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Welcome to the Morning Scoop for May 2, 2018. Special counsel Mueller and President Trump’s lawyers continue to spar, while Facebook is doing their F8 thing. And we’ve been thinking about people who played a Gibson. 

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Mueller Team Considered Subpoena as Possible Way to Interview President Trump 

Not looking too worried about a subpoena (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Reports surfaced last night that special counsel Robert Mueller told President Trump’s lawyers he could issue a subpoena for the president to appear before a grand jury, forcing Trump to answer questions about Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

John Dowd, the president’s former lead lawyer, told the Associated Press yesterday that Mueller’s team raised the subpoena possibility in a tense March meeting. The fallout from that encounter — and disagreement over how to handle Mueller’s request to interview Trump — eventually led to Dowd’s resignation.

The president’s legal team is now led by former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who hopes to finally settle the question of whether Trump will agree to be interviewed by Mueller: ““Hopefully we’re getting near the end,” Giuliani told The Washington Post. “We all on both sides have some important decisions to make.”


Facebook Unveils New Dating Feature, and the Internet Is Not Happy

On the first day of Facebook’s F8 Summit, Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Facebook Dating, which would allow users to create a separate dating profile and view matches based on their preferences, commonalities, and mutual friends.

The feature is meant to be entirely private from Facebook friends, and is set to start sometime later this year. Twitter users, in particular, didn’t think much of the idea.

CMN Senior Editor Carla Loebenstein wrapped up the reactions yesterday. 


California Leads States in Suing EPA for Car Emission Rules Rollback

Lead by California, 17 states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for rolling back clean car rules set during the Obama administration.

CNN reports, “In April, the EPA said that the aggressive emissions rules set for model years 2022 to 2025 under President Obama were inappropriate and would be revised.”

But the EPA’s lowering of standards could divide the country into states that would have stricter emission rules — created by California and followed by 12 other states — and those who would have less strict regulations.


Today in a Tweet 

The Tonight Show dedicated a whole show to Ariana Grande last night and Twitter is still, like DEAD…

Last But Not Least: Which Colleges Give the Biggest Return on a Tuition Investment?

Taking the full cost of a four-year education (including tuition and fees, housing, books and supplies) and subtracting that from the total earned in a 20-year period (the median salary for a bachelor’s degree) by graduates, is a pretty decent way to determine if your investment in college is worth it.

Payscale did the math and CMN gives you the 25 schools that offer the best return on investment. 


Wednesday’s Morning Scoop was compiled from contributions by Natalia KolenkoCarla Loebenstein, and the CMN Staff. When it’s the middle of finals week and you can almost see your last final coming into view: 

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