PUBLISHED APR 18, 2019

Skimm This: Mueller Report, US & NK, Facebook

It’s April 18th. Happy pre-Friday. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • The Justice Department dropped Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election. It’s long. It’s complicated. It’s redacted. The big question: whether President Trump obstructed justice. Analysts are speed-reading to figure out if AG William Barr’s spark notes match up with the real deal. We’ll tell you what we know so far, and what to keep an eye out for.

  • North Korea says it fired a new weapon. And told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, ‘you can’t sit with us.’ We’ll explain why that’s a big deal.

  • Facebook uploaded 1.5 million new users’ email contacts without permission. They say it was an accident. The words you’re looking for: déjà vu.

  • Apple’s channeling Wall-E. And starting a new recycling program for e-waste.


theSkimm: The Mueller report is here. It’s long. It’s complicated. And some of it’s still secret. We’ve Skimm’d what we know so far, and we’ll tell you what to expect next. Meanwhile, North Korea is getting all fired up again. But they’re telling Trump - it’s not you, it’s him. Also on today’s episode: Facebook’s saying “sorry” for mining contacts, and Apple’s trying to give Mother Earth a hand.

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