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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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Top Chinese diplomat warns Biden against meddling in country's affairs

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo: Greg Baker - Pool/Getty Images

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a speech on Sunday warned the U.S. against getting involved in China's "internal affairs," saying that "both sides need to abide by the principle of non-interference," CNBC reports.

Why it matters: Biden has promised a hardline approach with China. Tensions between the U.S. and China had heightened for years under the Trump administration.

America rebalances its post-Trump news diet

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Nearly halfway through President Biden's first 100 days, data shows that Americans are learning to wean themselves off of news — and especially politics.

Why it matters: The departure of former President Trump's once-ubiquitous presence in the news cycle has reoriented the country's attention.

Why migrants are fleeing their homes for the U.S.

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios Photo: Herika Martinez /Getty Images 

Natural disasters in Central America, economic devastation, gang wars, political oppression, and a new administration are all driving the sharp rise in U.S.-Mexico border crossings — a budding crisis for President Biden.

Why it matters: Migration flows are complex and quickly politicized. Biden's policies are likely sending signals that are encouraging the surge — but that's only a small reason it's happening.

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