Situational awareness – December 19, 2018

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

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Wednesday’s essentials: The search for a new Interior Secretary could impact the 2020 Utah gubernatorial race. President Trump signed a letter of intent to build a Trump Tower in Moscow despite claiming he did not. Trump appears to back down from his border wall demand, which could help avoid a partial government shutdown.