Daily Check-In 10/6/2017

Friday. Time for the NEWS DUMP!

SEPTEMBER MARKS FIRST MONTH OF JOB LOSSES IN 7 YEARS.

One thing that is guaranteed to cripple a President faster than scandal is a failing economy.

Job growth was negative for the first times in 7 years.

In English, for the first time since the Great Recession, the economy lost jobs.

Granted, this is the first time jobs have shrunk, but the previous few months have seen smaller gains than expected, and far less than compared to the previous years.

TRUMP APPROVAL RATING AT 32% PER AP.

2 out of 3 people think Donald Trump sucks at his job. Puerto Rico, Russia, North Korea, Travel abuses by his staff, opening his mouth. Pick a disaster.

MUELLER AND THE CLOSED DOOR MEETING.

According to ABC News, Robert Mueller met with a group of unknown attorneys and the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Washington, D.C.

Why? That’s the question.

There are a few rumors floating around as to why, spanning the range from arguing about subpoenas to unsealing indictments to nullifying the election.

I’ll keep an eye on this, see where it goes.

KELLY AND TILLERSON RUMORS.

From the Rumor Mill, there were reports that Rex Tillerson and/or John Kelly were on their way out.

As of 21:47 EST, they both still have a job.

RUSSIA SOLD MERCH THROUGH FACEBOOK, TARGETED RUST BELT.

Not only did the Russians target the Rust Belt, THEY SOLD MERCH! It’s like an Indie Wrestling show. The only thing missing are the misogynists who ruin the fun for everyone.

Oh, that’s right, the Gamergate bros joined the alt-right.

STEELE IN TALKS TO MEET WITH SENATE.

This is developing. My guess is Steele wanted to get the go-ahead from Mueller’s team and wanted to vet who he talks to before agreeing to meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

NY ASSEMBLYMAN WANTS INVESTIGATION INTO NYC AG CYRUS VANCE.

Here’s a piece in this unfolding drama. Keep in mind, State charges are outside of pardon protection.

INTEL ACRONYMS FROM ERIC GARLAND.

Thanks to Eric Garland, here’s a breakdown of Intelligence Acronyms. I’ll add this to the links section this weekend.

TRUMP’S ACTIONS ON IRAN AND BIRTH CONTROL.

Trump is trying to undo birth control access protections under the ACA, and roll back the Iran Nuclear deal.

About the only consistency in Trump’s agenda is undo what the black guy did.

TIM MURPHY RESIGNED.

Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person.

FORMER CRUZ AIDE SAYS INVESTIGATORS SHOULD LOOK AT ENTIRE ELECTION.

This is interesting. One of Ted Cruz’s aides, Ron Nehring, went on Ari Melber’s show to say that the various investigations should look into the GOP Primary, and if the Russians interfered.

We know for certain that the Russians screwed around with us during the general election, and some shenanigans in the Democratic Primary, but there hasn’t been much focus on the GOP Primary.

Why’s that?

The trolls were out, the knives drawn, the fighting was ugly. There were reports that the GOP was hacked, just like the Democrats, but the mails were kept inside the party.

This is worth a look.

YAHOO! DOCUMENTARY ABOUT OCTOBER 7, 2016

Check this out. It’s called 64 Hours.

In a span of two hours last year, history changed. Hurricane Matthew, The White House announced that Russia is trying to screw with the election, Pussygate, and Wikileaks released some of Hilary’s mails.

In less time than it takes to watch The Princess Bride.

That’s it for today. I’m not sure what I’ll write about this weekend. I think I’ll do something in the Crime section about FARA, Voter Fraud, or Hacking. Then again, I’m due for an article about Bernie Sanders.

Thank you, and have a good one.

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

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