Apr 26, 2019

Poll: 31% believe Trump is exonerated after Mueller report

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Approximately 31% of Americans believe President Trump has been exonerated after the Mueller report came out, while 58% believe the president lied to the public, according to a new poll by the Washington Post and ABC News.

The backdrop: Trump's legal team characterized the Mueller report as a "total victory." However, the president has spent this past week addressing some of the report's claims, including that his staff does not fail to obey him. Prior to the Mueller report, 29% of Americans believed Trump had been cleared of wrongdoing.

By the numbers:

  • 47% believe Trump tried to interfere with the Russia investigation, resulting in obstruction of justice
  • 56% do not believe Congress should start impeachment proceedings
  • 51% believe the Mueller report was fair
  • 42% believe Russia interfered in the 2016 elections
  • 53% believe foreign interference threatens the 2020 elections
  • Go deeper: What the Mueller report tells us about Trump and Russia

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WeWork board sues SoftBank

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SoftBank was sued Tuesday morning by a special committee of WeWork's board of directors for alleged breaches of contract and fiduciary duty related to SoftBank's decision to cancel a $3 billion tender offer for WeWork shares.

Why it matters: SoftBank is viewed by many in the private markets as an unfaithful partner. If this reaches trial, that reputation could either become widely cemented or reversed.

IEA boss won't let Big Oil off the hook

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International Energy Agency executive director Fatih Birol has a tough job these days — responding to an unprecedented crisis now without losing sight of an existential one that must be tackled over decades.

Driving the news: He spoke to Axios yesterday about his work to help stabilize oil markets and ensure coronavirus doesn't sap governments' and companies' work on global warming.

Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 a.m. ET: 1,362,936— Total deaths: 76,373 — Total recoveries: 292,188Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 a.m. ET: 368,449 — Total deaths: 10,993 — Total recoveries: 19,919Map.
  3. Trump administration latest: Peter Navarro warned White House colleagues in late January about the massive potential risks from the coronavirus.
  4. Public health update: Funeral homes are struggling to handle the pandemic.
  5. 2020 update: Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks the governor's attempt to delay in-person primary voting until June.
  6. 🏀 Sports latest: No one knows when the coronavirus sports shutdown will end.
  7. What should I do? Pets, moving and personal health. Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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