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December 6, 2018

12-5-2018 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief

  • Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing that Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, receive little to no prison time for lying to federal investigators in exchange for his cooperation with them. Ahead of his Dec. 18 sentencing date, prosecutors said Flynn shared documents and sat for 19 interviews during the course of the investigation, possibly prompting other witnesses to cooperate. (The New York Times)
  • The Pentagon has extended the deployment of active duty troops on the U.S-Mexico border past Dec. 15 through Jan. 31. Trump ordered thousands of troops to the southern border amid the 2018 midterm campaign to help deal with the arrival of migrant caravans. (USA Today)
  • Stock markets in the United States dropped amid investor skepticism about the results of Trump’s trade talks with China as aides from both countries sought to play down expectations of a breakthrough. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 3.1 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index fell 3.2 percent and the Nasdaq dropped 3.8 percent. (The Washington Post)

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