1. The annual theatre:
2. They eat their young, you know:
3. Chuckles – I would say that rather than being ecstatic about something new in their drab wretched lives, they are desperately trying to ‘explain’ things in a way that lets them cling to the known and comfortable?
4. NHS again:
5. Hence the mad scramble for impeachment:
Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the release of an inspector general’s report on FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign is “imminent.”
On Tuesday, multiple news outlets reported that Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, has invited witnesses interviewed in connection with the investigation to review portions of the forthcoming report. The step is routine in investigations conducted by inspectors general, and typically signals that the release of the report is near.
Horowitz told lawmakers in June that his investigators had interviewed more than 100 witnesses and reviewed more than 1 million documents during the investigation, which began in March 2018.
Barr confirmed during a press conference on Tuesday that the Horowitz report is forthcoming.
6. Our current rain:
Pádraig Belton: ‘I had the forethought to put my laundry out to dry. Or as we call it in Britain and Ireland, second wash.’
7. A reminder:
[H/T Chuckles and haiku]