May 30, 2019

Schiff: It's Mueller's duty to testify before Congress on Russia report

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" Wednesday night that it's former special counsel Robert Mueller's duty to testify before Congress on the Russia investigation.

Why it matters: Mueller said earlier the report was his testimony as he clarified, "If we had confidence that the president did not commit a crime, we would have said so." House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) seemed to throw cold water on the likelihood of Mueller testifying. When asked whether he would subpoena him, he said, "Mueller told us a lot of what we need to hear today."

Go deeper: Timeline: Every big move in the Mueller investigation

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Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

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.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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Wells Fargo agrees to pay $3 billion to settle consumer abuse charges

Clients use an ATM at a Wells Fargo Bank in Los Angeles, Calif. Photo: Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Wells Fargo agreed to a pay a combined $3 billion to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday for opening millions of fake customer accounts between 2002 and 2016, the SEC said in a press release.

The big picture: The fine "is among the largest corporate penalties reached during the Trump administration," the Washington Post reports.