In other news, Trump is now officially backing child predator Roy Moore in the Alabama senate race. Trump says we "don't need a liberal Democrat," but he'll settle for a pedophile.
Meanwhile, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife has reportedly been involved in making travel plans at the department, aggravating department employees and possibly misusing government resources.
Finally, State Department officials have accused secretary Tex Tillerson of violating US law against child soldiers by intentionally excluding certain countries from a list of those who use them. Apparently it's all about money.
A confidential State Department “dissent” memo not previously reported said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders in the use of child soldiers. This was despite the department publicly acknowledging that children were being conscripted in those countries.
Keeping the countries off the annual list makes it easier to provide them with U.S. military assistance. Iraq and Afghanistan are close allies in the fight against Islamist militants, while Myanmar is an emerging ally to offset China’s influence in Southeast Asia.
Programming note... unless something earth-shattering occurs between now and then, we'll be back in action here next Monday. Congress is on recess and Trump is headed to the Mar-a-Lago so, hopefully, we might all enjoy a few days of relative peace and quiet before the next shitfest.
It may not be for everyone, but I'll go ahead and recommend The Punisher on Netflix if you need something to watch overt the weekend. It's very intense.