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President Trump has narrowed his Supreme Court shortlist to five people, including two women, he told reporters traveling with him to New Jersey today. He said he'll be interviewing candidates this weekend and that he'll announce the pick Monday, July 9.

Go deeper: Here's the list of five judges (but only one woman) that Axios' Jonathan Swan reported yesterday were on Trump's short list.

Trump also told the pool:

  • On the incoming justice's position on Roe v. Wade: "I'm not going to ask them that question."
  • On his meeting with Putin, he plans to talk about: "Ukraine, Syria, elections...we don’t want anyone tampering with elections.”
  • On reports that Trump has been talking about wanting out of the WTO: "I’m not talking about pulling out....We’ve been treated very badly....it’s an unfair situation.”
  • On reports that he's looking to replace Chief of Staff John Kelly: Kelly "is a wonderful man.We have a very very good relationship. We've achieved a lot together....I like John a lot. I like him and I respect him.”
  • On the Capital Gazette shooting on Thursday: "I have a lot of respect for the press. Some of the greatest people I know are reporters."

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Scoop: Trump tells confidants he plans to pardon Michael Flynn

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President Trump has told confidants he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions tell Axios.

The big picture: Flynn's pardon would be the culmination of a four-year political and legal saga that began with the FBI's investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in the 2016 election.

This story is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

Erica Pandey, author of @Work
3 hours ago - World

Remote work shakes up geopolitics

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The global adoption of remote work may leave the rising powers in the East behind.

The big picture: Despite India's and China's economic might, these countries have far fewer remote jobs than the U.S. or Europe. That's affecting the emerging economies' resilience amid the pandemic.

Trump gives Biden access to presidential intelligence briefings

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The Trump White House on Tuesday gave President-elect Biden access to daily presidential intelligence briefings, a source familiar with the matter tells Axios.

Why it matters: Trump has refused to share the briefs until now, as he continues to challenge the result of the election and declines to concede. The president's acquiescence comes as another sign that the transition to a Biden administration is taking place.