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Recode Daily: “We’ve seen this movie before. It’s reaching Watergate size and scale.”


President Donald Trump asked then-FBI director James Comey to shut down a federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a memo Comey wrote after the February meeting. Trump also reportedly asked Comey to jail journalists. Sen. John McCain: “We’ve seen this movie before. It’s reaching Watergate size and scale.” [The New York Times]

Google begins its annual I/O developers conference with keynotes by CEO Sundar Pichai and head of developer products Jason Titus; the company is expected to reveal more about its “AI-first” future, and may announce that its voice-based AI Assistant is coming to iPhones. Here’s how to watch the conference. [Tess Townsend / Recode]

Here’s an inside look at Apple’s massive “mothership” campus in Cupertino. The circular Apple Park building was commissioned as one of Steve Jobs’s last projects as CEO. [Steven Levy / Wired]

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is returning to the company full-time to help rebuild the company’s culture. Stone left Twitter in 2011 and has remained friendly with CEO Jack Dorsey; he recently sold his startup, Jelly, to Pinterest. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

San Francisco is considering legislation that would ban sidewalk delivery robots citywide; meanwhile, other states are passing laws broadly permitting their use. “Our streets and our sidewalks are made for people, not robots,” said an SF city supervisor. [April Glaser / Recode]

Top stories from Recode

Apple is overhauling hundreds of stores to try to create the “modern-day town square.”

Retail chief Angela Ahrendts puts her stamp on the iconic Apple Store.

Apple, eBay and Microsoft are reviving their support in a transgender rights court case.

They’ve filed another amicus brief backing Virginia high school student Gavin Grimm.

One of the tech industry’s loudest watchdogs, Color of Change, is getting a boost from Hillary Clinton.

Clinton recently revealed plans for a new nonprofit called Onward Together that seeks to help Democratic candidates and causes.

Mark Zuckerberg’s birthday photo shows the 20 Facebookers you should know not named Mark Zuckerberg.

Who gets to celebrate with the boss?

Instagram just added face filters, making its copy of Snapchat complete.

Introduced and popularized by Snapchat, the augmented-reality filters let users turn themselves into dogs or tacos when taking a selfie.

This is cool

You can keep your unlimited breadsticks

Italy currently holds the record for world’s longest pizza, setting the Guinness mark last year with a 1.15-mile-long Neapolitan pizza. Not to be outdone, a U.S. pizza entrepreneur is planning to create a 1.3-mile-long pizza at California’s Fontana Speedway on June 10, with the 7,000-foot pie ringing about 70 percent of the racetrack. The food will be donated to local charities and food banks. [Farley Elliott / Eater Los Angeles]


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