The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Full-ish Disclosure

-Written by Lena Felton (@lenakfelton) and Taylor Hosking (@Taylor__Hosking)

Today in 5 Lines

  • The Office of Government Ethics released President Trump’s financial disclosure, which included a reimbursement of more than $100,000 to his lawyer Michael Cohen for a payment to an unidentified third party.

  • The Senate Judiciary Committee released nearly 2,000 pages of testimony and exhibits related to a 2016 meeting between Trump aides and a Kremlin-connected lawyer. Separately, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s leaders said they agree with an assessment by the intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

  • During his testimony before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who has been under scrutiny for his conduct and spending, admitted to some of the accusations against him while denying he was wholly to blame.

  • Michigan State University reached a $500 million settlement with 332 victims of Larry Nassar, the former Olympic doctor convicted of sexually abusing young female athletes.

  • The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to advance the nomination of Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick to be CIA director.

Today on The Atlantic

  • The 9.9 Percent: “The meritocratic class has mastered the old trick of consolidating wealth and passing privilege along at the expense of other people’s children,” writes

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