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Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Trump suggested that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking member, leaked a letter from Christine Blasey Ford that accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in the 1980s during a press conference on Monday.

Reality check: Ryan Grim, reporter at The Intercept who first broke the story about Ford's allegations, tweeted, "Feinstein's staff did not leak the letter to The Intercept." And Sen. Feinstein has denied these claims herself.

"She should have said, 'Listen, I have a problem. I have this report. I'd like the FBI to look at while we're doing the hearings.' We had two months! No, she didn't do that. She waited until we were closed, but then she probably leaked it, but you know, who am I to say? But she probably leaked it based on her very bad body language the other day."
— President Trump

The big picture: Trump said the same during a campaign rally in West Virginia on Saturday, citing no evidence beyond Feinstein's "body language" during Senate Judiciary's Thursday hearing that she leaked Ford's letter.

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  2. Politics: Biden says, "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution — Biden taps ex-FDA chief to lead Operation Warp Speed amid rollout of COVID plan — Widow of GOP congressman-elect who died of COVID-19 will run to fill his seat.
  3. Vaccine: Battling Black mistrust of the vaccines"Pharmacy deserts" could become vaccine deserts — Instacart to give $25 to shoppers who get vaccine.
  4. Economy: Unemployment filings explode againFed chair: No interest rate hike coming any time soon —  Inflation rose more than expected in December.
  5. World: WHO team arrives in China to investigate pandemic origins.

NRA declares bankruptcy, says it will reincorporate in Texas

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association (NRA) speaks during CPAC in 2016. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The National Rifle Association said Friday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will seek to reincorporate in Texas, calling New York, where it is currently registered, a "toxic political environment."

The big picture: The move comes just months after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, alleging the group committed fraud by diverting roughly $64 million in charitable donations over three years to support reckless spending by its executives.

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Biden: "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution

Joe Biden. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

President-elect Joe Biden promised to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase vaccine manufacturing, as he outlined a five-point plan to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in the first months of his presidency.

Why it matters: With the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warning of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, Biden is trying to establish how he’ll approach the pandemic differently than President Trump.