Last week, Norwegian fishermen encountered a beluga whale with a suspicious harness attached to its head. The harness, which appeared to have once held a small recording device, was marked “Equipment St. Petersburg,” prompting many to conclude that the whale was part of a nefarious Russian espionage ring. Recent reports indicate the whale has opted to defect to Norway, and potentially to become a vital source of information for Western intelligence agencies.
I can’t think of a better illustration of our partisan divide than the reactions to Attorney General William Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Democrats are furious at Barr’s defense of his rollout of the Mueller report and his assertions of executive power. Some Democrats want Barr to resign, others want him to be impeached, and Nancy Pelosi says he’s guilty of lying to Congress. Republicans have found a hero.