Crying Wolf

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Adam Zyglis)

In other news, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's security chief and the man he hired to manage the agency's Superfund sites both resigned today. Both have been named in scandals.

Meanwhile, Trump's longtime lawyer and thug Michael Cohen has been hit with $185,000 in additional fines for unpaid taxes in the state of New York. The charges are related to his taxi business.

Finally, sources who spoke to CNN say Trump's former doctor and VA nominee Ronny Jackson shared the medical records of Mike Pence's wife last year without permission. They also say he intimidated Pence's doctor.

The previously unreported incident is the first sign that serious concerns about Ronny Jackson's conduct had reached the highest levels of the White House as far back as September -- months before White House aides furiously defended Jackson's professionalism, insisted he had been thoroughly vetted and argued allegations of misconduct amounted to unsubstantiated rumors. [...]

According to copies of internal documents obtained by CNN, Pence's doctor accused Jackson of overstepping his authority and inappropriately intervening in a medical situation involving the second lady as well as potentially violating federal privacy rights by briefing White House staff and disclosing details to other medical providers -- but not appropriately consulting with the vice president's physician.

We knew the White House wasn't being entirely forthcoming about Jackson.

  • mnpollio

    Love the cartoon. In what world are we living that comedians are held to a higher standard of accountability for what they say as jokes during performances then the President and his political cronies, who are given a free pass to say the most base and filthy lies about people and skate away unscathed. I expect this double standard from Trump supporters, but for those touchy-feely members of the Left clutching their pearls over Michelle Wolf, I say take those those pearls you are clutching and shove them straight up your keister.

  • Georgie

    Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is a gift to all.

  • Aynwrong

    The man Trump wanted to manage the healthcare of every single American veteran alive today intimidated the doctor of the wife of Trump’s own VP and disclosed her medical records without her permission.

    These people are going to give incompetence a bad name.