Year 3, Week 32 (August 25–31)

Another week, another giant pile of “why are we trapped in this timeline.” As always, ice cream and I are there for you, but frankly, I won’t judge you if you go with something harder this week — the week went pretty hard on us, so it’s only fair.

Standard standing reminders apply: I am no journalist, though I play one in your inbox or browser, so I’m only summarizing the news within my area of expertise. This week’s news contains some detailed analysis that’s outside my expertise — I’m a lawyer, not a tax return! — but all offroad adventures are marked with an asterisk. Okay, I think that’s about it for the disclaimers. Onward to the news!

Constitutional Crisis Corners:

We’re starting to see more movement on the Russia Investigation than we’ve seen in some time, but that doesn’t mean it’s exciting news. Here’s what I have right now:

  • Comey Commotion.* The Justice Department’s inspector general announced this week that former FBI head James Comey violated FBI protocol when he documented conversations with Trump in private memoranda and retained copies after he was fired. Unsurprisingly, Trump was tweeting about the findings pretty much immediately, but no official censure has been forthcoming — that will be the role of the Office of Professional Responsibility.

There was considerably more Disregard of Governing Norms, and none of it was especially fun viewing. Here’s what I have for you:

Your “Normal” Weird:

The Bad:

The Good:

So that’s what I have for this week, and I think we can all agree that it’s more than enough. For making it through, you deserve this compilation of lounging Jacob Rees-Mogg memes and an eventual better government. I’ll be back next week with more (and hopefully better) news, and I hope you will be back as well — but in the meantime, feel free to ping the National News Roundup ask box, which is there for your constructive comments. Send me questions! Send me feedback! Send me more ice cream, cause we’re gonna need it!

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