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The Daily Countable: Russian Indictments & FBI Failures

by Countable | 2.16.18

Greetings, folks. Thanks for joining us this week. We know it's not always easy when the news is tragic. Hope you find some comfort in the weekend.

One Big Thing

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought charges against 13 Russians for interfering with the 2016 elections. The 37-page indictment alleges the Russians’ operations “included supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J Trump…and disparaging Hillary Clinton." Wondering what else is in - and not in - the indictment? Click here.

On the Radar

A month before the mass shooting at a Florida high school, the FBI received a tip about the suspected gunman and his "desire to kill people"—but investigators failed to act on it. Read our complete coverage of this breakdown in protocol here.

Under the Radar

As part of the 1994 Crime Bill, Congress banned prisoners from receiving Pell grants—federal subsidies that assist low to middle-income students in paying for post-secondary education. Senators are now considering repealing that ban, allowing federal money to flow to the nation’s cash-strapped prison education system. Head here to learn more and share your thoughts.

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in DC & FL

  • The president will receive a briefing on the Parkland, FL tragedy.
  • He will then sign H.R. 582: Kari's Law into law.
  • The president and First Lady will then travel to Palm Beach, FL.

The House of Representatives: Out

  • The House will return on Monday, February 26.

The Senate: Out

  • The Senate will return on Monday, February 26.


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