Reporters spot toilet-bowl shaped UFO in the Washington suburbs: Did James B. Comey get fired because he requested more money for the FBI's Russia probe?
Did Comey even make this request? After reading the New York Times this morning, we had no freaking idea.
(Also after reading the Washington Post.)
We did experience a moment of comic relief—and it wasn't even in the "noteworthy facts" from the Times' page A3. Near the end of a muddy discussion of Comey's alleged request, Rosenberg and Apuzzo baffled us with the highlighted statement:
ROSENBERG AND APUZZO (5/11/17): Also on Wednesday, Mr. Burr and Mr. Warner asked the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network for financial information on Mr. Trump and some of his associates that was relevant to the Russia investigation.According to Rosenberg and Apuzzo, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network "operates out of a toilet bowl-shaped building" in the suburbs of Washington.
Both Mr. Warner and Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon—the ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee with jurisdiction over the Treasury Department and also a member of the Intelligence Committee—have said they will block the confirmation of Sigal Mandelker, Mr. Trump’s nominee to be the top Treasury official for terrorism and financial crimes, until the network delivers the information.
The little-known bureau, which operates out of a toilet bowl-shaped building in the suburbs of Washington, serves as the financial intelligence network of the United States, gathering and maintaining a vast collection of data on transactions and suspicious financial activity that can yield valuable leads and help expose hard-to-find networks.
Does anyone on the face of the earth have any idea what that means? Does the building have a flat white retractable roof which swings straight up toward the sky?
Did the toilet-bowl shaped suburban building possibly drop from the sky one day? Inquiring minds want to ask!
We find ourselves wondering more and more about the mental states of various players inside the question mark-shaped buildings owned by the New York Times. We end with a question which must now be asked:
Are Rosenberg and Apuzzo the scribes in charge of picking those "noteworthy facts?"