Nov 10, 2017

Mueller interviewed Stephen Miller in the Russia probe

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller was interviewed by Mueller. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Stephen Miller, a White House senior policy adviser, was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his ongoing Russia probe, specifically regarding possible obstruction of justice, per CNN.

Why it matters: Miller is the highest-level White House official to be swept up in the Russia probe and he's yet another person involved that is close to Trump, who continues to claim there's been "no collusion" and that it's all a hoax.

What they discussed: Miller's role in firing former FBI director James Comey and the March 2016 meeting — organized by George Papadopoulous (who was charged in Mueller's probe) — in which he told Miller and others that he was trying to set up a meeting with Vladimir Putin.

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West Virginia is latest state to delay primary due to coronavirus

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice rescheduled the state's May 12 primary election to June 9 on Wednesday, citing fears surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, AP reports.

Why it matters: 23 other states and the District of Columbia haven't held primaries yet. The White House is recommending, for now, that Americans practice social distancing and gather in groups of no more than 10 people — while many states have issued stay-at-home orders.

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Florida governor issues stay-at-home order

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a statewide stay-at-home order on Wednesday after the number of coronavirus cases in the state rose to nearly 7,000.

Why it matters: DeSantis has been criticized for declining to order any statewide mandates to curb the spread of coronavirus as Florida — home to a significant elderly population — has increasingly become a hotspot. The order will go into effect Thursday at midnight and last for 30 days.