In other news, Trump's former henchman and fixer Michael Cohen now says "family and country" are the most import things to him. Cohen's new lawyer is expected to end a joint defense agreement with Trump which allowed them to share information.
Is he flipping?
Meanwhile, Trump's national security adviser John Bolton says they have plans to dismantled North Korea's nuclear program within a year. Has anyone told him the North is actually expanding their nuclear program?
Finally, the Wall Street Journal reports that Chinese telecommunication company ZTE played musical chairs to appease regulators in the Trump regime. A deal that required them to hire new leadership resulted in shuffling officials from one area of the company to another, effectively preserving the status quo.
The company named eight new directors as part of an overhaul that includes the firing of dozens of top executives. The incoming board members, however, were handpicked by ZTE’s state-backed controlling shareholder, filings show, and the majority are veteran officials of the shareholder or its state-backed parent companies.
At least two of ZTE’s outgoing directors may also continue to wield influence over the firm because they hold stakes in a company that owns part of the shareholder, a holding company called Zhongxingxin. The U.S. Department of Commerce demanded new leadership at ZTE but it doesn’t require any executives or directors to divest stakes.
This "deal" is probably going to be blocked by Congress at some point. For now, the ban on ZTE remains in place.