Feb 16, 2018

Rick Scott says FBI Director must resign after Parkland tip was missed

Rick Scott in Parkland. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said FBI Director Chris Wray "needs to resign" over the FBI's failure to follow protocol after its public affairs line received a tip that Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz might carry out a school shooting.

  • Between the lines: There is little chance that such a warning would have reached the director's level. In fact, the FBI statement said it would have been an issue for the Miami field office to investigate. The statement also comes at a time when President Trump and his allies have been sowing doubt in FBI and DOJ leadership.
  • Go deeper: Read Scott's full statement.

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Tech can't remember what to do in a down market

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Wall Street's two-day-old coronavirus crash is a wakeup alarm for Silicon Valley.

The big picture: Tech has been booming for so long the industry barely remembers what a down market feels like — and most companies are ill-prepared for one.

Brace yourself for a coronavirus outbreak

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Public-health officials’ warnings about the coronavirus are sounding increasingly urgent, with one top CDC official asking the public yesterday "to prepare for the expectation that this might be bad."

Reality check: Other administration officials, including President Trump himself, were more subdued in their assessments. But underneath those tonal differences, the reality of the coronavirus is the same: It spreads quickly, and has already spread to many countries, making it likely to start spreading here, too.

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Exclusive: Pro-Trump group plans post-Super Tuesday blitz on Democrats

Democratic presidential hopefuls take the debate stage in South Carolina. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

Pro-Trump super PAC America First Action is preparing to unleash a series of targeted, swing-state attacks on the Democrats most likely to face President Trump after Super Tuesday, people familiar with the group's plans tell me in an exclusive preview of its strategy.

The state of play: The group has been tracking favorable/unfavorable ratings in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania for 2020 candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg — under the theory that if Trump wins each of these six states he would win re-election.