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June 19, 2017

6-19-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief

  • Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers, said “the president has not been and is not under investigation” by the special counsel looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump previously said on Twitter that he is “being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!” (The New York Times)
  • As the Senate struggles to come to an agreement on health care legislation, and with tax reform and appropriations bills behind schedule, many Republican lawmakers are saying congressional leaders should cancel the August recess in order to devote more time to the GOP’s legislative agenda. (The Hill)
  • Executives such as Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos and Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook head to the White House today to kick off a week that the Trump administration hopes will emphasize tech policies. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • A majority of U.S. adults said they support law enforcement accessing certain data on personal tech devices for people under investigation, but only if it is authorized by a warrant, according to a new poll. The findings come ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case next term regarding cellphone location data and the Fourth Amendment. (Morning Consult)

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