It’s time for Episode 63 of the Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics. Tune in each week to geek out with us as we dive deep into the political landscape and the latest numbers that matter.
Datapoint: 16. That’s the number of emails in a chain between Donald Trump Jr. and a publicist named Rob Goldstone who offered to connect the president’s son with Russians offering anti-Hillary Clinton information as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”
Datapoint: 8. There are two groups of four Republican senators who seem to be the most important players in the Senate health care debate: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz ,Mike Lee, Ron Johnson on the conservative side and Dean Heller, Rob Portman, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins on the moderate side.
Datapoint: 14. That’s the number of states that have declined Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s voluminous request for voter data as part of his role on Trump’s election integrity commission, otherwise known as the voter fraud commission.