This week WH spokeshill Sarah Huckabee-Sanders seems to be intent on building a greater and greater pile of ethical and moral gaffes and crimes than any other Press Secretary in History. First of all she advocated for an ESPN reporter to be fired because she had said the Donald “There are Nice Nazis/Both Sides/The Alf-Left came Charging/My father doesn’t rent to Niggers/I don’t like black people touching my money/The Central Park Five should have been executed/Look at my Black Guy/Mexicans are Rapists/Muslims cheered 9/11” Trump is a “White Supremist.”
I mean who could ever get an impression like that?
According to former Federal Ethics Watchdog Walter Schaub that may have been a crime.
This law essentially states certain government employees — including the president, vice president and “any other executive branch employee” — are prohibited from influencing the employment decisions or practices of a private entity (such as ESPN) “solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation.”
Breaking this law can lead to a fine or imprisonment up to 15 years — possibly both — and could lead to disqualification from “holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
Now it might be argued that Huckabee-Sanders suggested that Jemele Hill be fired wasn’t “solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation” because we don’t really know what her party is, but we do know what part Trump is in and that that party has had a direct association with White Supremacy ever since the KKK supporting Dixiecrats split off from the Democratic Party because Truman desegregated the military and their nominee for President in 1948, Strom Thurman, became a Republican.
Also the fact that former KKK Grand Dragon David Duke ran for Governor of Louisiana as a Republican is a bit of a hint of which party they think is on their side.
On top of this, Huckabee-Sanders also this week openly claimed that former FBI Director James Comey should be prosecuted by the DOJ because they didn’t like that he leaked his own notes to the press and he gave testimony that Trump doesn’t like.
Speaking yesterday in the White House’s daily media briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Comey had violated the Privacy Act, a law regulating how personal information can be used and publicized by federal government agencies.
Huckabee Sanders said the Department of Justice (DOJ) should look into prosecuting former FBI Director James Comey.
In response, close Comey confidant Ben Wittes told The Hill the charges against his friend were a “disgusting abuse” by the White House and its press secretary.
“It is, substantially, completely frivolous and it would warrant nothing more than amusement were she not doing it from the White House podium,” Wittes, a legal journalist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution said.
Democrat Representative for California Eric Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence Committee which is investigating the allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials, said he believed the White House was engaged in a smear campaign.
“This is not what cooperative, innocent people do,” he said. “Cooperative innocent people work with prosecutors, not against them,” Swalwell added.
Her claims just by complete and total coincidence were also repeated by Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekoluw and interestingly it was noticed by Preet Bharara.
One day after POTUS spox says Sessions should investigate Comey, Trump’s TV lawyer sends same signal. Hey Sessions! Like your job? Hint hint https://t.co/raWBUlQ84F
Ã¢ÂÂ Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) September 13, 2017