Feb 7, 2018

Schiff: Bannon, Lewandowski refusing to be questioned by House Intel

Coewy Lewandowski in 2016. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, released a statement on Wednesday claiming that neither Steve Bannon nor Corey Lewandowski have "articulated legitimate grounds for refusing to appear and answer questions before Congress." Schiff explained that the committee will now move to subpoena Lewandowski and enforce the existing subpoena on Bannon in order to compel them to return for questioning.

Rewind: Last week, Axios' Jonathan Swan reported that Bannon was not at risk of contempt because the committee had "agreed to delay the subpoena for another week while they try to work out proper scope of questioning with the White House." Following Schiff's call for Bannon to appear before the committee now, the delay is likely to end soon.

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In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

Police officers grapple with protesters in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening.

The big picture: Police responded in force in cities ranging from Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to D.C. and Denver to Louisville. In Los Angeles, police declared a stretch of downtown off limits, with Oakland issuing a similar warning.

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Supreme Court sides with California on coronavirus worship service rules

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's liberal justices, to reject a challenge to California's pandemic restrictions on worship services.

Why it matters: This is a setback for those seeking to speed the reopening of houses of worship, including President Trump.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 5,923,432— Total deaths: 364,836 — Total recoveries — 2,493,434Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 1,745,930 — Total deaths: 102,808 — Total recoveries: 406,446 — Total tested: 16,099,515Map.
  3. Public health: Hydroxychloroquine prescription fills exploded in March —How the U.S. might distribute a vaccine.
  4. 2020: North Carolina asks RNC if convention will honor Trump's wish for no masks or social distancing.
  5. Business: Fed chair Powell says coronavirus is "great increaser" of income inequality.
  6. 1 sports thing: NCAA outlines plan to get athletes back to campus.