Update on Trump's new pick for DNI: Besides being totally incompetent, turns out he will probably lose his security clearance for unregistered lobbying for an Eastern European strong man. This is one of the crimes Manafort is in prison for right now. Too bad Trump picked him! Now that people are looking at him he's going to lose his gig as ambassador to Germany.

I wonder if Congress could pass a law with veto-proof majorities just to prohibit filling positions without confirmation by the Senate. They might be crooks, but at least they are smart enough not to confirm the criminals Trump selects.