Donald Trump is apparently melting down into a puddle of grease and spittle after a senior Trump administration official wrote an anonymous editorial in the New York Times suggesting that Trump was dangerously unfit for office and that his top staff has had to work continuously to thwart his most dangerous ideas and orders.
As the White House apparently scrambles, on Trump’s insistence, to find the identity of the leaker, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders mounted a Twitter effort encouraging Trump allies to jam the New York Times phone lines. As former Obama White House ethics czar Norm Eisen points out, this is a violation of federal regulations.
A government official inciting the public to flood the phones of a private corporation & media outlet with harassing calls–openly interfering with its work–is a violation of the prohibition on "Misuse of Position" in 5 CFR 2635.702. Oh, the 1st Amendment is kinda relevant too. https://t.co/F4UmTz79Tw
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) September 6, 2018
That’s the Trump White House for you: Breaking U.S. laws and ethics regulations on a daily basis, all in service of an unfit, tantrum-prone man-child who doesn’t know what the U.S. Constitution says and cannot abide the thought that it may constrain him.
Add it to the pile. Oh, and bonus points to Sanders for pretending that it’s the media, and not her currently out-of-his-mind-with-rage boss, who is currently “obsessing” over who the “gutless loser” in the White House might be.