May 3, 2019

Graham invites Mueller to give testimony on objections to Barr characterization

Lindsey Graham. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) submitted a letter on Friday to special counsel Robert Mueller inviting him to testify before the Senate "regarding any misrepresentation by the Attorney General of the substance of [his and Attorney General William Barr's] phone call."

Details: In the letter, Graham indicates that Mueller did not challenge the accuracy of Barr's summary of the report, but wants more of the report revealed — particularly the executive summaries about obstruction of justice.

  • Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee is trying to secure Mueller's appearance for later this month.

Go deeper: "It's over!": Graham says he will not bring Mueller before Senate Judiciary

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Palantir CEO hits Silicon Valley "monoculture," may leave California

Palantir is "getting close" to a decision on whether to move the company out of California, CEO Alex Karp said in an interview for "Axios on HBO."

The state of play: "We haven't picked a place yet, but it's going to be closer to the East Coast than the West Coast. ... If I had to guess, I would guess something like Colorado."

A reckoning for Russia's space program

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

SpaceX's first attempt at launching astronauts from American soil this week is a historic moment that will stress the decades-long relationship between the U.S. and Russia in space.

Why it matters: Since the Cold War, the U.S. and Russia have collaborated intimately in space. As the U.S. regains the ability to launch people with its own rockets, the future of Russia's already struggling civil space program — and how the U.S. will collaborate with it — is unclear.

The coronavirus is making it even harder to care for seniors

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Caring for older adults was already expensive, emotionally taxing and logistically difficult — and the coronavirus is only making it worse.

Why it matters: People older than 65 have the highest risk of dying from the virus, and outbreaks have been rampant in long-term care facilities. That is creating anxiety for seniors and their families.