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Rudy Giuliani. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Trump's new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, issued a statement Friday clarifying his earlier remarks on Fox News, noting that his "references to timing [regarding Trump's reimbursing Michael Cohen for his $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels] were not describing my understanding of the President’s knowledge, but instead, my understanding of these matters."

Why it matters: When Giuliani admitted that Trump personally repaid Cohen for the hush-money, he may have opened up other potential legal problems for the president. Trump said earlier on Friday that Giuliani is "a great guy," but he's still getting his "facts straight" about the payment: "He just started yesterday."

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Texas AG sues Biden administration over deportation freeze

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to members of the media in 2016. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Biden administration in federal district court over its 100-day freeze on deporting unauthorized immigrants, and he's asking for a temporary restraining order.

Between the lines: The freeze went into effect Friday, temporarily halting most immigration enforcement in the U.S. In the lawsuit, Paxton claims the move "violates the U.S. Constitution, federal immigration and administrative law, and a contractual agreement between Texas" and the Department of Homeland Security.

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President Biden has said that getting Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 is his administration’s top priority given an initial rollout plagued by organizational, logistical and technical glitches.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the bottlenecks and how to unclog them with Carbon Health chief executive Eren Bali, whose company recently began helping to manage vaccinations in Los Angeles.