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Monday, December 09, 2019

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Stings Nunes Over Trump’s Abuse Of Memo

Leaving President Trump alone with anyone, man or (especially) woman, is a bad idea. In fact, even leaving Trump alone with an inanimate object isn’t a completely safe move.

In today’s clip, Samantha Bee describes how the POTUS was unwisely given time alone with the infamous Nunes memo for “several hours”…leading her to the unsavory conclusion that the three-and-a-half page document could have been violated. A six-figure settlement may not quash the resulting scandal…just ask Stormy Daniels!

Nunes is preparing several alarming sequels in his war against the FBI, including “Nunes vs Predator.” But with the revelation of fresh abuse of authority in targeting black citizens, Bee points out that the FBI has been oppressively conservative under President Trump. In fact the bureau could use some of that “Clinton leftism” imagined to exist there by Republicans.

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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, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Wen Ho Lee

Down at Mar-a-Lago and anywhere else that former President Donald Trump is still venerated, he and his entourage are excited about a publication that has never before drawn his attention. The Columbia Journalism Review has just published a four-part, 24,000-word essay that purports to debunk the Trump-Russia "narrative" — and seeks to blame rising public disdain for the press, among other ills, on The New York Times and The Washington Post for their coverage of that scandal.

Its author is Jeff Gerth, a reporter who worked at the Times for three decades. His former colleagues are said to be seething with fury at him. They have ample reason, not out of feelings of personal betrayal, but because Gerth has betrayed basic journalistic standards. Unfortunately, this is not the first time.

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