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Monday politics: Trump Admin looks to rework immigration order, Gen. Michael Flynn in hot water and what to expect from this week’s PM visits to White House

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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada (not pictured) in the Oval Office at the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Pool/Getty Images

President Trump spent a relatively quiet weekend on the links, playing golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a couple of his courses in Florida, during which time Mr. Trump said he got to know Abe well and they discussed a variety of topics.

What those were (and who won the rounds) remain a secret, as the press weren’t allowed to go with the president and the windows in the pool room where they were being kept were blacked out.

Meanwhile, President Trump's National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn has found himself embroiled in controversy after allegations that he spoke to Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. before Mr. Trump to office about possibly lifting American sanctions on Russia. The Kremlin has denied that any talks  between Flynn and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. took place.

Immigration remains a top priority for the Trump Administration, which has said it may sign a brand new order on immigration as early as today. This comes amid reports that federal immigration agents arrested more than 600 people in at least 11 states last week, 160 of them in Southern California.

We’ll also check in on the planned meetings between President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, plus check in on California governor’s race.

CORRECTION: This article originally identified Gen. Michael Flynn as Secretary of Defense instead of the president's National Security Adviser. It has been updated to reflect his correct position.

Guests: 

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies; he is also a former senior Obama adviser in 2008; he tweets @RodStrategies

Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush

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