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Ex-CIA director says ‘we all should be very worried’ about Trump’s lack of mental stability

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The former director of the Central Intelligence Agency said Americans should be worried whether the president of the United States is a madman.

John Brennan appeared on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell on Wednesday.

“President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, in testimony that’s he’s preparing for Congress next month, will call the president of the United States a madman,” O’Donnell noted.

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“I think it is corroboration for what a lot of people have believed for so long,” Brennan noted. “A belief that has been born out by a lot of Mr. Trump’s actions and policies and statements over the last two years.”

“But I think more than that, it’s very worrisome that this is the person that American citizens entrust with their national security, with their future prosperity,” he added.

“It’s very, very worrisome, because he is in the Oval Office, he’s the incumbent right now,” he warned. “And we all should be very worried about his lack of stability.”

O’Donnell asked Brennan about reports Trump attempted to conceal his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin from his entire administration.

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“I’ve never encountered a situation like this before, because the previous presidents that I’ve worked for, both Democrat and Republican, would want to make sure that senior staff and directors of intelligence agencies would want to understand because that gives us a sense how the Russians might try to exploit whatever was discussed there,” he explained.

“So it’s inexplicable why Mr. Trump did not allow his National Security Adviser and Secretary of State in that meeting,” he said.

“Clearly he was trying to keep something from them,” Brennan concluded. “What was he concealing? And what did Mr. Putin come away with from that conversation?”

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Trump launches new attack on his own Fed chairman: ‘Jay Powell & the Fed don’t have a clue’

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President Donald Trump launched a new attack against his own Federal Reserve chairman in a pair of Monday morning tweets.

The president has been publicly pressuring Fed chairman Jerome Powell to lower interest rates in hopes of staving off a recession, but the Trump appointee has so far resisted his calls.

"Producer prices in China shrank most in 3 years due to China’s big devaluation of their currency, coupled with monetary stimulus," Trump tweeted. "Federal Reserve not watching? Will Fed ever get into the game? Dollar strongest EVER! Really bad for exports. No Inflation...Highest Interest Rates..."

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Internet pummels Trump for frantic demand to investigate Obama instead: ‘This is not the tweet of an innocent man’

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President Donald Trump jealously raged against Barack Obama's post-presidency business deals, which includes a production agreement with Netflix -- and other social media users ridiculed his apparent envy.

Trump questioned that deal and others in a pair of tweets complaining about an impeachment inquiry launched against him last week by the House Judiciary Committee, and he suggested Congress look at Obama's business since he left the White House.

....work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the “Congressional Slush Fund,” and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!

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Is the Trump administration squelching a whistleblower — and a major scandal?

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America's system of government has always worked on the honor system. With so few Senate-confirmed Cabinet and federal agency heads, and so many “acting” officials working in the Trump administration, people who are constantly forced to audition for permanent positions are now under tremendous pressure to protect a president hellbent on breaking every norm of good governance. Now a new possible political scandal could be brewing in the Trump administration that tests the loyalty of these “acting” officials — pitting their allegiance to the nation against their desire to impress their boss.

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