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FBI ‘Reputation Is in Tatters – Worst in History!’ Trump Cries

“Psychiatrists Warn About Trump’s Mental State” – The New York Times

“Trump’s Mental Health Questioned by White House Staff, ‘Art of the Deal’ Writer Says” – Newsweek

“Psychiatrists Warn Trump Becoming More Mentally Unstable, Putting US, World at ‘Extreme Risk'” – CNBC

“Trump Must Be Evaluated for Removal From Office” – St. Louis Post Dispatch

The above titles are articles and opinion pieces published by top news outlets over the past few days. They represent just a fraction of similar stories you can easily find via Google. 

So it comes as no surprise that President Trump was able to keep silent about Mike Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI for just 24 hours before going off on Saturday morning. 

His attacks escalated Saturday night and now Sunday morning, with embarrassingly blatant attempts to discredit the FBI, Jim Comey, and ABC News for an incorrect story the network ran, then later corrected and ultimately suspended without pay the reporter responsible. 

Here’s a sampling of Trump’s weekend madness:

First, he actually defends “General Flynn,” who doesn’t deserve being addressed as “General” after being fired twice by two different presidents. Then he compares Flynn’s lying to the FBI (while ignoring a plethora of other illegal acts that Flynn may have committed) to Hillary Clinton’s testimony over the July 4 holiday weekend, which lasted several hours. Trump claims she lied “many times,’ but offers zero proof to back up that claim.

Then he attacks his own Justice Dept.

He attacks his own FBI:

He again attacks a San Francisco jury in the Kate Steinle case, which he used as a tool to get elected, only to be found wrong on the facts. The undocumented immigrant was found not guilty in the killing of Steinle. So Trump continues his sad song insisting there is no justice in America – a very dangerous position, especially for a president, to take.

Trump claims, despite evidence to the contrary, and testimony from other Republicans he used similar language on them, that he never asked Jim Comey to stop the Flynn investigation. And he attacks Comey as a liar. In a court of law Trump would easily be found guilty.

After retweeting praise from his press secretary and Chris Christie, Trump retweets insanely partisan attacks based on recent news that special counsel Robert Mueller removed a top investigator who may have sent anti-Trump texts. Mueller’s actions clearly were an attempt to avoid any perception of bias, not the result of the investigator’s work. 

In the texts, The New York Times reported, “Mr. Strzok and a colleague reacted to news events, like presidential debates, in ways that could appear critical of Mr. Trump.” 

 F.B.I. regulations allow agents to express opinions “as an individual privately and publicly on political subjects and candidates.”

Naturally, the right is using the news to bolster Trump and so is Trump. Here are his retweets:

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Trump doubles down:

More long-debunked conspiracy theories:

Trump also attacks ABC News, spins dubious claim people lost money in the stock market. The DOW dropped 350 points on the Flynn guilty plea news, and it’s likely the ABC News’ story, originally saying that Flynn would testify against Trump and his family members, played a part. The markets regained their losses in a few hours. Meanwhile, Trump himself has caused several market drops by making irresponsible claims. 

Meanwhile, back to reports questioning if Trump is mentally fit to hold office… 

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Right Wing Social Media Platform Parler Announces Kanye West Will No Longer Buy It in ‘Interest of Both Parties’

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After Kanye West‘s antisemitic and racist remarks last month, which led to him being deplatformed by Twitter and Instagram, the extremist artist and rapper announced he was purchasing the right wing “free speech” social media platform Parler, which performs little content moderation.

On Thursday, hours after West went on far right extremist and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ show and praised Adolf Hitler, Parler issued a statement saying by mutual agreement West would not be purchasing the platform.

But the Parler statement, which came from its parent company, also claimed the decision had been made weeks ago.

“In response to numerous media inquiries, Parlement Technologies would like to confirm that the company has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler,” Parler said on Twitter. “This decision was made in the interest of both parties in mid-November.”

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On Thursday, stunning many, West told Alex Jones, “I see good things about Hitler,” as Consequence reported. “Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.” 

When West had agreed to purchase Parler, he stated, “In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves.”

CNBC reported last month that “Parler, which initially launched in 2018, was swept up in controversy last year over the role it played in the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the Capitol building. That led a slew of tech companies, including Google and Amazon, to blacklist the service, rendering its app and website inaccessible.”

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Parler’s CEO is George Farmer, who is married to far right commentator Candace Owens. Owens several years ago had her own Hitler-praising scandal.

Owens, promoting nationalism, told young supporters in London, “Whenever we say nationalism, the first thing people think about, at least in America, is Hitler.”

“But if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK, fine. The problem is that he wanted, he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalise. He wanted everybody to be German, everybody to be speaking German. Everybody to look a different way. To me, that’s not nationalism.”

Hitler was responsible for the slaughter of up to 17 million people.

 

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‘This Is Nazism’: Americans Outraged After Kanye West Praises Hitler – ‘This Is Not a Clown Show. It’s Dangerous’

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Disgraced rapper and antisemite Kanye West on Thursday praised Adolf Hitler while in an interview with far right extremist and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Many are expressing outrage online.

“I see good things about Hitler,” West told Jones, as Consequence reports. “Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.” 

In between those two remarks West launched into a plethora of lies about all the good things Hitler has done, including inventing the microphone (false) and highways (also false.)

West doubled down, exclaiming, “I like Hitler,” and said, “the Jewish media has made us feel like Nazis and Hitler have never offered us anything of value to the world.”

West, who brought a white supremacist with him to dine with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago last week, today also claimed he loves everyone but injected antisemitic tropes about contracts and pornography.

“I think most Jews are great people,” West said, while claiming, “I agree there’s a Jewish mafia.”

West, who goes by “Ye,” astonishingly “took credit for popularizing antisemitism,” Consequence reports, “saying, ‘No one in high school knew what antisemitic meant until Ye made it popular.'”

That, too, is a lie.

The outrage online is palpable.

U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) tweeted, “JUST NOW: ‘I see good things about Hitler, also. The Jews… Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.’
— Kanye West on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ InfoWars show.”

“This is Nazism,” he added. “When are we going to say ENOUGH?”

Many pointed to a wildly offensive tweet posted by GOP Congressman Jim Jordan, who heads the House Judiciary Republicans. After nearly two months it was removed within minutes of West praising Hitler.

U.S. Rep. Eric Falwell (D-CA) blasted Jordan, saying: “for 2 months you were cool with Jew-bashing.”

Sam Stern of Politico and MSNBC took a wider view.

“We’re all gawking at Kanye saying he sees ‘good things about Hitler’ but i can’t escape the absolute dread that people who know no better and look up to this man and stumble upon this interview will be moved, even on the margins, by him,” he tweeted. “This is not a clown show. It’s dangerous.”

As did actor Josh Gad:

“It’s not what Kanye West says that scares me. It’s that he has 30 million followers who listen to his insanity on top of a cheerleader in the form of the current owner of this platform. No one who says “I love Hitler” should be allowed any oxygen on any social platform (period).”

There is video online of Kanye West’s vile remarks. NCRM will not post or link to it.

 

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Matt Gaetz ‘Wingman’ Joel Greenberg Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison – Attorney ‘Disappointed’ Others Not Prosecuted

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Joel Greenberg, a former Florida tax collector and “wingman” to U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was sentenced Thursday to over a decade in prison after the judge said he “has provided substantial cooperation to the government — more than I’ve seen in 22 years.” But Greenberg’s own attorney chastised the Dept. of Justice, saying he is “disappointed” after all the evidence his client provided, that others were not prosecuted.

Greenberg, 38, faced about three decades in jail. He “pleaded guilty last May to six of the 33 federal charges he was facing, including charges of stalking, identity theft, wire fraud, and conspiracy to bribe a public official, as well as one charge of sex trafficking,” ABC News reports.

DOJ has not brought any charges against far-right Republican Matt Gaetz.

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“Mr. Greenberg has told federal authorities that he witnessed Mr. Gaetz have sex with the 17-year-old girl and that she was paid. In documents filed in connection with Mr. Greenberg’s sentencing, the Justice Department said he had ‘provided truthful and timely information’ that led to the charging of at least four other individuals and ‘provided substantial assistance on other matters’ that the government would address only in a sealed filing,” The New York Times reports.

Greenberg “had faced up to almost three decades in prison for a litany of crimes he had committed, including sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl, stalking a political rival and stealing $400,000 in taxpayer money to buy cryptocurrencies and purchase sports memorabilia. But in the hopes of receiving a lesser sentence, he had cooperated with the government in a series of investigations, including into Mr. Gaetz,” The Times adds.

Greenberg’s own attorney this week blasted the U.S. Dept. of Justice for not moving forward with prosecutions he apparently believes his client has provided sufficient information for pursuing.

“If the Government is so concerned with general deterrence, then why hasn’t it prosecuted the other individuals, including public figures, who were also involved in Greenberg’s offenses?” Fritz Schiller wrote in a memo, according to ABC News.

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“Perhaps the DOJ are master strategists far beyond the capabilities of the undersigned. Or perhaps the DOJ is like Nero fiddling away as Rome burns.”

Schiller also told reporters, “I’m shocked – I am disappointed by a number of prosecutions that haven’t been brought.”

After pausing for a moment and saying he wanted to think about how he would answer a reporter’s question, Schiller said, “I think there’s a number of prosecutions that can be brought in the areas of the SBA fraud, the bribery and kickbacks, election fraud, and the sex cases.”

 

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