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May 31, 2017

5-31-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief

  • Forty-three percent of registered U.S. voters said Congress should begin impeachment hearings for President Donal Trump, according to a new poll. That percentage is up 5 points from a similar survey earlier this month. (Morning Consult)
  • Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, said he would “respectfully decline” requests from the House and Senate intelligence panels to turn over documents and participate in an interview regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Meanwhile, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn agreed to turn over documents requested by the Senate Intelligence Committee. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Trump plans to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, according to a White House official (Politico). U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned that U.S. adversaries could play a bigger role on the world stage if Trump decides to withdraw from the international pact. (The Hill)
  • Senate staffers have started drafting the chamber’s health care bill, which is expected to be much different than the House-passed measure. (Roll Call) More voters were opposed to the American Health Care Act after they learned of the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the legislation, according to a new poll. (Morning Consult)

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