On Politics: With Mueller Inquiry Over, Trump Goes on the Offensive

Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, who worked for President Barack Obama in 2012, was one of the most sought-after Democratic operatives of the 2020 election cycle. Now she’ll be Beto O’Rourke’s campaign manager.

Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, the heir to a powerful dynasty of Western Democrats, will not seek re-election in 2020. A diverse generation of young Democrats may now compete to succeed him.

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer best known for representing Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against Mr. Trump, was arrested on Monday as federal prosecutors filed charges accusing him of trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike.

A co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Morris Dees, was investigated twice for “inappropriate conduct” before he was fired. Now the crusading anti-hate empire is plagued by internal conflict.

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Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Margaret Kramer in New York.

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