He might issue the orders if a deal doesn't address all of his priorities.
Alayna TreeneNEW: The WH is finalizing a series of executive orders addressing key COVID stimulus priorities if talks w/ Congress fall apart, and it's leaving the door open for Trump to use them *even if a deal is reached* that doesn't encompass all of his priorities
The aim is to force Joe Biden to the debate stage before the first early voting takes place.
Alayna TreeneNEW: The Trump campaign is asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to move up the first presidential debate to the first week in September to get ahead of an expected surge in early voting
Several Republican lawmakers say they hope the Trump campaign will also embrace the strategy.
Alayna TreeneMany GOP members have been anxious about polling showing Trump trailing Joe Biden in key swing states, lawmakers tell @axios
Some "were scared" when Trump didn’t have a good answer upon being asked in a recent interview to detail his second term strategy
He spoke at a classified hearing held by the Senate Intelligence Committee this week.
Alayna TreeneNEW: FBI Director Christopher Wray and other intelligence community officials warned about China’s increased capability to interfere in U.S. elections in separate classified hearings with the Senate Intelligence Committee this week
Multiple GOP aides say they feel Steven Mnuchin and Mark Meadows have undermined the legislative process.
Alayna TreeneSenate Rs all echoing McConnell — they say Meadows & Mnuchin are in charge of negotiating with Dems, not GOP leadership
I'm told this is in part a reflection of many Senate Rs feeling like the WH has undermined this process, as we reported on Sunday
China, Iran and Russia have been accused of trying to steal U.S. research into coronavirus vaccine development.
Alayna TreeneNEW: Kevin McCarthy will introduce a bill tomorrow that would sanction foreign hackers attempting to steal U.S. research into coronavirus vaccine development, according to a copy of the bill obtained by @axios
They warn Trump's reelection could hinge on the economic impact of the new bill.
Alayna TreeneTrump allies Steve Forbes & Stephen Moore will send Trump a letter shortly outlining their concerns about the White House caving on a "bad" COVID-19 economic bill.
They say Trump's reelection hinges on a good deal
Lawyer John Yoo believes the ruling paves the way for Trump to implement policies that Congress won't.
Alayna TreeneJohn Yoo, the lawyer who wrote the Bush administration's justification for waterboarding after 9/11, met virtually with WH officials about the implications of the Supreme Court’s recent DACA ruling
He told them how the law can be used for Trump’s own EOs
Alayna TreeneNEW w/ @StefWKight: Trump and top White House officials are privately considering a controversial strategy to act without legal authority to enact new federal policies — starting with immigration, administration officials tell Axios.
Alayna TreeneA recent spate of Fox News polls particularly infuriated Trump
One official tells me Trump still brings up a warning by Fox News' Tucker Carlson last month that Trump "could well lose."
Another says to look for more changes to come
Its publisher said it will detail "external efforts by the president and Attorney General William Barr to manipulate the investigation."
Alayna TreeneRandom House announced Monday that Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, will release a new book, titled "Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation," in September