Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Facebook says Trump will remain suspended from their platform for another two years.

Meanwhile, prosecutors say the attack on the capitol caused about $1.5 million in physical property damage that suspects will be asked to pay for.

Finally, the State Department is reportedly investigating more cases of "Havana Syndrome" suspected to be caused by directed-energy attacks and directing new victims to the NIH.

The NIH has been playing a “leading role” in helping to analyze symptoms, according to a congressional official briefed on the investigation, which has expanded in recent weeks to include all of the nation’s intelligence agencies amid an uptick in suspected attacks on U.S. personnel. [...]

U.S. officials suspect that Russia’s military-intelligence unit, the GRU, may be behind the suspected attacks; but the “invisible” nature of the weaponry has made it difficult for the U.S. government to make a formal determination.

In the meantime, CIA Director William Burns is receiving daily briefings on the status of the sprawling investigation, POLITICO previously reported.

I'm sorry this week was so slow here. Congress was on recess and that contributed to this era of relative silence from a competent federal government.

Have a good weekend.