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Mueller Time

Donny admitted he talked to his lord and master, Vladimir Putin, about Mueller’s investigation. You know, the one that was top-secret and investigating election interference FROM RUSSIA.

Turns out Robert Mueller wrote a personal letter to AG William Barr after the latter’s sanitized four-page Cliff’s Notes version of Mueller’s 400+-page heavily annotated report, stating his concerns that Barr’s thumbnail sketch missed “the context, nature, and substance” of his investigation.

Meanwhile FOX News legal analyst (and usually Donald fanboy) Andrew Napolitano stated that he believes the Mueller report to indicate Don John did indeed obstruct justice, and called the Very Stable Genius’s actions “unlawful, defenseless and condemnable.” (To which Donald responded with a vitriolic tweetstorm, in a now-cliched plot twist, which Napolitano called “brilliant” as a way to distract attention from the actual damning conclusions of the Mueller report.)

Republicans Against the Law

A federal judge ruled that the emoluments case against Don John (reaping financial benefit from foreign governments) can proceed.

Federal judges found Ohio’s GOP-gerrymandered maps to be unconstitutional.

An increasingly panicky Donald and family are suing Deutsche Bank and Capital One, both financial institutions that offered loans/lines of credit to Trumps when no other banks would, due to their sketchy financial info. I wonder what on EARTH the Drumpfs could be hiding so desperately?

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, well-known right-wing provocateurs and conspiracy theorists, were revealed to be behind the recent discredited false accusations of rape against presidential candidate (and mayor) Pete Buttigieg. The man the two approached, a gay Republican, subsequently recanted his statements and exposed Wohl and Burkman for the deceit.

The Swamp

Stephen Moore, Don John’s nominee for the federal reserve board who has a history of sexist and female-denigrating remarks, has bowed out after public outcry. Donny, of course, called Moore a “truly fine person.” You know, just like he did the white supremacists at the Charlottesville rally.

Social and Civil Rights Advances

With the backing of local business groups, the Texas House added a provision to a bill that would offer discrimination protections to the LGBTQ community from having employers pick and choose whether to extend benefits to them.

valedictorian at Brigham Young university used his speech to come out to his entire university and the Mormon community as gay —“I am proud to be a gay son of God”—and was met with an outbreak of applause.

On the verge of their confirmations into the Methodist church where they’d spent a year studying and preparing for the ceremony, a group of teen congregants stood up and walked out to protest the Church’s anti-LGBTQ stance.

Facebook barred right-wing extremists and white nationalist users from its site, including Alex Jones’s Infowars conspiracy theorist site and white-supremacist Milo Yiannopoulos.

Sports Illustrated’s next swimsuit edition will feature a model in a burkini and hijab. While it’ll be nice to get to where women aren’t objectified at all, at least we’re becoming equal-opportunity objectified… Progress?

Your Feel-good Stories of the Week

Read Patti Davis’s powerful, uncensored op-ed chiding Republicans to stop using her father, Ronald Reagan, to justify continued support for the Mentally Deranged Dotard:

“You have claimed [Reagan’s] legacy, exalted him as an icon of conservatism and used the quotes of his that serve your purpose at any given moment. Yet at this moment in America’s history when the democracy to which my father pledged himself and the Constitution that he swore to uphold, and did faithfully uphold, are being degraded and chipped away at by a sneering, irreverent man who traffics in bullying and dishonesty, you stay silent.”

Tech billionaire Marc Benioff donated $30 million to help combat homelessness in San Francisco.

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