The Kavanaugh confirmation circus dominated the show, but two-thirds of the way in the news broke that Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General, had proposed wearing a wire to record his meetings with Trump, and had explored using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Rosenstein issued a weak non-denial denial. But don't worry, everybody knows "the Deep State" is just a paranoid fantasy... We'll have more on this disturbing story as it develops.
While we're at it, here I am with Tucker Carlson on the Kavanaugh business from last night, Thursday:
If you're one of that small, brave band that enjoys me on camera, I'll be here tomorrow morning, Saturday, to answer members' questions in a brand new video edition of Mark's Mailbox. Hope you'll tune in - and join me next week for a special extended encounter with Tucker Carlson.
As I mentioned on air, the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise is now sold out. We scrabbled around to accommodate a few last-minute bookings; we moved Michele Bachmann to a windowless upper bunk in the hold, which freed up her stateroom... But we can't take any more, I'm afraid. So I look forward to seeing some of you when we depart Montreal in a week's time - and, for those who couldn't make it, we hope to see you on our second Mark Steyn Club Cruise.
I'll be back in a few hours for the latest episode in The Mark Steyn Club's current audio adventure - John Buchan's Greenmantle. As I always say, the Steyn Club isn't for everyone, but it does come with some special benefits, including:
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~My new series of video poetry;
~Advance booking for my live appearances around the world;
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~Priority booking to join me and my guests on the next Mark Steyn Club Cruise;
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