SCHOCK CASE UPDATE. POL. “The federal judge overseeing the criminal case against former Rep. Aaron Schock leveled an unusual public complaint Tuesday that he was misled by a prosecutor on the case.”
WITNESS TESTIFIES. CNN. “Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius described an ‘unusual’ 2012 meeting with Sen. Robert Menendez at the New Jersey Democrat’s federal corruption trial Tuesday, but its details proved to be a mixed bag for prosecutors and the defense team.”
FACEBOOK EXPLAINS. BF. “The information provides the public with further detail about Russian efforts to manipulate US politics on Facebook. The company, which has been asked by the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify publicly about such efforts taking place on its platform, appears to be doing everything in its power to show it knows what took place and is ready for similar instances in the future.”
FACING RESTRICTIONS. VERGE. “The company is still working through its response and cooperating with a congressional investigation of the Russian ads, but the result has been a crisis of confidence in Facebook’s advertising system, and the looming threat of stronger regulation from Washington.”
KING PAYMENTS. DMR. “U.S. Rep. Steve King employs his son and daughter-in-law as full-time campaign staffers, and has paid them more than $805,000 since 2004, records show.”
CA: CALL FOR BALLOT COMMITTEE DISCLOSURE. LAT. The editorial supports a bill “which would require that the top three funders of ads supporting or opposing a ballot measure be identified transparently and prominently in the ad. The same would apply to ads about a candidate, if the ads weren’t paid for by the candidate or a political party. The bill would put California at the forefront of campaign finance disclosure.”
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