1. What had happened was …
Hillary Clinton greeted supporters and signed copies of her new book What Happened in New York for several hours on Tuesday. The book lays out a scathing critique of Trump and also targets Hillary’s primary challenger Bernie Sanders.
‘He was ranting on Twitter’
I was running a traditional presidential campaign with carefully thought-out policies and painstakingly built coalitions, while Trump was running a reality TV show that expertly and relentlessly stoked Americans’ anger and resentment. I was giving speeches laying out how to solve the country’s problems. He was ranting on Twitter.
– Hillary Clinton
Oh no you didn’t!
The White House hit back Tuesday, calling Clinton’s book “sad”, a favorite descriptor of Trump for people who do not flatter him.
I think it’s sad that after Hillary Clinton ran one of the most negative campaigns in history, and lost, and the last chapter of her public life is going to be now defined by propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks, and I think that that’s a sad way for her to continue in this form.
– Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders
2. Ted’s Twitter tryst
The conservative Texas senator Ted Cruz, who once defended a draconian state ban on sex toys, has been asked to explain himself after his official account “liked” a pornographic tweet.
It has since been removed and Cruz blamed a “staffing issue”.
3. Hat trick
A Canadian judge who wore a Donald Trump campaign hat into court after the US election has been suspended for 30 days without pay, 10 months after his actions triggered an unprecedented number of formal complaints.
“We have no hesitation in finding that Justice Zabel’s actions amounted to a serious breach of the standards of judicial conduct, that it had an adverse impact upon public confidence in the judiciary and the administration of justice,” the council wrote in its decision.
Dude, just stop.
4. Filed under ‘B’ for Bob
The Daily Beast is reporting that the Trump campaign has begun handing over documents to Robert Mueller as his investigators continue to investigate potential interference by Russia in the 2016 election.
The report says many of the documents are the same as those the administration has also provided to Congress in its parallel investigation.
5. Another one bites the dust
Three Republican congressmen from traditionally competitive districts have announced their retirement in the past week. The Michigan representative Dave Trott is the latest.
And then there’s this …
Here’s a sentence I bet you never thought you’d read …
Lastly, this …
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