Brexit and the Billy Goat
For today's stories, not one but two of the top items have absolutely nothing to do with the 2016 presidential election! Rejoice and celebrate two whole glorious paragraphs of respite from election insanity:
The people have spoken, but the United Kingdom is finding it's not that simple to leave the European Union. According to the BBC, the High Court has ruled that Parliament must hold a vote before the country can trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty—the statute which allows it to start the process of leaving the EU. The government led by Theresa May will appeal, but supporters like literature professor Brycchan Carey argue the ruling is simply business-as-usual: "High Court confirms we do after all have a parliamentary democracy in the UK."
Cubs win! Cubs win! No tweet can be as evocative of the relief felt by Cubs fans as this GIF of an actual cub:
And now, the inevitable segue back into election news...
Vocativ throws cold water on Hillary Clinton's and every other Democrat Cubs fan's celebration with the headline, "Guess Who Had the Same Chance To Win As The Cubs?" Spoiler, it's this guy:
The FBI Vs Hillary Clinton, Part 2,398
According to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI and federal prosecutors have been battling over whether or not to launch a corruption probe against Bill and Hillary's Clinton Foundation, as the FBI touts "secret recordings" of a suspect revealing actionable offenses committed by the Foundation, while the prosecution dismisses this and other evidence as hearsay which wouldn't hold up in court. Responses to the story have fallen into two camps, with some arguing that FBI investigators were being prevented from doing their job, while others like Quartz Washington correspondent Steve LeVine who dismissed the evidence persuading agents to probe the Clinton Foundation as "a screed from a Breitbart editor."
The FBI Vs... Itself?
And finally, according to an article by ThinkProgress editor-in-chief Judd Legum, the FBI has launched an investigation against... its own Twitter account. This happened after a long-dormant Twitter account, @FBIRecordsVault, suddenly came to life by releasing a series of documents including one that referred to Fred Trump, Donald Trump's father, as a "philanthropist." "The FBI can't even manage a damn Twitter account," says Slate's Jordan Weissmann.