Rep. Adam Schiff — ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian influence on the 2016 election — "can't comment" on whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump. But he said an indictment of Paul Manafort would help answer "who gave what to whom" in the months leading up to the election on ABC's This Week.

  • On potential presidential pardons in the Russia probe: "The president cannot pardon people if it's an effort to obstruct justice."
  • On the House's Russia investigation: Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy has been "willing to further the work and the viewpoint of the White House."
  • On the Trump-Russia dossier: "Christopher Steele may have found out even before our own intelligence agencies that the Russians were, in fact, aiming to help Donald Trump in the election."
  • On Jeff Flake's speech on the Senate floor: It was "the most significant speech in Congress in the 17 years I have been there."

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Virtual Emmys address chaotic year for American TV and society

Emmy Host Jimmy Kimmel during rehearsals Friday for the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Photo: Al Seib/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The Emmy Awards Sunday night addressed the major U.S. issues this year — including the protests on systemic racism and police brutality, the wildfires engulfing parts of the West Coast, the census, the pandemic, essential works and the election.

Why it matters: Award shows have always addressed wider cultural issues, but this year — amid unprecedented stress and uncertainty — that trend has accelerated.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 p.m. ET: 30,919,638 — Total deaths: 959,332— Total recoveries: 21,152,996Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30p.m. ET: 6,799,141 — Total deaths: 199,474 — Total recoveries: 2,590,671 — Total tests: 95,108,559Map.
  3. Politics: Testing czar on Trump's CDC contradictions: "Everybody is right" Ex-FDA chief: Career scientists won't be "easily cowed" by political vaccine pressure.
  4. Education: What we overlooked in the switch to remote learning.
  5. Health: The dwindling chances of eliminating COVID-19 — 7 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  6. World: England sets £10,000 fine for breaking self-isolation rules — The countries painting their pandemic recoveries green.

Arrest over letter to Trump containing poison ricin

President Trump returning to the White House from Minnesota on Sept. 18. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A suspect was arrested for allegedly "sending a suspicious letter" after law enforcement agents intercepted an envelope addressed to President Trump containing the poison ricin, the FBI confirmed in an emailed statement to Axios Sunday.

Details: The suspect, a woman, was arrested while trying to enter New York from Canada, law enforcement forces said.