Eli Yokley



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

Washington Brief: Trump Takes Step to Ban ‘Bump Stocks’

By Eli Yokley Top Stories President Donald Trump said he has directed the Justice Department to draft regulations that would ban “bump stocks,” the devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire almost as fast as automatic weapons. Bump stocks came to the forefront after October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that left more than 50 […]

Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Eli Yokley Morning Consult Washington will be off Feb. 19. Publication of the morning briefs and afternoon updates will resume the following day. Week in Review The Trump administration Thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian companies were charged with a plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The indictment, brought by Special Counsel […]

Washington Brief: Bannon Met With Mueller Several Times Over the Past Week

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Steve Bannon met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team for some 20 hours over several days this week, according to unnamed sources familiar with the proceedings. President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist also met with members of the House Intelligence Committee but left after four hours, answering little more than […]

Washington Brief: Trump’s Budget Requests Funding for Border Wall, Infrastructure, Opioid Treatment Programs

By Eli Yokley Top Stories The White House today will release its fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, which requests funding for building President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, combatting the opioid epidemic and improving health services for veterans. The budget is not likely to gain traction on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers routinely ignore spending requests […]

Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Eli Yokley Week in Review The Trump administration White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House Counsel Donald McGahn knew for months of abuse allegations about Rob Porter, President Donald Trump’s staff secretary and a former chief of staff to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), according to people familiar with the matter, though […]