Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr (R) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (L). Photo: JIm Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said on Friday that the committee has "made referrals...to the special counsel for prosecution," and that many of those referrals were because they believed the witnesses were lying, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: The committee has interviewed more than 200 people since special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation began, per the Post, including Michael Cohen who pled guilty for lying to Congress this week — though he was not referred by the committee for prosecution. Burr said his message "was if you lie to us, we're going to catch you and we're going to prosecute you, period, end of sentence."

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Why it matters: The endorsement comes as President Trump has vowed to block additional funding for the USPS in the next coronavirus stimulus package, linking it to his continued baseless claims that increased mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud.

Lawmakers demand answers from World Bank on Xinjiang loan

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U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers from the World Bank about its continued operation of a $50 million loan program in Xinjiang, following Axios reporting on the loans.

Why it matters: The Chinese government is currently waging a campaign of cultural and demographic genocide against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, in northwest China. The lawmakers contend that the recipients of the loans may be complicit in that repression.

Obama: Americans could be "collateral damage" in Trump's war on mail-in voting

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Former President Barack Obama tweeted Friday that everyday Americans could become "collateral damage" if President Trump continues to attempt to slash funding for the U.S. Postal Service as part of his campaign against mail-in voting.

Why it matters: Trump linked his baseless claims that increased mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud on Thursday to the current impasse in coronavirus stimulus negotiations.