Feb 27, 2017

House intel chair doesn't want "witch hunt" on Trump-Russia

Rep. Devin Nunes is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, which has the power to investigate claims of Russian attempts to influence the election, in addition to claims of Russian contacts with the Trump campaign.

He said the only "major crimes" he'd seen had been committed by leakers: "We can't run a government like this. A government can't function with massive leaks at the highest level."

Nunes says he hasn't seen "any evidence of anyone from the Trump campaign or any other campaign, for that matter, that's communicated with the Russian government."

He added:

We just cannot go on a witch hunt.

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#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.

JPMorgan Chase to pull support for some fossil fuels

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JPMorgan Chase said Monday that it won’t directly finance new oil and gas development in the Arctic and will significantly curtail its financing of the extraction and burning of coal.

Why it matters: JPMorgan is the world’s largest funder of fossil-fuel companies, according to a report by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). The announcement follows similar moves by other big banks and investment firms, including Goldman Sachs and BlackRock.