Just some odds and ends today:
Is Carl Bernstein on the case or just commenting on it? He says he “smells a coverup” and “we are trying to penetrate that cover up.” Go get ’em! Someone in that inner circle is going to have to break. Flynn was thrown under the bus pretty quickly, if the right pressure is applied, could he be this case’s John Dean? Doubtful, but we can always hope. He is probably just commenting on the situation and not actively investigating, but come on Carl, get someone in that parking garage.
So Melanie Trump and Sara Netanyahu visited the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture yesterday. Now if only so-called President Trump would get over there, he might learn that not all blacks (other than Ben Carson) live in crime and drug infested neighborhoods.
Meanwhile, across the DC Mall, the Smithsonian American History Museum has a new display that is pretty timely in the Trump era. Using artifacts, it tells the story of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
Remember that developing story from last year about the possibility that King Tut’s tomb might have another chamber that contains Queen Nefertiti? What’s the latest? Well, so far, scans have turned up nothing. But they’re still trying.
In other archeological news this past week, researchers discovered a new cave that they feel pretty certain contained more Dead Sea Scrolls, but which have been looted. “This exciting excavation is the closest we’ve come to discovering new Dead Sea Scrolls in 60 years,” said Dr. Oren Gutfeld, an archaeologist at Hebrew University’s Institute of Archaeology and director of the excavation.
I missed this one on Valentine’s Day, but check out this video from Time featuring “Five kisses that made history.”