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Ex-CIA chief questions Trump’s loyalty to the US after asking Russia to help him win election

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Donald Trump sparked outrage on Wednesday when he encouraged the Russian government to find and leak Hillary Clinton’s emails that were deleted from her private server while she served as Secretary of State.

Now former CIA chief Leon Panetta has told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that Trump’s actions call his loyalty to the U.S. into question. What’s more, Amanpour says Panetta claims Trump’s statements raise questions over whether he’s conspiring with a foreign power.

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“You have a presidential candidate who is, in fact, asking the Russians to engage in American politics,” Panetta said. “I think that’s beyond the pale… he is truly not qualified to be president of the United States.”

Panetta, it should be noted, is a Democrat who served as both CIA Director and Defense Secretary under President Obama. He is scheduled to talk at tonight’s Democratic National Convention.


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CNN’s fascinating series ‘The Windsors’ confirms why the dysfunctional royal family still rules

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‘On a fundamental level, Donald Trump does not believe in America’: ‘God Complex’ author Justin Frank

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Donald Trump is living breathing proof of the truism that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Such an outcome is made even more dangerous when the person in question has shown himself to be mentally unwell.

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Justice Dept prosecutors fear more Trump chaos and interference despite Barr rebuke of president: report

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According to a report at the New York Times, career Justice Department officials are bracing for more chaos and disarray caused by President Donald Trump despite what many think was Attorney General Bill Barr's insincere rebuke of the president for tweeting about pending cases.

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