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Wednesday's Mini-Report, 11.21.18

Today's edition of quick hits.

Today's edition of quick hits:

* Will we ever see the Q&A? "President Donald Trump's legal team submitted his written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller's questions on Tuesday, Trump attorneys Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani said in a Tuesday statement."

* File this away for future reference: "The House intelligence committee's incoming Democratic majority is taking its first steps to follow Donald Trump's money, The Daily Beast has learned. The committee is looking to hire money-laundering and forensic accounting experts."

* Who loves the Republican tax plan? Banks do: "The U.S. banking industry's profits reached a record $62 billion during the third quarter, fueled in large part by a corporate tax cut, according to government data released Tuesday."

* We're still waiting for a credible defense of the mission: "The probability that American border guards will face violence at the southwestern border is 'minimal,' an internal Homeland Security Department document has concluded, undercutting a Trump administration proposal to protect the security officials from migrant attacks by pairing them with military troops."

* Putin will not be pleased: "The global law-enforcement body Interpol elected South Korea's Kim Jong-yang its new president Wednesday. Kim's election averts a crisis in the international police group because it thwarts efforts by Russia to lead Interpol."

* Whether you care about the health care industry or not, this is one striking story: "Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good night's rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics, including surveillance, to make patients bear the costs. Experts say it's part of the insurance industry playbook."

* I'll assume this was a rhetorical question: "Donald Trump knows who Time magazine should pick for 2018's Person of the Year award, and it's no surprise: Donald Trump.... 'I can't imagine anybody other than Trump,' the president said, meaning himself. 'Can you imagine anybody other than Trump?'"

* A literal turkey has spent more time on the White House press briefing room podium in November than has White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

* A good decision: "A week after claiming to be part of a 'master race,' a county commissioner in Kansas has announced his resignation."

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.