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Nigel Farage says Theresa May's days as prime minister are numbered after her Conservative Party's shocking losses in the United Kingdom's snap elections.

  • May is "severely weakened" by the snap election results, Farage told Axios. "I doubt she'll stay leader."
  • "The problem was she didn't believe in" Brexit, and "comes across as totally insincere" since she had to represent the people who voted to leave the EU. Farage says May "damaged herself and potentially the Brexit" process. ( EU leaders are indeed concerned Brexit talks, which were set to start June 19, may be pushed back or eventually fail.)
  • Who he thinks would step up to fill May's place: Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary who lost out to May last year, or David Davis, the Brexit Secretary.

On whether Trump had an impact on the election: "None whatsoever. It was a popularity contest" between May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Goldman Sachs has agreed with the Department of Justice to pay over $2 billion for the bank's role in Malaysia's multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, Bloomberg first reported.

Why it matters: The settlement, expected to be announced within days, would allow Goldman Sachs to avoid a criminal conviction in the U.S. over the bribery and money laundering scandal that saw three of its former bankers banned for life from the banking industry by the Federal Reserve Board.

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President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he was considering posting his interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" prior to airtime in order to show "what a FAKE and BIASED interview" it was, following reports that he abruptly ended the interview after 45 minutes of taping.

Why it matters: Trump has escalated his war on the media in the final stretch of his re-election campaign, calling a Reuters reporter a "criminal" this week for not reporting on corruption allegations about Hunter Biden and disparaging CNN as "dumb b*stards" for the network's ongoing coronavirus coverage.