In other news, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee has released a complete account of accusations made against Trump's VA nominee Ronny Jackson by over 20 current and former military service members and to say it's bad would be a gross understatement.
The accusations include drunkenly wrecking a government vehicle, drunkenly pounding on a female employee's door at night, dispensing opioid painkillers and other controlled substances without paperwork (they called him the "Candyman"), keeping his own supply of controlled substances, and many other things. One person told the committee he's the "most unethical person" they've ever worked with. The list goes on.
Tester's office releases a summary of allegations against Ronny Jackson, based on interviews with Jackson's current and former colleagues pic.twitter.com/AGy4rfEiej
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Meanwhile, the U.S. saw its first net drop in private sector employment in 7 years during the third quarter of 2017 according to new data from the Labor Department. Small businesses with less than 50 employees saw the most losses. Data from the fourth quarter isn't available yet.
Finally, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has been caught red-handed. Mnuchin has long claimed that his infamous eclipse flight had nothing to do with viewing the solar eclipse in August of 2017, but an FOIA request submitted by ThinkProgress uncovered photos of Mnuchin and his wife viewing the eclipse at Fort Knox.
Programming note... I will be offline tomorrow. I have couple errands to run, a haircut appointment, and I'm catching the first showing of Infinity War. I'll see you on Friday.