The Witch Hunt

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Trump has lost his Pecker. David Pecker, owner of the National Enquirer and longtime Trump ally, has been granted immunity by federal prosecutors in exchange for his cooperation.

Meanwhile, the DNC says the attempted hack of their voter database was actually an unauthorized test by the Democratic party of Michigan.

In a statement, [DNC security chief Bob Lord] said, "We have continued to investigate the phishing site reported to the DNC yesterday. We, along with the partners who reported the site, now believe it was built by a third party as part of a simulated phishing test on VoteBuilder. The test, which mimicked several attributes of actual attacks on the Democratic party's voter file, was not authorized by the DNC, VoteBuilder nor any of our vendors."

This pisses me off and I'm not even the security chief. Way to give a million a people a heart attack for no reason, Michigan Democrats.

Finally, here's Rep. Duncan Hunter walking into court to chants of "lock him up!"

Hunter is blaming the "deep state" and Democrats for his indictment which, among many other things, says he tried to cover up spending campaign funds on golf by claiming it was for wounded veterans.

The San Diego Union-Tribune called on Hunter to resign, saying he has become "corrupt to the point of caricature."

Well-versed and outspoken on issues involving the military, Hunter had every reason to expect a House career as distinguished as that of his father, another veteran who rose to be the powerful chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and one of the leading voices in Washington on the Pentagon, the defense budget and U.S. foreign policy.

Instead, Hunter badly lost his way, seemingly becoming corrupt to the point of caricature. His once-promising political career is now in ruins as a result. A 47-page indictment released Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego laid out how Hunter and wife Margaret had spent more than $250,000 in campaign donations for the personal benefit of the couple and their children from 2010 to 2017. The indictment makes the case for a staggering 60 criminal counts ranging from illegal use of campaign funds to conspiracy to wire fraud to falsifying records. Their purchases ranged from the banal — inexpensive Uber trips — to the preposterous — a $14,261 family vacation in Italy in late 2015.

  • Aynwrong

    As Oliver Willis pointed out on Twitter, Trump is being taken apart by a Playboy playmate, a porn star and a man named Pecker.

    When the D’s screw up like that it just gives the other side ammunition.

  • David Greenberg

    If you’re black and steal a loaf of bread at the local 7/11 go straight to jail. If you’re white and wealthy and your corporation steals billions, become governor of Florida and possibly its next senator. American exceptionalism.

  • Draxiar

    Blames the “deep state”. Your “party of personal responsibility” folks. He may as well say, “The devil made me do it”.

    • Aynwrong

      “The dog ate my homework!

      • Draxiar

        That actually did happen to me one time…I kid you not. I showed the teacher my proof (half eaten book and a ripped paper with bite marks) and she threw up her hands and proclaimed that this was a first for her.

  • KanaW

    I wonder what they’d find if they investigated his father? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in many cases…