In other news, a USA Today investigation has found that 70 percent of buyers of Trump properties over the last year were shell companies. This is shady AF.
Meanwhile, billionaire GOP donor Rob Mercer is the man behind Trump's army of bot followers on Twitter according to the NY Daily News.
Finally, Buzzfeed has a huge story on the possible assassination of British nationals by the Russians. This is long read worth reading.
Here are some other stories I didn't get to this week:
The Canadian Senate has voted to extend protections to transgender citizens by amending the nation's Humans Rights Act to include "gender identity" and "gender expression."
Trump reportedly told Republicans in private that the House deathcare bill is "terrible." He said it was "terrific" in the Rose Garden last month.
Greg Gianforte, who recently plead guilty to assaulting a reporter (after blaming the reporter for assaulting himself) says we need more civility in politics.
Trump's named is being removed from Trump Tower in Toronto. It will now be known as Marriott's St. Regis.
Helmut Kohl, the former German chancellor responsible for reunification, has died at the age of 87.
Bloomberg Finance projects that even the days of naturals gas are numbered as the price of wind and solar power is dropping rapidly.
McDonald's has ended their sponsorship of the Olympics after 41 years.
Amazon has purchased Whole Foods for over $13 billion. This is a very big deal.
The Oregonian has the tragic story of the man who was arrested for stealing the wedding ring off the body of one of the two men killed while protecting Muslim girls from a racist in Portland last week. The man is apparently a veteran and local hero who became addicted to pain killers and eventually heroin. He was eventually divorced and became homeless.