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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Danziger: Fickle Mistress

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

Is Russia Probe ‘Ready To Explode’ As Trump Attacks Mueller?

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

It’s never a surprise when President Donald Trump goes on the attack against Special Counsel Robert Mueller — at this point, that’s just par for the corrupt course. But there was something unusual and provocative in the president’s latest salvo against the Russia investigaiton on Thursday morning.

Instead of merely railing against the investigation as “witch hunt,” the president had specific criticisms of the investigators’ behavior, leveling a more pointed critique against the Mueller team than he often does.

“The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess,” he wrote. “They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts.…

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Interview: Trump Connects Whitaker Appointment To Russia Probe

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

When President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after the midterm elections and replaced him with former U.S. attorney and DOJ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker, there was an unspoken but obvious reason for his decision. It was telegraphed by Whitaker’s long history of opposing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump’s ties to Russia, calling it a “witch hunt” and warning that any probe into the Trump family finances was a “red line.”

So it was remarkable when Trump, in a Thursday interview with the right-wing Daily Caller, came out and said it directly.…

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