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Scoop: An internal memo on cybersecurity, obtained by Axios' Alexi McCammond, warns that "the White House is posturing itself to be electronically compromised once again." Read it.
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About 30 House Republicans attempted to force entry today into a closed-door impeachment hearing, violating decorum and forcing police to conduct a sweep for possible security breaches, Axios' Zachary Basu reports.
Why it matters: This standoff was a byproduct of Republican frustrations at the impeachment inquiry, which is being driven by the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) tweeted that he was inside the House Intelligence Committee's Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF):
Reality check: Closed-door hearings are routine for committees, which include both Republicans and Democrats.
The bottom line: Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense, was scheduled to testify in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and Ukraine.
Thousands of demonstrators take to the streets in a show of support for the ongoing teachers strike in Chicago.
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Google has reportedly achieved a milestone by using quantum computers to solve a calculation in mere minutes that current machines could not complete in thousands of years, Axios' Jacob Knutson reports.