The Smoking Gun

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Congress has passed a government funding bill to prevent a government shutdown that would have occurred tonight if they hadn't, but this only funds the government for the next four weeks.

Meanwhile, Bumble Bee, the largest brand of packaged seafood, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. And there sure have been a lot of bankruptcies of large food companies lately, haven't there?

Bumble Bee's bankruptcy isn't directly related to Trump's trade war, but his recent decision to impose tariffs on seafood from Thailand probably didn't help them.

Finally, Israel's attorney general has indicted Benjamin Netanyahu for fraud and corruption.

Capping a three-year investigation, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit charged Netanyahu with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three different scandals. It is the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister has been charged with a crime. [...]

According to the indictment, Netanyahu accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars of champagne and cigars from billionaire friends, offered to trade favors with a newspaper publisher and used his influence to help a wealthy telecom magnate in exchange for favorable coverage on a popular news site.

Netanyahu responded to his indictment by calling it a "coup," because he's a dictator or at least wishes he were.