Trade Winds

“The world marked a turning point in global trade on Tuesday, when 11 countries agreed to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, announcing they had finalized the pact and expected to sign a deal on March 8 in Chile.” The United States was not one of those 11 countries, even though the agreement was “was conceived and constructed by the United States.” The NYT on one of the big themes emerging from Davos and beyond: As U.S. Trumpets ‘America First,’ The Rest of the World Is Moving On.

+ While Trump is at Davos, his lawyers are still responding to his meeting with reporters in which he said he looks forward to speaking under oath with the special counsel. WaPo: Trump surprises his lawyers and alarms his friends by saying he will talk with Mueller.

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