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Photos: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images; Andrew Chin/Getty Images

President Trump has directed his administration to work to have rapper A$AP Rocky freed from custody in Sweden after Kim Kardashian West contacted White House adviser Jared Kushner about the issue, as first reported by TMZ.

The state of play: A person familiar with the situation told me the TMZ story is accurate and that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has taken the lead to work on Rocky's detention.

  • Kardashian West did reach out to Kushner, who brought the issue to Trump's attention. The president told his team he wanted the issue resolved, the source added.
  • Rocky’s team has also been directly in touch with the White House, the source said.

The backdrop: Rocky turned himself into Swedish police last week after he was wanted for questioning about a street fight in Stockholm, which he and his entourage say was started by two harassers, but Swedish authorities did not properly reach out to the U.S. officials, per Politico.

  • Swedish authorities must decide by tomorrow whether to charge Rocky, who is currently being held in solitary confinement, with a crime or release him.
  • TMZ reports that there is "real fear prosecutors might delay their decision ... and keep [Rocky] in custody."

Go deeper: Kim Kardashian has helped free 17 inmates in the past 3 months

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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.

25 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Inside the White House response to Colonial hack

President Biden arrives to deliver a COVID-19 update today. Photo: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Top White House officials — including counselor Steve Ricchetti and National Security Council chief of staff Yohannes Abraham — visited Camp David last weekend to brief President Biden about the Colonial Pipeline hack, sources familiar with the response tell Axios.

Why it matters: The high-level response, which also included daily calls from national security adviser Jake Sullivan, underscores the administration's heightened concern about fallout from the hack — both from national security and political perspectives.