Mar 7, 2019

Rudy Giuliani says lawyers asked about Trump pardoning their clients

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President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the New York Times Wednesday attorneys for several people of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation had approached him to discuss possible presidential pardons.

The big picture: Giuliani gave the interview hours after The Washington Post reported Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, had alleged to the House Intelligence Committee that he'd had discussions about receiving a pardon with Giuliani and Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow. Giuliani told the Times he told all the lawyers the same message to relay to to their clients, whom he did not identify: Trump would not look at the issue of presidential pardons until a long time after the Mueller investigation had ended.

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The growing coronavirus recession threat

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In just a matter of weeks, top economists and investment bank analysts have gone from expecting the coronavirus outbreak to have minimal impact on the U.S. economy to warning that an outright recession may be on the horizon.

What's happening: The spread of confirmed coronavirus cases in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., and the speed at which they are being discovered has set the table for the outbreak to have a larger and much costlier impact.

Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee on Wednesday, including the gunman, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at a Wednesday evening press conference with local police.

Details: All of the victims worked at the brewery complex, as did the shooter who died of "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.

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Coronavirus updates: South Korea case count tops 2,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

33 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, and health officials are monitoring 8,400 people who have recently returned from "points of concern," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,850 people and infected over 83,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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