Category Archives: Law

Trump Signs Russian Sanctions Bill

russian sanctions bill

Congress can’t repeal ObamaCare but it frog marched Trump to the signing table for a Russian sanctions bill. The House voted 419-3 for the bill and the Senate came in 98-2.

Russian Sanctions Bill

And the president can’t reverse the sanctions without Congressional approval. Which may be unconstitutional, at least that’s what Trump said in his initial signing statement.  Still, he didn’t have much choice but to sign the veto proof bill.

Bloomberg’s Eli Lake says leakers are forcing Trump to act against his will.

Putin’s pissed.

Jeff Sessions Goes To Bat Against Gang Violence

jeff sessions

Trump snubbed Jeff Sessions in a speech about  MS-13 gang violence last week. Sessions was in El Salvador to actually do something about it.

Sessions Renews Federal Asset Forfeiture Program

federal asset forfeiture program

President Trump gave an interview to his favorite newspaper, the NYT. He allowed that he wouldn’t have appointed Jeff Sessions Attorney General had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russian allegations.

Meanwhile A.G. Sessions has been busying himself by renewing the federal asset forfeiture program.

Cover Your Asset Forfeiture Program

A little pithier mention of the property grab plan would have helped this cartoon. But I still like it.

Pride of ObamaCare Ownership

obamacare ownership

President Trump’s answer to the Senate health-care bill collapse was to stand back and allow ObamaCare to collapse too. There aren’t enough healthy customers paying premiums to cover the sick ones. And insurance companies are pulling out as ObamaCare heads into a death spiral.

Trump claims that when the program fails he won’t own it. Democrats will because they passed ObamaCare on a party line vote with zero Republican input.

Obamacare Ownership

Which kind of makes sense, except that voters elected Trump to repeal ObamaCare. Now he’s president so he does own it, along with everything else he inherited from previous administrations.

Kind of like LBJ owned all the helicopters.

 

Nauseous Queasy Comey

nauseous queasy Comey

Nauseous

Former FBI Director Comey said it made him mildly nauseous to think he might have influenced the 2016 election by publicly opining on the Hillary investigation.

Queasy

Not only that, he felt queasy about following his boss Loretta Lynch’s order to refer to the investigation as a “matter”.

Which I found mildly amusing.