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Former CIA agent mocks Trump’s Sally Yates tweets: ‘The president is a little confused this morning’

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President Donald Trump was up early tweeting Monday, defending his close friend and former national security adviser retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

CNN’s David Gregory was shocked Trump took to Twitter to defend Flynn and blame former President Barack Obama for giving Flynn security clearance.

But it was former CIA agent Phil Mudd that hammered Trump on his lack of basic knowledge on the role of the president and the White House.

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“The president is a little confused this morning, he’s giving me some humor at 5:00 a.m. pacific time,” Mudd said of Trump’s tweet. “The White House doesn’t give security clearances. Individual agencies give security clearance…President Obama doesn’t doesn’t have any responsibility for the security clearance. As you’re suggesting, the issue here is whether the [Trump] White House had an ethics process for an incoming official. Typically, what you would do is say list your sources of income, list what you have been doing over the last year, list conversations you’re having about representative employment so you would know when you’re sitting down for a sensitive conversation in the White House about sanctions whether somebody around the table took money from Russia. There was an ethics conversation that the White House should have started.”

It was Flynn that didn’t disclose the information that he should have and Mudd is blaming Flynn for ignoring the rules.

“And also, we don’t have to speculate,” CNN’s Chris Cuomo cut in. “It’s not about, well, what did the White House– We know they knew. It will be the heart of the testimony from the former acting attorney general today, Sally Yates. She told them about this in January and there was a Wall Street Journal report. Weeks went by where the White House knew and apparently did nothing until they decided to throw Flynn under the bus. It isn’t ‘if,’ it’s a ‘why.'”

“When a Justice Department official goes to warn you in the White House that your security adviser is having inappropriate conversations with the Russians — that’s not a heads up. I don’t care how you characterize it,” Mudd continued. “So, I want to know what the urgency of the warning was. I want to know if it was persistent over time. I want to know if there was some background on why she thought the relationship between the Russians and the Trump campaign was so substantial. The one thing I’m watching for is she was privy to an investigation conducted by the FBI. She has to be careful talking about Gen. Flynn personally because it is the subject of an ongoing investigation but her responsibility to keep her access to that investigation private.”

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Nancy Pelosi roasts Mark Zuckerberg for ‘pandering’ to Trump and his ‘silly’ tantrums

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday mocked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for his efforts to appease President Donald Trump's criticisms of major social media companies.

During a press conference, Pelosi said that Zuckerberg "just panders" to Trump in an effort to preserve his business model, which she described as a platform for people to "misrepresent facts" without consequence.

"They knew during the 2016 elections that the Russians were engaged in foul play," she said. "They knew, because they saw where the money was coming from!"

She then turned her attention to Trump's new executive order that will reportedly open up tech platforms to more lawsuits.

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Pennsylvania Dem unloads on GOPers who pushed to reopen as they hid colleague’s COVID-19 infection

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Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims (D) lashed out at Republican lawmakers who remained silent after testing positive for COVID-19.

Democrats this week accused Republicans of withholding information after Rep. Andrew Lewis (R) tested positive for the virus.

"It's been a week, perhaps longer, that House Republican leadership knew that at least one of their members had tested positive for COVID-19," Sims explained in a Facebook post. "But they didn't go on quarantine until they were done serving alongside us, especially those of us that serve on the State Government Committee."

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‘Art of the Deal’ ghostwriter: ‘Psychopath’ Trump is ‘driven by an insatiable narcissistic hunger’ and an obsessive ‘need to dominate’

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President Ronald Reagan, in the 1980s, famously asserted that someone who agreed with him 70% of the time was a 70% ally and not a 30% enemy. But President Donald Trump, on the other hand, is furious if someone disagrees with him even on rare occasions. Author Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote or ghost-wrote Trump’s famous 1987 book, “The Art of the Deal,” analyzes Trump’s mentality in a May 28 article for Medium — stressing that the president is motivated, above all else, by a “need to dominate.”

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