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Trump Just Had a Psychotic Meltdown in the Oval Office — Here Are the 5 Craziest Moments

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday went off on a psychotic tirade against his enemies in the Oval Office, which included rants against the Democrats, the news media, and the intelligence community whistleblower who accused him of abusing his office.

Trump’s latest rant was lengthy and featured several insane claims and blatantly false accusations — here are the craziest moments.

1.) Trump says that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) should be tried for treason for “making up the words of the president of the United States.”

Trump once again attacked the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and said that he should be investigated for treason after Schiff jokingly embellished Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky last week.

“He actually made it up, it should be criminal, it should be treasonous!” Trump fumed. “He made it up, every word of it made up, and read to Congress as though I said it, and I will tell you what, he should be forced to resign from Congress. Adam Schiff, he is a lowlife, he should be forced to resign… He should resign from office in disgrace, and they should look at him for treason, because he is making up the words of the president of the United States.”

2.) Trump attacks the entire city of San Francisco.

After the president railed against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for opening an impeachment inquiry, he encouraged her to do more for her home city of San Francisco.

“She should focus on her own district!” Trump ranted “You see what is happening to her district? We call it tent city, it is terrible. We just sent a violation to the city of San Francisco. Unsafe water, unsafe conditions, environmental, EPA, our EPA, doing a great job at sending Nancy Pelosi with all of the talk about EPA, there are needles and drugs all over the street, there are tens, there are people that are dying in squalor, in the best location, and San Francisco. It used to be a great city.”

3.) Trump attacks the media for not reporting an Obama conversation with a Russian official that was widely reported at the time it happened.

Former President Barack Obama was famously caught on a “hot mic” telling a Russian official that he would have more “flexibility” to conduct negotiations with his country after the 2012 presidential election.

Even though this remark was widely reported on at the time, Trump insisted that it wasn’t.

“What about Obama’s conversation with the president of Russia?” Trump yelled. “Where he says, hey, hey, tell Vlad I will talk to them after the election is over, nobody reports that, right? That is stuff that you should report, but you people should be ashamed of yourselves. We have the most dishonest media that you can imagine, and you should be ashamed of yourself.”

4.) Trump blatantly lies about Pelosi’s actions surrounding the impeachment inquiry.

In particularly reality-challenged portion of his rant, Trump falsely claimed that Nancy Pelosi viewed his phone call with Zelensky as perfectly ordinary, when in reality she told him directly that what he did was wrong.

“When Nancy Pelosi, who worked a day early, Nancy Pelosi called for essentially impeachment, let’s impeach the president before she saw the transcript, and this is a word-for-word transcript of the conversation taken by talented stenographers, when she saw that, I heard, she went crazy,” the president said. “She said, ‘We can’t impeach him with this conversation, that’s a great conversation!’”

5.) Trump goes on a bonkers monologue about reports that he wanted to build an alligator-infested moat along the Southern border.

The president also attacked reporters who claimed that he demanded that the government construct a moat filled with predatory animals to ward off undocumented immigrants.

“They said President Trump started screaming, ranting, raving that on the southern border, where we are right now building a tremendous wall, it is unbelievable what is going up, army engineers, we are doing a lot, we will soon have over 100 miles under construction completed, and we will end up with 400 or 500 miles,” Trump said. “[The reporters said] that I wanted not a wall, but I wanted a moat, whatever it is, a moat, and in the moat, I wanted alligators and snakes, and I wanted the wall to be a fence, and I wanted to be electrified, and I wanted sharp spikes at the top, so it would go piercing through their skin is somewhat the way they said it, skin piercing spikes. But I want that whole wall to be electrocuted, and sir, you never said that, they came to me, the comms people yesterday, and they said did you say this? I said, why are you asking that stupid question? Because the fake news media is saying that you said this in a book.”

 

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House Republicans Have a Plan to Defend Trump During Impeachment Hearings – It’s All About His ‘State of Mind’

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Rather than act as impartial investigators, dedicated to ascertaining the facts of the President’s actions, and whether or not those actions were legal, or are impeachable, House Republicans will stick to a plan that focuses on his “state of mind” and other intangible arguments.

“Confronted with a mountain of damaging facts heading into tomorrow’s opening of the public phase of impeachment, House Republicans plan to argue that ‘the President’s state of mind’ was exculpatory,” Axios reports, noting it has obtained an 18-page GOP memo that was sent out to House Intelligence Committee members Monday night.

“To appropriately understand the events in question — and most importantly, assess the President’s state of mind during his interaction with [Ukrainian] President Zelensky — context is necessary,” the memo reads. “The evidence gathered does not establish an impeachable offense,” it insists, wrongly.

Also wrong, or immaterial, are these four critical points the memo directs Republicans to make during the hearings.

“The July 25 call summary — the best evidence of the conversation — shows no conditionality or evidence of pressure.” (False.)

“President Zelensky and President Trump have both said there was no pressure on the call.” (True, but immaterial.)

“The Ukrainian government was not aware of a hold on U.S. security assistance at the time of the July 25 call.” (False.)

“President Trump met with President Zelensky and U.S. security assistance flowed to Ukraine in September 2019 — both of which occurred without Ukraine investigating President Trump’s political rivals.” (Immaterial. Doesn’t matter. Attempts to commit crimes are still crimes.)

You can read the full memo here.

The impeachment inquiry hearings with live, televised witness testimony, begin Wednesday.

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Whistleblower’s Attorney Warns Trump to ‘Cease and Desist’ Attacks or Face ‘Legal and Ethical Peril’

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A lawyer representing the anonymous whistleblower who exposed the Ukraine extortion scandal on Thursday sent the White House Counsel a letter urging him to warn President Donald Trump to “cease and desist” his attacks against his client, and asking him to remind the president he will be in “legal and ethical peril” should the whistleblower or his family be harmed.

“I am writing out of deep concern that your client, the President of the United States, is engaging in rhetoric and activity that places my client, the Intelligence Community Whistleblower, and their family in physical danger,’ the letter, published by CNN, reads. “I am writing to respectfully request that you counsel your client on the legal and ethical peril in which he is placing himself should anyone be physically harmed as a result of his, or his surrogates’, behavior.”

The attorney, Andrew Bakaj, reminded White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, that President Trump has repeatedly attacked the whistleblower, even at one point likening him to a “spy,” and saying, publicly: “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart with spies and treason, right? We used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”

Bakaj continued: “In the ‘old days,’ spies were summarily executed.”

“Respectfully, your client’s rhetoric and behavior fall well beneath the dignity of the office,” Bakaj added.

“These are not words of an individual with a firm grasp of the significance of the office which he occupies, nor a fundamental understanding of the significance of each word he articulates by virtue of occupying that office,” Bakaj also told Cipollone.

Bakaj also warned Cipollone of the likely violations of federal law Trump may have engaged in.

“In light of this, it is reasonable to submit that your client’s activity constitutes a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1512, Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant. Furthermore, because my client is a lawful whistleblower and a prospective congressional witness, any threats to influence, obstruct, or impede my client’s cooperation is a violation of 18 U.SC. § 1505, Obstruction of proceedings before departments, agencies, and committees. Finally, reprisal against my client for cooperating with a congressional inquiry would be a violation of 18 U.SC. § 1513, Retaliating against a witness, victim, or an informant.”

“Let me be clear: should any harm befall any suspected named whistleblower or their family, the blame will rest squarely with your client.”

 

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‘No Reason to Call Witnesses’: Trump Freaks Out Over Impeachment Inquiry – Tweets ‘There Is No Whistleblower’

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After a weekend of attacking and threatening an impeachment inquiry witness, demanding the publication of the whistleblower’s name, and refusing to commit to not shutting down the federal government if Democrats do not end the impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump clearly is in full freak-out mode.

Monday morning the president continued his deep descent into illogical and potentially illegal attacks.

Trump falsely suggested the existence of the whistleblower is a con-job while claiming they gave false information to and worked with House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. The president also demanded the whistleblower “be brought forward to testify.” That could be illegal, given the whistleblower is protected by federal law.

The president also insisted, “There is no reason to call witnesses to analyze my words and meaning,” after blocking four administration witnesses who were scheduled to testify today.

And he claimed once again his damning July 25 call extorting the president of Ukraine was done “perfectly.”

“There is no Whistleblower,” Trump tweeted, quoting thrice-failed GOP congressional candidate turned Trump-supporting pundit Dan Bongino, who also appeared to be threatening House and Senate Republicans.

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