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Today’s Agenda: Another Admin Departure And A Recommended Firing

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June 14, 2019 8:29 a.m.

Happy Friday, June 14. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is out, and a watchdog is advising that White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway follow suit. Here’s more on that and the other stories we’re watching.

Three Things To Watch Today

Fallout from OSC report on Conway

On Thursday, the chief of the federal government’s ethics watchdog recommended that the White House fire Kellyanne Conway over her repeated violations of the Hatch Act. The White House swiftly hit back at the Office of Special Counsel, which is led by a Trump appointee. We’ll continue to follow this story today.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave the White House

President Trump on Thursday announced via a glowing tweet that press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave the White House at the end of the month. The announcement was not preceded by the usual grumbles that accompany a White House departure, so we’ll be looking for details on what precipitated her exit.

House Judiciary Committee starts reviewing Mueller’s evidence

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have begun rifling through special counsel Robert Mueller’s underlying evidence, accompanied by a phalanx of lawyers. We’ll have an ear to the ground for any leaks.

Today’s Rundown

The House and Senate are out.

3:30 p.m. ET President Trump delivers remarks “on expanding health coverage options for small businesses and workers” in the Rose Garden.

Yesterday’s Most-Read Story

READ: OSC Recommends Trump Fire Kellyanne Conway For Hatch Act Violations — Josh Kovensky

Reading List

America Is Stuck With a $400 Billion Stealth Fighter That Can’t Fight — David Axe, Daily Beast

Why Housing Policy Feels Like Generational Warfare — Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic

Louise Linton, aka Mrs. Steven Mnuchin, Is Sorry — Maer Roshan, Los Angeles Magazine

‘I can’t breathe’: Five years after Eric Garner died in struggle with New York police, resolution still elusive — Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post

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