It's a busy day in US politics, with the big item on the agenda being a Donald Trump news conference at 11am Eastern. Pretty much every preview has the same item as No. 1: Russia. Trump can expect a grilling about hacking claims and new, unsubstantiated allegations that Moscow has been collecting dirt on him. (Trump and Moscow have dismissed the sensational blackmail allegations as bogus.) Here's a look at what's ahead:
- Politico has 13 questions for the president-elect, including whether anyone on his campaign had contact with the Kremlin in the runup to the election. Read all the questions here.
- The Hill is curious about his demeanor. Will he be combative, or he will try to set a new tone with the media? Its "things to watch" preview is here.
- Among NPR's questions: whether FBI chief James Comey will go. Read them all here.
- Expect the fate of ObamaCare and Trump's appointment of son-in-law Jared Kushner to an advisory role to come up as well, predicts USA Today.
- Multiple confirmation hearings also take place Wednesday, with secretary-of-state designee Rex Tillerson the big one. The New York Times previews that and the others here.
- But as for Trump, the presser could be "a useful throat-clearing exercise for Mr. Trump to start trying out some of the themes of the presidency," one presidential historian tells CNN.
- One group that will be watching closely is Wall Street investors, as CNBC explains.
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