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Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a fundraiser in Montgomery, Ala. Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with senior members of the Trump campaign in March 2016, said Donald Trump Jr. suggested during the meeting that if his father were to win the election, the administration would be willing to review a 2012 law sanctioning Moscow. In an interview published Monday by Bloomberg, Veselnitskaya also said Trump Jr. had asked for written evidence that illegal funds went to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Why it matters: Veselnitskaya said she is willing to tell these and other things to the Senate Judiciary Committee if her testimony is made public, and said she'd also be willing to testify before Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Her interview adds another layer to the already controversial Trump Tower meeting, which has played a key role in the Russia investigation.

Key quote: Veselnitskaya said Trump Jr. told her: "Looking ahead, if we come to power, we can return to this issue and think what to do about it.'"

Trump Jr. was allegedly referring to the Magnitsky Act, which blacklisted many prominent Russian officials for the murder of a Russian tax accountant who accused the Kremlin of corruption. "I understand our side may have messed up, but it'll take a long time to get to the bottom of it."

Go deeper: Untangling the web of Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting... Mueller seeks phone records on first Trump Jr.-Russia statement

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Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during a press conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, on Wednesday. Photo: Ismael Rosas/Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Sunday evening that he's tested positive for COVID-19.

Driving the news: López Obrador tweeted that he has mild symptoms and is receiving medical treatment. "As always, I am optimistic," he added. "We will all move forward."

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor of Arkansas

Sarah Huckabee Sanders at FOX News' studios in New York City in 2019. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will announce Monday that she's running for governor of Arkansas.

The big picture: Sanders was touted as a contender after it was announced she was leaving the Trump administration in June 2019. Then-President Trump tweeted he hoped she would run for governor, adding "she would be fantastic." Sanders is "seen as leader in the polls" in the Republican state, notes the Washington Post's Josh Dawsey, who first reported the news.

Coronavirus has inflamed global inequality

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

History will likely remember the pandemic as the "first time since records began that inequality rose in virtually every country on earth at the same time." That's the verdict from Oxfam's inequality report covering the year 2020 — a terrible year that hit the poorest, hardest across the planet.

Why it matters: The world's poorest were already in a race against time, facing down an existential risk in the form of global climate change. The coronavirus pandemic could set global poverty reduction back as much as a full decade, according to the World Bank.