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Day 692: Hello darkness, my old friend.

12/12/2018
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion, violating campaign finance laws, lying to banks and to Congress. Cohen apologized for his conduct, admitting that he had arranged the payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McD... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:18:55

Day 691: This wall thing.

12/11/2018
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Trump claimed he'd be "proud to shut down the government" if his demand for $5 billion in border wall funding isn't met. In an extended, heated, and televised exchange with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, Trump declared that "I will be the one ... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:07:40

Day 690: "I have nothing to do with Russia."

12/10/2018
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Monday, December 10, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ An alleged Russian spy appears to have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors involving accusations that she was working as an agent for the Kremlin in the U.S. Maria Butina is accused of working with a Russian banking official to develop... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:04:40

Day 687: Undisciplined.

12/7/2018
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Friday, December 7, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Paul Manafort told "multiple," "discernible lies" to the FBI and the special counsel's office concerning five different matters after agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors. Federal prosecutors accused Manafort of lying about his "contact with ... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:03:40

Day 686: Strong signals.

12/6/2018
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Thursday, December 6, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Congress passed a two-week spending bill to extend the government's funding through Dec. 21 and avoid a partial shutdown. Lawmakers face an impasse over whether to meet Trump's demand for $5 billion to build a wall along the border with Mexico,... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:03:59

Day 685: Substantial assistance.

12/5/2018
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Robert Mueller's office recommended that Michael Flynn serve no jail time because he provided "substantial assistance" with the Russian probe. A court filing submitted by the special counsel's office says Flynn provided "firsthand information a... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:04:01

Day 684: Loose ends.

12/4/2018
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ The National Republican Congressional Committee suffered a major hack during the 2018 election, exposing thousands of emails to an "unknown entity." Four senior NRCC aides had their email accounts surveilled for months by a suspected "foreign a... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Day 683: Compromised.

12/3/2018
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Monday, December 3, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Trump called for a "full and complete" sentence for Michael Cohen after his former lawyer asked to not be sent to prison. Cohen's lawyers argued that his cooperation with Robert Mueller warranted a sentence of "time-served." Cohen was also in "... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:04:06

Day 680: Peripheral awareness.

11/30/2018
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Friday, November 30, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Trump Jr.'s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee conflicts with Michael Cohen's version of events regarding negotiations of a prospective Trump Tower in Moscow. In Cohen's version, he says the discussions with at least one Russian govern... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:05:00

Day 679: "Stayed away."

11/29/2018
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Thursday, November 29, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress, admitting that he continued to engage in negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow well into the 2016 presidential campaign. Cohen previously said talks regarding the Mosc... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:07:43

Day 678: Guts.

11/28/2018
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Trump told Robert Mueller that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks and that he was not told about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump Jr., campaign officials, and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. Trump added a... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:03:14

Day 677: Gone rogue.

11/27/2018
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Paul Manafort violated his cooperation agreement with Robert Mueller by repeatedly lying to federal investigators, according to a court filing by the special counsel's office. Prosecutors claim Manafort's "crimes and lies" about "a variety of s... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:04:15

Day 676: Substantial damages.

11/26/2018
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Monday, November 26, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ The National Climate Assessment concludes that global warming is already "transforming where and how we live and presents growing challenges to human health and quality of life, the economy, and the natural systems that support us." The finding... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:05:02

Day 671: Sad irony.

11/21/2018
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ The White House authorized U.S. military troops deployed at the Mexican border to use lethal force and conduct law-enforcement operations. John Kelly's "Cabinet order" expanded the authority of troops at the border to include "a show or use of ... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:04:32

Day 670: Steadfast.

11/20/2018
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Trump won't take action against Saudi Arabia or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the death of Jamal Khashoggi, issuing an exclamation-point laden statement that defended the Kingdom and effectively closed the door on the issue. Trump questi... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:04:12

Day 669: A failure to abide.

11/19/2018
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Monday, November 19, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ The CIA concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, contradicting the Saudi government's claims that he was not involved in the killing. The evidence included an intercept showing a member... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:11:20

Day 666: Decorum.

11/16/2018
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Friday, November 16, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Trump said he answered Robert Mueller's written questions himself "very easily," but he hasn't submitted them because "you have to always be careful when you answer questions with people that probably have bad intentions." Rudy Giuliani said th... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:06:33

Day 665: The envy of the world.

11/15/2018
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ Trump made up an accusation that Robert Mueller was "horribly threatening" witnesses to force them to cooperate in the Russia probe. The renewed attack on the special counsel comes one day after Mitch McConnell blocked an effort to protect Muel... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:03:22

Day 664: Discretion.

11/14/2018
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ The White House argued that Trump has "broad discretion to regulate access to the White House for journalists" in response to a lawsuit by CNN over the suspension of Jim Acosta's press pass. The lawsuit alleges that the ban violates CNN and Aco... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:04:21

Day 663: Grandstanding.

11/13/2018
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ CNN sued Trump and several White House aides asking the court to restore Jim Acosta's access to the White House. Trump suspended Acosta's press pass last week after a confrontation during a press conference. The suit alleges that Acosta's and C... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

Duration:00:12:22