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First lady Melania Trump's former adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Photo: Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

The House Intelligence Committee is seeking documents from and an interview with Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former adviser to first lady Melania Trump, about her role in organizing President Trump's inaugural parties, The Wall Street Journal first reported Wednesday.

Why it matters: The request is the latest development in investigations into allegations of financial mismanagement and foreign-influences surrounding Trump's inauguration. The details emerged in a letter to Trump’s inaugural committee sent by Wolkoff's attorney. It reveals she was subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in Manhattan in early October.

The big picture: Other investigations are ongoing in New Jersey and the District of Columbia. The D.C. attorney general ordered Trump’s inaugural committee in February to hand over documents relating to the $107 million fund and payments made to the Trump International Hotel or the Trump Organization.

Go deeper: Trump Organization may have overcharged inauguration committee

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1 hour ago - Health

COVID-19 shows a bright future for vaccines

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Promising results from COVID-19 vaccine trials offer hope not just that the pandemic could be ended sooner than expected, but that medicine itself may have a powerful new weapon.

Why it matters: Vaccines are, in the words of one expert, "the single most life-saving innovation ever," but progress had slowed in recent years. New gene-based technology that sped the arrival of the COVID vaccine will boost the overall field, and could even extend to mass killers like cancer.

3 hours ago - Health

Beware a Thanksgiving mirage

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Don't be surprised if COVID metrics plunge over the next few days, only to spike next week.

Why it matters: The COVID Tracking Project warns of a "double-weekend pattern" on Thanksgiving — where the usual weekend backlog of data is tacked on to a holiday.

Trump pardons Michael Flynn

President Trump with Michael Flynn in 2016. Photo: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

President Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in the Mueller investigation to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with a former Russian ambassador.

Why it matters: It is the first of multiple pardons expected in the coming weeks, as Axios scooped Tuesday night.

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