Jeff Sessions Is Coming For the Leakers

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Congratulations to the very hard-working Donald Trump for taking his second vacation in his few months as president!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • The Department of Justice will triple the number of leak investigations, hoping to end the the constant flood of information revealing Trump’s gross incompetence each week. [The New York Times]
  • New York Governor Anthony Cuomo may face primary competition from Cynthia Nixon, aka Miranda from Sex and the City [The Wall Street Journal]
  • New Hampshire is rightly pissed that the President called the state a “drug-infested den” in a phone conversation with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto that was leaked earlier this week [Associated Press]
  • On that note, Trump’s calls with Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have turned us into (even more of) a laughingstock around the world [McClatchy DC]
  • The Senate unanimously voted to take a recess every three business days through Labor Day, blocking Trump from making recess appointments. [The Hill]
  • July’s job growth numbers are out, and they’re better than expected. So of course, Trump is taking credit. [New York Magazine]
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Here are some tweets the President was allowed to publish:

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Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.

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DISCUSSION

Today the US lodged a letter with the UN announcing its formal withdrawal from the Paris accord. The US has also said it will still be attending future climate negotiations - presumably to try and sabotage them.

The letter goes on to say: “As the President indicated in his June 1 announcement and subsequently, he is open to re-engaging in the Paris Agreement if the US can identify terms that are more favourable to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, and its taxpayers.” Which is basically asking the rest of the World to change tack so the Kochs and Murrays of the world can go about their business.

How much does sea level need to rise to inundate Mar a Lago? Because that’s the only thing that might get it into his skull.