From the Seattle Times: Independent political action committees collectively spent more than $860,000 so far in advance of Seattle’s City Council primary election. The PACs, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money as long as they don’t coordinate with candidates, are using mailers in addition to digital ads to influence the election. Some candidates are decrying mailers sent by the PACs taking large contributions from wealthy donors. Read more.
From the House Committee on Oversight and Reform: U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, recently issued a report on the committee’s investigation into efforts to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. New documents and communications show that IP3, the private company lobbying the White House to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, repeatedly sought a $120 million investment from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Cummings said the report “reveals new and extensive evidence that corroborates Committee whistleblowers and exposes how corporate and foreign interests are using their unique access to advocate for the transfer of U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.” Read more.