Harris: The New York Times featured a hit piece on Senator Kamala Harris (D) and her record as California Attorney General and San Francisco District Attorney. Much of this piece seems to be driven by the writer not understanding the nuances of both offices, but it highlights that Harris is unlikely to get a free pass from her long record as a prosecutor even if she was generally liberal in her practices.
Gillibrand: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) was featured in a piece by the Guardian examining her potential path to the Democratic nomination by being the candidate of the #metoo era. The Guardian looks at some of the less flattering aspects of Gillibrand’s potential run including how she is blamed for running a pervert some liberals liked out of town (you are only supposed to do that to Republicans Kirsten).
Trump: In the ever insane world of stories involving convicted felon/former Trump lawyer/bagman Michael Cohen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Cohen paid a consultant to rig online polling in favor of his former boss, but stiffed the consultant of all but a small amount that was paid in a Wal-Mart bag in cash. No word on when President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, will evolve his description of what didn’t happen to what actually happened.
Dean: Former DNC Chairman and Best Presidential Campaign Implosion Finalist Howard Dean (D) said he believed all the Democratic candidates listed to him are qualified except Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Baathist) due to her coziness with Syrian President-For-Life (or as long as the Russians support him) Bashar Assad and comments regarding gays. How long until the Gabbard lovers claim that Dean is part of some Zionist conspiracy against her?
Trump-Barr: This is one of those stories that make you wonder if President Trump actually questions people before he appoints them to anything… it appears that President Trump is upset with the level of coziness between his pick for Attorney General, former Attorney General William Barr (R), and Special Counsel Robert Mueller (R). Someone needs to ask Trump if he realizes that Barr was a Bush 41 appointee.
Mueller: The Supreme Court is going to do something extraordinary today related to the Special Counsel investigation… it will be holding a conference in secret to determine whether a corporation owned by a foreign government can appeal in secret to the US Supreme Court in a discovery dispute. The Supreme Court has never heard a case (to the extent we know) in complete secrecy….