Nanny State

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Jack Ohman)

In other news, a group of counties in Texas have won a temporary court battle against Governor Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates. GOP governors are keeping these bans in place even with hospitals filling up.

Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence officials are privately saying the Taliban could retake total control of Afghanistan by October.

Finally, prosecutors say they're skeptical of anything that Trump's CFO Allen Weisselberg might tell them because he lied to them before when they were prosecuting Michael Cohen. They even considered perjury charges at the time.

In the course of the investigation, prosecutors gave limited immunity to Weisselberg, who was involved in the company's effort to reimburse Cohen for the hush money payments, a matter that has also come under scrutiny by the Manhattan district attorney's office.

But federal prosecutors ended up questioning their decision to give Weisselberg immunity, according to people familiar with the matter.

After they came to suspect Weisselberg lied in his testimony, prosecutors weighed whether to pursue perjury charges and, according to one person familiar with the matter, they also explored whether they could retract his immunity.

Never give immunity to one of Trump's guys.