January 9, 2019

1-9-2019 political Nuggets….

Washington Brief

  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, is expected to leave the Justice Department in the coming weeks, according to multiple sources. Rosenstein is said to be timing his exit around the time William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be attorney general, is expected to take office, and there’s no indication he’s being forced out by the president, who’s been critical of him. (ABC News)
  • In a nine-minute televised speech, Trump stopped short of declaring a national emergency to bypass Congress and while he delivered no new arguments, he made multiple misleading assertions. Meeting earlier yesterday with television news anchors, Trump made clear he was not inclined to give the speech or to visit the border in Texas tomorrow, but that he was talked into it by his advisers, sources said. (The New York Times)
  • Trump is reportedly eager to strike a trade deal with China to boost financial markets, which have slumped over concerns about the trade war between the two powers, with positive statements coming from both sides, though talks haven’t yielded breakthroughs since May. (Bloomberg)

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