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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is expected to be criticized in a forthcoming report by the DOJ's inspector general for authorizing confidential disclosures to the media, per the NYT. The incident specifically focuses on a 2016 WSJ piece — for which McCabe allegedly allowed FBI officials to provide information — about internal tension at the FBI over the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

Why it matters: Though the incident had nothing to do with the Russia investigation, McCabe spent significant time working on that investigation as well. Any impropriety by McCabe in the Clinton investigation will provide fodder for President Trump and his Republican allies to further muddy the waters surrounding Russia — and DOJ's Mueller probe — by alleging "deep state" interference.

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U.S. hits highest daily COVID-19 case count since pandemic began

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The U.S. confirmed at least 83,010 coronavirus cases on Friday, the country's highest daily total since the pandemic started, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.

By the numbers: Friday's total surpassed the U.S.'s previous record set on July 17 when 76,842 cases were recorded. 

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Fauci: Trump hasn't been to a COVID task force meeting in months

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President Trump has not attended a White House coronavirus task force meeting in “several months,” NIAID director Anthony Fauci told MSNBC on Friday.

Why it matters: At the beginning of the pandemic, the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, met every day, but in the "last several weeks," members have held virtual meetings once a week, Fauci said, even as the number of new cases continues to surge in the country.

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