Thursday's HOT MIC
The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General has delivered the recovered to messages to the House Judiciary Committee, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Fox News reports.
Hours after successfully hounding Ronny Jackson into withdrawing from consideration as Veterans Affairs secretary, Democrats decided to throw in the towel on their nearly seven-month blockade of Richard Grenell's confirmation.
The Senate voted 56-42 this afternoon to make Grenell U.S. ambassador to Germany.
As this was about to happen, Huffington Post's Washington Bureau chief weighed in on Twitter:
The Unhinged Leftist Twitter Mob hasn't gotten to Kanye yet:
The Babylon Bee is on fire this week:
At RealClearInvestigations, investigative journalist Lee Smith painstakingly lays out how Hillary Clinton and her henchmen Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer may have laundered their Trump/Russia allegations by bringing in Christopher Steele to ghostwrite them.
Highly recommended reading:
I am reminded of what Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and Princeton, told Tucker Carlson the week the dossier was first published in Buzzfeed:
I've seen stuff like that before in Moscow. It's junk ...You send me to Moscow and I could get you a better dossier and it wouldn't even have the factual errors in it. It's scuttlebutt, it's rumor. It's generated by so-called private intelligence agents who are out there to make a buck. They'll sell it to anybody.