White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is holding the first formal briefing with reporters since before the government shut down last month. The last time Sanders formally fielded questions from reporters in the briefing room was Dec. 18, before the government shutdown and when James Mattis was still the secretary of defense.
Sanders is sure to get questions on how the president plans to negotiate with Democrats to find border wall funding and avoid another shutdown before the funding clock runs out again on Feb. 15. Mr. Trump made a surprise announcement that he would reopen the federal government last week, ending the longest shutdown in U.S. history. She's also sure to receive questions on the indictment of Roger Stone, the president's associate who advised the campaign and faces charges of lying to Congress and obstructing justice.