Quick Takes: White House Response to Flynn’s Plea Deal

A roundup of news that caught my eye today.

* White House aides must be working furiously today because we’ve heard nothing directly from the Tweeter-in-Chief about Michael Flynn’s plea agreement. Nevertheless, we’ve been subjected to a ridiculous level of spin and dodge from second-hand sources.

* The news about Flynn made this a perfect day for twitter reactions. Here are some of my favorites:

* Of course, the best of the day came from @TheTweetofGod.

* James Comey posted on Instagram for the first time today.

* As if this day wasn’t bad enough for Trump:

* Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is experiencing a bit of karma.

When it came to sexism and the media, it was Weiner who brought up the elephant in the room, reading out a section of What Happened about the September 2016 Commander-in-Chief Forum on NBC, in which the host separately interviewed both candidates but was notably tougher on Clinton than Trump. That host? Matt Lauer.

“Every day I believe more in karma,” Clinton said to that, referring further to several “men who shaped the narrative” during the campaign who have since been sidelined in the wave of sexual harassment scandals.

* Finally, this is a day to honor another woman whose courage transformed our history into the present.

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Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy LeTourneau is a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly. Follow her on Twitter @Smartypants60.