Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday morning that the administration will not tolerate Russian interference in 2018 elections and will take "appropriate counter measures" against any ongoing efforts.

Why it matters: This is a harder line stance than the President has taken on Russian interference in the election to date, who has expressed skepticism about the level of meddling from Moscow.

  • North Korea: Pompeo claimed the U.S. had made no concessions to North Korea in the lead up to a planned summit next month, despite changes to joint military exercises with South Korea. He also said he’d been very clear in meetings with Kim Jong-un about U.S. requirements for verifying North Korean denuclearization.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12 a.m. ET: 33,282,969 — Total deaths: 1,000,867 — Total recoveries: 23,066,203Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12 a.m. ET: 7,148,009 — Total deaths: 205,069 — Total recoveries: 2,794,608 — Total tests: 102,342,416Map.
  3. Business: Companies are still holding back earnings guidance.
  4. Health: Trump announces plan to distribute 150 million rapid tests —The childless vaccine.
  5. Media: Fauci: Some of what Fox News reports about COVID-19 is "outlandish"
  6. States: Cuomo extends New York moratorium on evictions until 2021.
  7. World: More than 1 million people have now died from coronavirus — India the second country after U.S. to hit 6 million cases.

Bob Woodward: "I was not going to hide" my opinion on Trump

Bob Woodward didn't want to join Senate Republicans in privately condemning President Trump but declining to do so publicly, he told Jonathan Swan in an interview for "Axios on HBO."

Why it matters: Woodward has covered 9 presidents, but Trump is the first that Woodward explicitly described as "the wrong man for the job."

Watch the full Jonathan Swan interview with Bob Woodward

In the latest episode of "Axios on HBO," Jonathan Swan interviews Bob Woodward about his new book, "Rage," which was based on 19 interviews with President Trump.