Eli Yokley

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


Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the Electronic Payments Coalition: Mueller’s Team Recommends Little to No Prison Time for Flynn’s Cooperation in Russia Probe

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing that Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, receive little to no prison time for lying to federal investigators in exchange for his cooperation with them. Ahead of his Dec. 18 sentencing date, prosecutors said Flynn shared documents […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the Electronic Payments Coalition: Mueller Said to Be Prepping Memos, ‘Tying Up Loose Ends’ in Russia Probe

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is planning to file memos this week about President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. The prosecutors have reportedly told defense attorneys they are “tying up loose ends” in their investigation into […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the Electronic Payments Coalition: Lawmakers Could Send Trump a Short-Term Funding Bill This Week

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Lawmakers are considering a short-term spending bill that would avoid a partial government shutdown on Saturday, according to sources. A measure to extend the deadline one or two weeks is under consideration, and would allow lawmakers to both continue negotiations and pay respects to former President George H.W. Bush, who is set […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the Auto Alliance: Democrats Pledge to Probe Moscow Tower Plan as Trump Defends ‘Very Legal & Very Cool’ Business Interests

By Eli Yokley Top Stories President Donald Trump defended his business interests as “very legal & very cool” following his former lawyer Michael Cohen’s guilty plea to lying to Congress about pursuing the construction of a Trump Tower in Moscow during the presidential campaign in 2016 and news stories about a plan to give Russian […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the Auto Alliance: Hyde-Smith Wins Mississippi Senate Runoff, Gives GOP 53rd Seat for Next Congress

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democrat Mike Espy in Mississippi’s runoff to serve out the final two years of former Republican Sen. Thad Cochran’s term. The outcome – which made Hyde-Smith the first woman elected to Congress from Mississippi – ended the 2018 Senate campaign slate, establishing a 53-47 GOP […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the Auto Alliance: Mueller Says Manafort Lied, Breached Plea Agreement

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors accused Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, of repeatedly lying to them in their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The apparent collapse of the Republican lobbyist’s cooperation agreement with prosecutors exposes him to at least a decade […]