The Phony Express

“DeJoy will be the first postmaster general in two decades who did not rise through the agency’s ranks. He would have to navigate a financially fraught agency while also working with its powerful labor unions, among the last ­public-sector unions left with significant clout in contract negotiations with the government.” WaPo: Top Republican fundraiser and Trump ally named postmaster general, giving president new influence over Postal Service.

+ “Brandon Van Grack, who served as one of special counsel Robert Mueller’s top lawyers and remained on the Flynn case even after Mueller’s office closed down, signaled his exit from the case in a terse, one-sentence filing.” Politico: Top prosecutor in Flynn case abruptly withdraws amid Trump attacks.

+ WaPo: “The Justice Department moved to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts during the presidential transition.”

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