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A majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump's decision to share sensitive Israeli intelligence with top Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll released Friday.

Why it matters: Trump's decision to divulge that information to Russia has influenced public opinion on how Trump handles classified information. While 41 percent of those surveyed said the incident has left them "not confident at all" in Trump's ability to keep the nation's secrets, 16 percent said they were "not too confident."

Other findings, as detailed by Politico:

  • 58 percent of those surveyed said it was "inappropriate" that Trump shared sensitive information; 22 percent sad his actions were "appropriate"; and 20 percent were undecided.
  • 44 percent said government officials were right to leak details of the meeting to the media, and 39 percent disagreed.
  • 52 percent said they were either "not too confident" or "not confident at all" in Trump's ability to protect the U.S. from terrorism.
  • 50 percent disapproved of Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey after learning the president asked him to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn.
  • 53 percent disapprove of Trump's overall performance so far, and 41 percent approve.

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The Department of Justice told Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Tuesday that it will not move forward with insider trading charges against him.

Why it matters: The decision, first reported by the New York Times, effectively ends the DOJ's investigation into the senator's stock sell-off that occurred after multiple lawmakers were briefed about the coronavirus' potential economic toll. Burr subsequently stepped down as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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The big picture: Positive fourth-quarter results show Netflix's resiliency, despite increased competition and pandemic-related production headwinds.

Janet Yellen plays down debt, tax hike concerns in confirmation hearing

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Janet Yellen, Biden's pick to lead the Treasury Department, pushed back against two key concerns from Republican senators at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday: the country's debt and the incoming administration's plans to eventually raise taxes.

Driving the news: Yellen — who's expected to win confirmation — said spending big now will prevent the U.S. from having to dig out of a deeper hole later. She also said the Biden administration's priority right now is coronavirus relief, not raising taxes.