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Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice. The Senate Intelligence Committee is not, deferring to Mueller for that aspect of the Russia investigation, per CNN.

"Obstruction is criminal — there's a criminal aspect to that," Chairman Richard Burr told CNN. Vice Chairman Mark Warner added, "The criminal piece of the investigation will be handled by the special counsel, but if we find facts we can turn this over to the special counsel."

Keep in mind: Many of the questions from the Senate panel in hearings with current and former intelligence officials have centered on Trump's behavior, and even possible obstruction. But, as with other aspects of the investigation, if criminal charges are coming, they will come from Mueller's investigation.

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President Trump has not attended a White House coronavirus task force meeting in “several months,” NIAID director Anthony Fauci told MSNBC on Friday.

Why it matters: At the beginning of the pandemic, the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, met every day, but in the "last several weeks," members have held virtual meetings once a week, Fauci said, even as the number of new cases continues to surge in the country.

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Nearly 130,000 fewer people will die of COVID-19 this winter if 95% of Americans wear face masks in public, according to research published Friday.

Why it matters: “Increasing mask use is one of the best strategies that we have right now to delay the imposition of social distancing mandates," Dr. Christopher Murray of the University of Washington told the N.Y. Times.