In other news, congressional Democrats say they're going to introduce legislation to invest up to $2 trillion in infrastructure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is already poo-pooing the idea, as you might expect.
Meanwhile, Ecuadorian officials say Julian Assange became increasingly unhinged in his final days at their embassy, to say the least.
Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo said Assange’s mental and physical health worsened while he was holed up, and he began to act aggressively toward his hosts, including smearing feces on the walls of the embassy.
In a fiery speech in Ecuador, [President Lenin Moreno] called him an ungrateful and “miserable hacker” who treated embassy officials poorly.
See, I deliberately put this story here at the end of the day. You know, after lunch and dinner.
Finally, MotherJones found a connection between the Chinese woman who was recently arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort and the founder of the passage parlor at the center of the prostitution ring that led to charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
When Yujing Zhang, the Chinese woman arrested for allegedly sneaking into President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on March 30, appeared in court on Monday, a portion of the proceedings focused on a mysterious Chinese businessman named Charles Lee, who has ties to the Communist Party and the Chinese government and who appears to be at the center of this episode. [...]
During the proceedings, Zhang’s defense lawyer, Robert Adler, indicated that the Charles whom Zhang had referenced in her Secret Service interview was Charles Lee, and he noted that Zhang had paid $20,000 to a company associated with this Chinese entrepreneur to attend an event at Mar-a-Lago. Lee ran a group with a Beijing address (which was registered as a corporation in Delaware) called the United Nations Chinese Friendship Association—a name similar to the one Zhang had cited when first questioned by the Secret Service. And the Miami Herald has reported that Lee sold travel packages to Chinese businesspeople and others that included admission to events at Mar-a-Lago that were promoted by Li “Cindy” Yang, the Trump donor who founded a chain of Florida massage parlors, including the Jupiter-based spa where Robert Kraft, the New England Patriots owner, was busted in February for allegedly soliciting prostitution.
Happy Friday. Have a good weekend.