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June 12, 2017

6-12-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief

  • The attorneys general of Washington, D.C., and Maryland said they will sue President Donald Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated the Constitution’s emoluments clauses by accepting payments from foreign governments through his businesses. (The Washington Post)
  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions canceled planned testimony before House and Senate appropriators this week, opting instead to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding its Russia investigation. It is not clear whether that testimony will be public, as Democrats hope it will be. (The New York Times)
  • Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) invited Trump to testify before the Senate regarding alleged ties between Russia and the Trump 2016 presidential campaign. The invitation followed Trump’s remarks at a press conference, where he said he would be willing to testify under oath. (Politico)
  • Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said he will run for governor in 2018 and forgo a re-election campaign for a sixth congressional term. (The Denver Post)

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