Presidents Trump and Putin in Helsinki. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday he thinks it's "inappropriate" for the president to communicate with the leader of another global power without keeping "careful records" of it, noting what President Trump did "should not be repeated," CNN reports.

Between the lines: After President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin behind closed doors and with only translators present last year, he took the translator’s notes from her and repeatedly tried to conceal the contents of the meeting from administration officials, per The Washington Post.

Romney’s comments come after the NYT reported the FBI opened an investigation into whether Trump was acting on behalf of Russia after he fired FBI Director James Comey.

What's next: Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwall tried and failed to subpoena the records of Trump's conversation with Putin last year. Now that Schiff is the House Intel chair, he has floated that he may try to subpoena them again.

Go deeper

Twitter launches warnings on election misinformation and delays

Photo: courtesy of Twitter

Twitter will start pinning notices to the top of all U.S. Twitter users’ timelines warning that results in next week’s election may be delayed and that they may encounter misinformation on mail-in voting.

Why it matters: Delayed election results are expected across many states that are handling unprecedented amounts of absentee and mailed ballots, which President Trump has baselessly called "very dangerous" and "corrupt."

Miriam Kramer, author of Space
31 mins ago - Science

NASA confirms water exists on sunny parts of the Moon

Photo: NASA/JPL/USGS

Water on the Moon might be more easily accessible than previously thought, opening up new possible avenues for future human exploration, according to a new study.

Why it matters: NASA is aiming to send people back to the Moon as part of its Artemis program by 2024, with plans to eventually create a sustainable presence on the lunar surface. That sustainability relies on mining the moon for its resources, like water.

Updated 59 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Pence no longer expected at Amy Coney Barrett's final confirmation vote

Photo: Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

Vice President Mike Pence no longer plans to attend the Senate's final confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Pence aide confirmed to CNN and Politico on Monday. On Sunday, Senate Democrats claimed that his presence after possible exposure to the coronavirus would be a "violation of common decency."

Driving the news: Five of Pence's aides were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, including his chief of staff, who is currently quarantining. Pence has continued his campaign travel despite his possible exposure, which goes against CDC guidelines.