Nunes’ Classified Info, Kushner’s Russia Ties, and More
Last week, Rep. Devin Nunes held a press conference to say that President Donald Trump and his transition team were accidentally caught up in routine U.S. surveillance of foreign targets. He went on to say that the president was specifically targeted, alluding to Trump’s assertion that former President Obama illegally wiretapped him in Trump Tower.
Rep. Devin Nunes said his announcement last week was based on classified intelligence from an unnamed source and that he had briefed the president. A big question remains, however: Where did Nunes get this classified information? Read the story from NPR.
Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has volunteered to talk to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his meetings with Russia after the election. The committee is due to hold its first meeting about the Russia investigation on Thursday. Read the story from NPR.
A safe sleep initiative in Finland, where new parents are given boxes for their babies to sleep in for their first six months, has resulted in the country having one of the lowest infant mortality rates. And now some U.S. states are following suit. Read the story from NPR.
Senate Democrats are forcing a weeklong delay to vote on Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Neil Gorsuch. At least 17 Democrats and independents have announced their opposition. If he’s unable to get at least 60 votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might be ready to change the voting rules to confirm him with a simple majority. Read the story from The AP.
Sneak Mail Peek
A new service from the USPS will allow you to get a sneak peek into what’s heading for your mailbox. It’s called Informed Delivery, and it will send you an email with photos of the front of card- and letter-sized mail pieces that are due to arrive that day, or a day or two later. It launches April 14 — just in time to get a photo of your tax refund envelope. Read the story from NPR.
Hundreds were arrested in Moscow and other cities on Sunday in protests against government corruption. Among those arrested: Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who is running for president next year, once Vladimir Putin’s term ends. Read the story from NPR.
Las Vegas Raiders
It’s officially official: NFL owners have approved the Oakland Raiders’ move from California to Nevada. A new $1.3 billion stadium will be completed by 2021. Read the story from The AP.