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McMaster: FBI indictment proves Russian meddling in 2016

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said at the Munich Security Conference today that "with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible" that Russians tried to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the A.P. reports.

Quote“[W]e would love to have a cyber dialogue when Russia is sincere about curtailing its sophisticated form of espionage.”
— McMaster in Munich
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Trump to announce anti-China tariffs tomorrow

President Donald Trump
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President Trump plans to unveil his aggressive package of tariffs against China tomorrow, with a charge led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that will use Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to target Beijing.

The big picture: Two sources with direct knowledge tell me Kevin Hassett has been crunching the numbers, and the dollar value of the tariffs will likely be around $50 billion per year — or slightly less. The administration has used an algorithm to select a batch of Chinese products and then apply tariff rates to those products in a way that will hopefully limit the harm to American consumers. 

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LIVE: Jamie Dimon, Steve Case speak with Axios at Howard

Axios hosts a conversation on the future of work at Howard University in Washington, D.C., featuring JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, MSNBC hosts Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi, AOL co-founder Steve Case and comedian and writer Baratunde Thurston.