Eli Yokley



Eli is a reporter at Morning Consult covering politics and campaigns.

Morning Consult Washington: House Panel Subpoenas McGahn for Testimony, Documents

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Former White House Counsel Don McGahn was subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on May 21 and to hand over related documents by May 7. The administration’s former top lawyer featured prominently in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. (Bloomberg) The White House […]

Morning Consult Washington: Moulton, Pelosi Dissident, Announces Presidential Run

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Rep. Seth Moulton announced he’s running for president, becoming the 19th candidate to join the crowded Democratic field. The Massachusetts Democrat, a 40-year-old Iraq veteran who’s serving his third term, led an unsuccessful effort to derail Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid for speaker last year. (Politico) The Trump administration is set to […]

Morning Consult Washington: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Eli Yokley Week in Review The Mueller report The Justice Department released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-volume, 448-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties to President Donald Trump’s campaign. The report detailed multiple episodes in which Trump directed others to influence or curtail the probe, but offered no […]

Morning Consult Washington: Biden to Announce 2020 Run on Wednesday, Per Sources

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Former Vice President Joe Biden will announce Wednesday he is running for the Democratic nomination for president, according to sources. The campaign is said to be considering officially launching the Delaware Democrat’s bid at a later date in Charlottesville, Va. (The Atlantic) The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously […]

Morning Consult Washington: Pelosi, Schumer Call on Mueller to Testify

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Hours before the Justice Department’s planned release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on Mueller to testify on Capitol Hill as soon as possible. The two leaders criticized Attorney General William Barr’s […]

Morning Consult Washington: Barr Issues Order to Withhold Bail From Asylum Seekers

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Attorney General William Barr issued an order that could keep thousands of migrants seeking asylum in jail indefinitely while they wait for their requests to be resolved. The move to discourage migrants from seeking asylum was an effort to deliver on President Donald Trump’s promise to end the “catch and release” of migrants […]