Ohhhh, Burn

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

Who’s ready for the weekend?

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

  • Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, and when asked by Chairman Jerry Nadler about whether he ever interfered with Robert Mueller’s investigation, told Nadler that his allotted five minutes of questioning were up. The room erupted. What a zinger. Eventually he said, “There has been no event, no decision that has required me to take any action, and I have not interfered in any way in the special counsel’s investigation.” [Politico, Twitter]
  • A person on death row’s request to have his imam in the room during his execution was denied—once by the Alabama prison where he was held, and again on Thursday, when the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of allowing the execution to go forward. [NPR]
  • Kellyanne Conway says an “unhinged” and “out of control” woman came up behind her at a restaurant where she was eating with her daughter and started “shaking” her. The woman has been charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct; her attorney said in a statement that no assault occurred and her client was expressing her personal opinion. [Politico, CNN]
  • Undocumented workers at Trump’s New Jersey golf club sometimes earn enough money to go back home to this small town in Costa Rica and buy some land for themselves. [Washington Post]
  • Keep Amazon out of New York. [Washington Post]
  • The Senate majority leader of Virginia, a Republican, edited his military college’s yearbook, but he doesn’t really have a good answer for how photos of students in blackface ended up there. [CNN]
  • Joseph P. Kennedy will reportedly endorse Elizabeth Warren for president when she announces her campaign on Saturday. [Boston Globe]
  • We all know Hitler’s big problem was dreaming too big. [Daily Beast]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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If that asshole said he appreciated one more question, or stated that “as I sit” here one more time I think I might have exploded. I have never been more thankful to Nadler then when he closed the hearing.

I have never seen a person more out of his element or displaying his complete incompetence for the position he holds, ever. I literally mean ever.

I have seen unbelievably incompetent people before, but they were only responsible for delivering software to a global network that does financial transactions (like, your ATM transactions and transfers from one HUGE bank to another HUGE bank- this is no small thing).

I have never seen a person in charge of the most critical parts of our countries safety, economy and just being a good fucking human more removed from those critical duties.