Crime Time (Down Under)

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Cry time to get your week started right. (By crying.)

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • The president reportedly tried to pressure the Australian prime minister to help him gather information intended to discredit the Mueller investigation: “The discussion with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia shows the extent to which Mr. Trump sees the attorney general [William Barr] as a critical partner in his goal to show that the Mueller investigation had corrupt and partisan origins, and the extent that Mr. Trump sees the Justice Department inquiry as a potential way to gain leverage over America’s closest allies.” Oi! [New York Times]
  • Amy Klobuchar isn’t much of a golfer, but she tried it once and maybe killed a duck? [CNN/Twitter]
  • Mitch McConnell understands the basic mechanics of how impeachment works and isn’t afraid to say it! [Axios]
  • Rudy Guiliani’s former colleagues at the Department of Justice think he’s a crime guy. [NBC News]
  • Jeff Flake remains useless. [Politico]
  • Attorneys for the CIA whistleblower fear for their client’s safety. [HuffPost]
  • I wonder why they feel that way? [CNN]
  • Since the president is handling this so responsibly? [Axios]
  • Mark, thanks:
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Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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This has been Barf Bag.

Senior editor, Jezebel

DISCUSSION

VodkaRocks&aPieceofToast

The amount of butt hurt responding to Mark Hamill’s tweet is astounding.