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Trump hurls angry insults at McCabe after former acting FBI director says president could be a Russian asset

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President Donald Trump didn’t hold back his disdain for fired acting director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, whose new memoir suggests the president may be a Russian asset, hurling gratuitous insults at the former top cop during a press spray on Wednesday.

Asked by a reporter for comment on the briefing McCabe held with Congressional leaders to discuss the investigation -an investigation which no one objected to- Trump instead shared his thoughts on McCabe’s character.

“I think Andrew McCabe has made a fool out of himself over the last couple of days, and he really looks to me like a poor man’s J. Edgar Hoover,” the president said, chuckling briefly at his own comparison. “I think he’s a disaster.”

Trump went on to say that anyone who read the Inspector General’s report would agree with him and ask themselves, “how could a man like this be involved with the FBI?” He added that the Bureau is home to “some of the greatest people,” except McCabe who was “a complete disaster.”

McCabe is currently doing interviews related to his book, which provides deep details of contingency planning at the FBI and the DOJ as Trump’s involvement with Russia became more suspicious, including potential avenues to remove Trump from office.

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‘I don’t have to do it, legally’: Trump says he can invade Iran without Congress’ permission

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On Monday, CNN reported that in a new interview, President Donald Trump said that he can invade Iran without congressional approval — and that although he would "like the idea" of keeping Congress in the loop, he doesn't "legally" have to do so.

"I like the idea of keeping Congress abreast, but I wouldn't have to do that," said Trump. In response to the fact that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said he must obtain congressional approval first, Trump said, "I disagree. I think most people seem to disagree."

"I do like keeping them — they are intelligent people," added Trump. "They will come up with some thoughts. I actually learned a couple of things the other day when we had our meeting with Congress which I think were helpful to me. I do like keeping them abreast, but I don't have to do it, legally."

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US foes are goading Trump because they know he’s a ‘blow-hard and full of bluster’: CNN analyst

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President Donald Trump walked back from the brink of atrocities last week, from calling off a military strike against Iran to pushing back planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in major American cities.

On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin told anchor Wolf Blitzer how foreign adversaries have been emboldened to challenge Trump — because for all his bombast, they know they are calling a bluff.

"I think Donald Trump is pretty well a known quantity at this point," said Toobin. "I mean, I think people around the world know he's a blowhard, knows he's full of bluster. But that's no reason to get into a war."

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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin stunned that Trump fans don’t care how many women accuse him of assault

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CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Monday expressed astonishment that journalist E. Jean Carroll's rape allegations against President Donald Trump haven't gotten more attention.

During a discussion with CNN's Gloria Borger, Baldwin broke down how a shocking number of women have made allegations of sexual misconduct against the president, who was also caught on camera bragging about sexually assaulting women in the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape from 2006.

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