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Investigation Updates: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly moving forward in his probe of the 2016 election and its aftermath: He’s interviewed numerous members of President Trump’s inner circle, and is said to be negotiating a meeting with Trump himself. The president and his allies have sought to cast doubt on the investigators. The histories at play—President Trump’s of false statements, and the FBI’s of political abuses—present what David A. Graham describes as an epistemic quandary: “How can you place your faith in either side?”

The Senate voted by a wide margin to as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Though Powell, a moderate, is expected to please both Democrats and Republicans, his confirmation is a victory for President Trump, who’s now a step closer to his policy—an industry shift that’s likely to hinder low-income Americans’ access to financial services.

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