In other news, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NAOO) predicts the 2021 hurricane season will include between 13 to 20 named storms. Fewer than last year's 30 storms.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives voted in favor of creating a commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the capitol with 35 Republicans defecting to join Democrats.
Finally, the Justice Department is reportedly investigating Rudy's off-the-books work in Romania, not just in Ukraine.
In 2018, Giuliani wrote a letter to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in which he decried the “excesses” of Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate and called for an amnesty for people who had been convicted of crimes initiated by that body in recent years.
What Giuliani didn’t mention in the letter was that he wrote it on behalf of the Freeh Group, a consulting firm started by former FBI director Louis Freeh, which paid the former mayor a retainer to work on the Romania project. In 2018, Giuliani declined to reveal the amount, and his letter is the only Romania-related work he did that is known to the public.
Programming note... tomorrow is the day; I'm going out to eat in public without a mask on. I have not been to a restaurant since the first week of March 2020, but I also haven't been anywhere in public without wearing a mask throughout my entire transition up to this point. I've been to the grocery, to Target, Kohl's and the hair salon, but I've always worn a mask. I started wearing a mask even before it was required.
It's difficult to describe this simultaneous feeling of both excitement and terror. But in any case, I'm going to be offline tomorrow. It's going to be hard to just make it to dinner without feeling sick. I'll let you know how it goes.