Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor fired by Trump in March, has weighed in on Trump's legal liability amid the Russia investigation.

  • Evidence Trump obstructed justice? "I think there's absolutely evidence to begin a case. I think it's very important for all sorts of armchair speculators in the law to be clear that no one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction. It's also true I think from based on what I see as a third party and out of government that there's no basis to say there's no obstruction."
  • Trump's outreach: Bharara says Trump called him three times between winning the election and firing him in March. "So they're unusual phone calls... when I've been reading the stories of how the president has been contacting Jim Comey over time, felt a little bit like deja vu. "

Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's attorneys, on whether Trump would considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller:

"I can't imagine that that issue's going to arise, but then again it's an issue that the president with his advisers would discuss if there was a basis... the president has authority to take action, whether he would do it is ultimately a decision the president makes."

Go deeper: Special counsel Robert Mueller has been hiring the type of legal team that you'd expect if criminal charges were looming.

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Twitter launches warnings on election misinformation and delays

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Twitter will start pinning notices to the top of all U.S. Twitter users’ timelines warning that results in next week’s election may be delayed and that they may encounter misinformation on mail-in voting.

Why it matters: Delayed election results are expected across many states that are handling unprecedented amounts of absentee and mailed ballots, which President Trump has baselessly called "very dangerous" and "corrupt."

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NASA confirms water exists on sunny parts of the Moon

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Water on the Moon might be more easily accessible than previously thought, opening up new possible avenues for future human exploration, according to a new study.

Why it matters: NASA is aiming to send people back to the Moon as part of its Artemis program by 2024, with plans to eventually create a sustainable presence on the lunar surface. That sustainability relies on mining the moon for its resources, like water.

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Pence no longer expected at Amy Coney Barrett's final confirmation vote

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Vice President Mike Pence no longer plans to attend the Senate's final confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Pence aide confirmed to CNN and Politico on Monday. On Sunday, Senate Democrats claimed that his presence after possible exposure to the coronavirus would be a "violation of common decency."

Driving the news: Five of Pence's aides were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, including his chief of staff, who is currently quarantining. Pence has continued his campaign travel despite his possible exposure, which goes against CDC guidelines.