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  • Jason Chaffetz, House Oversight Committee Chair, on investigating Trump's role in Flynn developments: "The situation has taken care of itself."
  • Devin Nunes, House Intel Committee Chair: Intel Committee will look into leaks, but won't look into Trump/Flynn discussions.
  • Roy Blunt, Senate Intel Committee member, as noted by CNN: "For all of us, finding out if there's a problem or not and sooner rather than later is the right thing to do."
  • Lindsey Graham, Senate Armed Services Committee member on CNN: "I'd have a hard time believing that Gen. Flynn would get on the phone with the Russian ambassador and suggest that, 'Don't worry, we will revisit this when we get to be president' in terms of executive sanctions without some understanding that the administration would be sympathetic to the idea."
  • John Cornyn, Senate Majority Whip: He told reporters today that Senate committees dealing with intelligence need to investigate Flynn, per CNN.

Why it matters: The leaks surrounding Flynn's calls with the Russian ambassador are unprecedented, but so are the accusations flying against the former national security advisor.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 11 p.m. ET: 31,201,975 — Total deaths: 963,068— Total recoveries: 21,356,412Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 11 p.m. ET: 6,833,931 — Total deaths: 199,815 — Total recoveries: 2,615,949 — Total tests: 95,841,281Map.
  3. Health: CDC says it mistakenly published guidance about COVID-19 spreading through air.
  4. Media: Conservative blogger who spread COVID-19 misinformation worked for Fauci's agency.
  5. Politics: House Democrats file legislation to fund government through Dec. 11.
  6. World: U.K. upgrades COVID alert level as Europe sees worrying rise in infections — "The Wake-Up Call" warns the West about the consequences of mishandling a pandemic.

Louisville police declare state of emergency as Breonna Taylor decision looms

A demonstrator holds up a sign of Breonna Taylor during a protest in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

The Louisville police chief declared in a memo obtained by news outlets a "state of emergency" for the department on Monday to prepare for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's expected announcement on the Breonna Taylor case.

Of note: Louisville has witnessed more than 115 days of protests over the police killing of Taylor, an unarmed Black woman, with calls for all the officers involved to be charged.

Sen. Cory Gardner on vacant Supreme Court seat: "I will vote to confirm"

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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) will vote to confirm President Trump's nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he announced in a statement Monday.

Why it matters: The development is a win for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). It should mean Republicans are all but assured to have enough support to hold hearings for Trump's potential nominee.

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