☕️ Good Thursday morning...
Situational awareness: NewsGuard Technologies, a new service that uses trained journalists to rate thousands of news and information sites, is launching its first product today with help from Microsoft: web extensions that let users view vetted, non-partisan trust ratings for news and information websites, Sara Fischer reports.
Michael Cohen told lawmakers last year, in sworn testimony, that he didn't know whether then-candidate Donald Trump had foreknowledge of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians, three sources with knowledge of Cohen's testimony tell Jonathan Swan.
What's new: This information about what Cohen told Congress about Trump — reported here for the first time — colors in the gaps of a joint statement Tuesday by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chair Sen. Mark Warner that got buried under the Cohen-Manafort news avalanche.
The backstory: Last year, when questioned under oath by lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee, Cohen not only said that he himself had no foreknowledge of the meeting but that he had no idea whether Trump did either, according to three sources with knowledge of his testimony.
Swan asked Davis why he didn't shoot down last month's stories.
"Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team was one holdout juror away from winning a conviction against Paul Manafort on all 18 counts of bank and tax fraud, juror Paula Duncan told Fox News":
P.S. President Trump on his former close aide Michael Cohen, in a "Fox & Friends" interview with Ainsley Earhardt, airing today:
"Choose Your News," Thursday New York Times Edition:
P.S. House Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to her caucus yesterday saying that a key part of Democrats' fall agenda will be "[c]leaning up corruption to make Washington work for you."
Pelosi's tweets have started including #CultureOfCorruption.
"The U.S. stock market has been on the upswing for nine and a half years, during which a cohort of younger investors has never dealt with a 20 percent drop in the S&P 500 — the classic definition of a bear market," AP's Stan Choe writes:
Milestone: "[T]he S&P extended its bull run from March 9, 2009, to 3,453 days to become the longest rally in U.S. history, surpassing the previous record set between 1990 and 2000," per The Wall Street Journal.
"What happens when the Supreme Court becomes significantly more conservative than the public?" asks Emily Bazelon for The New York Times Magazine.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday reached out to William McRaven — former commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, who oversaw the SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden — after McRaven dared President Trump to revoke his clearance, too.
P.S. ... Bill Maher's guests on "Real Time" on HBO tomorrow: John Brennan and Kara Swisher.
President Trump plans to meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner and policy aide Brooke Rollins today to discuss a prison and sentencing reform package being negotiated between the White House and members from both parties, Axios' Stef Kight and Jonathan Swan report.
What to watch: Whether Trump publicly endorses the compromise package once it's finalized.
P.S. Inmates in 17 states strike against "slavery," Axios' Michael Sykes reports:
"Harley-Davidson's future looks nothing like its past," Claire Suddath writes in Bloomberg Businessweek's cover story:
"Sorry, Pal, I Don’t Want to Talk: The Other Reason People Wear AirPods ... Apple’s white wireless earphones transmit music and conversations, but some users wear them all day as a shield, a secretary and a hiding place" — Wall Street Journal A-hed by Rebecca Dolan (subscription):
"At ... $159, AirPods aren’t cheap ... Yet their popularity contributed to 60% year-over-year growth in Apple Inc.’s wearables category in its most-recent quarter."
Thanks for reading. See you all day on Axios.com.