It’s difficult to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in this country and to break through the clutter so we’re here to make it easier. Here’s what we at Countable are reading today:
1. The Big Story: “Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Told to Resign by Sen. Warren”
The Wells Fargo CEO testified before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, “amid a scandal over assertions that bank employees opened more than a million accounts without customers’ authorization.” Warren also said that Stumpf should face criminal charges and senators on both sides of the aisle aggressively grilled the CEO “for two hours”.
Read more at ABC News.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a former Maryland lieutenant general and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, said on Facebook that former Pres. George H.W. Bush told her he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November. A spokesman for Bush “did not confirm nor deny the claim.”
Read more at CNN.
In settling four lawsuits involving his for-profit businesses, Donald Trump agreed to paid fines to charity. New documents show that $258,000 in those funds came from his charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, in a possible violation of “laws against ‘self-dealing’ — which prohibit nonprofit leaders from using charity money to benefit themselves or their businesses.”
Read more at the Washington Post.
Ahmad Rahami, the man taken into custody Monday in connection with bombs found in New York and New Jersey, has been on the FBI’s radar for at least two years, after his father called him a “terrorist” in a domestic dispute, according to “federal law enforcement officials.” His wife recently flew to Pakistan, before the bombs were discovered, but that trip “did not immediately appear to be related or timed to Rahami’s alleged bombing campaign, they said.”
Read more at USA Today.
The Sunlight Foundation, a transparency group that offers a lot of data on Congress and politics, in general announced in a letter on Tuesday that it’s beginning to shut down some of its data tools. “If the foundation finds no suitable merger partner it seems possible” that the entire site will shutter.
Read more at FastCompany.
— Sarah Mimms
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