Election Integrity

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Clay Bennett)

In other news, Milwaukee County taxpayers reportedly paid $226,000 to provide security for former wingnut sheriff David Clarke. Just wait until the settlements for his jailhouse deaths are due.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Office of Government "Ethics" says it will allow anonymous donations to legal defense funds for White House staffers, meaning lobbyists and megadonors can fund their defense in the Russian interference probe. The swamp is overflowing.

Finally, details about the Trump regime's new anti-leak program have been... leaked to the press.

In the memo about leaks that was subsequently obtained by BuzzFeed News, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster details a request that “every Federal Government department and agency” hold a one-hour training next week on “unauthorized disclosures” — of classified and certain unclassified information.

The request includes “[s]uggested training materials” — provided by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center — that include the 15-minute C-SPAN video of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ August news conference about leaks and a six-minute Fox News video of an interview with the National Counterintelligence and Security Center’s director, William Evanina.

Making staffers watch a video of Jeff Sessions speaking for 15 minutes seems cruel and unusual.

  • I am a federal worker. If they try to make me sit through this propaganda, I will likely refuse or call in sick that day. Yeesh.

  • 1933john

    Sessions, that reminds
    me, I need to take a leak.

  • Aynwrong

    Some of the Milwaukee taxpayers deserve to be made to pony up some cash. They voted for this violent fascist. Repeatedly.

    Odds on actual Russian business interests contributing to the defense funds? I mean at this point, why not?!

    The anti-leak leak is as classic as lawyers lawyering up.

    • Oh, they’ll pay whether they voted for the asshat or not. Narcissistic sheriffs like Clarke and Arpaio are bad news when it comes to civil liberties and liability. You would think the voters would figure that out. In AZ it took the voters of Maricopa County 24 years and over $100 million to figure it out, unfortunately.

  • Badgerite

    A 15 minute video of Jeff Sessions? “You had best tell us if you are leaker now. Ve haf vays of making you talk”.

    • I have more of a Foghorn Leghorn voice in my head….”What’s the big idea?! Leaks, I say, leaks are….”