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Carolyn Kaster / AP

A press release from Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee:

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today issued a subpoena for former National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn. The subpoena requests documents relevant to the Committee's investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election. The Committee first requested these documents in an April 28, 2017 letter to Lieutenant General Flynn, but he declined, through counsel, to cooperate with the Committee's request.

Why it matters: Amid the turmoil at the FBI, Senate Intel is sending a clear signal that its Russia probe is moving forward. CNN reported last night that the FBI had issued subpoenas seeking business records from associates of Flynn's, so the ousted National Security Adviser appears to be at the center of both investigations, though he did not comply with the committee's earlier request.

Meanwhile the Daily Beast reports that President Trump wants to reach out to Flynn but has been warned repeatedly against doing so by White House lawyers.

A White House staffer said Trump, "clearly feels bad about how things went down" after Flynn was fired.

Axios' Jonathan Swan reported Sunday that White House aides were leaking constantly to try and get separation from Flynn, which upset Trump and led to a warning to stop bashing the former N.S.A in the media.

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China deems all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

A person walking past China's central bank in Beijing in August 2007. Photo: Teh Eng Koon/AFP via Getty Images

China's central bank declared on Friday that all cryptocurrencies are illegal, banning crypto-related transactions and cryptocurrency mining, according to Reuters.

Why it matters: China's government is now following through with its goal of cracking down on unofficial virtual currencies, which it has said are a financial, social and national security risk and a contributor to global warming.

Biden's big bet backfires

Two key dealmakers — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) — leave a luncheon in the Capitol yesterday. Photo: Kent Nishimura/L.A. Times via Getty Images

President Biden bit off too much, too fast in trying to ram through what would be the largest social expansion in American history, top Democrats privately say.

Why it matters: At the time Biden proposed it, he had his mind set on a transformational accomplishment that would put him in the pantheon of FDR and JFK.

Biden sinks in swing districts

Photo: Biden speaks about wild fires and climate change in Sacramento on September 13, 2021. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/ AFP via Getty Images

Sudden doubts about President Biden's competence — on Afghanistan, immigration and COVID — are driving double-digit drops in his approval in private polling in swing House seats, The Cook Political Report's Amy Walter writes.

Why it matters: "[T]hese early mistakes go directly to the very rationale of his presidency; that it would be low drama and high competence."