🇬🇧 Top of the morning! President Trump and Melania Trump landed in London at 4 a.m. ET.
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On "Axios on HBO," Jared Kushner told Axios' Jonathan Swan he doesn't know whether he'd call the FBI if he were to receive an email today like the one before the campaign's Trump Tower meeting, which had the subject line: "Re: Russia - Clinton - private and confidential."
Why this matters: Kushner is now in the West Wing, senior adviser to the president. Shouldn't an email with an offer of help from Russians trigger a mental alarm? This bolsters the perception that President Trump’s inner circle still doesn't fully recognize the ongoing threat of Russian interference in American elections.
What he's saying: Kushner said people are being "self-righteous" and playing "Monday morning quarterback" by asking him why he didn't call the FBI when he saw the email offering help for the Trump campaign from Russia.
Asked if he'd call the FBI if it happened again, Kushner said: "I don't know. It's hard to do hypotheticals, but the reality is that we were not given anything that was salacious."
Jared Kushner denied on "Axios on HBO" that he discussed his top-secret security clearance with his father-in-law, even though President Trump is said to have personally ordered the clearance over the advice of his own staff.
Why it matters: Trump and Kushner talk constantly about key decisions. This gives House committees a new marker as they continue their investigation of White House security clearances.
Bonus: Kushner also said he wasn't aware of the allegedly suspicious transactions that a former Deutsche Bank anti-money laundering specialist says she found between Kushner's family company and Russian individuals.
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios
5G mania has swept the wireless industry, regulators and tech enthusiasts — but the hype may be getting ahead of the market demand for it, Axios' Kim Hart writes.
Between the lines: It's always hard to anticipate how and when new technologies will catch on. No one predicted Uber and Airbnb would spring from 4G networks and the smartphone, for example.
The bottom line: "The hype is so preposterously misaligned with economic reality that inevitably there’s going to be this disastrous crash in expectations," said Craig Moffett, founding partner at MoffettNathanson Research.
95-year-old D-Day veteran John Roberts sits in a Jeep at the English Channel port of Dover, before boarding a ship bound for Normandy.
1. "The Justice Department is preparing to launch a fresh antitrust probe into Google, ... setting up a potential clash over how to regulate one of the world’s most powerful companies and perhaps the tech industry more broadly," The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription).
2. "Amazon could face heightened antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between U.S. regulators that puts it under closer watch by the Federal Trade Commission," per the WashPost.
Capturing carbon dioxide emissions is probably unavoidable to address climate change, but the technology to do it is still in its infancy, expensive and not broadly understood, Axios' Amy Harder writes in her "Harder Line" column.
Click here to see Axios' first "illustrated column," by Amy Harder and Lazaro Gamio, deputy managing editor for visuals.
Spotted at the California Democratic convention in San Francisco this weekend. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
"The liberal wing of the Democratic Party launched a sudden volley of attacks against ... Joe Biden ... over the weekend, showing a new urgency to wrest control of the party from moderate forces that had seized an advantage in recent months." (WashPost)
Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the UN and South Carolina governor, will call out pro-choice activists who "demand conformity" as being "anti-women" in a keynote address at Susan B. Anthony List's 12th annual Campaign for Life Gala this evening, Axios' Alayna Treene reports.
Key quotes: "Unfortunately, many on the left use the abortion debate to divide women and demand conformity. They do this in the name of feminism. But that is not real feminism."
"Venezuela economy in meltdown with inflation hitting 130,000%." (Financial Times)
"So many students accepted Virginia Tech’s offer of admission this spring that the school is offering financial incentives to delay enrolling," per the WashPost:
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