Morning Digestion – 12-9-19: THE BIG MEDIA HAS DECIDED IT’S ALL RUDY’S FAULT.

Both the WP and the NYT have big stories today about how it’s all Rudy’s fault. What do they do? Listen in on each other’s planning calls?

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IMPEACHMENT:It’s all Rudy’s faulthttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/us/politics/giuliani-trump-impeachment.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

The WP has the same story. Do they spy on each other?https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-giulianis-dual-roles-power-broker-for-hire-and-shadow-foreign-policy-adviser/2019/12/08/f9ab9c4c-1773-11ea-9110-3b34ce1d92b1_story.html

The hearings today in Nadler’s committee is all about lawyers arguinghttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/politics/impeachment-hearings.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

The witnesses need contributions to pay lawyers. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-impeachment-hurdles-forward-a-plea-for-legal-help-for-government-witnesses/2019/12/07/3053d6ae-1857-11ea-9110-3b34ce1d92b1_story.html

The IG report todayhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/politics/fbi-russia-investigation-ig-report.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

NYT Ed Board says Trump is demeaning Congress.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/opinion/trump-impeachment.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Editorials

TRUMP:He’s mad at Fox for booking lib guests. Hey buddy, that’s not new.https://thehill.com/homenews/media/473591-trump-claims-fox-news-panders-to-democrats-by-having-liberal-guests

Why doesn’t he blame the Saudis more?https://www.axios.com/pensacola-saudis-trump-gaetz-scott-a94f905e-fa50-4390-87ab-565de0ef472d.html

POLITICS:Biden says if you elect him he won’t do it again.https://nypost.com/2019/12/08/joe-biden-says-hed-bar-family-from-foreign-business-dealings-if-elected/

Biden says staff didn’t warn him Hunter’s job was a conflict of interest.https://www.npr.org/2019/12/09/785320977/biden-rejects-calls-for-impeachment-testimony-as-a-trump-ploy-to-divert-attentio
MQ: “Nobody warned me about a potential conflict of interest. Nobody warned me about that,” Biden said. He added, “They should have told me.”
Warren made $1.9mil for corporate work over three decades. $60k per year. Meh.https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/08/warren-says-she-made-19-million-from-private-legal-work-078533

Roger Stone might get a pardon.https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/09/possible-pardons-loom-former-trump-aides-078480

TERROR:In the war in Afghanistan officials said progress. There was none and they knew it.https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-confidential-documents/

He was touchy about that mustache
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/us/pensacola-gunman.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

IMMIGRATION:That nasty trump is still locking up families. Damn him.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/migrant-family-detention-border.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

CHINA:Yeah we’re locking up muslims. What’s the problem?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/world/asia/china-camps-muslims.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=World%20News

SJW:Bicycles vs. everybody in NYChttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/nyregion/nyc-bike-lanes-hotels.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=New%20York

TV reporter standing in runner’s lane cries “assault” when slapped on the butt.https://nypost.com/2019/12/08/jogger-slaps-georgia-tv-reporters-behind-live-on-air/

Oh they found the jogger and banned him forever.https://www.foxnews.com/us/georgia-jogger-banned-from-races-after-apparent-butt-slap

Elaine complains SNL was drunk, drugged and sexist when she was there.https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/julia-louis-dreyfus-saturday-night-live-sexist

WTF:A defense of the $120 banana which got ate.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/arts/design/a-critics-defense-of-cattelan-banana-.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Art%20%20Design

Tourists caught in volcano eruption in New Zealand. 5 dead. 23 more presumed.https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/08/white-island-whakaari-eruption-new-zealand-jacinda-ardern/

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