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      Day 454: We'll be back after a short break.


      I'm going on vacation until Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

      Until then, keep checking www.whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com for the latest news and headlines brought to you by Matt Kiser.


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      Day 453: Crimes of violence.


      Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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      1/ The Supreme Court ruled that a law subjecting immigrants to deportation for some "crimes of violence" is unconstitutionally vague.

      2/ Trump rejected a new round of sanctions that would have been imposed against Russia on Monday.

      3/ A broadband adviser chosen by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was arrested last week and charged with fraud.

      4/ Scott Pruitt upgraded his official...


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      Day 452: Morally unfit.


      Monday, April 16, 2018

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      1/ James Comey called Trump "morally unfit to be president" and likened "the loyalty oaths" to a mob boss.

      2/ Trump tweeted that Comey is a "not smart," "self serving" liar, who deserves jail for being the "WORST FBI Director in history, by far."

      3/ Trump continued his Twitter attacks on Comey, accusing the former FBI director of lying to Congress and having "committed many...


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      Day 449: Slime ball.


      Friday, April 13, 2018

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      1/ Rod Rosenstein is prepared to be fired by Trump.

      2/ James Comey called Trump an "unethical" man "untethered to truth and institutional values."

      3/ Trump tweets that Comey is a "weak and untruthful slime ball" who deserved to be fired "for the terrible job he did."

      4/ The Republican National Committee launched a "Lyin' Comey" website aimed at discrediting the former FBI...


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      Day 448: Retroactive privilege.


      Thursday, April 12, 2018

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      1/ Steve Bannon is working with White House aides and Congressional allies on a plan to cripple Robert Mueller's probe.

      2/ A Trump interview with Robert Mueller is now unlikely to take place.

      3/ Trump's allies plan to discredit James Comey with digital advertising branding him "Lyin' Comey."

      4/ Trump tweeted that an attack on Syria "could be very soon or not soon at...


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      Day 447: Get ready.


      Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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      1/ Trump tweets that "smart" missiles "will be coming" toward Syria in response to a chemical attack, taunting Russia to "get ready."

      2/ Paul Ryan will not seek re-election in November, ending what will be a three-year run as the leader of House Republicans.

      3/ Trump is considering firing Rod Rosenstein following the FBI raid on Michael Cohen's office, in order to limit Robert...


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      Day 446: "Why don't I just fire Mueller?"


      Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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      1/ Michael Cohen is under federal investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud, and violations of campaign finance law.

      2/ Rod Rosenstein signed off on the FBI's decision to raid Cohen's office.

      3/ In a pair of morning tweets, Trump declared that the raids are "A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!" and that "attorney–client privilege is dead!"

      4/ The U.S. Attorney for the Southern D...


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      Day 445: Barbaric.


      Thursday, April 5, 2018

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      1/ The FBI raided Michael Cohen's office, seizing records related to Stormy Daniels and several other topics.

      2/ Trump vowed to make "major decisions" in the next 24 to 48 hours about how to respond to a suspected chemical attack in Syria.

      3/ John Kelly threatened to quit on March 28 after he blew up at Trump during an Oval Office meeting.

      4/ The federal government's top...


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      Day 442: TOTALLY under siege.


      Friday, April 6, 2018

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      1/ Robert Mueller has evidence that questions Erik Prince's congressional testimony about a chance meeting last year in the Seychelles with Kirill Dmitriev.

      2/ Mueller's investigators questioned a Trump Organization associate about Michael Cohen's involvement in business deals in Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

      3/ The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on 17 Russian...


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      Day 441: Can't speak to the future of __________.


      Thursday, April 5, 2018

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      1/ The EPA's top ethics official said he lacked key facts when he concluded that Scott Pruitt's lease with a lobbyist last year didn't violate federal gift rules.

      2/ John Kelly to Scott Pruitt: The negative stories need to stop.

      3/ A White House spokesman: "I can't speak to the future of Scott Pruitt."

      4/ Samantha Dravis, a top Pruitt aide, resigned to work in the...


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