In other news, a comprehensive report prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee says Russia clearly favored Trump in the 2016 election and used virtually every social media platform to help him. The reports says the core of their efforts was devoted to turning African Americans against Hillary Clinton so they wouldn't vote.
Meanwhile, a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says the VA's efforts to stop veteran suicides fell off in 2017 and 2018 under Trump because the VA had no clear leadership and paid no attention to the problem.
Finally, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving the Trump regime at the end of the year, but he didn't exactly resign. The Washington Post reports that Zinke refused to resign because he wanted to have a Christmas party with lobbyists first.
Behind the scenes, however, the White House had been pushing Zinke for weeks to resign, administration officials said. Last month, the officials said, Zinke was told he had until the end of the year to leave or be fired. [...]
The secretary’s final public appearance was Thursday night at his office Christmas party, which he told White House staffers he wanted to have before his dismissal. He invited lobbyists and conservative activists to his executive suite, where he posed for photos in front of a large stuffed polar bear wearing a Santa cap, according to an attendee.
Also -- the market took another 500 point dump today because of that Republican judge in Texas who ruled against Obamacare.
Conservatism is bad for you.