What did the president know and when did he know it? Trump knew it all, from the beginning Heather Digby Parton in Salon: Donald Trump's defenders have long argued he wasn't aware of the massive corruption. That excuse has blown away.
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enough after he was impeached
Mar. 6, 2019
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I try to be more restrained for the larger readership on Capitol Hill Blue.
More and more Trump's malignant narcissism is working its way into articles, here are FOUR, first "Yes, Let’s Defeat or Impeach Donald Trump. But What If He Refuses to Leave the White House?" from The Intercept:
“They can be concerned and empathetic — as long as it benefits them.”
She says Mr. Trump has his eye firmly on the next election.
Third: "Something is seriously wrong with Donald Trump: Let's stop kidding ourselves about that" by Bob Cesca, Salon
Whether it was genuine madness or all an act, Donald Trump's CPAC creepshow was evidence of profound crisis.
TWO EXCERPTS: If you’ve only watched the clips and highlights from Donald Trump’s CPAC speech last Saturday, you’re not getting the full picture of the explosive horror show that is the worsening status of the president’s mental health. For reasons that defy comprehension, I decided to watch the whole thing live. At the outset, I tweeted that given the Michael Cohen testimony in the immediate rear-view mirror, Trump’s CPAC speech was going to be “next level crazy.” In hindsight, I feel like I low-balled it.....Before we continue, I’d like to emphasize that I’m not a mental health professional, nor am I an expert in the pharmacological effects of cognitive enhancers like Adderall or Provigil to make a judgment call on the specifics of what’s wrong with the president. However, I can say with confidence that something’s extraordinarily wrong with him, and it’s only getting more dangerous for the nation and by extension the world as time advances.==========
I don't need a fact checker to tell when Trump is lying. All I need to do is see the creature sitting coiled behind the Resolute desk for who he is.
Yesterday's column: "Trump’s CPAC rant: Cornucopia for psychiatric diagnosis" by Hal Brown, MSW
Today's Column not on CHB yet:
The book tour Trump should fear is Chris Christie's - A book tour is one of the best ways to grab public attention and no doubt Christie will be making news just as Andrew McCabe did when he was promoting his book what seems like an eternity ago. He's already getting headlines talking about how he thinks Trump should be more worried about the investigations in the Southern District of New York (now well known as the SDNY) than the Mueller investigation because the former has no limit on the scope of their investigation.
Following the first part of Michael Cohen’s public hearing before the House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speculated that President Donald Trump is “sitting in Vietnam right now fuming that no one’s defending him.”
“There hasn’t been one Republican yet who has tried to defend the president on the substance, and I think that’s something that should be concerning to the White House,” Christie commented.
“Why are no Republicans standing up and defending the president on the substance?” the former Trump transition official asked. “That’s either a failure of those Republicans on the Hill, or a failure of the White House to have a unified strategy with them. They knew this was coming with Michael Cohen.”
Christie continued: “And so I think it’s going to, as the day goes on, it’s going to get tired of hearing the attacks on Cohen’s credibility. He’s not a credible witness, but he does have corroboration on certain things. Where is the defense of the president?
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Trump should be more worried about the prosecutors in New York than those working on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, saying the Southern District of New York now has a “tour guide” in former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
“Bob Mueller, I've said for nine months, is not the person to worry about. The person to worry about, the people to worry about, are the prosecutors in Manhattan,” Christie said on Fox News’ "Todd Starnes Radio Show" on Friday as he promotes his new book, “Let Me Finish.”
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I am convinced Christie wants to be president.
Addendum: Six mean things Trump said about Christie in 2016.
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The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday lawmakers have found "enormous amounts of evidence" into potential collusion between the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and the Russians during the 2016 election. Mark Warner of Virginia made his remarks in response to an assertion that there is "no factual evidence of collusion" from the Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who is chairman of the Intelligence Committee.
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Mar. 1, 2019
Malignant narcissist: By now I expect Trump thinks he came out a winner at the Hanoi summit what with his (sick, sick, disjointed rambling) tweet:" I never like being misinterpreted, but especially when it comes to Otto Warmbier and his great family. Remember, I got Otto out along with three others. The previous Administration did nothing, and he was taken on their watch. Of course I hold North Korea responsible ........ for Otto’s mistreatment and death. Most important, Otto Warmbier will not have died in vain. Otto and his family have become a tremendous symbol of strong passion and strength, which will last for many years into the future. I love Otto and think of him often!" Like, really, he loves Otto and thinks of him often!!! Tell that to his parents face to face instead of in a tweet. There's a double lie. Trump loves is a two-word oxymoron.
‘Trump is a sociopath’: Harvard psychiatrist breaks down the president’s ‘severe, continuous, mental disturbance’ Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes
|To reconstruct life at the National Security Council during the early Trump presidency, POLITICO spoke with about three dozen current and former government officials.|
|This guy isn't just a racist and birther, but he was afraid|
Sharia Law would take over the U.K. and the U.S.and
that Hezbollah was everywhere including his home state.
This is a long, detailed article. Here are a few excerpts:
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Some interesting background about Michael Cohen (Wikipedia)
Cohen grew up in the town of Lawrence on Long Island, New York. His mother was a nurse, and his father, who survived the Holocaust, was a surgeon. Cohen is Jewish. He attended Lawrence Woodmere Academy and received his BA from American University in 1988 and his JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1991.
(Ed. Note: Cooley is a commuter law school located in a building in downtown Lansing, Michgan. The best known graduate until now was former Michigan Gov. John Engler and recently interim Michigan State Universty president who was recently forced to resign because of the sexual abuse scandal. Cooley is ranked at the bottom of the list of American law schools and as the lowest standards for admission. However, many lawyers in mid-Michigan went there including a good friend of mine who is an excellent chief assistant prosecuter.)
Cohen married Ukraine-born Laura Shusterman in 1994. Laura Shusterman's father, Fima Shusterman, left Soviet Ukraine for New York in 1975. Cohen has a daughter, Samantha, and a son, Jake. Cohen's wife, according to The Wall Street Journal, is implicated in potential criminal activity, and Cohen's father-in-law was the person who introduced him to Trump according to a Trump biographer.
Cohen's uncle is a doctor who treated members of the Lucchese crime family. The uncle owned "El Caribe Country Club", known to be frequented by individuals associated with the Russian mafia: Evsei Agron, Marat Balagula, and Boris Nayfeld.
Before joining the Trump Organization, Cohen had purchased several homes in Trump's buildings. A 2017 New York Times article reported that Cohen is known for having "a penchant for luxury"; he was married at The Pierre, drove a Porsche while attending college, and once owned a Bentley.
After denying racism, videos of Meadows vowing to send Obama 'home to Kenya' resurface On Wednesday evening, the 2012 videos started to gain steam on social media.
George Conway Torches ‘Sociopath’ Donald Trump In Fiery Cohen Hearing Tweetstorm - I nominate him as an honorary member of Duty to Warn
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ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER BOTTOM - DAILY BEAST
This is the sad state of conservatism in the Trump era: You can either have your dignity but no influence or relevance, or you can keep your dignity and hit the pavement.
- “We will be having one of the biggest meteorological phenomena in the history of Washington, D.C., at 6:45 am tomorrow. It will be called ‘Sunrise.’ ”
- By reelection time, he will have given Americans indoor plumbing, ice cream and Christmas.
- He gave himself props for the “safest year on record” in aviation in 2017, even though no U.S. airline had had a fatality since 2009. And he claimed credit for inventing the 19th-century economic phrase “prime the pump.” This would appear to be a pure example of “fake news” — a phrase for which Trump has also awarded himself authorship.
- “How about the word ‘caravan?’ ” he said at a rally last week. “ ‘Caravan.’ I think that was one of mine.” The Post’s JM Rieger, who traced the origin of “caravan” to 1588, observed that Trump has also awarded himself credit for, among other things, a veterans’ health-care law enacted in 2014.
- And as Congress blocked his border wall, Trump claimed credit for segments of wall built years ago. “A lot of the wall is built,” he announced.
- And that wall is the greatest thing since sliced bread — which, it so happens, Trump also invented.
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