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Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) told CNN's "Inside Politics" on Sunday that "the voters have spoken” in Michigan, and that it's time to move on from the election after no evidence of mass voter fraud has been found in his home state.

Why it matters: President Trump reached out directly to Republican leaders last week in Michigan as part of a long-shot effort to prevent the state from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, the New York Times reports.

  • After the meeting, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) and Speaker of the Michigan House Lee Chatfield (R) said they "have not yet been aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election."

What he's saying: “You know what? The voters have spoken. No one has come up with any evidence of fraud or abuse," Upton said. "All 83 counties have certified their own election results. Those will be officially tabulated or should be tomorrow.”

  • "Here again in Michigan, it's not a razor-thin margin. It's 154,000 votes. You've got to let those votes stand. People know the process. ... The process has been in place for a long time. It works. There's no issues of fraud anywhere."
  • "154,000 votes is plenty to overcome. It's over."

What to watch: The Michigan Board of State Canvassers is scheduled to meet Monday to certify the state's results.

  • Certification is typically a formality, but efforts by Republicans to delay the process have put a spotlight on the event.

Go deeper: Trump's closest advisers are distancing themselves from his legal effort

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President Biden told CNN Monday that he believes the impeachment trial of former President Trump "has to happen," but he does not think 17 Republicans will join Democrats to vote to convict.

Why it matters: Biden's comments are most concrete he has made about his views on Trump's second impeachment.

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U.S. sounds alarm on Ukraine

Conscripts line up at a Russian railway station yesterday before departing for Army service. Photo: Sergei Malgavko/TASS via Getty Images

The Biden administration is "deeply concerned" by new intelligence — detailed for Axios and other outlets — showing Russia stepping up preparations to invade Ukraine as soon as early 2022.

Why it matters: Most of this was known from public sources and satellite imagery, but the administration is sending a stronger signal by releasing specific details from the intelligence community.

CNN fires Chris Cuomo

Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN

CNN said Saturday evening it has fired one of its star anchors, Chris Cuomo, following new revelations from a legal review made by the company into Cuomo's involvement in the management of his brother's sexual harassment scandal.

Why it matters: Saturday's firing speaks to how much pressure CNN was under by employees and critics to address Cuomo's behavior.