In other news, Chief of Staff John Kelly's personal cellphone was reportedly compromised as long ago as December of 2016, but he continued to use it until the summer of this year. No word who compromised it or how it was compromised, but I don't think we need many guesses.
Meanwhile, authorities have reason to believe the Las Vegas shooter may have targeted another concert held in Chicago. He rented a room that overlooks Grant Park, but he never checked in.
Finally, Buzzfeed has published a huge story on Breitbart's explicit connections to white supremacists and Nazis, but it also exposes supposedly liberal writers who partnered up with former Breitbart mascot Milo.
There was enough news this week to make your head spin, so here are some stories I didn't get it.
Special prosecutor Robert Mueller reportedly met with the author of the Trump dossier that included the infamous pee tape.
Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke has been attending campaign events using taxpayer-funded jets.
A Texas judge issued a restraining order prohibiting the state from providing information to Trump's sham voter fraud commission.
Splinter has a story on people using ICE's new hotline to report their ex-wives, neighbors, and even their own relatives and children to ICE for possible deportation.
The New York Times expects lobbyists may spend up to $1 billion lobbying Congress in the debate over "tax reform."
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has released a new report on the IRS flagging liberal groups for extra scrutiny at the same time Republicans were on a witch hunt over the scrutiny of conservative groups.
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, who manages $5.7 trillion in assets, says the GOP tax cut plan shouldn't be passed as it is because it will explode the deficit.
NBC News has the inside story on the disastrous raid in Yemen ordered by Trump shortly after he took office.
Reuters reports that investments firms and fund managers are betting big on automation right now because they believe the GOP's tax cuts for the rich will be used to automate production rather than hire more humans. Duh.
If I didn't include a story here or cover it during the week, that doesn't mean I don't think it's important. I simply don't have the time or energy to cover every single thing that comes across my desk.
Here's my very short review of Blade Runner 2049 which I saw last night: the cinematography was spectacular and the film score was an excellent followup to the original Vangelis score. I can't say much about the story without spoiling it, but I can say it was paced very well even though the movie was nearly 3 hours long. It didn't feel like 3 hours.
Have a good weekend.