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Wednesday evening, Rep. Adam Schiff released a statement claiming the classified memo written by Rep. Devin Nunes and sent to the White House to be approved for public release included "material changes" from the version the House Intelligence Committee had approved.

Why it matters: As Axios' Jonathan Swan points out, "Trump's plan had been to release the memo tomorrow. This, if true, could delay the release."

In his statement, Schiff:

  • Says that Wednesday evening, "Upon our discovery that the document sent for public review had been secretly altered," Republicans allowed Democrats to review the version sent to the White House and compare it to the version approved by the committee. Schiff did not disclose how he knew that it was modified.
  • Schiff also demanded that the committee withdraw the version sent to the White House.

Go deeper: The big questions surrounding the Nunes memo

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Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani

Photo: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani on Monday seeking $1.3 billion in damages for his "demonstrably false” allegations about the company's voting machines.

Why it matters: Giuliani led former President Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the election and spread the baseless conspiracy theory that Dominion's voting machines flipped votes from Trump to Joe Biden.

Mike Lindell moves the goalposts on a run for Minnesota governor

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the West Wing of the White House before entering on Jan. 15. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The will-he-or-won't-he speculation surrounding a possible gubernatorial run by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is destined to continue at least a bit longer.

What he's saying: Lindell told Axios that his focus is currently on proving his (baseless) claims of election fraud. He won't make a decision until that fight is resolved.

Wall Street pencils in virus variants as latest economic risk

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Wall Street is pinning its bets of an economic rebound this year on mass vaccinations and a virus brought under control, but new coronavirus strains threaten that sunny outlook, a number of firms are warning.

Why it matters: None downgraded growth forecasts because of the variants, but they’re acknowledging there’s a new asterisk to the anticipated economic recovery.

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