Trump Tower presser proved our president is far worse than a racist | USA Today

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The most tumultuous week of Donald Trump’s presidency began with his threats to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea and ended with mayhem and murder in Charlottesville, Va. After more than half a year, our national crisis appears to be building toward some sort of climax, a swelling crescendo that was topped off by Trump’s flabbergasting news conference Tuesday afternoon in Trump Tower. Continue reading

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Donald Trump Jr. and the whiff of treason | USA Today

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“This is moving into perjury, false statements and even into potentially treason,” Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., says of investigations into Team Trump’s adventures among the Russians. “We understand why some are raising issues of treason,” ethics lawyers Norman Eisen and Richard Painter write in The New York Times. Continue reading

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Don Jr. Russia emails trap Trump and his whole circus | USA Today

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By releasing a damning email exchange from last year revealing his own eagerness to take help from the Russian government to elect his father, Donald Trump Jr. has brought us to a watershed moment. One of the dikes blocking public understanding of the story line of potential collusion has given way. A flood of further incriminating evidence is now almost certain to follow. Continue reading

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With Comey Firing, Trump Drags America Deeper Into Crisis | USA Today

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President Trump is always transparent in his peculiar way. Even as he lies baldly, he reveals what is on the forefront of his mind. It is in the brutal letter he had a top personal aide hand deliver to the FBI, firing Director James Comey: “While I greatly appreciate you informing me on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau.” Continue reading

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World History According to Trump | USA Today

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According to Donald Trump, “if Andrew Jackson had been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War.” In fact, Trump said in a SiriusXM interview with writer Salena Zito, “he was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this.’ ” Continue reading

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Trump’s Flip-Flops Don’t Make Him a Statesman | USA Today

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The most striking aspect of this initial chapter of Donald Trump’s presidency is how thoroughly it has exposed his protean political character. This should not come entirely as a surprise. In his prior lives and careers as a real estate developer, a playboy, a reality TV star, Trump transmogrified himself on multiple occasions. And over the past several decades in the political realm, he switched parties more often than he switched mistresses and wives. But as we approach the 100-day mark of his presidency, Trump has begun to jettison campaign stances and promises at a pace that, even by the standards of his own past, is frantic. Continue reading

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Comey Diagnoses the Dangerous Disease in Trumpland | USA Today

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Is there a link between President Trump’s breathtaking allegation that former president Obama wiretapped him in Trump Tower and the Russian plot to sway the American election against Hillary Clinton? Continue reading

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