Double Shot

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Ed Hall)

In other news, Trump reportedly had a secret meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 meeting in November. No notes were taken.

In related news, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says Russia and China are probably already looking for ways to advance their interests in our 2020 election.

Finally, the rest of the world apparently thinks the United States is pretty corrupt, or at least more corrupt now than it was before Trump.

The U.S. plunged in an annual global corruption index as a surge in support for populist leaders and the erosion of democracy hobbled efforts to tackle graft around the world.

The U.S. under President Donald Trump dropped six places to 22nd globally in the 2018 corruption-perception index published by the Berlin-based Transparency International. Denmark came in first, trading places with New Zealand, which was deemed least corrupt in 2017. [...]

The U.S. registered its lowest score on the annual index in seven years. Transparency cited “threats to its system of checks and balances as well as an erosion of ethical norms at the highest levels of power.”

They're not wrong.