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Day 525

Updated 6/28/2018 9:52 AM PDT

1/ Paul Manafort owed $10 million to a Russian oligarch who was sanctioned by the U.S. in April, according to an unsealed search warrant application from July 2017. Oleg Deripaska financially backed Manafort's consulting work in Ukraine when it started in 2005-06. Robert Mueller also indicted Konstantin Kilimnik, a political operative who served as an intermediary between Manafort and Deripaska, as well as allegedly having ties to Russian spy agencies. The search warrant also confirmed that Mueller has been investigating Manafort's role in the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. (Reuters)

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Notable? And also that’s my representive! Go Pramila!

US Capitol Police arrested 575 people at the protest in the Senate building and charged them with unlawfully demonstrating. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., tweeted that she was also arrested.


Follow up to the tuesday primary results and how that shifts the leadership in the House. Rep. Barbara Lee considers bid for House leadership in wake of Ocasio-Cortez win. Did anyone else find stories about the shifting Democratic leadership in Congress? Please share.

The Oakland congresswoman, one of the most liberal members of the House, said in an interview Thursday that she was talking to colleagues about running for House Democratic Conference chair, a position currently held by New York Rep. Joe Crowley. The opportunity opened up after Crowley — the fourth highest-ranked Democrat in the House — lost in an upset to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic Socialist candidate from the Bronx.

The surprise result “signals that our base voters are very engaged and they want to see change,” Lee said. “People around the country, everywhere I go, are helping us elect more Democrats, progressives, women, people of color.”

Her possible bid for the position comes amid a wider reckoning for House Democrats over Crowley’s loss — and questions about whether Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, will be able to hold onto her job after the November midterms.

I being 67 yrs old am very pleased to see a young person stepping up to help run our country. It is time for a new era for the House

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