President Trump and British PM Theresa May spent the week trying to stack different decks on each side of the Pond. Trump got a controversial judge confirmed despite the blue slip objection (one was used to block an Obama nominee in the same seat) from a Democrat, but Mitch McConnell has stacked the House deck to make sure that every one of the 100+ nominees they slow walked under Obama is in place and confirmed before the midterms turn control of the House and maybe the Senate back over to the Dems. The candidates are beyond unqualified, and the ability of Trump and McConnell to place a lasting stamp on the USA’s judiciary is nothing short of scary.
Here in the UK the prime minster suffered yet another defeat in the House of Lords and the Brexit Bill and agreement are now certainly headed for a new vote in the House of Commons. THERESA May looked shell-shocked this week and Boris appearing on American telly all week did not help. Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe on MSNBC quipped, would you like to take trump back with you.
And the noose grew tighter around Cohen and Trump’s necks this week as the links between money paid to Cohen, then paid out to Stormy indicated that businesses such as AT&T, Novartis all tried to awkwardly distance themselves from Cohen since they paid him 10x what they did their own lobby shops in DC and he did zero work.
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