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Overstock CEO resigns due to romantic involvement with Russian agent

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Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

Patrick Byrne resigned as CEO of online retailer Overstock.com Thursday after the company publicly announced his relationship with admitted Russian agent Maria Butina, the New York Times reports.

The big picture: Writing in a letter to shareholders, Byrne said his disclosure "may affect and complicate all manner of business relationships." The relationship lasted from 2015 to 2018 and was mostly unknown until Overstock posted a news release last week. Byrne was involved in the federal inquiry into the 2016 presidential election that was handled separately from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference. He said he had helped law enforcement agents with their "Clinton Investigation" and "Russia Investigation," per NYT.

House Dems cross impeachment support milestone, Pelosi tries to dampen momentum

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Impeachment whip counts by Axios and other news organizations yesterday passed the milestone of a majority — just over half — of House Democrats in favor: 118 of 235.

Catch up quick: An average of a name a day has been added in July, in what we told you in Axios PM has been an impeachment slow drip.