Three Things To Watch Out For Today

Jeff Sessions’ public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Will Jeff come clean or lie under oath? What is the extent of his involvement in abetting the president in the obstruction of justice? Has he seen the new season of Orange Is the New Black, and if so, how does he think it holds up to previous seasons?

Whether Donald Trump actually plans to fire special council Robert Mueller. Yesterday the Donald’s personal friend and CEO of NEWSMAX Chris Ruddy revealed to PBS Newshour that in typical Trumpian fashion, the president is mulling sending Mueller his walking papers in the erroneous assumption that this would lift “the cloud” around his presidency. Doesn’t all this insane political drama remind you of House of Cards, which just released a new season on Netflix?

Any further clues about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. The latest: Russia may have hacked election systems in 39 states. It’s not unreasonable to consider that Russia may have actually handed Trump the keys to the White House, but much remains that we don’t know. If you’re still jonesing for slowly unfolding mysteries with a dark comic sensibility, why not give the 2017 adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events a spin?

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