Not Guilty

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Mike Luckovich)

In other news, the first case of the contagious Chinese coronavirus has been detected in the U.S. in Washington state. A person traveling from Wuhan, China to Seattle carried the virus over.

Meanwhile, one of the Trump's national security advisers, Andrew Peek, was escorted away from the White House pending a security investigation. Peek was the top adviser on Russia, but he was only on the job for three months.

There's been some wild rumors about Peek floating around, but there's been no additional reporting yet.

Finally, Trump reportedly told donors at Mar-a-Lago that he ordered the assassination of Qassem Soleimani because the general said some bad things.

In his speech — held inside the gilded ballroom on his Mar-a-Lago property — he claimed that Soleimani was "saying bad things about our country" before the strike, which led to his decision to authorize his killing.

"How much of this shit do we have to listen to?" Trump asked. "How much are we going to listen to?"

Trump did not describe an "imminent threat" that led to his decision to kill Soleimani, the justification used by administration officials in the aftermath of the attack.

I don't think we'll like living in a world where this is the standard for assassinations.