Stormy Daniels Ordered to Cover the President's Legal Fees

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“Woof” @ all of this.

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

  • U.S. District Judge James Otero dismissed Stormy Daniels’s defamation suit against Donald Trump and has ordered that she cover the president’s near $300,000 in legal fees. [New York Daily News]
  • Dethroned racist sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation suit of his own, claiming that CNN, Rolling Stone, and HuffPost falsely portrayed his criminal record. [The Wrap]
  • Tulsi Gabbard’s definitely running for president! Reportedly? Maybe for sure! [The Daily Beast]
  • Is “corrupter” a word? Because these new reports about what New York City officials handing over control of public records requests is… very that. [Politico]
  • Meet Shawn Holley, the former public defender and brains behind Kim Kardashians kwest to commute Alice Marie Johnson’s sentence. [Glamour]
  • Asylum claims are up 67 percent from last year. [NBC 7 San Diego]
  • Fatal gun violence is also up—higher than ever, in fact. Nearly 400,000 people were killed by firearms in 2017, the most ever recorded by the CDC. [HuffPost]
  • Ah, here’s something that’s down: the Arctic Ocean’s ice! It lost 95 percent of its oldest ice, and wait fuck. [The Washington Post]
  • [Bette Davis in Beyond the Forest voice] What a dump! [CNN]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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JujyMonkey: unstable genius

U.S. District Judge James Otero dismissed Stormy Daniels’s defamation suit against Donald Trump and has ordered that she cover the president’s near $300,000 in legal fees.”

Donald Trump is on record for stiffing contractors who’ve worked for him dozens of times and cumulatively for millions of dollars. Why the fuck should Stormy Daniels pay?

Tell Yeti Pubes to settle for penis on the dollar.