James Comey demurred when President Trump asked him for his loyalty. But did Trump ask the same of Christopher Wray, his nominee to succeed Comey as FBI director? You can bet that Democrats will ask Wray when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Also likely on their minds: whether FBI agents are assisting Robert Mueller’s probe into ties between Trump and Russia.
“I’m sick and tired of it already, and we’re just getting started.”
—Sen. Joe Manchin, on campaigning, in an interview with The Young Turks.
“I thought I could do it all. I’m telling you, in front of all of you, I can’t.”
—Rep. Ed Perlmutter, during a news conference as he withdrew from the governor race and announced his retirement from the House.
“He divorced their mothers and they loved him.”
—Sen. Orrin Hatch, on President Trump’s kids.
ON DECK FOR JULY 12
9:30 a.m. Senate committees continue hearings for executive nominees.
10 a.m. Senate Commerce hearing on combatting human trafficking.
10 a.m. House Foreign Affairs hearing on empowering women in developing world.
Noon Spy Museum holds briefing on global terrorism, espionage, and cybersecurity.
6:30 p.m. National Park Service meeting on proposed Desert Storm Memorial site.
Jeb Bush, who found a new partner for his bid to buy the Miami Marlins: Mr. Worldwide himself, the rapper Pitbull.
David Brooks, mocked relentlessly on Twitter for assuming in a column that his non-college-educated friend couldn’t understand a sandwich menu.
1,032: Pieces in LEGO’s United States Capitol Building kit, featured Tuesday during Amazon’s Prime Day sale.