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Screenshot: CNN

Former FBI director James Comey told CNN's Jake Tapper Thursday that he feels "conflicted" about former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's criminal referral:

"I like him very much as a person, but sometimes even good people do things they shouldn't do."
— James Comey

Highlights:

  • Comey said he could "well be a witness" against McCabe if he's prosecuted for "lacking candor" during former hearings.
  • On the DOJ releasing Comey memos to Congress: "Fine by me," he said. “I think what folks will see, if they get to see the memos, is that I’ve been consistent since the very beginning," he said.
  • Behind his decision to leak the memos: Comey said he lost confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after learning he played a role in his firing. Note: The Comey memos sparked the appointment of a special counsel.
  • "I am responsible" for Peter Strzok and Lisa Page's actions and poor judgement, he said.

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The Democrats' wake-up call

Eric Adams, a former cop who leads the New York mayoral race, speaks last night at the Schimanski nightclub in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

Democrats, in private and public, are warning that rising crime — and the old and new progressive calls to defund the police — represent the single biggest threat to their electoral chances in 2022.

Why it matters: There has been a big spike in big-city crime, a dynamic increasingly captured in local coverage and nationally on CNN and Fox News.

The robotaxi era will require a rethinking of vehicle safety

Zoox's robotaxi is bidirectional and includes more than 100 safety innovations. Photo: Zoox

Vehicles are being reimagined as autonomous, electric, toaster-shaped robotaxis. Now their safety has to be reworked too.

The big picture: There's more to self-driving cars than just removing the steering wheel and pedals. The entire vehicle needs to be redesigned for riders, not drivers, so their safety can be assured even when they're not in control.

Apple puts antitrust bills in privacy spotlight

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Apple warned Wednesday that new antitrust legislation would place iPhone customers' privacy and security at risk by limiting the company's control over what apps users can install.

Driving the news: Apple CEO Tim Cook called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats to argue that the antitrust bills would hurt innovation and consumers, per a New York Times report.

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