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December 4, 2018

12-4-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief

  • Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is planning to file memos this week about President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. The prosecutors have reportedly told defense attorneys they are “tying up loose ends” in their investigation into Russian election meddling, suggesting the Mueller probe may be reaching its climax. (Yahoo News)
  • Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel is set to brief Senate leaders about what her agency knows about the Saudis’ killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to sources. Lawmakers had criticized the administration after Haspel did not attend a congressional briefing conducted last week by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Republicans are trying to curb the authority of newly elected Democrats taking over Republican-held statewide offices in Wisconsin and Michigan. Wisconsin lawmakers are expected to vote on a number of bills to pre-emptively limit the powers of Gov.-elect Tony Evers (D), and Michigan legislators are similarly targeting the state’s incoming secretary of state and attorney general. (NPR News)

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