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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows continued his criticism of FBI Director Christopher Wray on Sunday, but he said President Trump still has confidence in him as of this moment.

What's he's saying: "The minute that the president loses confidence in any of his Cabinet members — they serve at his pleasure — he will certainly look at replacing them," Meadows told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

  • "There are different degrees of confidence in different Cabinet members and certainly he’s still there," Meadows said.

Background: Earlier this week, Meadows dismissed Wray’s testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the U.S. has never historically seen evidence of widespread voter fraud, including by mail.

  • "With all due respect to Director Wray, he has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI," Meadows said on Friday. "Perhaps he needs to get involved on the ground and then he would change his testimony on Capitol Hill."

The big picture: Meadows' criticism of Wray's testimony on questions of voter fraud highlights the Trump administration's strategy to sow doubt in November's election results by challenging the legitimacy of mail-in ballots, which are expected to skew heavily in Democrats' favor.

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Dec 22, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Biden names Bruce Reed as deputy chief of staff

(Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Joe Biden's transition team today named six new White House hires, including Bruce Reed, the president-elect's long-time confidant, to serve as deputy chief of staff.

Why it matters: Biden has found a high-profile spot for Reed, who served as one of his vice presidential chiefs of staff, as he navigates increasing challenging diversity concerns while building his Cabinet and West Wing team.

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U.S. sounds alarm on Ukraine

Conscripts line up at a Russian railway station yesterday before departing for Army service. Photo: Sergei Malgavko/TASS via Getty Images

The Biden administration is "deeply concerned" by new intelligence — detailed for Axios and other outlets — showing Russia stepping up preparations to invade Ukraine as soon as early 2022.

Why it matters: Most of this was known from public sources and satellite imagery, but the administration is sending a stronger signal by releasing specific details from the intelligence community.

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CNN fires Chris Cuomo

Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN

CNN said Saturday evening it has fired one of its star anchors, Chris Cuomo, following new revelations from a legal review made by the company into Cuomo's involvement in the management of his brother's sexual harassment scandal.

Why it matters: Saturday's firing speaks to how much pressure CNN was under by employees and critics to address Cuomo's behavior.