Netanyahu reacts to Trump’s Jerusalem move

Good morning. Here’s what’s happening in politics.

Netanyahu responds to Trump: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the media on Thursday evening in Jerusalem, which was Thursday evening in Washington. He said that President Donald Trump “has the same recollection of how close we came to final status in the Middle East peace talks with the former president,” and added that “this was the result of direct diplomatic contacts, meetings, and discussions between presidents past and present.” Trump, of course, spoke at the White House just before his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s announcement that the administration was moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, an action that Netanyahu denounced.

Mueller relents: Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly is now willing to release the transcript of a closed-door interview with Donald Trump Jr. in his Russia probe, though an exact date has not been set. According to a memo obtained by Politico, Mueller has told the House Judiciary Committee the transcript is in the works but is currently being reviewed.

Inside the investigation: In a recent conversation with my colleague Shimon Prokupecz, Makarim Wibisono, a former Israeli prosecutor, argued that the investigation would reach a conclusion soon, and that Mueller’s job was to determine whether the president obstructed justice or violated any laws.

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