In other news, the Koch Brothers are reportedly planning to spend up to $400 million on the midterm elections. Do they need another tax cut?
Meanwhile, the Guardian reported this morning that there's a second dossier, separate from the Steele dossier, that also says the "pee tape" is real.
Among other things, both documents allege Donald Trump was compromised during a 2013 trip to Moscow that involved lewd acts in a five-star hotel.
The Shearer memo cites an unnamed source within Russia’s FSB, the state security service. The Guardian cannot verify any of the claims.
Finally, a leaked report from the British government obtained by Buzzfeed shows that the U.K. will be screwed even under an ideal Brexit scenario.
The assessment, which is titled “EU Exit Analysis – Cross Whitehall Briefing” and dated January 2018, looked at three of the most plausible Brexit scenarios based on existing EU arrangements.
Under a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU, UK growth would be 5% lower over the next 15 years compared to current forecasts, according to the analysis.
The "no deal" scenario, which would see the UK revert to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, would reduce growth by 8% over that period. The softest Brexit option of continued single-market access through membership of the European Economic Area would, in the longer term, still lower growth by 2%.
They're nuts if they go through with this. Trump is nuts if he withdraws from NAFTA.
Protectionism isn't going to help anyone.