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Feeling safer yet?

I don’t know how much longer our national nightmare will last:

The Department of Defense referred all questions to President Trump’s administration. “We will continue to work closely with the White House to address the new guidance provided by the Commander-in-Chief on transgender individuals serving the military. We will provide revised guidance to the Department in the near future,” said Naval Capt. Jeff Davis, the director of defense press operations.

At the Pentagon, the first of the three tweets raised fears that the president was getting ready to announce strikes on North Korea or some other military action. Many said they were left in suspense for nine minutes, the time between the first and second tweet. Only after the second tweet did military officials receive the news the president was announcing a personnel change on Twitter.

Eric Trump: The DOJ should investigate ‘crimes by Clinton’ instead of my daddy

Eric Trump desvió recursos de fundación para cáncer… ¡a su padre!: Forbes

Donald Trump has spent about a week raging about Attorney General Jeff Sessions while also targeting others in his Twitter timeline. The former reality show star has been cyberbullying his own AG because he recused himself from the probe into whether the Trump administration colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. Sessions did that after… Continue Reading →

Senile old man screams on Twitter, no one knows what he means

Donald Trump - Caricature

Since the Senate healthcare bill died on Monday, Donald Trump has been predictably petulant and thrown multiple Twitter tantrums. Sounding more like a raving mad man every day, Trump has suggested everything from changing the Senate rules to force the bill through to “killing” Obamacare so that Democrats will be desperate enough to consider the Republicans’… Continue Reading →

Whoa! Trump Jr. meeting included former Soviet intel agent

NBC found out about a former intelligence agent of the USSR for a meeting with the son of trump

So: that meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya? NBC is now reporting that another unnamed person was at the meeting: a known Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet counter intelligence officer. I wonder why they didn’t mention it. NBC EXCLUSIVE: Also in DJTJr mtg: “a former Soviet counter intel officer who is suspected… Continue Reading →

See no evil, hear no evil

Is this like a little kid who covers his eyes and thinks no one can see him?

In a recent closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers expressed frustration to lawmakers about his inability to convince the President to accept US intelligence that Russia meddled in the election, according to a congressional source familiar with the meeting.

Another congressional source said Rogers has shared concerns with lawmakers about the lack of White House focus on the continued threat from Russian cyber efforts, particularly relating to US voting systems. In addition, the US intelligence community sees such potential threats not only from Russia but also from China, North Korea and Iran.

One intelligence official said the intelligence community continues to brief Trump on Russia’s meddling in the election as new information comes to light. The source said the President appears no less engaged on issues surrounding Russian election meddling than on any other matters covered in the presidential daily brief. But the official acknowledged that Trump has vented his frustration with officials outside of the briefings about the amount of attention paid to the investigation into Russian election interference.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted Trump is taking Russian cyberattacks seriously and said the administration is taking action — albeit quietly.

“The United States continues to combat on a regular basis malicious cyber activity, and will continue to do so without bragging to the media or defending itself against unfair media criticism,” Spicer said in a statement.

The chaos demon in the Oval Office

The Times has a truly depressing story about the whirlwind of chaos in the West Wing, but this paragraph was especially bizarre:

In private, three administration officials conceded that they could not publicly articulate their most compelling — and honest — defense of the president: that Mr. Trump, a hasty and indifferent reader of printed briefing materials, simply did not possess the interest or knowledge of the granular details of intelligence gathering to leak specific sources and methods of intelligence gathering that would do harm to United States allies.

So he’s either too stupid and careless to be president, OR he’s a gullible dupe. Gee.

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