Logical Reasonings / 6.7.17

A. Tomorrow, former FBI Director James Comey will testify about Trump and Russia at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. He’ll be reading from a prepared statement, which you can read now. Most of the information he’ll be relaying has already been reported. But among other things, he’ll testify under oath that Trump asked him to pledge his loyalty, to back off of the Michael Flynn criminal investigation, to “lift the cloud” from the Russia probe, and to publicly deny that Trump was a subject of investigation. Senate Intelligence Committee

B. Trump also named a new FBI Director today: former Assistant Attorney General Chris Wray. True to form, Trump made the announcement in a tweet without notifying Congress. NY Times

C. You know what’s a good distraction from national intelligence? Dinosaurs, a favorite topic of both Blueprint and the LSAT. Two dino-facts people can’t seem to agree on is what led to their extinction, and whether they had feathers. A new study claims to have found definitive proof that the Tyrannosaurus rex did not have feathers. Expect this to show up in an antithesis passage in the not too distant future. Washington Post

D. And new evidence also suggests that humans are twice as old as we thought. A discovery of human fossils from an ancient Moroccan campsite suggest that the modern Homo sapien had evolved earlier and had spread farther across Africa than previously believed. National Geographic

E. And if you fancy a look, here’s a primer on tomorrow’s UK elections for those with a less than robust knowledge of UK politics. BBC

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