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‘The president’s insane’: Senior Trump official confides in insider account of White House

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In a review of CNN’s  Jim Acosta’s forthcoming book,  “The Enemy of The People,” Guardian reviewer Martin Pengelly reveals some telling quotes that the CNN White House correspondent relays, including one White House official confiding that President Donald Trump is mentally ill.

According to the report,  Acosta’s sources “are often blunt in their assessment of their boss. A ‘senior White House official’ tells Acosta: ‘The president’s insane.’ A ‘former White House national security official says staffers were not sure the president had not been ‘compromised’ by Russia.”

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As Pengelly explains, “The notion that the media was the ‘enemy of the people’ emerged swiftly and caused great consternation among a press corps spooked by virulent abuse at Trump rallies. Acosta cites three unnamed sources who say the controversial line of attack originated with Steve Bannon, then Trump’s chief White House adviser.”

“In his book, Acosta admits to sometimes ‘grandstanding’ and ‘showboating,'” the reviewer explains. “He also says he ‘opts for the bait’ when questioning Trump, ‘which bothers some people.’ Of concerns he may be biased against the president, he writes: ‘Neutrality for the sake of neutrality doesn’t really serve us in the age of Trump’.”

Acosta’s book also notes that combative White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders has been known to socialize and have drinks with the very reporters she disparages in her constant attacks on the press.


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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

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"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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