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Trump will eventually lose his fight against Congress — but he’s hoping to ‘run out the clock’ by stalling

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President Donald Trump has always faced crises by resisting, delaying and filing lawsuits — and that’s how he’s hoping to stall the investigations consuming his presidency.

The president is hoping to “run out the clock” by fighting any attempt to conduct congressional oversight over his executive power, and hopefully force the Democrats into disarray as they face his “hardline position,” a source familiar with his legal strategy told Axios.

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“This completely comports with Trump’s approach to business and life,” said Bloomberg reporter Tim O’Brien, who was sued by Trump in 2006 over a book he’d written about him. “Roy Cohn taught him how to weaponize the legal system when he was still in his late 20s — nearly 50 years ago.”

Trump insists the congressional investigations launched into special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings are partisan attacks, and he intends to fight every effort to call witnesses or obtain records.

“(Trump’s) legal position here is quite weak,” said Matt Miller, a former Obama Justice Department official, “and the White House counsel and DOJ must know they will lose.”

But Miller, who is now an MSNBC legal analyst, said the president believes the delays will help him as he heads into next year’s re-election campaign.

“He’s trying to drag everything out in hopes the political salience of each scandal dies out by the time the courts enforce subpoenas,” Miller said.

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Trump’s using protests to gain ‘illegitimate power’ as part of his ‘American Führer’ fantasy: forensic psychiatrist

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A Yale psychiatrist who has repeatedly sounded the alarm on President Donald Trump's mental health warned that his "displays of false strength" foreshadow his reaction to the November election if he loses.

Dr. Bandy X. Lee is a forensic psychiatrist at Yale School of Medicine, author of the textbook "Violence," and editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President." Lee, who heads the World Mental Health Coalition, focuses on public health approaches to violence prevention and has led various think tanks that seek to "draw connections between individual, community, and societal violence, as they are interrelated."

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Trump gives strongest hint yet that Roger Stone is getting a pardon: ‘He can sleep well at night!’

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President Donald Trump on Thursday gave his strongest indication yet that convicted ally Roger Stone would be getting a pardon.

In response to a tweet from right-wing activist Charlie Kirk about Stone serving time in prison after being convicted of multiple felonies, Trump seemed to say that Stone would never have to serve out his term.

"No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history," Trump wrote. "He can sleep well at night!"

Stone last year was found guilty on seven different charges that included perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago buddy used his ‘shadow’ sway over the VA to promote his Marvel comic book empire

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Two and a half years ago, top officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Standing on the podium with them was a cheering, flexing Captain America. Spider-Man waved from the trading floor below.

The event had been billed as a suicide prevention awareness campaign. No one could figure out what the Marvel characters were doing there. David Shulkin, the VA secretary at the time, said in a memoir about his tenure that he was as surprised as anyone.

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