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May 10, 2017

5-10-2017 Political Nuggets….

Days until the 2017 election: 181

Days until the 2018 election: 545

Washington Brief

  • President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, citing his handling of the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Comey had been leading a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and his dismissal has sparked fears among lawmakers about the future of that investigation. (The Washington Post)
  • Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of Trump’s former national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, as part of their Russia probe (CNN). Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) threatened to subpoena Trump campaign aides if they don’t comply with his panel’s investigation into Russian interference in U.S. politics. ( Politico)
  • Trump is scheduled to meet today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the highest-level meeting between the two governments since Trump took office. (Reuters)
  • Trump’s approval rating took a dive following last week’s House passage of a GOP alternative to the 2010 Affordable Care Act. (Morning Consult)

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