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Between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, President Trump tweeted or retweeted more than 50 times about the investigations by the FBI and the House Intelligence Committee into his campaign's alleged ties to Russia.

Why it matters: The tweetstorm shows the degree to which Trump is still consumed by what he believes to be an illegal attempt to end his presidency by Democrats and intelligence officials from the Obama administration.

  • Trump is currently facing pressure from many conservative allies to fire FBI director Christopher Wray due to the bureau's handling of its investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
  • Trump told "Fox & Friends" during a Friday phone-in that "the jury's still out" on Wray and that he wants Attorney General Bill Barr — who has faced accusations of politicizing the Justice Department — to "handle it."

Driving the news: Many of Trump's tweets were about the Justice Department's decision last week to drop charges against Flynn, a move that many conservatives have used to bolster theories that the Russia probe was a political hit job.

  • The rest were largely about the release of 57 transcripts on Thursday from the House Intelligence Committee's 2017 and 2018 Russia investigation, which have provided new fuel for "unhealed partisan divisions," as CBS News notes.
  • Among the dozens of tweets that Trump retweeted is one by Fox News host Shannon Bream that reads: "If you're still catching your breath from today, I'm told next week will involve "a bombshell". I'm standing by ..."

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Exclusive: Facebook cracks down on political content disguised as local news

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Facebook is rolling out a new policy that will prevent U.S. news publishers with "direct, meaningful ties" to political groups from claiming the news exemption within its political ads authorization process, executives tell Axios.

Why it matters: Since the 2016 election, reporters and researchers have uncovered over 1,200 instances in which political groups use websites disguised as local news outlets to push their point of view to Americans.

Pelosi on state of coronavirus stimulus talks: "It's a chasm"

Democrats and the Trump administration remain "miles apart" on negotiations over a coronavirus stimulus deal, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday.

Driving the news, via Axios' Dion Rabouin: Congress' failure to renew enhanced unemployment measures for millions of Americans at the end of July is already affecting consumer spending patterns, holding down retail purchases and foot traffic, economists at Deutsche Bank say.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of noon ET: 20,391,697 — Total deaths: 744,211— Total recoveries: 12,625,076Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 a.m. ET: 5,161,612 — Total deaths: 164,690 — Total recoveries: 1,714,960 — Total tests: 63,252,257Map.
  3. Business: U.S. already feeling effects of ending unemployment benefits — U.S. producer prices rose last month by the most since October 2018.
  4. Public health: America is flying blind on its coronavirus response.
  5. Education: Gallup: America's confidence in public school system jumps to highest level since 2004.
  6. World: Lebanon reports coronavirus record, UN warns Beirut blast may drive cases higher