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Trump Explodes in Mad Morning Meltdown Over Bombshell FBI’s Been Investigating if He’s a Russian Spy

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President Donald Trump didn’t wait long to attack after The New York Times published a bombshell late Friday night. The FBI has been investigating the President of the United States to determine if he is a Russian spy. The Times also revealed the FBI initiated that investigation when Trump fired Jim Comey.

At 7:05 AM Saturday morning, Trump began pumping out a series of crazed, angry, finger-pointing tweets detailing his false beliefs about the Russia investigation, attacking many of his favorite targets. It ended at 8:09 AM, only to be restarted at 9:20 AM.

Eight minutes after that Trump started tweeting about the shutdown.

In his nine-tweet mad morning meltdown, not once did Trump deny the substance or focus of the Times’ reporting. It was at best a “non-denial denial.”

The President railed about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who he again labeled “Crooked Hillary,” former President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, “Lyin’” and “Crooked Cop” James Comey, who he called a “total sleaze,” the Democratic National Committee, the Clinton Campaign, and, of course, The “Failing” New York Times.

Robert Mueller didn’t get a nickname, but he did refer to the Special Counsel as, “Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats.”

7:05 AM:

7:18 AM:

At 7:33 AM Trump claimed, “My firing of James Comey was a great day for America.”

At 7:53 AM Trump claimed Jim Comey “is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats – leaking machines who have NO interest in going after the Real Collusion (and much more) by Crooked Hillary Clinton, her Campaign, and the Democratic National Committee.”

He added, “Just Watch!” which should lead some to wonder, again, if Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, who reportedly had been the President’s eyes and ears inside the Justice Dept., has continued to feed him information.

8:09 AM:

Trump insists he has “been FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton. Maybe tougher than any other President.”

The President, who is not a student of history, apparently has never heard of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Korea, Vietnam, the Soviet–Afghan War, or the Cold War.

9:20 AM:

Clearly not satisfied, Trump starts up again, going after “the losers that tried to do a number on your President,” and claims that “insurance policy” they joked about was the FBI investigation against him.

That claim echoes Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson’s desperate claim Friday night, warning all Americans to never speak ill of the FBI or you may find yourself under investigation.

9:28: Trump launches a series of three tweets (so far) attacking and blaming Democrats for his shutdown, which as of midnight was the longest shutdown of the federal government in U.S. history.

In total, nine angry, raging tweets Saturday morning, over a period of less than three hours.

 

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Trump Rushes to Defend Embattled NRA by Claiming It’s ‘Under Siege’ by NY Democrats

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President Donald Trump is running to defend the embattled National Rifle Association (NRA), after infighting at the very highest levels during its annual members convention ended with accusation of extortion and ultimately the ouster of its president.

Trump had addressed the convention on Friday, literally minutes after a judge handed down the maximum sentence to Russian agent Maria Butina, who infiltrated the NRA in an attempt to influence the Trump campaign.

Hours later, reports came that NRA President Oliver North was accusing longtime NRA head Wayne LaPierre (photo, right, with Trump) of misusing NRA funds, and LaPierre accused North of extortion.

The NRA is also the focus of an investigation by the State of New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James, which ultimately could lead to its non-profit status being challenged or revoked. (Trump’s non-profit, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, suffered a similar fate, shutting down after an investigation.)

Trump is using alleged misdeeds by NRA leadership to attack his political opponents, two top New York Democrats.

“The NRA is under siege by Cuomo and the New York State A.G., who are illegally using the State’s legal apparatus to take down and destroy this very important organization, & others,” Trump tweeted, referring to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. “It must get its act together quickly, stop the internal fighting, & get back to GREATNESS – FAST!”

What the NY AG is doing is not illegal. It’s actually an important part of her job.

And here’s evidence of why.

Related: NRA Members Slam Organization Leaders’ Ties to Trump: ‘They’ve Lost Their Way’

According to a report by Mike Spies at The Trace, published in partnership with The New Yorker, the NRA is a disaster.

“According to interviews and to documents that I obtained — federal tax forms, charity records, contracts, corporate filings, and internal communications — a small group of NRA executives, contractors, and vendors has extracted hundreds of millions of dollars from the nonprofit’s budget, through gratuitous payments, sweetheart deals, and opaque financial arrangements. Memos created by a senior NRA employee describe a workplace distinguished by secrecy, self-dealing, and greed, whose leaders have encouraged disastrous business ventures and questionable partnerships, and have marginalized those who object.”

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48 Hours and 35 Tweets: Donald Trump’s Lost Weekend Morphs Into Mad Monday Morning Meltdown

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Facts Are Too Trivial for This President

President Donald Trump, un-buoyed by his former chief of staff John Kelly, went on a bender this past weekend, and America is left with the hangover. No, the Leader of the Free World’s drug of choice isn’t alcohol, it’s Twitter, and there was no one able to cut him off.

The President isn’t binge watching, he’s binge tweeting.

From Saturday morning at 7:05 AM to Monday morning at 7:35 AM, President Trump launched 35 angry, narcissistic, lying, threatening, attacking, and often rapid-fire tweets and retweets.

His targets: “Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck,” aka, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Senate Democratic Leader. Then there’s “Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas,” and “Jeff Bozo,” the publisher of the “lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post.” That would be Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Jeff Bezos, the founder of the publicly-traded company Amazon.com, and separately, privately, the owner the Washington Post. The two businesses are not linked.

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But facts like “Amazon.com does not own The Washington Post,” are too trivial for this President, who was confronted with possibly the worst news yet in the Mueller investigation over the weekend.

Trump has been using the four-week long shutdown to distract from the ripening Mueller investigation, which many believe is nearing a conclusion.

On Friday, The New York Times revealed the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into the sitting President of the United States to determine if he is a Russian spy, a Russian asset, or in some way working for Russia and Vladimir Putin.

On Saturday, The Washington Post reported Trump has gone to “extraordinary” lengths to cover up his discussions with Vladimir Putin. He has refused to allow note takers in the room, and once, when there was a note taker, he took her notes and swore her to secrecy.

All of which sheds light on Trump’s Twitter tantrum, like this indecipherable attack on Bezos:

Or these juvenile attacks on his nemesis, and soon-to-be presidential opponent, Senator Elizabeth Warren:

Or his repeated theme, that’s he’s waiting in the White House for Democrats to come to the table, which they did – and he kicked them out and stormed out of the room.

Trump gets much of his news from “Fox & Friends”:

There was also this threat, apparently a quote (who can tell) from alleged white supremacist Pat Buchanan:

Of course, there are his attacks on migrants, tying them to sexual predators, despite many of them being asylum seekers:

The President also retweeted RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who has become one of his top protectors.

This tweet is especially egregiously misleading. Almost all of the 90% of heroin that “comes from south of the border” comes in through legal ports of entry, not smuggled by migrants crossing the Rio Grande or climbing over a wall.

The Washington Post, Trump’s “favorite” paper, explains that “while 90 percent of the heroin sold in the United States comes from Mexico, virtually all of it comes through legal points of entry.” So a wall isn’t going to change that.

But again, facts are too trivial for this President.

And the longest-running shutdown of the federal government continues, with no end in sight.

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