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President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Iran on Monday rejected the possibility that President Hassan Rouhani would meet President Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting next week, according to the New York Times.

Why it matters: After Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made a surprise visit to the G7 summit last month, there was speculation that the two leaders could meet in an effort to de-escalate tensions. Iran's dismissal comes a day after Trump accused Tehran of carrying out an attack on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday and said that the U.S. is "locked and loaded" while it awaits verification of the culprit.

Go deeper: Saudi coalition says Iranian weapons used in oil attacks

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Don McGahn agrees to House panel interview on Russia report

Former White House counsel Don McGahn during a discussion at the NYU Global Academic Center in Washington, D.C., in 2019. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Former White House counsel Don McGahn agreed Wednesday to speak with the House Judiciary Committee about the Russia investigation that led to the impeachment trial of former President Trump — with certain conditions, per a court filing.

Why it matters: The agreement ends a two-year standoff after McGahn, a key player in former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, repeatedly refused to agree to a subpoena for testimony — resulting in the matter being taken to court.

Scoop: FEC drops first of several election complaints against Trump

Donald Trump Jr. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Federal Election Commission has voted not to investigate allegations that Trump campaign representatives — including Donald Trump Jr. — solicited illegal foreign assistance in 2016, Axios has learned.

The big picture: The commission deadlocked in a 3-3 vote on whether to probe potential campaign finance violations surrounding an infamous meeting with two Russian nationals at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign.

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