In other news, Trump has reportedly approved a plan to provide heavy weapons to Syrian Kurds. I remember when the GOP (especially Rand Paul) hated this idea back when we had a black president.
Meanwhile, a group of Democratic senators are calling for an SEC investigation of Carl Icahn for possible insider trading and market manipulation.
Icahn became an unpaid adviser to Trump on regulation shortly after November's presidential election. In February Icahn proposed a change to the U.S. biofuels program that would ease the regulatory burden on oil refining companies - including CVR Energy Inc, in which he owns a majority stake. [...]
RIN prices dropped sharply after Icahn’s proposal on the biofuels regulation was reported, the senators pointed out in their letter.
“We have no way of knowing at this time whether Mr. Icahn made any of his renewable fuel credit trades or decisions about trades based on material, non-public information or otherwise manipulated the market,” the senators wrote.
Finally, a state of emergency has been declared at a former nuclear production site in Hanford, Washington where a tunnel containing radioactive material has collapsed. Who trusts Rick Perry to clean this up?
I got woken up three hours early today by a stupid car alarm. I've been muttering a series of barely audible sounds and grunts all day like Winthorpe at the Christmas party.
BREAKING: White House statement on firing of FBI Director Comey. pic.twitter.com/iV9ptQ32h9
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This happened. Everything is fucked.