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Essential Politics: Can the White House lift the Comey cloud?

Essential Politics: Can the White House lift the Comey cloud?

I’m Christina Bellantoni, and even President Trump’s allies are saying he has all but squandered his honeymoon.

With that deep thought, welcome to the Monday edition of Essential Politics.

It’s a new week, and perhaps the White House can pivot from a rough few days after the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Perhaps Trump can focus instead on his international agenda when he begins his first trip outside of America.

As Noah Bierman reports, Trump no longer behaves like a president eager to disengage from the world and from the...

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