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The FBI Wiretapped Paul Manafort's Conversations with Trump; Indictment Expected Soon

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | September 18, 2017 |

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | September 18, 2017 |

Two juicy stories surfaced today re: the Russian probe. First, CNN is reporting that the FBI had been wiretapping Paul Manafort both before the election and after, up until March, during which time he was still communicating with Trump (so if they were talking Russia, the FBI knows). Meanwhile, the NYTimes is reporting that an indictment is expected soon, and that Mueller is not fucking around in his investigation of Manafort. (NYTimes)

Tomorrow morning’s Trump tweetstorm should be fun.

There were a lot of Emmy looks last night. Some worked, some did… not. I tended to like the metallic, shimmery dresses in general. I think the styles, plus the fabrics just worked. - (GFY)

Ben Affleck went to the Emmys. Why? Was he nominated for something tv-related? No. Was he presenting an award? Nuh-uh. Was he there because the studio needed him for some Batman shenanigans? Nerp. He was there strictly as his date’s guest. - (Lainey)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus broke Candice Bergen’s Emmy record last night and I cheered, because I love the woman, I do. I’ve watched every episode of Veep and The New Adventures of Old Christine multiple times. Her comedic timing is unparalleled. That said, I hope that now JLD will take herself out of consideration next year, now that she’s broken the record, and let some of the other very talented women in her category have a shot. - (Dlisted)

There are some who have too much time on their hands and pay maybe a smidge too much attention to Princess Kate’s hair. I am SO glad they do! Fascinating stuff! - (Pure Wow)

I knew Ariel Winter was an emancipated minor and had some serious issues with her parents/mother, but I didn’t really know any specifics or how the Modern Family staff helped her out behind-the-scenes. She seems like a very smart young lady and I hope she gets to have a happy life! - (Celebitchy)

These Disney princess dress blankets might *technically* be for kids, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to ask my mother-in-law to crochet one for me for Christmas. I just need to decide which one. - (Bored Panda)

I was going to try to go the whole thing without mentioning Trump again, but then I saw this article and how he wants a military parade now because all the other big kids get to have military parades and why can’t Donnie? Donnie wants to wear medals and ride in tanks HONK HONK! GO FASTY HONK HONK!! Salute ME! I’m the KING OF AMERICA! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE! FLY EAGLES FLY! - (WP)

Did you know Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month? As with the rest of pop culture, representation is a topic of debate in Romance where the overwhelming majority of writers and protagonists in Romance are white. Mrs. Julien has been exploring the catalog of Mariana Zapata, a newish Romance writer who often writes the Hispanic women she knows. To celebrate this month, Mrs. J and Cannonball Read recommend this gem, Wait For It, a romance about regular people falling in love. (Cannonball Read 9)

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