The Resistance

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the attorneys general of New York and New Jersey have launched investigations of the Catholic church in the wake of Pennsylvania's investigation revealing widespread abuse.

Meanwhile, former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos has been sentenced for 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI. The light sentence is part of his agreement to cooperate.

Finally, the Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook knew about Russian interference all the way back in 2016 while it was happening, but they didn't stop it because of company infighting.

Internally, however, Facebook staffers were aware of fake news operations run out of Macedonia looking to make money from advertising. But the issue got bogged down between the policy team, which had no rules for fighting and disabling fake news accounts, and Facebook lawyers who were reluctant to do anything that smacked of trying to influence the election, the person said.

Here are some other stories I didn't get to this week:

Congressional Democrats say they will not allow Trump to withdraw from NAFTA and sign a separate deal with Mexico.

American officials say they have evidence that Bashar al-Assad is preparing to use chemical weapons in Idlib, the last province held by rebels in Syria.

Nike's online sales jumped over 30 percent after their ad campaign with Colin Kaepernick was unveiled.

Bloomberg reports that rich investors are just waiting for a disastrous Brexit to buy up property while it's "on fire."

When everyone is rushing out of a building on fire, there can be opportunities to find valuable stuff there,” Robin Marshall, Bain Capital’s co-head of European private equity, said Wednesday.

“We look at opportunities where there is scope for transformation at right valuations and it can be a contrarian view to what everyone else is thinking,” Marshall said at JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s European High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference in London. “For us, Brexit presents such an opportunity.”

India's supreme court has legalized gay sex which was banned 150 years ago during colonial times.

The San Diego-Union Tribune reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly almost got into a fist fight with the head of the Border Patrol union, Chris Crane, because they're both assholes but Crane is practically a Klansman.

Axios reports that people in Trump's orbit are using that anonymous New York Times op-ed against each other.

Trumpworld sources tell Axios that officials rapidly shifted from trying to smoke out the author of the anonymous N.Y. Times op-ed, to using the guessing game to knife people they already hated — whispering the names of rivals and enemies as potential authors.

President Obama also returned to the campaign trail this morning.

Have a good weekend.