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Politics reporter covering 2016 presidential race for @Politico, alum of Boston's @statehousenews kcheney@politico.com

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NEW: @ChuckGrassley turns up pressure on DOJ over agents’ anti-Trump texts. https://t.co/ZcaOlxoBXX
Texas congressmen leaving to retire/run for higher office:

-Jeb Hensarling
-Lamar Smith
-Ted Poe
-Sam Johnson
-Joe Barton
-Blake Farenthold

-Gene Green
-Beto O'Rourke
BREAKING w/ @ec_schneider: Farenthold retiring after harassment allegations intensify. https://t.co/mkhprCESGr
NEW: In the past month, 3 of @realDonaldTrump's top DOJ appointees have undercut GOP complaints about the Mueller probe. https://t.co/DiLJzEXbyz
ROSENSTEIN says political opinions are permitted and totally normal in DOJ offices.

"It’s our responsibility to make sure those opinions do not influence their actions ... I believe that Director Mueller understands that and he is running that office appropriately."
Q: Have you seen good cause to fire Director Mueller?

NEW: Rep. Trey Gowdy has rejected Democrats' calls to investigate harassment allegations against @realDonaldTrump. He referred the request to DOJ and @jeffsessions instead.

A lot of people saying McConnell will never agree to this. Perhaps. But the question is really whether process-oriented Rs like McCain/Flake/Collins do.https://t.co/aMwvq47py5

Dems will almost certainly call for final tax vote to be delayed until Jones is seated.

If McConnell agrees -- as Dems did in 2010 when they waited for Scott Brown to be seated ahead of Obamacare vote -- tax vote could come down to Susan Collins.
@jasonrantz @joshgerstein @realDonaldTrump Republicans last week acknowledged that agents are allowed to have political opinions so long as it doesn’t affect their work. The issue here is whether Strzok did anything substantive to hurt Trump. Rs thought there’d be evidence in the texts. From what we’ve seen, there isn’t.
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