The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: He Said, He Said

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-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey), Maddie Carlisle (@maddiecarlisle2), and Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal)

Today in 5 Lines

  • President Trump said he accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, contradicting his remarks a day earlier. “In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word would instead of wouldn’t,” Trump said. “The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t or why it wouldn’t be Russia.’”

  • In a speech in South Africa, former President Obama warned about the rise of “strongman politics.”

  • During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube executives addressed Republican claims that their platforms censored conservative content.

  • The company that owns Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the site of the October Las Vegas shooting, has filed legal complaints

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