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In a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, 70% of people believe Trump's finances should be on the table for Mueller's Russia investigation.

  • CNN reported on Friday that Mueller had expanded the investigation to include any possible financial crimes (even some unrelated to election), and "Trump and his associates' financial ties to Russia." Trump said in a New York Times interview that he believed Mueller looking at his finances unrelated to Russia is "a red line."
  • Other poll take-aways: 67% of those polled believe Jeff Sessions "did the right thing" by removing himself from the investigation, 60% of respondents believe the Russia investigation is "a serious matter that should be fully investigated" and 59% disapprove of how Trump is handling the investigation.
  • Sampling: The poll surveyed 1,018 adults; 30 percent of which identified as Democrats, 25 percent as Republicans, and 42 percent as Independents.

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Scoop: Mike Bloomberg's anti-chaos theory

CNN's Anderson Cooper questions Joe Biden last night at a drive-in town hall in Moosic, Pa., outside Scranton. Photo: CNN

Mike Bloomberg's $100 million Florida blitz begins today and will continue "wall to wall" in all 10 TV markets through Election Day, advisers tell me.

Why it matters: Bloomberg thinks that Joe Biden putting away Florida is the most feasible way to head off the national chaos we could have if the outcome of Trump v. Biden remained uncertain long after Election Day.

Biden's hardline Russia reset

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When he talks about Russia, Joe Biden has sounded like Ronald Reagan all summer, setting up a potential Day 1 confrontation with Russian President Vladimir Putin if Biden were to win.

Why it matters: Biden has promised a forceful response against Russia for both election interference and alleged bounty payments to target American troops in Afghanistan. But being tougher than President Trump could be the easy part. The risk is overdoing it and making diplomacy impossible.