Sep 27, 2018

Bob Goodlatte subpoenas Andrew McCabe memos

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued a subpoena on Thursday ordering the Justice Department to hand over memos drafted by former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, which detail his meetings with top government officials.

Why it matters: Interest in the McCabe memos have been revived by last week's New York Times report that said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had suggested secretly recording President Trump and discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office — which Rosenstein denies. McCabe reportedly documented Rosenstein's intentions in his memos.

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Trump lashes out at governors, urges them to "dominate" protesters

President Trump berated the nation’s governors in a video teleconference call Monday, calling many of them "weak" and demanding tougher crackdowns on the protests that erupted throughout the country following the killing of George Floyd, according t multiple reports.

The big picture: Trump blamed violence on the "the radical left" and told the governors, who were joined by law enforcement and national security officials, that they have to "dominate" protesters and "arrest people" in order to bring an end to the unrest.

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Putin sets referendum that could allow him to rule until 2036 for July 1

Putin has not seemed to enjoy governing by video conference. Photo: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin has set July 1 as the new date for a constitutional referendum that could allow him to remain in power through 2036.

Why it matters: Putin was forced to delay the referendum from April due to the coronavirus pandemic, and has set the date despite Russia's continued struggles to contain its outbreak. Putin's popularity has fallen in recent weeks amid his response to the pandemic and its economic repercussions.

A busy week for IPOs despite upheaval from protests and pandemic

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

This week is expected to be the busiest for U.S. IPOs since February, with Warner Music leading a group of four companies that could raise over $3 billion.

Why it matters: This shouldn't be happening, under any traditional rubric for how markets work.