Eli Yokley

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


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 […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the Electronic Payments Coalition: Trump Has Not Committed to Averting a Shutdown Over Wall Funding, Shelby Says

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said President Donald Trump did not commit during a meeting to accepting a deal to keep the government funded past Dec. 7 without $5 billion in funding for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. Trump had agreed not to shut down the government over wall […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the Electronic Payments Coalition: Fudge, Former Black Caucus Chair, Mulling Pelosi Challenge for Speaker

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said she’s considering challenging House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California for the speakership after others encouraged her to run. Her interest comes amid a push for new leadership by some House Democrats, including fellow Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the Electronic Payments Coalition: McCarthy Expected to Win Top House GOP Job, Could Make Jordan Ranking Member on Judiciary

By Eli Yokley Top Stories House Republicans are set to hold leadership elections for the next Congress today and make Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California their leader, despite a challenge from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus. President Donald Trump has privately urged McCarthy to cut a deal with Jordan, […]