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March 31 · Issue #11 · View online
1/ The Nunes-Trump-Wiretapping Scandal
It started with a tweet from Trump accusing the Obama Administration of wiretapping him during the election. Then, last week, House Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calf.) rushed to the White House because he had seen “concerning intelligence” about Trump and his team that required him to immediately brief the president as a part of his “duty and obligation.” 
Nunes, the chair of the House committee investigating the Trump-Russia allegations and a former Trump2016 transition team member, was clear in stating that “none of this surveillance was related to Russia, or the investigation of Russian activities, or of the Trump team” (confused yet?).
This week, we learned that not only did Nunes get his information from sources within the White House (NYT thinks they know who), but some reporters also starting piecing together the odd series of events that seemed to prove that this was all a way to try and Defend Trump on his previous wiretapping allegations. Something that Nunes all but confirmed in his jumbled defense of the weird series of events while talking with Sean Hannity
I would be concerned if I were the president, and thats why I wanted him to know, and I felt I had a duty and obligation to tell him because as you know he’s been taking a lot of heat in the news media, and I think to some degree there are some things that he should take a look at to see wether the collection was proper or not.
For a full exploration of the timeline of wacky events in chronological order (noting all the lies and inconsistencies), check out this link compiled by the Washington Post:
The Nunes-White House question, assessed minute-by-minute
This timeline is precisely why the Trump-Russia story should continue to dominate the news cycles. Nothing in this country can get done without a crisis (a sad but true observation) and more than anything we need to restore some integrity to our system. Rooting out this stench won’t accomplish that on it’s own, but hopefully it inspires further reforms in our governmental systems (like not accepting so many laws to be written via executive order!)
2/ Quote Of The Day/Week/Year
George W. Bush’s immediate reaction to Trump’s inauguration speech, as reported by New York Magazine:
But, according to three people who were present, Bush gave a brief assessment of Trump’s inaugural after leaving the dais: “That was some weird shit.” All three heard him say it.
3/ Tech News You Should Know
It’s really easy to hate Republicans right now, but it also easy to point out hypocrisy as congressional Republicans continue their decline of principles and morals. You should already consider anything you do online to be seen by everyone between you and the NSA - but now Comcast gets to sell a piece of that data pie.
The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them
4/ Putin's Worst Nightmare
As stated by CNN’s Fahreed Zakaria: the uprising of people against his rule. Which makes this story I forgot to include in Monday’s issue, VERY interesting:
Russian Youth From Moscow to Siberia Slam ‘Putin the Thief’
5/ Update Your iPhone
While always a good practice to update your devices ASAP - This update will take a bit longer so feel free to wait until tonight. It might not immediately prompt you to update, so you might need to go into your settings app > general > software update.
iOS 10.3 Switches to the New APFS File System
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