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Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. The Times has a story on the rise of robot journalists who never make typoos. Whatever you do, don't listen to former Times executive editor Jill Abramson's very bad advice about interview notes: "I do not record. I’ve never recorded. I’m a very fast note-taker." A ragtag group of Trump's "most notorious and outspoken supporters," including Steve Bannon, Kris Kobach and former Sheriff David Clarke, all descended last week on the Mexican border town of McAllen, Texas. The White House apparently has a plan to prevent Democrats from getting their hands on Trump's tax returns. The John Dory Oyster Bar in the Ace Hotel will close at the end of the month. Congressman Dan Crenshaw tried taking a few shots at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter—it did not go so well for him. Billy Eichner will write and star in an untitled romantic comedy directed by Nick Stoller (Neighbors) and co-produced by Judd Apatow. Cosmopolitan writes about the "scam" of the purity movement. According to a WNYC/Pro Publica investigation, the investment firm founded by the chairman of Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, Tom Barrack, developed a plan to profit off its connections to the incoming administration and foreign dignitaries. Pope Francis for the first time acknowledged a persistent problem of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns in the Catholic Church. The Academy confirmed there will be no host for this year's shitshow Oscars broadcast. And finally, being a dog mom is a real hoot:

If you're having a bad day, here's a mother dog playing with her pups

— Puppies 🐶 (@PopularPups) February 5, 2019