In other news, CNBC reports that Senate Democrats plan to move forward with writing an infrastructure bill without Republican input after returning from the Memorial Day recess.
Meanwhile, Senate Republicans successfully filibustered the creation of a commission to investigate the attack on the capitol.
Finally, a federal judge has appointed outside counsel to examine the materials the FBI seized from Rudy Giuliani's apartment.
A federal judge has denied a request from President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani for the return of a trove of digital information the FBI seized in a raid on his Manhattan home and office last month as part of an investigation into potential violations of laws on lobbying for foreign entities.
However, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Oetken said in a written order Friday he will appoint an outside lawyer as a so-called special master to oversee the process of making sure investigators don’t get access to attorney-client privileged materials they are not entitled to.
I had what may have been my final laser treatment this morning. It hurt like usual, of course, and it still does as of this writing, but the finality of it made the immediate recovery from it a little easier. It's hard not to shake in the minutes after it's over, but I didn't today.
I'm sorry this week was a little slow, but it's not because I wasn't paying attention. There were times during four years of Trump when the torrent of shit coming from Washington was so immense, I couldn't keep up with all of it; sometimes I had to let things go because I didn't have time to cover everything. But the Biden administration isn't like that. Sometimes I'm here waiting for something to happen and nothing happens. The Biden admin. is competent and mostly non-controversial.
Monday is Memorial Day and we'll be back here on Tuesday.