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Day 847


(Matt Kiser) #1

👋 Away Message: Hi there, Matt's currently away from the computer this week, but in the spirit of experimentation, the daily WTFJHT post will be powered by Current Status and lightly edited by a human for clarity.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2019/05/16/day-847/

#2

New DAG, who dis?

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Jeffrey Rosen to replace embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, despite Democratic criticism he wasn’t ready for the job.

The Senate voted 52-45 to confirm Rosen, along party lines.


(David Bythewood) #3

Holy Guacamole. There. Are. Tapes.

Flynn told Mueller people tied to Trump and Congress tried to obstruct probe!

The communications could have affected “his willingness to cooperate,” special counsel Robert Mueller wrote in court filings.


Mentionable News
#4

@Windthin
This is news! High-five! :raised_back_of_hand:


#5

The Felix Sater side-story was already weird, this is something else. :woman_shrugging:t2:

A federal judge has confirmed for the first time that Felix Sater, a former Donald Trump business associate who drove Trump Tower Moscow negotiations during the 2016 election, helped the U.S. government track down Osama bin Laden.

During a hearing on Thursday in the Eastern District of New York — held as part of a lawsuit brought by First Look Media to unseal records related to Sater’s longtime cooperation with the government on various national security issues — Judge I. Leo Glasser said the media group already knew all of the “very interesting and dangerous things” Sater had done through his decade as an FBI informant.

“He cooperated,” Glasser said. “And you know what he did over the 10, 11 years, because you told me that you know. He provided the telephone number of Osama bin Laden. He has done an awful lot of very interesting and dangerous things.”

The detail is just another bizarre side plot that has emerged over the two-plus years that federal investigators, lawmakers and journalists have tried to uncover every detail about possible interactions between the Trump campaign and Russian intermediaries during the 2016 election. The probes have put spotlights on a cast of figures in Trump’s extended orbit, many of whom possess unusual backgrounds.


#6

Right…very weird.