White House Counsel Knew Flynn Broke the Law, December 21, 2017

It is NOT NORMAL that the White House counsel researched the federal laws covering lying to investigators and violating the Logan Act in the first days of the current administration and warned the president about the possibility that the National Security Adviser had broken these laws. In other words, the president had been informed that the National Security Adviser was likely in legal danger before he fired the FBI director who was investigating these matters.

Source: Foreign Policy.


Ivanka Trump on Tax Bill, December 21, 2017

It is NOT NORMAL that the president’s daughter, a senior White House adviser, does not even know which year the Republican tax bill applies to (it will not affect the 2017 taxes filed in April 2018). In addition, it is unlikely that, as she stated, Americans will be filing taxes on a postcard, as the much-vaunted simplification didn’t really pan out.

Sources: Fox News.

Conspiracy Theorist at Department of Homeland Security, December 21, 2017

It is NOT NORMAL that a White House senior adviser at the Department of Homeland Security has frequently supported conspiracy theories such as (1) Barack Obama’s memoir was ghostwritten by Bill Ayers; (2) former CIA director John Brennan converted to Islam at some point; and (3) former Attorney General Eric Holder was a member of the Black Panthers. He is also a birther, because of course he is, and he has complained about the “Zimbabwe-fication” of the United States, which isn’t racist at all.

Sources: CNN.