Rogue operation? Mattiello testifies mailer blindsided him, and his chief of staff and a State House lawyer say they can’t remember who OK’d it – News – providencejournal.com

WARWICK — House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello on Thursday recalled being incensed to learn that a mailer from a failed Republican candidate endorsing him was sent to voters just before Election Day during a tight race in 2016.

“I was angry at the mailer,” Mattiello testified. “I thought that it was

White House eyes veteran antitrust lawyer for chief FTC post

Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff, spoke with Arquit about the FTC role, both people said. They spoke anonymously to speak candidly about the private interview process. White House officials have also spoken to Gail Slater, a lawyer for Fox Corp. who previously worked at both the FTC and the