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

I feel quite safe, don’t you?

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

  • The Trump administration has dropped climate change as a national security threat in a new national security strategy outlined on Monday. Phew—glad that’s been handled, right? [New York Times, NYMag]
  • The EPA is monitoring the emails of employees who have spoken out against Scott Pruitt’s agenda. Honestly, if Scott Pruitt relocated from the EPA headquarters into an evil lair inside a volcano, would you be hugely surprised? [New York Times]
  • After he became the Republican nominee, Trump was reportedly warned by senior FBI officials that Russia was likely to spy on and attempt to infiltrate his campaign. [NBC News]
  • The Senate’s Russia investigation is reportedly looking into Our Lady of RT, Jill Stein. [BuzzFeed]
  • Trump is getting conflicting advice from his loyal band of orange idiots about whether or not to instigate a constitutional crisis and fire Robert Mueller. [Washington Post]
  • Indiana’s Department of Child Services director Mary Beth Bonaventura has resigned, writing in her letter of resignation that Gov. Eric Holcomb’s policies “all but ensure children will die.” [Indianapolis Star]
  • Charlottesville police chief Al Thomas is resigning in the aftermath of a report that heavily critiqued the city’s handling of the Unite the Right rally in August, which resulted in one death and dozens of injuries. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]
  • It’s movie night at the White House! Unfortunately, it being not a Pixar film but rather a two-hour biopic about Winston Churchill—The Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman—it seems kinda unlikely that the president will be able to sit through it. [Twitter]

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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