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From left: Rosenstein, McCabe, Comey, Sessions. Photos: Getty Images

President Trump asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he was "on my team" during a December meeting at the White House, CNN reports. Rosenstein was visiting Trump for "support in fighting off document demands from House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes," per CNN.

Why it matters: It's the fourth report of Trump demanding loyalty from a Justice Department official.

  • Trump summoned then-FBI Director James Comey to the White House for a private dinner in January 2017 and said, per Comey, "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty."
  • Trump asked then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe who he voted for in 2016 in an Oval Office meeting that took place shortly after Comey was fired, and McCabe reportedly found the conversation "disturbing."
  • Trump directed White House Counsel Don McGahn to lobby Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russia probe. When Sessions went ahead with the recusal, Trump reportedly erupted in anger and said he needed Sessions to protect him.

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Maersk CEO: Global businesses should be wary of politics

Photo: "Axios on HBO"

The CEO of the world's largest container-shipping company cautions that international firms have to be careful of taking political stances.

  • What they're saying: "We cannot run a global business if we start to have views on politics in every single country that we are in," Maersk CEO Søren Skou tells "Axios on HBO."
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Chamber of Commerce CEO Suzanne Clark defends overture to Democrats

U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Suzanne Clark told me on "Axios on HBO" that the business group was right to endorse vulnerable House Democrats last year, despite the flak that resulted from Republicans.

  • Clark, who took over the top job in March, said those House Democrats "had really helped push business's number one priority, which was the free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, over the finish line."
  • "All of the Republicans that we work with on tax, on regulation — those people are really, really important to us," she added: "So we have to be willing to have a different coalition on every issue."

Top nuclear watchdog: "We are flying blind" without Iran deal

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency tells "Axios on HBO" that it's "essential" to have a nuclear deal with Iran because otherwise "we are flying blind."

Driving the news: Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi sat down with "Axios on HBO" at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, ahead of Iran's June 18 presidential election and a June 24 extension on negotiations seeking to restore curtailed surveillance of Iranian nuclear sites and salvage the 2015 deal.