Updated Mar 24, 2019

Pelosi vows to reject classified Mueller briefing

Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

On a Saturday afternoon caucus conference call, House Democrats demanded that the special counsel report be publicly released and underlying documents be shared with Congress.

The latest: Attorney General William Barr was expected to release key findings Sunday, according to the Associated Press and Reuters, citing Justice Department sources.

Details: Chairs Jerry Nadler, Elijah Cummings, Richard Neal, Eliot Engel, Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff spoke, requesting the documents so oversight and legislation could be completed as needed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would reject any classified briefing or configurations so the contents can be discussed publicly. She added that "the takeaway from this call is that the American deserve the truth, to know the truth, transparency is the order of the day."

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Scoop: Inside the Trump campaign's big hedge on Facebook

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The Trump campaign has invested most of its advertising budget to date on Facebook, testing thousands of versions of ads per day to maximize its spending.

But behind the scenes, a source familiar with the campaign tells Axios, the thinking has shifted: "As everyone can see, we still have strong spending on Facebook, but the percentage of our total media budget [on Facebook] is shrinking."

Trump's revenge tour has the House in its sights

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In the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections — buoyed by Republican control of both chambers — President Trump viewed campaigning for the House as a lower-tier priority and instead poured his energy into rallying for the Senate.

But after the GOP reckoning in 2018, and experiencing firsthand how damaging a Democratic-led House has been to him, Trump is now personally invested in helping Republicans regain the majority in November, several people familiar with his thinking tell Axios.

Pelosi warns U.S. allies against working with China's Huawei

Nancy Pelosi, Feb. 16. Photo: Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday cautioned U.S. allies against allowing Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to develop their 5G networks, arguing at the Munich Security Conference that doing so is akin to “choosing autocracy over democracy," CNBC reports.

Why it matters: Pelosi's hawkish stance marks a rare area of agreement with the Trump administration, which believes Huawei is a national security threat because the Chinese government may be capable of accessing its equipment for espionage.

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