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The Administrative State

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Clay Bennett)

In other news, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort received $13 million in mysterious loans from pro-Russian billionaires the exact same day he stepped down from the Trump campaign in August 2016. It's almost like he was paid for services rendered. Draw your own conclusions.

Meanwhile, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the state and University of Wisconsin on behalf of transgender employees who've been denied health insurance coverage for transition-related procedures.

Finally, CIA director Mike Pompeo says Wikileaks is a "non-state hostile intelligence service" supported by states like Russia

“Wikileaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service,” Pompeo said in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, his first public remarks since being sworn in as CIA director.

Pompeo said that Wikileaks “has encouraged its followers to find jobs at the CIA in order to obtain intelligence.”

“It overwhelmingly focuses on the United States while seeking support from anti-democratic countries and organizations,” he said. “It’s time to call out Wikileaks for what it really is: a non-state hostile intelligence service often embedded by state actors like Russia.”

We're less than a year removed from Trump loudly declaring that he "loves Wikileaks" during his campaign speeches.

This was way funnier to me than it probably should have been. As soon as I stop laughing, I'm going to go cook some ground beef.

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  • Aynwrong

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    • Agreed. But it just wasn’t their style.