The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Tease-Pacific Partnership

Today in 5 Lines

  • President Trump told lawmakers that he has ordered his advisers to look into rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal he pulled out of days after taking office.

  • In his confirmation hearing for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that he has been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but did not provide additional details.

  • Trump appeared to walk back his threats of military action against Syria, tweeting that an attack could happen “very soon” or “not so soon at all.”

  • Democratic lawmakers released a six-page letter detailing new allegations of “wasteful spending of taxpayer funds” by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

  • A fallen tree in Puerto Rico knocked out power service to almost 870,000 people.

Today on The Atlantic

  • Going Full Nixon: Watergate lawyer Richard Ben-Veniste writes that Richard Nixon’s firing of Archibald Cox was the “beginning of the end.” Similar consequences could be in store if Trump chooses to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

  • Firing Rosenstein Would Be a Mistake: The move, writes Paul Rosenzweig, would come at a high political cost and have little effect on the investigation.

  • What’s at Stake: Benjamin Wittes argues that removing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would further…

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