstrated track record of winning over Republican voters.