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Valerie Plame is terrified ‘reckless’ Trump and his ‘low-quality’ advisers will blunder into nuclear war

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Valerie Plame Wilson, who was outed as a CIA agent by members of the Bush administration, is worried about nuclear war now that President Donald Trump has access to the world’s most fearsome weapons.

“He is so casual and reckless — impulsive, to say the least,” Plame told the San Francisco Chronicle. “This is a man who gets riled up by a tweet. Is this the guy you want to make nuclear decisions?”

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The 53-year-old Plame, whose intelligence specialty was weapons of mass destruction, said she was shaken by Trump’s bizarre news conference Thursday — and she’s concerned about the “low-quality people he surrounds himself with.”

“So, this is the president to whom we have entrusted our nuclear codes?” she told the newspaper. “The incompetence we’ve seen is — and I know this is a widely overused word right now — unprecedented, and it’s more than just Trump.”

“The fact that Steve Bannon is on the National Security Council is horrifying, and what’s happened with Michael Flynn is fascinating — he is dangerous,” Plame added.

Plame, a board member of Global Data Security, said her friends in the intelligence community share her concerns about Trump, who deeply offended many of them by boasting about himself before a memorial to slain CIA operatives.

“The only silver lining in all this may be that after two decades of people saying, ‘Oh, didn’t the Cold War end, aren’t nuclear weapons a thing of the past?,’ maybe they’ll go, ‘Hey, wait a minute,’” Plame told the Chronicle. “It’s actually a more dangerous world than ever now, and what we have in the White House is the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.”

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“Maybe this will wake people up,” she added.


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#PresidentPelosi Trends After Sondland Testimony Implicates Pence in Trump Ukraine Scheme

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The hashtag #PresidentPelosi was trending Wednesday as Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified to the House Intelligence Committee in the impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump's Ukrainian schemes for assistance in the 2020 election and implicated Vice President Mike Pence in the effort.

If Trump and Pence are both removed from office over their involvement in the plot, the next in line for the presidency is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

"I'm fine with Pelosi serving as interim president until we hold an election," tweeted activist Bree Newsom. "Both Trump and Pence are implicated in this conspiracy to extort Ukraine."

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Trump claims not to ‘know’ Gordon Sondland very well — but the evidence suggests otherwise

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President Donald Trump attempted to distance himself Wednesday from his hand-selected European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland. At the same time, Trump claimed that Sondland’s stunning testimony, which alleged that the president had ordered a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, in fact, vindicated him.

“Was there a ‘quid pro quo’?” Sondland said in his testimony to the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday. "The answer is ‘yes.’”

Sondland further claimed that “everyone was in the loop” and all actions were “directed” by the president.

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The latest GOP defense of Trump crumbles in impeachment hearing

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It was a day of blockbuster day of testimony from E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, in which Sondland — who once gave Donald Trump a million dollars for his inauguration — decided to save his own hide by ratting out not just Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, but seemingly half the senior staff of the White House.

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