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There Is Some Serious Sh*t Going on with the Russia Investigation Right Now

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | January 31, 2018 |

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | January 31, 2018 |

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The Russia investigation — and specifically, the obstruction of justice case against Donald Trump — has seen some considerable movement tonight. We have learned from the NYTimes that Mueller is zeroing in on Trump’s efforts while on Air Force One to cover up the Don Jr. meeting with the Russians. More specifically, a spokesman for Mr. Trump’s legal team is prepared to testify in front of Mueller that Hope Hicks said, in a conference call with the President, that Don Jr.’s emails about getting dirt on Hillary Clinton “will never get out.” That alarmed the White House spokesman, who saw it as an effort to obstruct justice. In fact, he resigned the next month. (NYTimes)

Meanwhile, Adam Schiff wrote a blistering piece in the Washington Post castigating Devin Nunes and the Republicans for voting to Release the Memo. He also specifically calls out Paul Ryan. It is definitely worth the read. (WashPo)

In fact, after you read it, this is even MORE damning.

I think Sam Stein is right on this point:

In Canada, it’s Bell Let’s Talk Day. For every tweet and retweet today using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk Bell will donate 5 cents to programs in support of mental health. - (LG)

There won’t be a Marchesa showing at NYFW. Good! I’m not saying that because I have any feelings one way or the other about Georgina Chapman; I don’t. I’m saying that because I find Marchesa to be one of the ugliest designers and probably the only one I can identify on sight based strictly on how hideous it is. - (Celebitchy)

Butterbeer haircolor. - (Revelist)

I didn’t watch the State of the Union last night and looking over the AP Fact Check, it’s probably a good thing. It probably would have just pissed me off too much. - (AP)

If that bummed you out or pissed you off too much, watch the Pod Save America guys give their impression of the State of the Union:

Michelle Obama finally dishes on a) what was in the giant-ass Tiffany’s box Melania handed her on Inauguration Day and b) why she looked so confused by it. - (Dlisted)

If you’ve never heard of Ashlee Marie Preston, now’s a good time to get to know all about her. - (TV)

Our own Kristy Puchko has joined the crew at the Slashfilmcast as a regular contributor. Check her out weighing in on the failed feminism of Phantom Thread. - (SlashFilm)

Remember Rihanna’s gown from the Met Ball? Guo Pei was responsible for that, as well as for the amazing looks here. These are couture and not dresses you’re going to wear to your cousin’s wedding or something, so they’re waaaaay the hell out there, but I kind of want 4 or 5 of them! To wear to weddings. Or just grocery shopping. - (GFY)

Have you, a friend or family member recently been diagnosed with cancer or had a cancer scare? Join the 10th Cannonball Read, and help raise a collective middle finger to cancer. Whether you want to rhapsodize about your favorite books, or snarkily skewer terrible books, Cannonball Read is the place for you. All profits from ad revenue and fundraising get donated to the American Cancer Society, so sign up and #fuckcancer. Registration closes Monday, February 5th. (Cannonball Read 10)

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Lainey is the copy editor & linkmaster. You can Tweet at her on Twitter.