I let fishing get in the way of blogging again: Biggest news, Peter Strzok still an asshole, but now he's an unemployed asshole. Also, Paul Manafort's defense team closed without presenting a defense, suggesting they don't think the government beat the reasonable doubt standard.
In The Mailbox: 08.13.18 : The Other McCain
Phrase of the Week: Perjury Trap
Election Supervisor Says There's no Evidence of Russians Breaching Voter Systems ~ Shark Tank
FBI fires Peter Strzok | Power Line
Breaking: Peter Strzok fired
Peter Strzok Fired, Finally; Lawyer Claims Something Something Freedom of Speech
Althouse: "Just fired Agent Strzok, formerly of the FBI, was in charge of the Crooked Hillary Clinton sham investigation. It was a total fraud on the American public and should be properly redone!"
Trump Reacts After Peter Strzok Fired From The FBI | Zero Hedge
‘FINALLY’: Trump Cheers Strzok Firing From FBI, Wants Russia Probe Dropped | The Daily Caller
‘That was QUICK’! If this is REALLY Peter Strzok’s first tweet, then HOLY SH*T – twitchy.com
Peter Strzok Reacts To Firing On Newly Created Twitter Account | The Daily Caller
NYT: Trump ‘Seized On’ Strzok’s Biased Text Messages | The Daily Caller
Trump’s Purge of the FBI Is Complete - POLITICO Magazine
Fusion Update: Did Glenn Simpson Mislead Congress When He Claimed He Hadn't Met With DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Before the Election? Did He Induce Christopher Steele to Break FBI Policy?
Rudy Giuliani Says Trump Lawyers Are Prepared to Counter Mueller - WSJ
Rudy Giuliani's 'disgraceful' comments about Mueller could backfire on President Trump, experts say - NY Daily News
Rudy: We're giving Mueller until September 1 to interview Trump
With Robert Mueller, as with Kenneth Starr before him, beware wishful thinking
Omarosa Offers Mueller A Chance To Review Her Tapes, Thinks Trump Should Be Impeached | The Daily Caller
Roger Stone: The Witch Hunt Continues | The Daily Caller
Manafort trial takes sudden turn as defense rests without calling witnesses - ABC News