Hello Prime members and welcome to the weekend. Somewhat surprisingly, we got through the week without major news from Robert Mueller. Here’s what happened this week in Prime.
- A conversation with an anonymous Democratic House Rep. who went from wanting leadership change to backing Pelosi.
- As Democrats gain oversight powers, they’ll have to focus on the biggest corruption and threats to the republic first, Josh Marshall writes — and with so much on the table, that will be no easy task.
- The mysterious Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud is a key figure in the Russia probe but has been hiding for more than a year. Now he may emerge to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
- We learned Friday that Julian Assange has been charged — and we learned it before the government was ready for us to. Here’s how it happened.
- The leading contender to become Trump’s new chief of staff is a swamp creature through and through.
- We finally have a nominee for ambassador to South Africa after a 24-month vacancy: A Palm Beach-based handbag designer — and Mar-a-Lago member — with no diplomatic experience.
- Mueller’s team is getting fed up with Paul Manafort’s level of cooperation, Allegra Kirkland writes, with sources telling ABC News that they’re “not getting what they want” from Trump’s former campaign chairman.