Trump’s Self-Destructive Nature Is Why His Administration Was Doomed From The Start

by Tony Wyman We have witnessed this month the spiralling descent of a presidency doomed from the start.  The media proclaimed recent revelations and departures to be “astounding” and “shocking,” but they are neither. Instead, what they are is inevitable.  From the start of his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump made it abundantly clear that he was little more than a political vandal, a man intent upon creating as much conflict, discord and destruction as possible, and that he would leave in his wake lives wrecked and institutions weakened,…

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What Are Americans Thinking About Trump And His Job Performance And Honesty?

by Richard Cameron Quinnipiac University just released the results of a poll on President Trump and his job performance and credibility. It should, and most likely has alarm bells ringing in the West Wing.  We know that recent surveys of Trump’s approval ratings are showing strong indications that he is viewed negatively by a majority of Americans, with only 36% approving of his handling of duties in the Oval Office.  And Quinnipiac’s poll of 2 weeks earlier (May 10), more than half, 52 percent, said that they disapprove of the way…

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Did President Trump Attempt To Enlist Intelligence Officials In Shutting Down The FBI Investigations Into Russian Collusion?

by Richard Cameron The Washington Post released a report last night detailing information that indicates President Trump and the Trump White House sought to persuade high ranking members of the intelligence community to influence former FBI Director James Comey, Jr., to close down its investigations on Russian influence in the 2016 Presidential campaign. In the report, the Washington Post outlines that Trump, in March, asked the Director of National Intelligence, Daniel Coats and also Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), to make statements to the…

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How Can We Tell Whether Comey’s Firing Was Justified?  Behavioral Science Has Answers.

Editors’ Note:  I’m pleased to present a guest column from Professor Gleb Tsipursky of Ohio State University. by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky We all want our top investigative bodies to be headed by competent officials. We also all want to ensure that these officials can freely investigate other branches of the government – including the presidential administration – without fear of retribution. How can we tell whether Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey was meant to ensure competent leadership of the FBI, as Trump claims, or to prevent Comey from digging deeper into Trump’s potential…

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