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Tale of Two Spies

We’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “New York Times” to the “Wall Street Journal.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today, we’ve got Russian spies, North Korea and those missiles, and the latest on the Supreme Court hearings.

Just days after the suspected perpetrators of the March nerve agent attack in Britain were identified, the “New York Times” released an in-depth feature on Sergei V. Skripal, the former KGB spy who was the target.

Skripal’s journey from Russian intelligence officer to informant for MI6 and the Spanish intelligence agency is compared against that of Russian President Vladimir Putin, also former KGB spy.

At Sunday’s Foundation Day military parade in North Korea, the ICBM missiles were missing from the festivities.

But NBC is reporting North Korea has not denuclearized. Citing three senior U.S. officials, the North Koreans have been seen moving their existing nuclear warheads to other, unknown locations.

CNBC has received a draft of National Security Advisor John Bolton’s speech announcing the White House’s position against the International Criminal Court (ICC) this afternoon.

The White House is unhappy with the court over accusations that U.S. military and intelligence officers committed war crimes in Afghanistan.

Bolton will also announce plans to close the Palestine Liberation Organization Washington D.C. office in response to the ICC’s investigation of Israel.

After the four-day confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, committee minority leader Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) gives her opinion on Kavanaugh in an “LA Times” article.

Feinstein attacked both President Trump and his nominee, saying that Trump “believes he is above the law” and Kavanaugh “believes the president cannot be investigated.”

Following a leaky week – think Bob Woodward’s book “Fear” and the “New York Times”  opposition op-ed, Kellyanne Conway hit the Sunday political show circuit. She stopped in at NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd and CNN’s State of the Union hosted by Jake Tapper.

But on Monday Omarosa Manigault Newman dripped another recording from her days in the White House.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post is reporting that Florida’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has declared the only race in America is against whites.

These comments come after Democrats accused DeSantis of using a racial dog whistle saying “let’s not monkey this up” when referring to Bernie Sanders-backed opponent Andrew Gillum.

Check back tomorrow for more.

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