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Jay Sekulow, a member of the president's legal team, made the rounds on Sunday morning, doing five TV interviews and insisting that Donald Trump Jr. broke no laws, and President Trump didn't mislead the American people over links between his campaign and Russia.

  • On CNN, asked whether any Russia meetings are still undisclosed: "None that I know of, but I represent the President of the United States, but Donald Trump, Jr., said not in the context of formal meetings. He said he may have met with Russian people. A lot of people meet with Russian people, so that's not unusual."
  • On Fox, asked if Trump Jr. meeting contradicts past statements on Russia: Sekulow pivots to an attack on James Comey, eventually says Trump himself didn't lie and the important thing is nothing illegal was done.
  • On ABC: "Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in."Asked if Trump would still testify under oath: "Look, the president was very clear that if it came to that, and I don't think it will, but if it came to that, he would do that."
  • On CBS, asked if Trump is now under investigation: "Well, we've had no notification from the special counsel. Nothing's changed since James Comey said three times to the president that he wasn't under investigation. We've had nothing to the contrary since then."
  • On NBC, asked if Trump was involved in initial, incomplete Trump Jr. statement: "The president did not draft the response.... I can't say whether the president was told the statement was going to be coming."

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Episode 7: Trump turns on Pence

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Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes you inside the collapse of a president with a special series.

Episode 7: Trump turns on Pence. Trump believes the vice president can solve all his problems by simply refusing to certify the Electoral College results. It's a simple test of loyalty: Trump or the U.S. Constitution.

"The end is coming, Donald."

The male voice in the TV ad boomed through the White House residence during "Fox & Friends" commercial breaks. Over and over and over. "The end is coming, Donald. ... On Jan. 6, Mike Pence will put the nail in your political coffin."

Big Tech's post-riot reckoning

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The Capitol insurrection means the anti-tech talk in Washington is more likely to lead to action, since it's ever clearer that the attack was planned, at least in part, on social media.

Why it matters: The big platforms may have hoped they'd move to D.C.'s back burner, with the Hill focused on the Biden agenda and the pandemic out of control. But now, there'll be no escaping harsh scrutiny.

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Why domestic terrorists are so hard to police online

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Domestic terrorism has proven to be more difficult for Big Tech companies to police online than foreign terrorism.

The big picture: That's largely because the politics are harder. There's more unity around the need to go after foreign extremists than domestic ones — and less danger of overreaching and provoking a backlash.