(CNN)The old myth that August is slow in politics is dead and gone. It's canceled. And I'm going to show you -- through GIFs! -- that this week proved it.
August proves it can be newsy: The week in politics, GIF'd
Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET hour rolled in delivering the same sting of a Monday morning. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes, and Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney, pleaded guilty to eight counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud and bank fraud. Cohen getting into this car is kind of illustrative of those of us trying to remove ourselves from this narrative.
Who else had legal trouble this week? Wait for it ... Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife/campaign manager. They were charged with campaign finance violations, including buying a plane ticket for their pet rabbit. As a rabbit owner myself, I can relate to wanting to bring a bun everywhere you go, but you've got to have boundaries. Like the law, for instance.
Meanwhile, Trump was mad at Attorney General Jeff Sessions again, so not a lot new there. Except that Sessions hit back! 👀 Seriously, August is coming in hot.
You know what's not hot? The cold, dark vacuum of space. A place that astronaut trainees can come to this pool to simulate. And Vice President Mike Pence stopped by on his Space Force hype tour.
What's SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh up to this week? Well, it seems like he had a nice visit with Republican Sen. Susan Collins, possibly enough to clinch the votes he needs for confirmation. Can you imagine having to do dozens of these photo-ops?
What else was happening on Capitol Hill? Well, it appears Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and an aide were re-enacting the interaction I have with my alarm clock every morning, especially on weeks like this: "Time to wake up!" "Nope. Goodbye." But actually, Democrats were probably unhappy with the rollback of Obama-era coal pollution rules that happened earlier this week.