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Today’s Agenda: Schiff Joins The Subpoena Fest

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May 9, 2019 8:48 a.m.

Happy Thursday, May 9. Tensions rose even higher between the administration and Congress this morning as House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) joined the battle, wielding a subpoena of his own for the unredacted Mueller report. Here’s more on that and other stories we’re following.

Three Things To Watch Today

Senate subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.

Reports on Wednesday revealed that the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. Based on the earliest reactions from Trumpworld (or Trump-adjacent world), Don Jr.’s allies are less than pleased.

Mueller report battle enters next phase

House Democrats escalated their war with the Trump administration on Wednesday with the House Judiciary Committee voting to recommend holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for refusing to let Congress see the unredacted Mueller report. Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Democrats would move “rapidly” to hold a contempt vote on the House floor, so we’ll be assessing the caucus’ appetite for that move.

Schiff elbows his way into the fight 

House Intel Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued a subpoena to the DOJ for the unredacted Mueller report and underlying intelligence. He had put out a letter requesting the documents in late April with unusual bedfellow Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), but the Justice Department ignored it. We’ll be watching this fight brewing in yet another House committee.

Today’s Rundown

9:30 a.m. ET Senate gavels in.

10:00 a.m. ET House gavels in.

10:00 a.m. ET Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference.

11:45 a.m. ET Trump holds a press conference “on ending surprise medical billing” in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

3:45 p.m. ET Trump meets the Boston Red Sox on the South Lawn of the White House.

Yesterday’s Top Story

Inside the Falwell, Cohen, Granda ‘Totally Normal Nothing to See Here’ Den of Iniquity — Josh Marshall

Reading List

The White House revoked my press pass. It’s not just me — it’s curtailing access for all journalists. — Dana Milbank, The Washington Post

Genetically Engineered Viruses Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Infection — The Wall Street Journal, Brianna Abbott

It’s Time to Break Up Facebook — (Facebook co-founder) Chris Hughes, The New York Times

Matters of politics, race accompany Red Sox to White House — Jonathan Lemire, AP

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