Wed, 9 January 2019
Greg Dworkin rounds up the wall-to-wall wall punditry. Trump knows his wall is useless, but knows his supporters like his wall reality show. For all others however, if you ever read Trump’s tweets, ever watched the main stream news, or ever listened to Stephen Miller, you have already heard it all: IACATBTKY. All that is left now is for Trump to surrender and declare victory. The Dems deliver trash from national parks to the White House, while the District of Columbia’s Water authority board thinks about shutting off the water.
Joan McCarter brings us Day 19 shutdown news. Lisa Murkowski wants votes to reopen government. A plan is bubbling up in the Senate to break the shutdown, and the House plans votes to reopen one agency at a time, and hold defections below a veto-proof threshold. Democrats also plan to hold hearings on Medicare for All. Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio tried and failed in trolling Democrats, and Trump just plans on breaking the law.
You got to hope Rod Rosenstein figures Bob Mueller is all set and doesn’t need his help anymore. If not, maybe Paul Manafort can lend a hand. Also Natalia Veselnitskaya might have worked more closely with Russia than she let on.