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Monday Clutter: Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Cohen, Boston Red Sox, Robert Downey Jr., Lizzie & the Duke, Dio, The Romantics, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  How are you?  We were just looking over the to-do list for the week.  There's a decent amount of running around involved over the next few days.  BDH and Little Buddha have already volunteered to make sure I'm properly caffeinated, which is very kind of them.  They're telling me that the first pot of coffee is ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's kick off the week with some Monday Clutter.

We wrote here yesterday that Donald Trump likely had no idea what White House counsel Don McGhan has said to Robert Mueller's investigators, and now we have confirmation.  It's not surprising that none of Trump's lawyers thought to ask McGhan for a comprehensive overview of his answers to Mueller's questions.  Don't you just hate it when you set a guy up to take the fall for you, and he refuses to go along with the plan?  Let's set the over/under on Trump attacking McGhan on Twitter at one week from today.

Donald Trump August 20 2018What do you mean, McGhan won't agree to be a patsy?  (pic via

Trump claims that other media outlets are complaining to him about the McGhan story.  On what planet does this story even theoretically make sense, unless of course we're talking about Fox News?  The Great Pumpkin is getting lazy with his lies at this point.

Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani is into full-on 1984-speak with a comment on Sunday that, "truth isn't truth" when talking about the Russia investigation.  To review once again, the truth is that the Trump campaigned conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign and has been lying about it ever since.  The only way it doesn't come back to bite them is if they convince the rest of the country to ignore reality just like the GOP has done for the last 18 months.  This seems like a good time to mention that the mid-term elections are 78 days away.

(Also, a note for our Massachusetts friends:  Primary Day is on September 4.)

The news continues to get worse for Michael Cohen, who is now reportedly under investigation for bank fraud regarding $20 million in loans he received as part of his family's taxi business.  Prosecutors are reportedly looking at filing any applicable charges against Cohen by the end of the month. 

The Boston Red Sox lost 2-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday.  Hector Velazquez took a tough loss, giving up just three hits and one run over four innings.  The bullpen kept the Sox in the game, apart from Matt Barnes giving up a home run in the top of the 9th inning, but Boston's offense took the day off, getting just two hits and two walks.  It had to be a sweet day for Tampa pitcher Jalen Beeks, who threw four innings of scoreless relief to get the win against his former team.  (Beeks was traded to Tampa by the Red Sox in exchange for Nathan Eovaldi.)  Next up, Rick Porcello gets the start tonight as Terry Francona and the Cleveland Indians come to town.

We want to wish a happy birthday to Sylvester McCoy.  The former Doctor Who star turns 75 years old today.

Director Boots Riley has an extensive critique of Spike Lee's movie, BlacKkKlansman, saying that the movie takes a lot of liberties with the truth to paint a pro-police picture.

Now that he's got some time to kill before the next Avengers movie comes out, Robert Downey Jr. appears to be getting ready for a return to Sherlock Holmes. 

Lizzie & The Duke (starring Matt Smith, Terry Crews, and James Corden) might just be a parody TV show, but we could get into this one if it really showed up on the CBS schedule.  Have a look:

Hey Dio fans, Ronnie James Dio's estate will be having a massive auction in September.   You'll have an opportunity to bid on all sorts of memorabilia, so throw the devil horns and have at it.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's have The Romantics close things out with, "What I Like About You," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, folks.  We love hanging out with you every chance we get.  Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll see you back here again for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.


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