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Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter Thursday requesting more information on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.
At the beginning of November, the general counsels of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared on Capitol Hill to answer questions about a destabilizing campaign of Russian meddling. Members of Congress grilled them on exactly how each of the platforms might have allowed malicious publishing from foreign actors aimed at influencing the US election.
Add liberal Democratic Sen. Al Franken to the long and growing list of prominent men (yes, it's all men) who turn out to have abused their power by engaging in sleazy, self-indulgent misconduct. A credible, infuriating account by radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden describes Franken allegedly forcibly kissing Tweeden against her will in 2006 while rehearsing for a USO overseas tour to entertain troops in the Middle East.
Since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced, Hollywood has been buffeted by waves of new sexual-misconduct allegations against people both in front of and behind the camera. The question now is whether and how the entertainment industry can transform that outpouring of outrage and disgust into action.
Denzel Washington, the producer, has developed a knack for finding great roles for Denzel Washington, the actor -- last year in "Fences" (which he also directed), this year in "Roman J. Israel, Esq." Washington's quirky performance shines brightly, but in a movie that otherwise doesn't present an especially strong case for rushing out to see it.