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The Video Kris Kobach Doesn’t Want You To See, And Other News: Your Prime Week In Review

October 20, 2018 9:00 a.m.

Hello Prime members. Two and a half weeks to the midterms. Here’s what happened in Prime this week.

  • Kris Kobach is fighting to keep an unflattering video from being released. But our Tierney Sneed has seen it.
  • Ben Carson spilled the beans on what seemed to be an administration plan — now abandoned — to replace the Department of the Interior inspector general who is investigating Ryan Zinke.
  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reportedly putting pressure on Special Counsel Robert Mueller to wrap things up. There are competing theories as to why.
  • Meanwhile, Mueller may still have a few surprises in store.
  • Wilbur Ross admitted that he had spoken to the White House, namely Steve Bannon, then a top Trump advisor, about adding a controversial citizenship question. In congressional testimony, he appeared to indicate he hadn’t.
  • Is Nikki Haley’s resignation tied to Jamal Khashoggi’s murder? Josh Marshall looks at the evidence.
  • Trump’s been tweeting about Bruce Ohr. Caitlin MacNeal reminds us who Bruce is, and why Trump hates him.
  • For better or worse, it’s time for Democrats to start getting ready to run for President. Here’s what a bunch of them are currently saying about the chances they will.
  • George Papadopoulos’s wife Simona Mangiante is back in the news after falsifying her age on documents she released to prove she wasn’t lying about her identity. It’s a weird story. Here are some links to our past work on it.
  • Democrats look likely to lose the Senate but win the House. Cameron Joseph visited two midwestern races just miles apart that are emblematic of why.
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