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President Trump vowed to fight opioids. But the fentanyl crisis keeps getting worse.

Jeff Stein on what an IRS draft memo means for the fight over President Trump’s taxes. Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham on the Trump administration’s response to the fentanyl crisis. And Carol Leonnig on the meticulous lawyer subpoenaed by Congress.
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Confidential draft memo argues IRS must deliver tax returns to Congress
A draft of a confidential memo from the Internal Revenue Service says that the tax agency must abide by requests for records from the House Ways and Means Committee. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before Congress on Wednesday and downplayed the memo, saying it doesn’t determine the department’s policy.

Jeff Stein, who reports on policy for The Post and first uncovered the draft memo, discusses the escalating fight over President Trump’s tax returns.

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Trump officials struggle to fight the fentanyl crisis
The Trump administration said fighting the opioid epidemic was a priority, but tens of thousands of Americans are still dying of fentanyl overdoses every year. Investigative reporters Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham found that federal resources have failed to keep pace with the worsening crisis.

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The meticulous notetaker being subpoenaed by Congress
Annie Donaldson, the former White House counsel’s chief of staff, has been described by friends and colleagues as loyal, hard-working and low-profile.

But now she’s center stage. Her notes figured heavily in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report, and Tuesday she was subpoenaed by Congress.

Post investigative reporter Carol Leonnig says Donaldson’s notes may be the closest thing the Mueller report has to the Nixon tapes.

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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post -- for your ears.