Explain This to Me

Mr. Kelly took to the lectern in the White House briefing room Thursday to defend President Trump’s handling of a condolence call to a widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger and to attack Ms. Wilson as selfish and politically motivated for her criticism. To bolster that characterization, he offered up his remembrance of the dedication of the FBI building in memory of two FBI agents who had been killed in the line of duty. He claimed Ms. Wilson used the occasion to take unseemly credit for securing federal funding for the building. “We were stunned,” he said, “stunned that she had done it. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned.”

But, as a video by the Florida Sun Sentinel of Ms. Wilson’s remarks that day shows, Mr. Kelly got it all wrong.

It’s like he took a page from his boss and forgot that facts matter.  I don’t expect perfection, but I expect more from a 4-Star General.

Source: The Washington Post

Explain this to me

The Environmental Protection Agency is spending nearly $25,000 to construct a secure, soundproof communications booth in the office of Administrator Scott Pruitt

I have no clue why this is necessary. Further I struggle speculate what could be possibly so important that an EPA Chief must discuss privately.

Source: The Washington Post

I think this will make for an interesting reoccurring post, if only to see the timeline that it could create over a quarter or 6 month span.