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Trump's Smoke Machine Is Turned All The Way Up Today

So far, these are the stories of the day.

This is one of those days.

First: The White House plans to fight the House subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify.

They also plan to oppose requests from House committees for the testimony of current and former aides about any White House actions described in the Mueller report, the Washington Post says.

And yes, that certainly ups the ante in the ongoing discussion about impeaching Trump -- which is what Trump wants. Is that really such a bad thing?

  • Also, the Trump administration successfully bullied the United Nations into watering down a resolution to provide sexual and reproductive health services to female war victims. So the anti-abortion crowd can rest easy, knowing that women left pregnant by gang-rape in military conflicts will be forced to give birth to God's little gifts -- further encouraging such rape, because it is also used as a form of ethnic cleansing. Haha, it works!
  • Paul Krugman agrees with me: The Republican party is lawless and undemocratic. In other words, Republicans! Who knew? We did!
  • Rep. Richard Neal's not just looking to get Trump's tax returns, he wants the IRS audit files. The Wall St. Journal explains why that's a big deal.

  • Oh, and Trump is also threatening to send the military to Mexico -- which is of course another diversion, but we still have to at least consider the teeny possibility that this time, he follows through.
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