Day 341: Pile of garbage.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

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*WTF Lite: **I'm publishing on a shortened end-of-year schedule this week. WTF Just Happened Today will be updated once-a-day Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. I'll be back in the new year on January 2.*

1/ Trump claimed the "tainted" FBI is using the "bogus," "pile of garbage" dossier to go after him.

2/ Andrew McCabe plans to retire in March when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits.

3/ House Republicans are investigating an FBI lawyer's contacts with the reporter that broke the dossier story.

4/ In a June meeting on immigration, Trump said Haitians "all have AIDS" and complained that Nigerians would never "go back to their huts" in Africa.

5/ A federal judge blocked Trump's restrictions on reuniting refugee families.

6/ The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the latest version of Trump's travel ban violates federal law, but will remain in effect anyway.

7/ A federal appeals court rejected Trump's bid to block the military from accepting transgender recruits starting on January 1st.

8/ A federal judge ruled that Trump's voter fraud commission must give Democrats access to the panel's records.

9/ The United Nations Security Council placed new sanctions on North Korea.

10/ Trump told his friends Mar-a-Lago: "You all just got a lot richer."

11/ More than 4 in 5 Americans who enrolled in Affordable Care Act health insurance live in states that Trump won.

NOTABLES.

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin received a gift-wrapped box full of horse manure.

  • Federal prosecutors subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for records related to Jared Kushner's family real estate business.

  • The FBI asked Cyprus for financial information about a defunct bank that was used by wealthy Russians with political connections.

  • Russian submarines have been prowling around undersea data cables that provide internet to North America and Europe.

  • Where is Trump’s Cabinet? It's anybody’s guess.

  • What happened to Trump's wall? It's in pieces, in the desert.

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