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Today’s Agenda: Nadler’s Mysterious Mueller Deal

June 11, 2019 8:48 a.m.

Happy Tuesday, June 11. House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) announced a mysterious deal with the Justice Department over special counsel Robert Mueller’s documents. Here’s more on that and the other stories we’re watching.

Three Things We’re Watching Today

Nadler cuts deal to access Mueller report docs

Nadler announced on Monday that he reached a deal with the Justice Department to access Mueller’s “most important files” related to the obstruction probe. However, the statement from Nadler was short on details, so we’ll be looking for more information on just what this deal entails.

The cheese stands alone 

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) has taken a step away from his old “close friends” following his impeachment comments. He announced Monday that he was leaving the Freedom Caucus, which he co-founded, to avoid being a “distraction.”

John Dean fallout 

Former White House counsel John Dean testified before the House Judiciary Committee Monday, though many of his remarks got little cable news coverage — in spite of Democratic hopes — due to a helicopter crash in New York City. Nevertheless, Republicans tried to obscure his comments further by attacking Dean personally and staying far away from the ostensible focus of the hearing: the Mueller report. We’ll see if Trump stays angry today.

Today’s Rundown

10:00 a.m. ET House and Senate gavel in.

2:45 p.m. ET
Trump tours a Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy facility in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

3:20 p.m. ET Trump delivers remarks on renewable energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

6:30 p.m. ET
Trump delivers remarks at the Republican Party of Iowa Annual Dinner in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Yesterday’s Most-Read Story

The American Right Gets Tired of Democracy — Josh Marshall

Reading List

How The Politics Of Religious Freedom Got Turned On Their Head — Steven Waldman, TPM

Catholic Church spent $10.6 million to lobby against legislation that would benefit victims of child sex abuse — Christina Capitides, CBS

Not naming mass shooters (much) is now the norm — Kelly McBride, Poynter

The Communal Mind — Patricia Lockwood, London Review of Books

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