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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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Joe Biden made a direct appeal to Senate Republicans in a speech addressing the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, urging them to "cool the flames that have been engulfing our country" by waiting to confirm her replacement until after the election.

The state of play: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said soon after the news of Ginsburg's death that President Trump's nominee would get a vote on the Senate floor.

Leaked Treasury documents reveal how dirty money moves through global banking system

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Thousands of leaked government documents covering at least $2 trillion worth of transactions reveal how some of the world's biggest banks knowingly moved around the money of oligarchs, terrorists and criminals, with few consequences, according to a massive investigation by BuzzFeed News, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and hundreds of other news organizations.

The big picture: The investigation, published on Sunday, examines more than 2,100 suspicious activity reports (SARs) filed by banks and other financial firms with the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, known as FinCEN.