Trump Told Mar-A-Lago Members About Iran Strike Before It Happened


By now, I’m sure we all know that Congress
was left in the dark about Donald Trump’s attack on Iran last week and it came as much
to of about as much of a surprise to them as it did to everybody else in the world. Except of course for a few people who happen
to be members of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago. According to a report released late last week,
members of Mar-a-Lago already knew that something big was going to happen because Donald Trump
had been talking about it to members of Mar-a-Lago for days before the actual attack happened. According to this report and people who were
there at Mar-a-Lago, the actual Mar-a-Lago members, Donald Trump was roaming the halls
promising these wealthy elite that something big was going to happen and that they would
soon be reading about it in the newspapers or watching the footage on TV. In addition to that, his son Eric Trump, not
long before the actual attack took place, tweeted out an ominous tweet warning that
something big was about to happen. So the president did not go through the appropriate
channels, the usual channels. He did not convene a gang of eight, which
is typical for presidents whenever they want to launch some kind of attack like this. They’re not required to fully brief Congress,
but they do typically in the past, bring in members of a congressional delegation, talk
to them about the problem, explain what’s happening, get their advice, or at the very
least, just tell them, this is what we are about to do. Trump didn’t do that, and again, totally not
required to do that, but instead he did it with his kid, his idiot son, Eric, and the
people who pay hundreds of thousands of dollars per year for the privilege of going to Mar-a-Lago. They knew about it, but Congress was left
in the dark. There’s also reports that he had told Israel
what was about to happen, but not Congress. No, not the people who actually have the power
to declare war in the United States. No, no, no, no, no, no. They don’t need to know about it, but I’m
going to tell these wealthy people, I see, I pass in the hallway what I’m about to do
to expect something big, to expect some kind of retaliation against the embassy attack
that Iran launched. This isn’t how this works, right? We have seen reports over the years about
Donald Trump meeting with people at Mar-a-Lago and basically just spilling all sorts of secrets,
telling them about things that they ought not know about. Asking their input on how he should run the
government and all the while excluding the members of Congress, excluding the people
who honestly know what they’re doing and just asking his fellow rich people, hey, if you
were in my position, what would you do here? Because I really have no idea. And that’s what it all boils down to. You know, the reports have been coming out
nonstop for the last couple of days. We know now that Donald Trump was presented
with several different options on how to hit back against Iran and they only included assassinating
Qassem Suleimani because it was so extreme that they thought all of the other responses
would look tamer in comparison. They didn’t expect for a minute that the unhinged
president would choose the extreme option, which shows that they haven’t been paying
attention to this man because yes, if there is an extreme option, Donald Trump is always
going to take it. And then he spent the next couple of days
after that, walking the halls at Mar-a-Lago when anybody asked him about Iran, he responded
with, stay tuned. Something big is about to happen.

HOT NEWS | RNC 2020 buzz Donald Trump … vs. Larry Hogan? Politics


HOT NEWS | RNC 2020 buzz Donald Trump … vs. Larry Hogan? Politics One name that came up repeatedly and unprompted in conversations with committee members and operatives here in New Mexico this week: Marylands Larry Hogan. The blue state Republican governor was just elected to his second term by nearly 12 percentage points and still . He currently serves as the vice chairman of the bipartisan National Governors Association. Theres been no indication of any concrete steps toward a primary bid and a spokesperson for Hogan did not respond to CNNs request for comment. Hogan first rose to national prominence in 2015 when riots broke out in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Months later, he announced he was battling “very advanced and very aggressive” non Hodgkins lymphoma, . A moderate Republican who has Democratic supermajorities in both chambers of his states legislature, Hogan has also become one of the rare Republican lawmakers to criticize the President. Not shy with criticism During his second inaugural address in mid January, Hogan was introduced by former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Referencing the lives of the late former President George H.W. Bush, Sen. John McCain, and his late father, Hogan didnt reference Trump by name but called for “for something better and more noble than the politics of today.” “Lets repudiate the debilitating politics practiced elsewhere including just down the road in Washington where insults substitute for debate, recriminations for negotiation, and gridlock for compromise; where the heat, finger pointing and rancor suffocates the light, and the only result is divisiveness and dysfunction,” he said. “Most of us are sick and tired of all that drama.” Visiting with Transportation Security Administration officials at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Hogan slammed both sides on the 34th day of the record breaking government shutdown. “Its absurd and ridiculous, and every single person in Washington is to blame,” Hogan said, . “Its, like, its crazy. Its If I dont get my wall, Im going to shut down the government. And, If you dont open the government, you cant speak in our chamber. Its a bunch of 2 year olds, you know?” Earlier this week, the . What would it look like? The timing of a presidential bid remains to be seen and some Republican operatives have dismissed the buzz around Hogan as a profile building exercise in anticipation of a run down the road. But blue state Republican governors once made for attractive national candidates: Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is the former governor of liberal Massachusetts, and New Jerseys Chris Christie was once the belle of the Republican ball. Hogan has drawn comparisons with Christie, with whom he is close. Both are seen as moderate Republicans in blue states and enjoyed high favorability in their first terms. When Christie made a bid for the presidency in 2016, it was clear that his opportunity had passed. Hogans second term will be up in 2022, leaving him plenty of time to mount a bid in the 2024 election. “Hogan is a popular Republican in a Democratic state and there are a lot of folks that talk about the days of Ronald Reagan and Tip ONeill. Theres some nostalgia for across the aisle bipartisanship,” said one meeting attendee who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Everyone said Christies time expired and he had too many missteps in his second term. If Hogan avoids all that, hes totally fine. Hes not fine if he pursues this a challenge to Trump in 2020. Even if he pursues it a little,” the attendee said. But several Republicans suggested that Hogan could be a formidable candidate in 2024. A 2020 primary challenge to the incumbent President against the juggernaut of coordination between the Trump campaign and the Republican Party, a political David versus Goliath. “We are going to have primaries, its going to end up leading to a convention setting in 2020. As always, it most likely would be some competition out there, would be my guess. And with that said, well just continue to watch that but this is a country that depends upon a free electoral process,” said committee member John Hammond of Indiana. “But the incumbent will have all the advantage that an incumbent will have and the Republican National Committee is in a position where they want to be very supportive of the re election of the President,” Hammond added.

US NEWS | Donald Trumps horrible day could diminish his presidency Politics


US NEWS | Donald Trumps horrible day could diminish his presidency Politics Trump has put on such a show of neck whipping drama and barely believable controversy that its tough to identify his worst day in office. But history could come to see Friday when the President plunged to a humiliating defeat in the partial government shutdown and an FBI team sent by Robert Mueller swooped down on his political sorcerer Roger Stone as a turning point. It was a day when multiple strands of Trumps political life converged, from questions about the methods he used to win power which spawned the Russia probe to the unorthodox manner in which he wields it, which increasingly seems to be leading him into futile political corners. His attempts to rebound will be complicated by serious blows to his political persona. Trumps image, meticulously crafted over decades, as the self styled master of the art of the deal, absorbed a severe dent as with nothing. His capitulation came as conjured nightmare visions of a nation spinning out of control and spiked political pressure that finally broke the Presidents resistance. Airports snarled included LaGuardia, which is home to Trumps branded personal airliner. Trumps decision to fully reopen the government without securing money for his wall and threatened to inflict the first real damage on his almost mystical connection with his base. He did what he said he would never do, agreeing to reopen the government for three weeks to allow time for border security negotiations with the Democrats. His chances of getting them to fund a wall seem as remote as ever. The President was up early on Saturday, trying to repair the damage. “21 days goes very quickly. Negotiations with Democrats will start immediately. Will not be easy to make a deal, both parties very dug in. The case for National Security has been greatly enhanced by what has been happening at the Border through dialogue. We will build the Wall!” Trump tweeted. But the Presidents climbdown handed a victory to new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an epic confrontation that could set the tone for the next two years and augurs ill for his capacity to fight off what is shaping up as a punishing investigative and oversight operation. The debacle also called into question the Presidents political methodology of gut calls, bullying tactics and improvisation since it led him into a disastrous situation from which there was no exit without suffering a huge embarrassment. Friday was also the day when the border wall the galvanizing symbol that built a bond with Trumps grassroots supporters and may have swept him to power was exposed as a political vulnerability since it may be an undeliverable promise. The Russia cloud that has enveloped Trump every day of his presidency darkened further. Though Stone was not specifically charged with cooperating with the Russian election interference effort, the indictment appeared to suck Trump closer to a possible conspiracy on multiple fronts to taint the integrity of the 2016 election. And it left his defense the mantra of “no collusion” that has been repeated so often that it has become an empty cliche looking more hollow than ever. At the end of a disastrous day, one Trump adviser told CNNs Jim Acosta, “The White House is walking in a valley tonight.” Another said: “I miss winning.” Trying to spin a win from a loss The most shocking thing about Trumps statement announcing the end of the shutdown was how diminished the President seemed. He appeared to acknowledge his weakness later in a tweet he posted after absorbing the unflattering TV news coverage of his climbdown. “I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession,” he insisted. Hours before, aides had clapped as Trump entered the Rose Garden, often a setting reserved for grand presidential victory laps. The man who bills himself as the ultimate winner was forced to disguise the most humbling loss of his two years in power. “Thank you very much, my fellow Americans. I am proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” Trump said. But there was no mistaking what really happened. “We will not Cave!” Trump had tweeted on Wednesday, two days before doing exactly that, on the very terms Democrats had demanded. The President triggered the shutdown in December because he was determined to get his wall. He repeatedly said the shutdown would not end until he got it. But he was forced to back down on. And there is no wall. The temporary “deal” to reopen the government had been available to him at any point over the last five weeks. Only on Thursday, the White House had warned there would be no short term fix without a “large down payment” on the wall. That was another line in the sand quickly washed away. Trumps surrender is sure to leave psychological ripples in Washington that could surface next time he is in a pitched battle with Democrats. And it was an awakening into the reality of divided government. “Hopefully now the President has learned his lesson,” said one of Trumps chief antagonists, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. Only time will tell just how deeply Trump has been damaged by the last few days. But so much of the presidency relies on the perception that the man in the Oval Office is all powerful and can use the mythology of his office to change the political winds. “If he gives in now, thats the end of 2019 in terms of him being an effective President,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Trump ally, said on Fox News earlier this month. “Thats probably the end of his presidency.” Graham is known for hyperbole. But his comment encapsulates the challenge that the President now has in battling to regain his authority. If nothing else, a President who may one day face impeachment must have been perturbed by the desertions of who voted with Democrats to reopen the government on Thursday taking care of their own political interests rather than those of the President. Trump lost a lot Other Presidents have come back from defeats that sapped their power. But to do so requires political suppleness that, after the last month, it is not clear Trump possesses despite his determination never to back down from a fight. “He lost a lot here,” said Kevin Madden, a former senior aide to Republican Mitt Romneys presidential campaigns. “He lost a critical amount of leverage. Nancy Pelosi now knows exactly when he will cave and where his pain points are,” Madden said on CNNs “The Lead with Jake Tapper.” “He may have lost the faith of some of his strongest supporters previously on Capitol Hill.” The President could find himself right back in his political box with the same grim choices in three weeks if talks with Democrats do not yield funds he can spin as money for his wall. He noted on Friday that he had not used “a very powerful alternative” namely a declaration of a national emergency on the southern border to divert money from other programs to build the wall. But such a move could be tied up in the courts for months as it would raise serious constitutional questions related to the prerogative of Congress to decide how taxpayer money is spent. Still, it might be the only face saving way for Trump to get out of the box he created for himself, given that even he may balk at setting off yet another shutdown. Pelosi, already gearing up for the next fight, took pains not to gloat on Friday and declined to comment on the conventional wisdom that the President had underestimated her political skills. But she could bask in the glow of the best day for Democrats since the Presidents shocking election victory in 2016. Her win not only solidified her position relative to Trump, but it also is likely to further cement her control of her own caucus following attempts by some younger Democrats to prevent her from reclaiming the speakers gavel. Echoes of Nixon Indictments and arrests of Trump associates have become so frequent that they almost fail to shock. On Friday, the Presidents already jailed former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was in court in Washington. Stone, meanwhile, stood handcuffed before a judge in Florida. Mueller alleged in the indictment that Stone had sought stolen emails from WikiLeaks that could damage Trumps 2016 election opponents while in coordination with senior Trump campaign officials. Trump was quick to pounce on the fact that, though Mueller charged Stone with obstruction and false statements, the special counsel did not accuse him of conspiring with Russias intelligence agencies, which used WikiLeaks to publish emails it has stolen from the Hillary Clinton campaign. “Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country! NO COLLUSION!” Trump tweeted. But the indictment could contain great peril for the President. At one point, Mueller alleges that “a senior Trump campaign official was directed to contact Stone” about additional releases from WikiLeaks. In an interview with CNN, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders refused to say whether the person who gave that order was Trump. The unresolved question is another one of Muellers characteristic breadcrumbs sprinkled throughout the investigation that hint at potential trouble for the President when the special counsel compiles his final report. Yet again, Muellers latest filings painted a picture of a campaign open even to underhanded methods to influence the 2016 election. If there was any comfort for the President to take on Friday, it may have come in Stones defiance, as the longtime political operative was adamant he would not follow the path of other associates who have turned on the President in plea deals. “There is no circumstance whatsoever under which I will bear false witness against the President, nor will I make up lies to ease the pressure on myself,” Stone said on the steps of the courthouse. Trump, as an aficionado of chaos and spectacle, might have admired the circus atmosphere around Stone after his hearing. As he appeared before the assembled crowd in front of the courthouse, the political trickster raised both arms high with his fingers in a “V for Victory” sign popularized by his political hero. Yet his reminder of the iconic photograph of Richard Nixon boarding Marine One after leaving the White House in disgrace was hardly the best omen for the current President on one of his darkest days.

Does Opting Out Of Intelligence Briefings Violate A Norm Or A Law?


ALSO NEXT WEEKS, WE MIGHT TELL
SOME JOKES ABOUT DONALD TRUMP. BUT WE’LL SEE. WE’RE LEARNING SO MUCH ABOUT
DONALD TRUMP AND HERE’S THE BEST THING, WE’RE LEARNING THINGS
FROM CRUMP DONALD TRUMP. HE’S TEACHING US. FOR INSTANCE, HE’S TEACHING US
THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS PRESIDENTS DO THAT WE ALL
ASSUMED ARE LAWS BUT ARE ACTUALLY JUST NORMS WE GOT USED
TO FROM PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS, LIKE THE ONE WHERE YOU WIN BY
GETTING THE MOST VOTES. NOT A LAW. I’M GOING TO EXPLAIN THE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A NORM AND A LAW IN OUR NEW SEGMENT, “NORM OR
LAW?” ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
OKAY, HERE’S THE DEAL. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS. IT’S NOTOO COMPLICATED. IF I DESCRIBE SOMETHING THAT’S
A NORM, LIKE HOLDING THE DOOR FOR SOMEONE AT STARBUCKS, YOU’LL
HEAR THIS:>>”NORM!”
>>Stephen: IF INSTEAD I DESCRIBE SOMETHING THAT IS A
LAW, LIKE NOT HOLDING SOMEONE HOSTAGE IN STARBUCKS, YOU’LL
HEAR THIS: ( “LAW&ORDER” THEME )
>>Stephen: FIRST UP, UNLIKE EVERY OTHER CANDIDATE FOR THE
PAST 40 YEARS, DONALD TRUMP REFUSED TO RELEASE HIS TAX
RETURNS, AND WE NEED TO SEE A PRESIDENT’S TAX RETURNS TO KNOW
IF HE’S A CROOK. FUN FACT, THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO
RELEASE HIS TAXES SAID THIS:>>I AM NOT A CROOK.>>Stephen: FUN FACT: CROOK. ( LAUGHTER )
BUT IS A CANDIDATE RELEASING HIS TAX RETURNAISE NORM OR A LAW?>>NORM!>>Stephen: YES, IT’S JUST A
NORM. AND HERE’S THE CRAZY PART:
WHILE THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T HAVE TO RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS,
CABINET AND SUBCABINET-LEVEL POSITIONS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT
THEIR TAX RETURNS TO THE SENATE. SO, LOWER LEVEL POSITIONS ARE
HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN THE PRESIDENT. THAT’S LIKE WALKING INTO A
RESTAURANT BATHROOM, AND THE SIGN SAYS, “ALL EMPLOYEES MUST
WASH HANDS, EXCEPT THE CHEF.” ( LAUGHTER )
DISTURBING. DISTURBING.( APPLAUSE )
NEXT UP ON “NORM OR LAW?,” TRUMP
IS THE RICHEST MAN EVER TO BE
PRESIDENT, WHICH IS QUITE AN ACHIEVEMENT CONSIDERING SEVERAL
OF THE FIRST ONES HAD “UNPAID FARMING INTERNS.” THAT’S TRUE. I DIDN’T MAKE THAT UP. SO WILL TRUMP USE THE PRESIDENCY
TO HELP HIS BUSINESS? PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS SOLD OFF
THEIR INVESTMENTS OR PUT THEM IN SOMETHING CALLED A BLIND TRUST,
WHICH I BELIEVE IS ALSO THE SLOGAN ON TRUMP’S NEW HAT. SO, TRUMP’S GOING TO DO THE SAME
BECAUSE THAT’S THE LAW, RIGHT?>>NORM!>>Stephen: NOPE, IT’S JUST A
NORM. TURNS OUT, “THE STRICT FEDERAL
RULES ABOUT FINANCIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DO NOT APPLY TO THE
PRESIDENT, WHOSE INCENTIVE TO AVOID SELF-ENRICHMENT IS SIMPLY
ASSUMED.” YES, IT’S ASSUMED. AND WHEN YOU ASSUME ABOUT TRUMP,
IT MAKES AN ASS OUT OF YOU AND ME
( APPLAUSE ) AND, AND, I THINK WE KNOW WHO’S
GRABBING THAT ASS. ( LAUGHTER )
BUT TRUMP’S COMPANIES ARE ALL OVER THE WORLD. IS THERE ANY LAW STOPPING
FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS FROM THROWING BUSINESS HIS WAY TO GET
SPECIAL TREATMENT, OR IS IT JUST A NORM? ( “LAW&ORDER “THEME.>>Stephen: OH, THANK GOD. AND THIS ONE’S IN THE
CONSTITUTION. THEM’S THE BIG LAWS. IT’S CALLED THE EMOLUMENTS
CLAUSE, WHICH IS A FANCY WORD FOR “BRIBE.” THE FOUNDERS KNEW THAT EVEN
HONEST PEOPLE MIGHT BETRAY THEIR VALUES FOR CASH. IT’S HUMAN NATURE. JUST LIKE IT’S HUMAN NATURE TO
ENJOY THE GREAT TASTE OF ACTIVIA YOGURT. MMM-MMM-MMM. ACTIVIA. BE RIGHT BACK. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE ) SO WHAT ABOUT DAILY INTELLIGENCE
BRIEFINGS? IT’S CRUCIAL FOR THE COMMANDER
IN CHIEF TO BE CONSTANTLY UPDATED ON THREATS AROUND THE
WORLD, BUT SO FAR, TRUMP HAS BEEN OPTING OUT OF THEM. THAT’S RIGHT, HE’S JUST “OPTING
OUT.” DONALD TRUMP IS TREATING OUR
NATIONAL SECURITY LIKE I TREAT EMAILS FROM POTTERY BARN. “STOP NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION? UNSUBSCRIBE!”
( LAUGHTER ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
THAT YOGURT IS REALLY GOOD. ( LAUGHTER )
SO IS REFUSING TO BE INFORMED VIOLATING A NORM OR LAW?>>NORM!>>Stephen: YEP. BUT DON’T WORRY. ACCORDING TO TRUMP ADVISOR
KELLYANNE CONWAY, INSTEAD OF BRIEFINGS FROM THE C.I.A., TRUMP
GETS HIS INFORMATION FROM “A NUMBER OF SOURCES” INCLUDING
“HIS PERSONAL AND ON-THE-PHONE MEETINGS WITH OVER WHAT’S NOW 41
WORLD LEADERS.” FIRST OF ALL, KELLYANNE, NO ONE
SAYS “OVER FRUN.” YOU CAN SAY “OVER 40” OR “ALMOST
50,” BUT WHEN YOU SAY “OVER 41,” WE ALL KNOW YOU’RE TRYING TO
MAKE 42 SOUND BIGGER. ( LAUGHTER )
AND THERE’S A REASON PRESIDENTS DON’T GET NEWS ABOUT OTHER
COUNTRIES FROM THOSE COUNTRIES’ LEADERS. FOREIGN LEADERS LIE. LIKE FIDEL CASTRO, WHO, UNTIL
LAST WEEK, WOULD NOT ADMIT THAT HE WAS DEAD. WELL, THAT’S IT FOR THIS EDITION
OF “NORM OR LAW,” BUT I HAVE A FEELING WE’LL LEARN A LOT MORE
ABOUT WHAT’S TECHNICALLY LEGAL OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS– FOR
INSTANCE, WHETHER WE KEEP THE NORM THAT AMERICA HAS LAWS.

Psychiatrists Warns Congress About Dangers Of Trump’s Declining Mental State


A group of several hundred psychiatrists and
other mental health professionals have sent a letter to Congress urging them to include
Donald Trump’s cognitive decline in their impeachment inquiry. The group is led by three people, one of them,
Dr. Bandy Lee, who we have spoken about at length here at Ring of Fire. The other, George Washington University professor,
Dr. John Zinner and former CIA profiler, Dr. Jerrold Post. Now, these three psychiatrists and mental
health professionals are warning Congress in their letter that Donald Trump’s mental
state is declining and it is declining rapidly. But that’s obvious to anyone with even the
slightest little bit of psychology, but what they’re warning about is not just that it’s
that there are going to be dire consequences if this is not addressed. Now, all three of those people have volunteered
to testify in the impeachment inquiry, which is brilliant. Let’s bring them in. Let’s hear it from these mental health professionals
under oath, the people who, as they say in the letter, are trained to recognize these
types of things. Let’s hear from them. Let’s put them on national TV. Let’s put them out there in these articles,
telling the public what’s actually happening. That’s what needs to happen. Everyone needs to hear from these people because
the vast majority of people in this country, probably 99% or more, aren’t going to read
the letter to Congress. They’re not going to watch this video. They’re not gonna watch these other interviews
or read these other articles where these professionals have been interviewed. What they will do, a good portion of them,
is watch those impeachment hearings. And so that’s why this needs to happen. I’m going to read a couple of excerpts here
from this letter because this is absolutely remarkable, and this is Dr. Bandy Lee. Failing to monitor or to understand the psychological
aspects of impeachment on Mr. Trump or discounting them could lead to catastrophic outcomes. We implore Congress to take these dangerous
signs seriously and to constrain his destructive impulses. We and many others are available to give important
relevant recommendations as well as to educate the public so that we can maximize our collective
safety. And they’re right, this is a public safety
issue. This man has the nuclear codes. This man is in charge of the military. This man is in charge of the FBI and the CIA. He has all of these tools at his disposal
to do whatever the hell he wants anywhere the planet. That’s a danger. His tariffs that he put in place because he
got mad at China are costing American citizens $40 billion a year. His policies of bending over backwards for
corporations are making us breathe dirtier air and drink dirtier water and sending about
1300 people per year to an early grave. Those are dire consequences that we’re already
living with. Imagine what happens as this man continues,
as these psychiatrists point out, to lose his grip on reality. He is detached from reality is what they say. They continue. The one thing we are trained to do is to distinguish
between what is healthy and what is abnormal, and when the pattern of abnormality fits,
then we recognize that it is pathology and not part of the wide variation of which healthy
human beings are capable. What we recognize is a pattern of disease,
and that may look like another political ideology or another political style to the everyday
person who is unfamiliar with pathology, but to us it is a very recognizable pattern. His detachment from reality, his pathology
is actually gaining ground more quickly than the ability of rational actors to bring up
the facts. Meaning he’s getting too crazy that even we
can’t fact check him or continue to diagnose him because it’s getting so bad. For years now, we have been saying, how about
we listen to these people, but I’m going to narrow that focus down real quick. Congress, listen to these professionals. They want to come and talk to you. They want to add his mental health to the
impeachment inquiry. Let them do it because this is a story the
public needs to hear and they won’t hear it if you don’t invite these people to come testify.

RUSSIA is about to lose patience in diplomatic row with US


The Russian government on July 12 said it
was losing patience in a diplomatic row with the United States. The reason is related to the US confiscation
of assets of the Russian Embassy in the US and the expulsion of Russian diplomats in
2016. In a statement, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
stated that, in view of international law, Russia can not tolerate this case permanently
and leave the case without any ” Come back “does. In addition, he stressed, Russia wants American
colleagues to show some kind of political will in order to correct the violations of
international law they have committed. However, he declined to say when Russia could take
action. On the other hand, the Kremlin has also announced
that the US administration of the Russian network security company Kaspersky Lab is
out of two lists of suppliers, which government agencies can buy. Is a “politically motivated”
decision. Speaking at a press conference in Moscow,
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Kaspersky Lab, a trading company, solely provides
commercial services. The Russian government is very sorry for the decision of the United
States. Earlier, on July 11, the administration of
US President Donald Trump removed the Russian network security company Kaspersky Lab from
two lists of suppliers that government agencies could buy. The decision came as the US media
reported that Kaspersky Lab had ties to Russian intelligence agencies.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Thinks She Has A Bright Future In Politics


Earlier this week, the New York times put
forward one of the biggest fluff pieces imaginable on former white house press secretary Sarah
Huckabee Sanders. Nowhere in this six page puff piece that they
wrote, did they mention that she was a habitual liar, but instead the media did what they
always do and they did the best they could to rehab her image and paint her almost as
a victim when in fact she was one of the biggest villains of the entire Trump administration. The point of the piece, essentially, aside
from rehabbing her image, is to gear her up and gear the public up for her probable run
for governor of Arkansas in 2023 when current governor EISA Hutchinson’s tenure is up, Sarah
Huckabee Sanders had hinted at this in the past. She hints at a even more in this piece. In fact, here’s what she said exactly about
running for governor said, there are two types of people who run for office, people that
are called and people that just want to be a Senator or governor. I feel like I’ve been called. It’s the role I’ve been pushed into. I wouldn’t want to do that if I wasn’t the
right person to fit what the state needed at that time. And it goes on to talk about how the reporter
who wrote this story sat down and had some breakfast tacos with Sarah Huckabee Sanders. You know, because we’re all human, we’re all
friends. It doesn’t matter that she destroyed the white
house press office. It doesn’t matter that she got up there every
day when she was holding those press briefings in, lied to our faces, attacks CNNs, Jim Acosta,
to the point where they pulled his white house press credentials. It doesn’t matter that she had to admit to
investigators that she made the whole thing up about Comey being hated by everybody in
the FBI. I mean under oath. She admits that she lied, but to us, the general
public, the people who were paying her salary, nah, she’ll lie to us all day long. She’ll yell at media outlets and call them
fake news. She’ll allow actual fake news to come in and
ask questions. She was horrible and she is a liar. Here’s the saddest part of it though. She absolutely will win that governor’s race
in Arkansas. If she runs, she 100% will win it. Her father, who was governor from 96 to 2007
still treated like royalty down there and that’s essentially what they look at her as
if he was the King. She is the princess. She is next in line for that throne and it’s
going to happen and that’s sad and part of the reason it’s going to happen is because
you have outlets like the New York times rehabbing her image for her, trying to make us forget
about all the time she lied to us, make us forget about all the time. She lied to the New York times and called
them fake news. Oh, that’s water under the bridge. We’ll send our reporters down there, have
some breakfast tacos and get this wonderful article. She then goes on to paint herself as the victim. Here’s what she said. I was attacked for everything, not just my
performance. I was called a fat soccer mom. My kids were threatened, my life was threatened. It was a lot. I hate harping on it, but to be in the position
I’m in and to have secret service, that’s not normal. I don’t like being called a liar. The other stuff bothered me far less. You just said your kids were threatened and
then you go on to say that that bothers you less than being called a liar. So if you had the choice, according to your
own words here in this article, which New York times somehow didn’t pick up on a, you
would rather your kids be threatened than for somebody to call you a liar. Hmmmm, as a parent, father of four, nothing
in this world would bother me more than my kids being threatened. I don’t, I don’t care what you call me. I don’t care if you call me a liar. I don’t care if you make fun of my weight
or my baldness happens every day in our comment section. Thank you folks. But you come after my kids and we’re going
to have some very real problems. But no, not Sarah Huckabee. Sanders. Nah, it bothers me when you talk about my
kids. When you threaten them. Not as much as when you call me a liar though. This is nuts. This is not a woman who has her priorities
straight. The kids should probably be your, your top
priority, but also let’s, let’s do another thing here. I didn’t even know you had kids. I honest to God, didn’t know you were married
even though your last name is suggested and that’s just now clicking in my brain. I didn’t know any of this. I don’t know who your husband is. I don’t know who your kids are because that’s
not anything we ever talked about here. This is not anything I’ve ever seen anybody
else talk about in all the other segments about you either we we, we didn’t care. We, we focused on the lies that you were telling
us on a daily basis. The assault on the press that you were waging
on behalf of Donald Trump and that’s what we’re going to remember. So no matter how many of these rehab pieces,
New York times or whoever else puts out, we’re not going to forget. But ultimately, since those of us who talk
about you the most aren’t living in Arkansas, our voices may not have that much of effect,
and so willing to bet for five years from now, I’m going to unfortunately have to be
doing segments about Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Judge Smacks Down Trump Administration’s Claim That They’re Above The Law


When the second half of the Robert Mueller
report came out, uh, there was a lot of information in there that said that at the time, the white
house counselor Don McGahn had carried out a lot of orders that Donald Trump asked him
to do, that McGann felt were either inappropriate or quite possibly illegal. And after finding that out from the Mueller
report, Democrats in the house of representatives issued a subpoena for McGahn to come and testify
to them and explain what exactly he meant by carrying out orders by the president that
he felt were illegal. Donald Trump, of course, blocked McGann from
going to testify. They said, Nope, we have immunity. We’re not going to let Don McGahn or anyone
else from the white house, current or former go and testify in front of you. That was seven months ago that this happened. Well, yesterday, finally, a federal judge
issued a ruling on this case and said, guess what, Donald Trump, you are not a King. That was in the ruling, by the way. And yes, Don McGahn, you can in fact go and
testify. You still have all your legal rights when
you testify, you know, we’re, we’re not taking away your rights, you know, to claim the fifth
amendment, your freedom of speech, none of that. You still have all the legal rights a normal
person would have, but you cannot ignore a subpoena. There is no such thing as blanket immunity
and you’re going to go testify. I want to read this little snippet here from
the actual ruling itself because it’s so damning against Donald Trump stated simply the primary
takeaway from the past 250 years of recorded American history is that presidents are not
Kings. This means that they do not have subjects
bound by loyalty or blood whose destiny they’re entitled to control rather in this land of
Liberty. It is indisputable that current and former
employees of the white house work for the people of the United States and that they
take an oath to protect and defend the constitution of the United States. Moreover, as citizens of the United States
current and former senior level, presidential aides have constitutional rights including
the right to free speech and they retain these rights even after they have transitioned back
into private life. Meaning you’ve got your constitutional rights
buddy, even though you’re no longer the white house counsel, but you can’t be prohibited
from going and testifying in front of Congress. And again, this is related to what was said
in the Muller report. So this is kind of old news. The hearing is not, or the ruling, excuse
me, is not because it just came down yesterday, but this could have very serious ramifications
for the current hearings happening in the house of representatives because Donald Trump
has made same claim about the people. He is prohibited from testifying before Congress
that he did back in the Mueller days. And that is, we’ve got blanket immunity. You can’t call my people to testify. They’ve been prohibiting people inside the
white house from going in, speaking about the Ukraine scandal, just like they did about
the Mueller report. And this judge says, Nope, not going to fly. That can’t happen. So of course the Trump administration is absolutely
going to appeal this, but with any luck judges further down the line, possibly even the Supreme
court may end up agreeing with this federal judge. Because after all, as we’ve sta said, if you
give the white house blanket immunity, you also run the risk of giving the next democratic
president because eventually we’ll have another one. They would also enjoy that same immunity,
and that’s when it’s going to come back to bite those Republicans. So they’re not willing to take the chance
right now to say that the white house is in fact above the law because they know eventually
they’re not going to control the white house anymore.