What You Missed: Trump Accusations, New Executive Order, and More
In What You Missed, we round up the best stories for you to read on your evening commute.
Over the weekend, President Donald Trump hopped on Twitter to toss an unfounded allegation against his predecessor: He accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones while he was running for president.
An Obama spokesperson denied the claim, as did other White House officials. In fact, according to Obama’s former press secretary, presidents don’t have the authority to order wiretaps on American citizens.
Trump has asked Congress to looked into the claims. Read the story from The AP.
This isn't the first time Trump launched an attack on Obama. Read the story from The Atlantic.
New Executive Order on Immigration
President Trump issued a new, revised executive order today. The 90-day ban affects travelers from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, and notably leaves Iraq off the list. Also, visa holders allowed travel to the United States, as long as they held a visa on Jan. 27. Read the revised executive order.
A private Facebook page is being investigated for allegedly showing nude photos of female Marines, veterans, and other women who didn’t know their pictures were taken. More than 30,000 male active duty and former Marines, Navy Corpsman, and British Royal Marines were members of the secret page. Read the story from The AP.
What Book You Missed
Many have been shocked and horrified by the increase in anti-Semitic attacks, threats, and vandalism. From bomb threats at temples and Jewish community centers to vandalism at Jewish graves, the increase in acts of intimidation and bigotry has been an unfortunate reminder that anti-Semitism didn’t cease to exist at the end of WWII. This book compellingly explicates the historical and cultural currents that led to anti-Semitism, and the ways it continues to manifest today. It’s an illuminating read, and something everyone worried about the recent uptick in religious intolerance should be aware of.