House Republicans interviewed James Comey behind closed doors today, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January, though they apparently weren’t entirely satisfied with his answers and might want him back.

John Kelly is reportedly expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days.

As he prepares to depart, Kelly reportedly answered a narrow set of questions from investigators in recent months after White House lawyers objected to special counsel Robert Mueller’s initial request to do the interview earlier this summer.

Mueller’s office is expected to reveal more details about separate investigations that have ensnared Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

In a sentencing memo filed today, prosecutors at the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office said Cohen committed “four distinct federal crimes over a period of several years” and “repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive ends,” and so deserves a “substantial prison term.”

Trump confirmed he will nominate former attorney general William P. Barr to lead the Justice Department again, telling reporters that Barr was “my first choice since day one.”

Trump is expected to name Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army chief of staff, to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top-ranking military position in the country, administration officials said.

The president also said he would nominate Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor, as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, saying the State Department spokeswoman, a relative novice on foreign policy, is “very talented, very smart, very quick.”

Queens Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to remind Donald Trump Jr. that Congress “will have subpoena power in a month” after he shared a meme implying that the socialism leads to people eating dogs.

Staten Island Congressman-elect Max Rose recently sent an email urging constituents to donate to his campaign, warning his base they needed to gear up because former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, who once held Rose’s seat, is planning to challenge him in 2020.

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said if he runs for president in 2020 he would completely divest himself from his finance and media empire, either putting it into a blind trust or selling it entirely.

Ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson teed off on Trump last night, saying the commander-in-chief didn’t like to read briefing papers and had to be talked out of taking actions that would be illegal.

Trump responded by denouncing Tillerson, calling him “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell.”

A federal judge sentenced Syracuse developer Steven Aiello to three years in prison and a $500,000 fine after he was convicted of fraud and conspiracy by juries in two state corruption trials.

A day after a panel voted to give New York lawmakers a significant raise for the first time in two decades, many questions remained, including what reforms state legislators will have to pass in exchange for future hikes – and whether the process implementing the raises is legal.

Even while some suggest it is unconstitutional, reform groups praised the commission’s decision to raise state lawmakers salaries for the first time in 20 years while also imposing restrictions on outside income and legislative stipends.

Hip-hop star Cardi B, hours after collecting five Grammy nominations, was all giggles and smiles today while exiting a Queens court appearance, during which she was released without bail in connection with an August brawl inside a borough strip club.

New York City Councilman Ben Kallos has introduced legislation that would allow candidates in the upcoming special election for public advocate to opt in to the new campaign finance system approved by city voters, even though it does not take effect until 2021.

Bill Hammond: “The already extraordinary cost of a proposed state-run single-payer health plan jumped even higher this week when the chief sponsor, Assembly Health Chairman Richard Gottfried of Manhattan, announced that it would be expanded to cover long-term care.”

Buffalo has finally received the $13.68 million in funding that the federal government owed the city since Oct. 1, and New York’s two U.S. senators are very happy about it.

Rick Cotton, the head of the Port Authority, rallied support today on Long Island for a planned $1.5 billion rail link between LaGuardia Airport and the Long Island Rail Road.

A year of record press for Buffalo has thrown a sudden spotlight on Brian Hayden, the sole communications manager for Visit Buffalo Niagara and the city’s little-seen hype man.

A man accused of using two minority-owned businesses as fronts to fraudulently obtain public construction contracts worth $1 million and then failing to properly pay more than 50 employees faces up to 12 years in prison.