Tuesday's Briefing: Swalwell maintains Russian collusion, tells Trump to sue him
AG Becerea never reviewed police shooting of 16-year-old pregnant girl in Hayward
Rep. Eric Swalwell
News you don't want to miss for Mar. 26:
1. Over the past two years, East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell has become one of the most visible faces of the resistance against President Trump, lodging allegations of Russian collusion on a daily basis. Some of his claims now appear tenuous, but Swalwell doubled down Monday, the East Bay Citizen reports, and even challenged Trump to sue him.
2. The killing of a 16-year-old pregnant girl by Fremont Police in Hayward became a highly-charged political affair after the Fremont Police Officers Association contributed $10,000 to Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley's re-election campaign. Critics howled with news of the contribution and O'Malley's decision not to charge the two Fremont cops. Now, the East Bay Times reports, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra never reviewed O'Malley's investigation, even though he said he would. $$
3. Earlier this month, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by San Francisco and Oakland that alleges oil companies have contributed to climate change. Bob Egelko reports in the San Francisco Chronicle that Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris are urging for reinstatement of the complaint. $$
4. San Francisco Chronicle columnist Otis Taylor, Jr. checks in with a Cal graduate student struggling to survive while living in a RV in Berkeley. $$
5. A 40,000-square-foot market hall is coming to Jack London Square, the Associated Press reports. The dining hall coming to 55 Harrison Street will include food and beer options.
6. Stanford advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament after defeating Brigham Young, 72-63, Reuters reports. Stanford meets Missouri State on Saturday. Cal, meanwhile was routed by top-seed Baylor, 102-63, Fox Sportsreports.
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