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Joint Chiefs Chair Believed Trump Was Suffering From ‘Mental Decline’ – Took Control Of Nukes From Him

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley believed that former President Donald Trump was suffering from “serious mental decline” and took top-secret measures to assure he didn’t launch a nuclear attack or other military action according to Peril, a new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

According to CNN, Milley took the action on Jan. 8, just two days after the Capitol riots which Trump help instigate with a fiery speech to his supporters:

Woodward and Costa write that Milley, deeply shaken by the assault, ‘was certain that Trump had gone into a serious mental decline in the aftermath of the election, with Trump now all but manic, screaming at officials and constructing his own alternate reality about endless election conspiracies.’ Milley worried that Trump could ‘go rogue,’ the authors write.

“You never know what a president’s trigger point is,” Milley told his senior staff, according to the book.

Milley then called a secret meeting at the Pentagon and told top military officials in charge of the National Military Command Center that they shouldn’t take any orders from Trump or his staffers unless it first passed through the Joint Chiefs Chairman:

“No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I’m part of that procedure,” Milley told the officers, according to the book. He then went around the room, looked each officer in the eye, and asked them to verbally confirm they understood.

Additionally, Milley also reassured Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that the nation’s nukes were secure:

“What I’m saying to you is that if they couldn’t even stop him from an assault on the Capitol, who even knows what else he may do? And is there anybody in charge at the White House who was doing anything but kissing his fat butt all over this?”

Pelosi continued, “You know he’s crazy. He’s been crazy for a long time.”

According to Woodward and Costa, Milley responded, “Madam Speaker, I agree with you on everything.”

Then-CIA Director Gina Haspel reportedly told Milley that she was worried about a coup attempt being initiated by Trump or some of his top aides:

When Trump refused to concede in November 2020, Haspel warned Milley, “We are on the way to a right-wing coup. The whole thing is insanity. He is acting out like a six-year-old with a tantrum.” Haspel also worried that Trump would try to attack Iran.

“This is a highly dangerous situation. We are going to lash out for his ego?” she asked Milley, according to the book.

And yet this is the very same Donald Trump who is considering a run for the GOP nomination in 2024. He doesn’t belong in politics or anywhere else other than a mental institution or prison. Trump is and always will be a clear and present danger to the United States and our republic.

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Elijah Cummings Reveals Trump Has Potentially Illegal Ties To Saudi Arabia

Now we know the real motive behind Donald Trump’s attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) have nothing to do with a 2020 campaign strategy or to solidify the GOP base in anticipation of next year’s election.

Instead, it’s clear that the president is terrified. And based on a report issued by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform that Cummings chairs, Trump has every reason to be worried about what comes next for him.


The report in question suggests that top Trump administration officials, as well as the president himself, were actively working behind the scenes to help Saudi Arabia in exchange for payoffs from business interests in the kingdom, Vanity Fair reports:

“A new House Oversight Committee report revealed the extent to which a private company and the Trump allies associated with it were able to use the administration to further their own financial interests in Riyadh. The new House report centers on how IP3, a private company described by one nuclear industry exec as ‘the Theranos of the nuclear industry,’ has been attempting to circumvent the obstacles stopping them from transferring U.S. nuclear technology to the Saudis—with the Trump team’s help. ‘With regard to Saudi Arabia, the Trump Administration has virtually obliterated the lines normally separating government policymaking from corporate and foreign interests,’ the House report alleges. “The documents show the Administration’s willingness to let private parties with close ties to the President wield outsized influence over U.S. policy towards Saudi Arabia.”


Remember how Trump downplayed the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi-born journalist who worked for the Washington Post, even though U.S. intelligence confirmed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination? It would seem that the president did so because he knew people around him (and even the Trump Organization) stood to benefit financially if the Saudis were kept happy.

In a statement issued with the report, Rep. Cummings wrote:

“Today’s report reveals new and extensive evidence that corroborates Committee whistleblowers and exposes how corporate and foreign interests are using their unique access to advocate for the transfer of U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. The American people deserve to know the facts about whether the White House is willing to place the potential profits of the President’s personal friends above the national security of the American people and the universal objective of preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.”


These connections between the White House and Saudi Arabia are just the latest evidence that this administration is out of control and that the president and his top advisers are only interested in enriching themselves, even at the expense of U.S. national security.

Congress doesn’t need to look any further for evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors by this president. It has more than enough to begin impeachment. It’s time to take the next step and hold this criminal accountable.

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WATCH A Fox News Host Call A Hateful Trump Aide A Backstabber

If you’ve ever seen White House aide Sebastian Gorka on television, then you know that he’s a lying jackass who tries to pretend he’s an intellectual even though he has a fake Ph.D. which he never actually earned. He’s a poseur, an arrogant jerk, and a combative weasel.

Appearing on Fox News Thursday, Gorka was asked about comments he had made earlier in the day to the BBC in which he said this about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the tensions with North Korea:

“The idea that Secretary Tillerson is going to discuss military matters is simply nonsensical. It is the job of Secretary Mattis, the secretary of defense, to talk about the military options, and he has done so unequivocally…That is his mandate. Secretary Tillerson is the chief diplomat of the United States, and it is his portfolio to handle those issues.”

Fox Host Liz Claman wondered why Gorka would have said something so insulting to Tillerson, which led Gorka to snap:

“I never said the secretary of state was — that’s fake news 101.”


How typical of any member of the Trump administration. When they get caught lying or saying something they regret, they whine about fake news instead of owning their remarks. They have all the debate skills of a second grader.

After a back and forth with Gorka about what he had meant by his obnoxious remarks, Claman finally slammed Gorkawith this:

“Sebastian, you know this is going to be all over the papers. And whether you had the exact meaning that people have now interpreted it as, it looks like, to some people, it looks like — forget backstabbing — that you front-stabbed the secretary of state.

And, you know, people look at that and say, who — who was he to admonish any process that secretary of state would state? He’s hand-picked by the president.”

A backstabbing frontstabber. Damn! Now that’s one hell of an insult. But it’s exactly what a pompous ass like Sebastian Gorka deserves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgs91Qi114w

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

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WATCH The Fox & Friends Gang Blame Trump’s North Korea Nuke Showdown On…Obama!

Perhaps you were under the impression that the increased tension between the United States and North Korea could be blamed largely on President Trump and his hyperbolic statement on Tuesday that the North Koreans would be “met with fire and fury” if they issued any further threats. But, thanks to Fox News, we now know it’s all President Obama’s fault.

During a segment on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning, the three ditzy co-hosts were talking with former CIA analyst Frederick Fleitz, who began his comments by placing a great big smooch on Trump’s oversized posterior:

“I think that the president recognizes that a weak United States is extremely destabilizing.”

Then Fleitz tried to throw cold water on a Washington Post report which said North Korea has now miniaturized a nuclear weapon which can be placed on a long-range missile:

“We haven’t heard the White House complain that this was a leak because it wasn’t a leak. It was an authorized disclosure to advance the president’s policy — a legitimate use of intelligence.”


Yes, Trump can do whatever he wants–even collude with Russia–and the mindless zombies at Fox will defend him to the hilt.

Fleitz was far from finished, saving his most absurd comments for last, when he tried to blame the escalation between the U.S. and North Korea on President Obama:

“Let me tell you something else you may not know. This actually isn’t news. [The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)] has believed this since 2013. But the Obama administration tried to hide this information because it did not want to take action. It didn’t want anything on the table would prevent it from kicking it to the next president.”

And there you have it: The old GOP and Fox fallback position: When in doubt, blame Obama.

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

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Trump Says Of Terrifying Nuke Tweet: ‘Let It Be An Arms Race!’

On Thursday, Donald Trump sent shock waves across the world with one posting on Twitter:

This morning, rather than attempt to calm any jitters he might have caused with such a disturbing announcement, Trump called in to the MSNBC show Morning Joe and told the hosts:

“Let it be an arms race, we will outlast them at every pass.”

Yes, we now have Dr. Strangelove as President-elect.

Both Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski said they believe Trump does indeed intend to start a nuclear arms race as soon as he’s inaugurated.

David Ignatius of the Washington Post, who was also a guest on Morning Joe, said the new comments from Trump are even more disturbing than the initial tweet, adding:

“You can create space, but the space is then there to be able to negotiate, not to throw more wood on the fire. If you say, ‘What I really do want is an arms race,’ you’re going to lose the country. The country doesn’t want another arms race.”

But the right-wing nutjobs advising Trump–most notably VP Mike Pence and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn–operate from a purely apocalyptic view of the world. They are convinced the United States is meant to directly confront every threat with overwhelming force, even if that means the use of nuclear weapons against a terrorist group such as ISIS which technically has no fixed address.

Make no mistake: Donald Trump is a threat to the national security of the United States, and the world. Just the fact that he will soon have access to the nuclear codes should worry every person on the globe.

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