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Olbermann: Mueller indictments could be ‘the beginning of the end’ of ‘megalomaniac’ Trump’s presidency

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Borrowing a phrase from Winston Churchill, Keith Olbermann said on Monday’s episode of “The Resistance” that it appears America is at the end of the beginning of President Donald Trump’s downfall — and what happens next has never been more unclear.

With last week’s indictments of one-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates, Olbermann mused whether we’re also at “the end of whatever control of himself Donald Trump has.”

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“We have a leader that has a personality disorder,” said former Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican Olbermann quoted said in a late October interview with The New York Times. Coburn, the host noted, was an OB-GYN doctor before becoming a senator.

“Dr. Tom Coburn is not guessing here,” Olbermann said. “It seems as if he’s diagnosing.”

That people on both sides of the aisle — from Republicans like Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain Bob Corker to conservative columnist David Brooks and countless Democrats — have expressed concerns about the president’s mental is health is telling, the host continued. But he also insinuated that it might not be enough.

“You and I may disagree with what’s wrong with him and what he would do if he truly realized the net is tightening around him,” Olbermann concluded. “But we can be certain of this: if you told Donald Trump that the indictments are actually happening, and everybody he knows — his advisers, his ex-advisers, his eldest son, his son-in-law — would be indicted and convicted and imprisoned but he himself would not be, he would simply smile that megalomaniac smile of his and grab a new bag of Doritos.”

Watch Olbermann lay out the terrifying uncertainty of Trump’s next moves below.

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Trump is facing the most serious impeachment allegations ever leveled against a sitting president

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On Tuesday, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives announced that they would move forward with two articles of impeachment — involving abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — against President Donald Trump.

This article was originally published at Salon

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Trump’s Interior Department stacks environmental panel with anti-environmentalists

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Trump’s Interior Department stacked an advisory committee for Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah with ranchers and politicians who opposed former President Barack Obama creating the 1.35-million acres of protected land and welcomed Trump shrinking it by 85%.

Democracy Forward, a nonprofit founded in 2017, asked the Inspector General of the Interior Department to investigate whether Secretary David Bernhardt violated federal law by packing the 15-person committee with opponents of the monument.

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A startling trove of documents reveals the truth about Afghanistan

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The disclosures are extreme, but, sadly, what we have come to expect of government–across administrations.

The Washington Post obtained 2,000 documents showing that over years, news of U.S. military deployment to Afghanistan was routinely and repeatedly manipulated to reflect a rosier picture than what was happening on the ground. Further, the documents show that there was confusion about military mission and what would amount to success across the 18 years of deployment under the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations.

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