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And now he has my full trust!

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

  • Mark Zuckerberg testified in the Senate today, and he did not have an enormous amount to say for the behemoth corporation he runs that maybe helped install a despot as POTUS, but he did sit on a cushion to make himself look like a big boy, which was medium effective. [New York Times, Twitter]
  • A BuzzFeed analysis found that “Republican officials in 49 states have openly attacked Muslims with words and proposed legislation since 2015.” [BuzzFeed]
  • So the Michael Cohen thing seems to be a very big deal, though I am still preoccupied by the Luann connection. [New York Times]
  • Republicans in Congress continue to seem very interested in discouraging Trump from firing Mueller while curiously very uninterested in taking concrete steps to prevent him from doing so. [Politico]
  • The EPA crisis continues, although Scott Pruitt seems to be hanging on. [Politico]

Here are some tweets the President was allowed to publish:

This has been Barf Bag.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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