Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.
• The fight over President Trump’s stonewalling of Congress escalated on two fronts on Monday. A judge ruled that his accounting firm must turn over his financial records to Congress, while separately, Mr. Trump moved to block Congress from receiving testimony by the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II. The fights raise the issue of what power the president has to keep secrets from Congress.
• Access to a government jet 24 hours a day. An office in the West Wing. And an assurance of being made secretary of homeland security by November. Those were among a list of 10 conditions that Kris Kobach has given to the White House if he is to become the administration’s “immigration czar.” See the rest of the list here.
• Mr. Trump’s continued demands for investigations into his political opponents have intensified debate over whether his often-transparent calls for action by the Justice Department amount to an abuse of power. Most recently, the president has called for an investigation into business deals in China by Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden — the candidate Mr. Trump’s advisers believe could pose the biggest threat to him in 2020.
• Major donors to Mr. Trump’s political causes are using access to the Trump administration to help push corporate agendas. Here is an inside look at how one steel tube manufacturer — owned mostly by a Canadian citizen — took part in such an effort.
• A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy was found dead at a Border Patrol station in southern Texas after a week of waiting in holding facilities to be sent to a shelter for migrant children. He is the third child to die in Customs and Border Protection custody since December.
• Youngstown, Ohio, has mostly missed out on economic revival. But residents there still support Mr. Trump, giving him credit for battling China with tariffs.
• Senator Kamala Harris announced a proposal to close the gender wage gap by requiring larger companies to certify that men and women are paid equally, and penalizing those that don’t.
• Mr. Trump held a rally Monday night in Montoursville, Pa., to help a congressional candidate in the district’s special election. But the appearance was, mostly, to try and help himself in a must-win state.
• Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old whose shooting death by a neighborhood watch volunteer set off a national conversation on racial profiling, formally announced on Monday that she would run for local office in Florida.
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Isabella Grullón Paz in New York.
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