Eli Yokley



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

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

By Eli Yokley and Cameron Easley Week in Review Trump administration The Chinese government threatened to retaliate against the United States if the Trump administration proceeds with the planned imposition of 10 percent tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods on Sept. 1. The vow comes as talks between the two sides over a […]

Morning Consult Washington: DOJ Inspector General to Investigate Jeffrey Epstein’s Death in Federal Custody

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department’s inspector general is opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein while he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. A federal official said no foul play is suspected in Epstein’s apparent suicide, but President Donald Trump retweeted […]

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

By Eli Yokley Week in Review Mass shootings fallout Following last weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, President Donald Trump struck an optimistic tone about finding consensus on “meaningful background checks” and other gun reform, despite renewed resistance from the National Rifle Association. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said […]

Morning Consult Washington: NRA Chief Said to Warn Trump Against Background Checks Bill

By Eli Yokley Top Stories National Rifle Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre spoke with President Donald Trump to express concerns about the president’s remarks in support of legislation to expand background checks for people purchasing guns, according to sources. Trump said Wednesday there “was great appetite for background checks,” but LaPierre told him the move […]