Mar 22, 2017

House Intel Chair: "I have a duty" to tell Trump about surveillance reports

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes stunned Washington on Wednesday by saying a source told him intelligence reports are circulating featuring Trump team communications that were "incidentally collected" after the election. He then spoke to reporters at the White House.

Nunes explained why he briefed Trump, whose campaign is being investigated by the FBI: "Because what I saw had nothing to do with Russia and the Russian investigation. It has everything to do with possible surveillance activities and the president needs to know these intelligence reports are out there and I have a duty to tell him that."

Next up: Nunes said he hopes to have more information by Friday, and that intelligence agencies are cooperating.

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  2. Trump misrepresents 2020 Russia briefing as Democratic "misinformation"
  3. Bernie Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"
  4. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone
  5. Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.