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Delusional Trump Tells Friends Russia Probe Will Be Over By End Of Year

If you were wondering just how out of touch with reality President Trump truly is, a new report from The Washington Post sheds light on that subject, and the results are not the least bit encouraging when you consider that this man has control of our nuclear weapons.

The Post reports that Trump recently told friends he golfs with at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, “This investigation’s going to be over with pretty soon.”

Trump is also reportedly in a very upbeat mood when it comes to the probes underway in Congress and being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Peter Wehner, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, had this to say about Trump’s clearly delusional belief that he’s about to be cleared by Mueller:

“He creates his own reality and lives in his own reality and tries to bend reality around himself and his own deep narcissistic needs. But, of course, in the end, reality wins out, and trying to disfigure it or reinterpret it doesn’t work.”


Trump biographer Tim O’Brien agreed with Wehner, commenting:

“When you look back on all the adversity he’s overcome — he’s survived three marriages, a brush with personal bankruptcy, he’s overseen several corporate bankruptcies, he’s been through withering press coverage . . . I think he tells fables to himself, about himself, to create the narrative he wants to see.”

Other friends have also heard Trump denying that the Access Hollywood video in which the president bragged he enjoys grabbing women “by the pussy,” is real. One source told the Post:

“He would just assert it, and people would kind of say, ‘Okay, let’s move along.’ There’s no point in sitting there and litigating it with him.”

Donald Trump lives in his own little world. He is so divorced from reality that nothing he says or does should surprise any of us. But it does call into question whether or not this man is mentally fit to serve as Commander-in-Chief. Perhaps it’s time for the 25th Amendment to be invoked and for Trump to be removed from office.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Trump-Russia WTF?!

Trump’s Ghostwriter Says He Has No Doubt That ‘Putin Owns Trump’

30 years ago, Tony Schwartz agreed to be the ghostwriter for Donald Trump’s book The Art of the Deal, and he now says he deeply regrets that because he fears may have helped Trump become president. Schwartz told The New Yorker in 2016:

“If Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

And now Schwartz is weighing in again on Trump, saying that he’s convinced the president is indeed a tool of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, but he believes Mueller is about to take down the American head of state:

The day after Thanksgiving, Schwartz tweeted out that one of the things he was most thankful for this year was the Mueller investigation:


Recent developments in the Russigate probe are indeed heartening:

  • Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is probably cooperating with the Mueller team in order to spare his son from prosecution.
  • Paul Manafort, who served as Trump’s campaign chairman in the race for the White House, along with his business partner, Rick Gates, have both been indicted by a grand jury in Washington.
  • There are increasing calls in Congress for Trump aides to turn over documents relevant to committees that are looking into the 2016 election.

Schwartz said over the summer that he thinks Mueller is close to finding impeachable evidence on Trump, and that the president will resign before long:

Additionally, Schwartz had this to say about how the Russians have been pursuing Trump as an asset since the 1980s:

“So the Russians pursued Trump as an asset as early as the mid-80s. His deep compromising connection with a sworn enemy is going to unravel soon in ways that boggle the mind.”

For most of us, our minds are already boggled and also stuck on one question: How soon can we kick this traitor out of office?

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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The Trump Adminstration

WATCH: GOP Strategist Slams Sarah Sanders As A ‘Serial, Congenital Liar’ With A ‘Husk’ For A Soul

On Monday, President Trump decided it would be fun to use the name “Pocahontas” for Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during a White House ceremony for Navajo code talkers who were instrumental in the American effort in World War II.

Asked about Trump’s racist, derogatory remarks at the daily press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down on the attack, and that led CNN host Don Lemon to ask:

“How can Sarah Sanders stand there at the podium and say, ‘Oh it’s not a slur, the president doesn’t mean it as a slur.’”

Republican strategist Rick Wilson responded:

“Don, the reason she does that is because her job is contingent on her being a serial, congenital liar in defense of Donald Trump’s latest outrages. She probably has some tiny, shriveled husk left in her soul where she realizes this is the wrong thing to do, but she does it anyway because otherwise they’ll replace her.”


Trump defender Mike Shields tried to excuse what had transpired, saying that every press secretary advocates on the president’s behalf, but Wilson quickly shot Shields down:

“Few presidents go out and sling racial overt code words like that. Few presidents go out and crap on the dignity and legacy of people like these code talkers, these heroic veterans, and then send their press secretary out to answer questions in a way that isn’t saying, ‘Wow, the president regrets what he said today, he truly wishes he had not said that.’”

Wilson then let Trump and Sanders have it with both barrels, adding:

“Instead she goes out and tries to bury people in an avalanche of horseshit every day, because this is her job. I get that’s her job. The White House press secretary has to defend the indefensible. In very few other cases in our modern history, has the press secretary had to go out and defend someone who is slinging stuff that is demonstrably racially charged.”

Rick Wilson is 100 percent correct. Trump and his flunkies are engaging in the worst kind of divisive language and behavior imaginable. They attack people of color, women, and their political opponents with lies, insults, and venom. They are a clear and present danger to the health and well-being of the United States.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Corruption Crime Espionage Trump-Russia

Senate Judiciary Committee Gives Jared Kushner Some Very Bad News About His Future

Even though his attorney swears he’s cooperating in every way he possibly can with Congressional investigators looking into Russian interference with the 2016 election, it now looks as if senior White House adviser Jared Kushner will have to appear before yet another Senate committee.

In July, Kushner testified — behind closed doors — to the Senate Intelligence Committee, but now its chairman, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) is refusing to share that testimony with other committees who are also holding hearings on the Russia matter. Burr told CNN:

“We don’t hand out transcripts. No.”

That’s bad news for Kushner because it means he’ll now probably have to go through another day of questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee’s ranking members, Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent a letter to Kushner which reads in part:

“Those committees have not provided us with transcripts of any of their other witness interview. If you are able to secure for the Committee copies of the transcripts from Mr. Kushner’s other interviews, then please provide them and we will consider whether the transcript satisfies the needs of our investigation.”


Kushner’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, told CNN that his client will “do it again” if the Judiciary Committee does indeed request that he appear before them. But there’s a danger in such a scenario: If Kushner deviates from what he told the Intelligence Committee in the slightest, he could open himself up to a charge of perjury and increase the pressure building on him from a separate — and much more serious — probe being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

So while Kushner may pretend to be eager to help the Senate committees engaged in their ongoing investigations, every single time he sits down and gives testimony, the risk of his walking into a trap of his own creation grows. And the only way out of that legal bind will be for him to turn on his father-in-law. No matter where he turns, the options remaining for Jared are bad and worse.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Corruption Crime Espionage Trump-Russia

Time’s Up For Jared Kushner – Mueller And Congress Are Closing In

Even though former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates are the only two people to have been formally indicted so far in the Russia probe, the person who appears to be in the greatest legal jeopardy is clearly senior White House adviser Jared Kushner.

This could be Kushner’s last week as a member of the Trump administration. It could also be the week he finds out that Special Counsel Robert Mueller does indeed have an indictment with his name on it. At the same time, Kushner is also under a deadline to turn over emails related to the so-called “backdoor overture” to Russia and contacts with WikiLeaks that he initiated during the 2016 election:


If Kushner blows past the deadline and refuses to hand over the documents requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee, he’ll be in contempt of Congress, which could signal that he plans to leave the White House rather than comply with the committee. And there’s a second reason Kushner may be so reluctant to give up the emails in question: They might be far more damaging to him and the administration than being charged with contempt.

Legal experts have said for months that Kushner appears to be the central figure in the Russia scandal. And, much like the president, he may also have financial ties to Russian oligarchs and organized crime figures who have helped him finance real estate deals with laundered money.

Kushner’s father, Charles, served 14 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering in 2005. But now Jared is looking at decades behind bars if he refuses to cooperate with Mueller and agree to testify against Donald Trump.

This could indeed be the week that Jared Kushner leaves the White House. No matter what he does in that regard, there are some dark days ahead for him.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org