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Recode Daily: Washington awaits Robert Mueller’s first indictments at the top of Trump’s big week

Plus: Tech giants brace for Wednesday’s House and Senate grilling, Trump troll Roger Stone was booted from Twitter, and here’s your zombie apocalypse in a cup.

Special counsel Robert Mueller (L) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The committee meets with Mueller to discuss the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
Special counsel Robert Mueller arrives at the U.S. Capitol for closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, June 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
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All eyes are on Washington, D.C., today, as President Trump and his advisers brace for the first public action by special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between Trump’s 2016 election campaign and Moscow. The first charges were delivered to a federal grand jury on Friday, and plans have been made for anyone charged to be taken into custody as early as today. Trump is scheduled to leave on Friday for a 12-day trip to Asia, as tensions with North Korea escalate. [The New York Times]

Facebook, Google and Twitter are bracing this week for what could be a brutal grilling before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on Wednesday. The panels are investigating Russia’s suspected interference in the 2016 presidential election; they’ll hear from senior tech executives during back-to-back hearings. U.S. lawmakers might not be finished with the tech giants after this week’s testimony: A congressional panel plans to probe the algorithms that power news feeds, search results and other online platforms and services at a hearing slated for late next month. Catch up on this ongoing story with Recode’s continually updated storystream. [Tony Romm and Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Watch for some drama in the markets this week: Earnings are expected from Facebook, Tesla and Qualcomm (Wednesday) and Apple (Thursday); Trump is expected to announce a new Federal Reserve chair, and Congress is set to unveil much-anticipated tax-reform legislation. Closing out the week, the U.S. jobs report for October will be released on Friday, which should provide color on how the recent string of disastrous hurricanes affected the U.S. economy. [CNBC]

Twitter has kicked former Trump adviser Roger Stone off the service for violating its anti-abuse rules after Stone fired off a string of “crude, obscenity-filled, personal and vaguely threatening tweets” against several CNN anchors and contributors, including Don Lemon, Jake Tapper and Ana Navarro. And Trump himself got into a “not at all presidential” Twitter dustup with Michael Moore over the weekend. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

An Apple engineer was fired for showing his teenage daughter the new iPhone X while she visited him at work. In a YouTube video, Brooke Amelia Peterson posted a few seconds of footage of the new phone, which quickly went viral via Apple blogs; the footage was removed from YouTube, but keeps getting re-uploaded. The iPhone X is scheduled to be delivered to homes and stores on Friday. [Theodore Schleifer / Recode]

Actor Kevin Spacey apologized after being accused of assaulting a 14-year-old boy in 1986. Actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed that “Spacey invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party, and, at the end of the night, picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance.” Spacey said he didn’t remember the incident but if “I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology.” [Michael Paulson / New York Times]

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