Here’s to Slow News Days 🤢🤮
My friends, yesterday was a firehose of insanity. While at Odd Salon last night, I had a few folks come up to me and remark on how much I would have to write about today. Because, as Vox so lovingly lists out, so very many things went down Tuesday, August 21st.
Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes, and said that Trump ordered him to do it. And this morning, Cohen’s lawyer said he would never accept a pardon from the “corrupt and a dangerous person in the oval office.”
The Paul Manafort jury came back with eight guilty verdicts and now Trump’s former campaign manager faces a max 80 years in prison.
The Vaping Congressman and his wife were indicted for allegedly using $250,000 in campaign funds for personal stuff.
Turns out that Donald Trump’s economic adviser hosted a white supremacist at a party, this revealed the day after we found out that one of Trump’s speechwriters had spoken on a panel with the same white supremacist.
Yesterday was BONKERS. As Lawfare points out, “In the history of the American republic, there has never before been a single hour in which, in two separate courts, in cases prosecuted by two separate offices, a president’s former campaign manager and his former lawyer simultaneously joined his former national security adviser as felons—and one of them implicated the president in criminal activity.”
BUT WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? Frankly, I have no fucking clue because this timeline is incomprehensible, without a moral structure from which to judge.
But guess what? None of this madness matters if Congress keeps sitting on its hands and looking the other way. So are you registered to vote? Can you make sure five of your friends are registered to vote? GO DO THAT NOW.