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Ex-FBI official rips Trump’s deteriorating mental health as he claims ‘Messiah-like wisdom’

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Reports of a second whistleblower against President Donald Trump have the commander-in-chief becoming increasingly unglued, a top former FBI official warned on Monday.

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace interviewed Frank Figliuzzi, the former assistant director of counterintelligence at the FBI.

“Whistleblowers in the public — and I know this from having to defend policies that were unpopular with the public that were revealed by whistleblowers — whistleblowers have almost universal credibility with the public because they have nothing to gain and everything to lose,” Wallace explained.

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She noted Trump, “has confessed to all of the conduct in question in a transcript that he released and in his own utterances on the White House property.”

“Yeah, if indeed reports are accurate, this second whistleblower is going to take the legs out from the argument that this is all hearsay, the whistleblower was not in the room, it’s second-hand. We have somebody who first-hand has heard or participated in the call or the cover-up of the call,” Figliuzzi.

“Trump is going to feel increasingly cornered. And I have to tell you, Nicole, we are seeing signs of that cornered mentality here. And it’s getting us into a perilously dangerous situation on the global scene. That’s the Turkish incursion into Syria and Trump’s acquiescence to this,” he noted.

The former FBI special agent noted Trump’s tweet defending his Syria decision.

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Look at the language — for the armchair behavioral scientists at home — look at the language of the Trump tweet in defense of his posture with Turkey and Syria. ‘I have great and unmatched wisdom’ — great and unmatched wisdom?” he asked in disbelief.

“The only other place you’ll see language similar to that is biblical. It’s in scripture. It’s references to the wisdom of Solomon and it’s references to the wisdom of God in scripture. He is increasingly showing signs not just of narcissism but now of a messianic complex, a messiah-like wisdom and knowledge. ‘I’m right, everyone else is wrong.’ Even those who are experts on Turkish, Kurdish, and Syrian matters,” he explained.

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“So we’ve reached the point here where someone can’t have a conversation with our president. He doesn’t trust anyone around him. He makes the call all by himself and he makes the wrong call. And if this keeps happening we are going to find troops involved. We are going to find missiles involved. He is going to make a horrible call all by himself,” Figliuzzi warned.

“Frank Figliuzzi, you scared me, but I’m glad that we had your insights,” Wallace said.

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Trump spent 45 minutes talking with cast of right-wing play dramatizing ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theories: report

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The coronavirus emergency has given President Donald Trump one of the most daunting tests of his administration, with less than a year to go before he stands for re-election.

And yet in the midst of all the chaos, one thing the president found time to do on Thursday was meet with the cast of a bizarre right-wing play dramatizing the supposed "deep state" plot at the FBI to frame Trump in the Russia investigation.

According to The Daily Beast, Trump spent 45 minutes talking with the people behind "FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers," which focuses on the affair between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The leading roles of Strzok and Page were played by Dean Cain, the former Superman actor, and Kristy Swanson, who played the starring role in the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

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All US Navy ships in the Pacific near countries with coronavirus ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days

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CNN National Security reporter Ryan Browne tweeted Thursday that the U.S. Navy has ordered all of its vessels in the Pacific that have been near countries with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, "to remain at sea for at least 14 days before pulling into another port in order to monitor sailors for any symptoms of the virus."

Health experts have said that the two-week period should give enough time for infected people to become aware that they are sick.

The highly-contagious disease has spread very quickly in South Korea and California after public exposure. The first person verified with "community-spread" transmission was identified just outside of Sacramento, California.

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‘Most wicked to ever represent Cleveland’: Jim Jordan ripped by hometown paper for covering up sex scandal

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President Trump likes to call his enemies 'sleaze bags" and Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan a "warrior," but according to Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Brent Larkin, Trump has it backward.

While Jordan may not seem like the worse politician to ever come out of Ohio, the "crimes" he's committed "don't involve felonies," according to Larkin. "They are crimes against America, crimes involving total disregard for the principles of democracy, trampling the truth on behalf of a corrupt president who revels in his inhumanity."

Watching Jordan question witnesses during the House impeachment inquiry particularly incensed Larkin, who writes that it was like watching a man who "spent his childhood gleefully ripping wings off flies."

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