Forget about This Week in Bullshit. Capitol Hill’s given us enough material this year to serve you up something special. That’s why we at The Recount are breaking format to survey a bleak year in this foul habitat, filled with henchmen and stooges talkin' outta their hat, all to get a pat on the back from a would-be autocrat. Without further ado, here is This YEAR in Bullshit.
As "coincidence" would have it, Trump met with the Russian foreign minister behind closed doors right after the House publicly introduced their two articles of impeachment. And say hello to the USMCA: our new trade deal resulting from a rare moment of cooperation between the House and the president. Plus, that IG report from way back when (yesterday) is causing a stir as Barr and Trump start their spin.
The DOJ Inspector General report didn't exactly go as Trump had planned. What the president thought would be "worse than Watergate" turned out to be a whole lotta nothing. See if Bill Barr can turn lemons into full-blown conspiracies in this week's Animocracy.
Bolton No-Shows Deposition \ Trump Livid Over New Barr Report \ Bill Gates vs. Elizabeth Warren \ Bullshit Corner: Kennedy EditionThe Daily Recount
The Circus co-host Alex Wagner sits down with Obama's acting solicitor general to question AG Barr's role in the whistleblower scandal
Whistleblower Revelations \ Acting Intel Chief Testifies \ A.G. Barr Under Scrutiny \ Gender Reveal PartyThe Daily Recount
The attorney general calls out "serious irregularities" and says case will "continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein."