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The News

July 12, 2017

It’s Wednesday, the midpoint of the week. Yesterday, Donald Trump, Jr. released his emails previously reported on by The New York Times detailing his proposal to meet with a business associate claiming to have damaging information on Hillary Clinton. As previously reported, the correspondence led to the meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya that allegedly turned from the topic of opposition research on Clinton to the freeze on adoptions of Russian children and U.S. sanctions against Russia under the Magnitsky Act passed in 2012.

In other top news, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he’d release the revised GOP health-care bill on Thursday and that it would maintain key taxes provisions on the wealthy established under Obamacare; Turkish dissident Fethullah Gulen spoke with NPR on the one-year anniversary of a failed coup to overthrow Recep Erdogan; and the American League defeated the National League for the fifth-straight year in the all-star game.

As per usual, enjoy the day ahead and keep an eye out for the day of protest activities in response to the FCC’s proposals to weaken net neutrality protections.


The Wonks Team

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  • In yesterday’s episode of “Fresh Air” from NPR, Terry Gross interviews journalist Jesse Eisinger on how the government prosecutes corporations and why executives avoid prison time for committing financial crimes.

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