Mar 25, 2019

"See you soon": Graham indicates he wants to question James Comey

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, indicated Sunday he planned to question former FBI Director James Comey following the release of key findings from the Mueller investigation.

The details: Graham said after it was announced the investigation found no evidence of a Trump campaign conspiracy with Russia it was time to move on and "get ready to combat Russia and other foreign actors ahead of 2020."

The big picture: In December, Comey told congressional investigators the FBI opened investigations into 4 Americans connected to Trump when he was a 2016 candidate to examine whether they played a role in Russian interference in the election. They were later identified as Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos and Carter Page.

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Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers and South Korea sees first death

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship. South Korea also announced its first death Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected over 75,465 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 118 new deaths since Thursday.

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SoftBank to cut its stake to get T-Mobile's Sprint deal done

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T-Mobile and Sprint announced a revised merger agreement that will see SoftBank getting a smaller share of the combined company, while most shareholders will receive the previously agreed upon exchange rate. The companies said they hope to get the deal as early as April 1.

Why it matters: The amended deal reflects the decline in Sprint's business, while leaving most shareholders' stake intact and removing another hurdle to the deal's closure.