You may have noticed that I haven’t covered the salacious stories around emails supposedly found on Hunter Biden’s laptop. That’s because I think the story is bullshit. Worse, as more than 50 former senior intelligence officials have suggested, the story, “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

+ I mean, does this headline suggest hell froze over or what? Fox News Passed on Hunter Biden Laptop Story Over Credibility Concerns. (They’ll still cover it nonstop now that it’s out though.)

+ In other election blotter news, the president of our former democracy has called on his personal attorney general to appoint special prosecutor to investigate Bidens before Election Day. But don’t think the cheating will hamper the lying. For fact checkers, the period from Friday through Sunday was one of the most challenging of Trump’s entire presidency.

+ Meanwhile, the president continues to attack “Fauci and all these idiots,” even as 14 states recently have set hospitalization records.