Weekend thread, New Year's edition: What's happening?
Trump's tax returns released. Ginni Thomas' 1/6 transcripts made public. The George Santos mega-scandal grows.
I can remember when the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve was a dead news week. Seems like ions ago. There’s no slow news week any longer, not with the MAGA world engaged in so much seditious, corrupt, sinister and criminal activity.
Donald Trump was apoplectic on Friday — again — after the House Ways and Means Committee released his tax returns. It was truly a glorious event, adding to all of the other setbacks he’s had and the investigations he’s facing. And you knew we’d find more lies exposed after we finally saw the returns, including about foreign bank accounts and his taking a salary as president when he’d claimed he was donating it to charity. And there’s much more.
The January 6th Committee finally released transcripts of Ginni Thomas’ testimony and we learn she “regrets” having sent Mark Meadows text messages — and that she had no proof of fraud even as she had claimed she did.
And the George Santos story has blown up into so many scandals it’s hard to follow. Now both federal and local prosecutors are investigating the Long Island GOP representative-elect who lied about his entire background. And more is coming out about his finances, including what could be illegal use of campaign funds.
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