"The Trumps sent the butlers home when they left so there would be no one to help the Bidens when they arrived," one unnamed source, described as "a well-placed official not associated with the incoming Biden team," told the latter publication. The NYT reports that "Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, was unhappy with [Chief Usher] Mr. Harleth for trying to send briefing books about the residence to the Biden transition team in November, people familiar with the process said." read more
President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, as he did for many who also defrauded people out of millions and millions of dollars.
Federal authorities are investigating the transfer of more than $500,000 worth of bitcoins to prominent right-wing organizations and individuals. read more
The MyPillow website has an active promo code "QAnon" which gets you a $45 discount. (h/t @weijia for this discovery)MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell visited the White House yesterday to meet w/ Pres Trump (45), armed with notes referencing martial law and election conspiracy theories read more
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his Europe trip at the last minute on Tuesday after Luxembourg's foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet him, European diplomats and other people familiar with the matter said. read more