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‘I Have My Own Opinions, You Can Have Your Own Opinions’

President Donald Trump abruptly walked away and ended an interview with CBS News‘ John Dickerson Monday morning. Dickerson had just pressed the President on his lie accusing then-President Barack Obama of wiretapping him. 

Dickerson, a highly-regarded journalist known for his unique questioning style, is the news network’s Chief Washington Correspondent and the host of “Face the Nation.”

Discussing his predecessor in the Oval Office, Trump said President Obama “was very nice to me but after that we’ve had some difficulties.”

“Words are less important to me than deeds, and you saw what happened with surveillance,” Trump offered. Back on March 4, Trump falsely claimed that President Obama wiretapped him – for which, nearly two months later, Trump has still provided zero evidence.

President Trump told Dickerson he thought President Obama’s alleged actions were “inappropriate.”

“You can figure that out yourself,” Trump told Dickerson, when asked to explain what he meant.

The CBS News anchor, who had just interviewed Trump for Sunday’s “Face the Nation,” reminded the president he had called Obama “sick” and “bad.” 

“Look, you can figure it out yourself,” Trump repeated. “He was very nice to me with words, and when I was with him, but after that there has been no relationship,” Trump insisted.

“But you stand by that claim?” asked Dickerson.

“I don’t stand by anything,” an increasingly defensive Trump responded. “You can take it any way you want. I think our side’s been proven very strongly,” Trump claimed. He went on to say that it’s “a very big surveillance of our citizens,” it should be the “number one” issue, and “we should find out what the hell is going on.”

Of course, as president, Trump has the tools, resources, and means to move the issue forward, but he has done nothing of worth to do so.

Trump again repeated, “You can take it any way you want.”

“But I’m asking you,” Dickerson said, “because you don’t want it to be fake news. I want to hear it from President Trump.”

“You don’t have to ask me,” Trump interjected.

“Why not?” Dickerson asked.

“Because I have my own opinions,” Trump said. “You can have your own opinions.”

“But I want to hear your opinions. You’re the President of the United States,” Dickerson responded.

“OK, that’s enough. Thank you. Thank you very much.”

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And with that, President Trump waved his hand, walked away, sat at his desk in the Oval office, picked up the few papers on his desk and began to read them, as he appeared to be frustrated and pouting.

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Earlier today Trump had claimed that Andrew Jackson was very upset about the Civil War, which began 16 years after the late President’s death, and asked why no one was able to work it out.

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Unpublished Bolton Manuscript Exposes Trump’s Ukraine ‘Drug Deal’ Tying Military Aid to Dirt on Biden: New NYT Report

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The unpublished manuscript of John Bolton‘s forthcoming book exposes what the former Trump National Security Advisor allegedly had called a “drug deal,” when referring to the president’s extortion scheme of Ukraine, a New York Times report reveals. Trump, according to the draft, personally told Bolton of the illegal act, including tying congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine manufacturing “dirt” against former Vice President Joe Biden, who early emerged as Trump’s top political opponent.

“President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton,” the Times reported late Sunday.

Those facts wholly destroy the president’s defense which his legal team have been arguing before and now during his Senate impeachment trial. The revelation, just before the trial resumes Monday afternoon, might make it extraordinarily difficult for Trump’s defense team to continue that line of defense.

“Mr. Bolton’s explosive account of the matter at the center of Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial, the third in American history, was included in drafts of a manuscript he has circulated in recent weeks to close associates.”

Senate Democrats tried last week to subpoena Bolton to testify, but Republicans killed all such efforts.

The Times’ report also states Bolton submitted the manuscript to the White House, which means they are aware of the existence of the allegation – and continue to engage in obstruction of Congress, one of the two Articles of Impeachment.

Maggie Haberman, one of the author’s of Sunday night’s bombshell, posted this tweet:

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Kobe Bryant Dead in Helicopter Accident: TMZ

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Basketball great Kobe Bryant has died in a tragic helicopter accident, along with everyone on board, TMZ was first to report. The 41-year old NBA star played with the LA Lakers for two decades. He retired in 2016.

“Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down,” TMZ adds. “A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We’re told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.”

The LA County Sheriff’s Office posted this tweet, but did not include Bryant’s name.

In 2013 after his own missteps Bryant stepped up to correct a fan for using the word “gay” as a slur. Nearly seven years ago, it was a big moment for awareness and for the LGBTQ community.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Trump Accused of Inciting Violence Against Adam Schiff With ‘Not Paid the Price Yet’ Twitter Threat

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A Sunday morning tweet by Donald Trump attacking Rep. Adam Schiff  has drawn intense scrutiny on Twitter and elsewhere with many suggesting the president is inciting violence or some sort of retribution against the California Democrat whith the phrase Schiff “not paid the price yet.”

According to the president, ““The Impeachment Hoax is a massive election interference the likes of which has never been seen before. In just two hours the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have seen their phony case absolutely shredded. Shifty is now exposed for illegally making up my phone call, & more!” before adding, “Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man. He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!”

Appearing on “Meet the Press” Schiff himself agreed that it sounded like a “threat.”

“I think it’s intended to be,” Schiff stated. “But look, it is going to be very difficult for some of these senators to stand up to this president. It really is. There’s just no question about it.”

On Twitter, the president was hammered for his rhetoric, see below:

 

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