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May 10, 2019 8:32 a.m.

Happy Friday, May 10. In a moment of rare bipartisan harmony, members of the House Intelligence Committee are united in their desire to see the unredacted Mueller report and underlying evidence. Here’s more on that and other stories we’re following.

Three Things We’re Watching

Harmony in the House Intelligence Committee

Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are united, at least for now, in their desire to see special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings. We’ll be watching if this moment of peace forces the Justice Department to make good on the committee’s demands, without the usual cover from Republicans.

Trump has announced a new prospective Cabinet member

Trump’s Cabinet has long been riddled with holes, but the President moved to fill one of them Thursday by announcing his intention to make Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan’s status permanent. Shanahan is now headed into the confirmation process, already saddled with some Boeing-related baggage. We’ll see how lawmakers react to the nominee.

Trump’s allies seethe over Trump Jr. subpoena

President Trump himself weighed in on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s subpoena of Donald Trump Jr. The President said he was “surprised” and launched into a lengthy defense of his son. Despite the displeasure of Trump and some other Republicans, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) is full steam ahead.

Today’s Rundown

The Senate is out.

9:00 a.m. ET House gavels in.

4:15 p.m. ET Trump holds a “Celebration of Military Mothers” in the East Room.

Yesterday’s Top Story

GOPers Fume At Republican Colleagues On Senate Intel Over Don Jr Subpoena — Nicole Lafond

Reading List

Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Jail — Dell Cameron, Gizmodo

Alabama bill would criminalize false rape accusations — Abbey Crain, AL.com

Listen to TurboTax Lie to Get Out of Refunding Overcharged Customers — Justin Elliot, Meg Marco, ProPublica

Viktor Orbán’s War on Intellect — Franklin Foer, The Atlantic

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