Apr 19, 2019

Elizabeth Warren calls for Trump's impeachment

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2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is calling for the impeachment of President Trump 1 day after the Mueller report was released.

Details: This is the furthest a 2020 presidential hopeful has gone in response to the report. Last Sunday, Warren said Trump "may not even be a free person," by the 2020 elections, reports Politico. This is also Warren's first bout with Trump since she announced her bid for the presidency.

What others are saying: House Oversight Committee chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) told CNN he may move forward with the articles of impeachment proposed by Warren, but "I want to make sure that I’ve got all my facts in a row." Cummings said he wants to wait for Attorney General William Barr and Special Counsel Robert Muller to openly discuss the report first.

  • 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told reporters on Friday it is too soon to talk about impeachment hearings. He said they don't even have a full version of the report and haven’t had a chance to ask Mueller any questions.
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) also voiced support for the impeachment of Trump following the highly anticipated reveal of the Mueller report.

Go deeper: Trump reacts to Mueller report release: "I chose not to" end investigation

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Trump administration backs Oracle in Google fight

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The Trump administration is siding with Oracle in the database giant's dispute with Google before the Supreme Court — a move that comes as Oracle's founder hosts a high-dollar fundraiser for the president.

Why it matters: Billions of dollars — and, Google argues, the future of software innovation — are at stake as a long-running copyright dispute between the two giant companies heads to the Supreme Court next month.

Established VCs turn to "super angels" to grow their network

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Thanks to companies like AngelList and Carta that make it easier than ever to set up small VC funds, a new generation of so-called “super angels” is cropping up — and established venture funds are backing them.

Why it matters: Just like the boom in scout programs a number of years ago, it’s all about the deal flow.

Scoop: Top NSC official reassigned to Energy Department amid "Anonymous" fallout

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Deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates will be reassigned as a senior adviser to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, the National Security Council said Thursday — and a senior White House official said that the administration "rejects" the rumors that she is "Anonymous."

Why it matters: Coates has battled claims that she is the still-unknown Trump administration official that penned a New York Times op-ed and book critical of President Trump.