The Washington Post has invented a new category, the Bottomless Pinocchio. To earn one, a politician must make a statement earning at least 3 or 4 Pinocchios for inaccuracy, and repeat it at least 20 times. This indicates the politician is intentionally engaging in a disinformation campaign, trying to change perception of the truth by repeating a lie so frequently as to hope it replaces the actual facts in people's minds. There is only one politician who qualifies, 45 of course, who immediately upon the creation of the "award" has 14 Bottomless Pinocchio statements to his credit.
In other news, I am pleased to share I heard an interview on NPR this morning with a man who was a federal prosecutor under Bush 43 and a DEA prosecutor under Obama. His take on Mueller's most recent filings is that the case against 45 is "damning" and that what we have seen so far is still just "the tip of the iceberg." He said the threads are becoming stronger over time as Mueller reveals each play, and that they all seem to lead back to Russia. After talking to Flynn 19 times, for instance, and recommending nearly complete lack of additional punishment, he believes that much, much more incriminating corroboration is to be forthcoming. It warmed my day. I'm hopeful.