This Wednesday Political Post The Wagons Are Circling

1. The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year

Compiled in one volume for the first time, The List is a first draft history and a comprehensive accounting of Donald Trump’s first year. Beginning with Trump’s acceptance of white supremacists the week after the election and concluding a year to the day later, we watch as Trump and his regime chips away at the rights and protections of marginalized communities, of women, of us all, via Twitter storms, unchecked executive action, and shifting rules and standards. The List chronicles not only the scandals that made headlines but just as important, the myriad smaller but still consequential unprecedented acts that otherwise fall through cracks. It is this granular detail that makes The List such a powerful and important book.

*****Highly recommended reading by me.

2. Zuckerberg testifies to avoid a subpoena

There are only two things you need to know here:

1. He was aware when the data was breached.

2. He felt no obligation to tell users.


Last night, I had dinner with someone whose sole job is to investigate financial crimes. Someone brought up Michael Cohen and potential Stormy payments. The person stated that…”What you don’t understand is this isn’t about Stormy payments…it’s about a pattern of handling payments…if you can see how they make one payment. You can see a pattern of how they make others. That is what they are looking for…that pattern.”

So have they found it?

Will Mueller get fired?

Will it end Trump’s presidency? I would say yes not because I have ANY confidence in the GOP.  If Trump fires Mueller and the GOP doesn’t take decisive action by midterms, they are done.

Welcome to Wednesday!