The Process

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Adam Zyglis)

In other news, California and New Mexico have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump's regime's decision to roll back Obama-era regulations on methane gas emissions. More states are expected to join.

Meanwhile, Politico reports special prosecutor Robert Mueller's plea deal with Paul Manafort includes provisions that could trigger new charges against Manafort if he accepts a pardon from Trump.

Finally, federal authorities say they've lost track of another 1,500 immigrant children who were housed with sponsors this year. This should not be confused with the nearly 1,500 children they lost last year.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is unable to account for the whereabouts of nearly 1,500 migrant children who illegally entered the United States alone this year and were placed with sponsors after leaving federal shelters, according to congressional findings released on Tuesday.

The revelation echoes an admission in April by the Department of Health and Human Services that the government had similarly lost track of an additional 1,475 migrant children it had moved out of shelters last year.

In findings that lawmakers described as troubling, Senate investigators said the department could not determine with certainty the whereabouts of 1,488 out of 11,254 children the agency had placed with sponsors in 2018, based on follow-up calls from April 1 to June 30.

  • Badgerite

    Lawless and immoral. If you have to go so far as to traumatize and harm other people’s children to get someone on the Court who will allow you to traumatize and harm gay people there is nothing ‘Christian’ about you.

    • mnpollio

      Unfortunately, this seems to be now what the word “Christian” has degenerated to – at least in this country. At this point, if someone were to bestow the title of “Christian” on me, I would be so insulted by the slight, I would deck them.

  • Aynwrong

    This is what I’ve been hoping but too cautious to assume. That Mueller is going out of his way to make sure that Trump’s pardon power is rendered moot.

    My own prediction is that if Trump tries to pardon his way out of this and state charges start kicking in or if witnesses like Manafort refuse to accept pardons for the same reason we should all expect to see such luminaries as Alan Dershowicz and Glenn Greenwald decide that state charges are an end run around Trump’s constitutional right to pardon anybody he wants. Also, some nonsense about the deep state.

  • Nefercat

    So basically if you are a child trafficker or pedophile, get yourself down to the border and sign up as a sponsor.* They’ll just hand the kiddies right into your arms!

    *God knows what the process is for becoming a sponsor, but I would be surprised if it is any more stringent than the process for keeping track of the sponsors after they are handed the hapless, helpless, traumatized children.

    Evil, just evil, pure, unadulterated evil.