Remember when the Washington Post released leaked transcripts of conversations between President Trump and two foreign leaders? Well, a “beleaguered” Jeff Sessions has reportedly floated the idea of ordering lie detector tests for the entire staff of the National Security Council. Why? It could be because no one likes a leaker, or because Sessions is tired of getting bullied by the President on Twitter, and wants to get back into his good graces by catching the leaker (at this rate, it’s more like the gusher).  But who cares about a leaky hull when the captain seems bent on running the ship into the ground? Speaking of ships, Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act will sail into the sunset (are we trying too hard with the ships & the sailing?) this December, barring congressional reauthorization. 702, of course, is the section that permits warrantless surveillance of US citizens, and which (surprise) Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats are urging Congress to renew without reform. Lucky for us, House lawmakers have already brokered a bipartisan push for increased restrictions on government surveillance, but the fight is far from over. There is a joke somewhere in there about metaphorically joining the navy to fight this battle, but we’ve failed once above and we’re low on coffee, so… the end.

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