In other news, the Wall Street Journal reports that Qatar has hired 23 lobbying firms (up from 7 in 2016) who are targeting a secret list of 250 individuals close to Trump. The goal of their lobbying blitz has been to turn back the tide following Trump's decision to support Saudi Arabia's reckless crusade against Qatar. The largest US military base in the middle east is in Qatar, by the way, a fact that Trump did not know when he supported the Saudis.
Meanwhile, the FBI would like to make it clear that there's no evidence Hillary Clinton's email server was ever hacked despite whatever Trump tweets.
Finally, John McCain reportedly called President Obama to personally ask him to speak at this funeral.
It was a day in early April when Barack Obama received an unexpected call from McCain, who was battling brain cancer and said he had a blunt question to ask: Would you deliver one of the eulogies at my funeral?
Obama, who is responsible for extinguishing McCain's second bid for the White House a decade ago, immediately answered that he would. He was taken aback by the request, aides say, as was George W. Bush, another former rival, who received a similar call from McCain this spring.
When the 43rd and 44th US presidents stand on the high altar of the soaring cathedral on Saturday, after the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" anthem is sung, they will not only be celebrating the life of John Sidney McCain III. It will be McCain, too, having a not-so-subtle last word, aimed at another president he made clear he did not want to attend: Donald J. Trump.
When Trump watches the funeral on Saturday (you know he will, because he's the pettiest motherfucker in the world) there's virtually no chance he will be chastened by the words of anyone who speaks. If anything, Trump will become angry because no one will ever say anything nice about him. That's the kind of person he is.
Person? Person feels like the wrong word for Trump. He's not a person or a human. He's not a man. He's a creature.