May 10, 2019

Mueller will likely not testify before House Judiciary next week

Mueller testifies during a 2013 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) told reporters on Friday that it is unlikely special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before the committee next week.

Details: "We will subpoena him if we have to," Nadler said on Friday. "But we're negotiating with him. We're talking to him and the Justice Department ... I certainly hope it doesn't come to the, to our necessity to subpoena him," he added.

The bottom line: May 15 was the committee's target date for Mueller to testify. Nadler said Mueller could appear shortly after that date.

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First look: Trump courts Asian American vote amid coronavirus

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The president's re-election campaign debuts its "Asian Americans for Trump" initiative in a virtual event tonight, courting a slice of the nation's electorate that has experienced a surge in racism and harassment since the pandemic began.

The big question: How receptive will Asian American voters be in this moment? Trump has stoked xenophobia by labeling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" and the "Wuhan virus" and equating Chinatowns in American cities to China itself.

How the U.S. might distribute a coronavirus vaccine

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Now that there are glimmers of hope for a coronavirus vaccine, governments, NGOs and others are hashing out plans for how vaccines could be distributed once they are available — and deciding who will get them first.

Why it matters: Potential game-changer vaccines will be sought after by everyone from global powers to local providers. After securing supplies, part of America's plan is to tap into its military know-how to distribute those COVID-19 vaccines.

Amazon is gaining on shipping giants

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Amazon is emerging as a transportation juggernaut that could threaten carmakers, package delivery firms and even ride-hailing companies.

Why it matters: By building its own logistics ecosystem and investing in promising electric and autonomous vehicle startups, Amazon could lower its shipping costs to the point that partners like UPS become competitors instead.