Fear And Loathing In The West Wing – Trump Adminstration’s Circular Firing Squad

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by Richard Cameron The story that was disseminated by Trump’s media circus surrogates when General John Kelly took over from the beleaguered ex White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, was that Kelly was going act as a judicious gatekeeper, limiting access to the Oval Office.   The cherry on top would be that the chaos and confused messaging was going to be brought under control and Kelly would be a sobering influence on Donald Trump. From all we can see, Kelly may have accomplished the former to one degree or…

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Trump’s Serial Bad Hires And Fires – Is It Staff, Or Does The Boss Need To Be Let Go?

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by Richard Cameron Yesterday, Tom Price tendered his resignation as Secretary of the department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is the most recent departure of a member of the Trump administration, but is only the most recent and will, by no means be the last.  In fact, this article, which details at length, the ineptitude of Trump’s hirings and dismissals, will never truly be complete, because more chaos and disarray will always be on the near horizon. Trump’s Hire / Fire Hall of Shame Beginning with his presidential…

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Donald Trump’s Buyer’s Remorse In New York Times Interview – Now He’d Like To Jam Sessions

Senator Jeff Sessions arrives before the 58th Presidential Inauguration Parade at the White House reviewing stand in Washington D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A.

by Richard Cameron President Trump now feels like he got taken by the car dealer. He thought he was getting a fleet of  lap dogs and what he finds he actually has is a herd of independent minded cats. Reports from the Washington Post that surfaced in mid June, indicated that White House insiders were hearing Trump rant about various individuals in his cabinet, mostly in the Justice Department and particular among them, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Those reports, as most all reports coming from the ‘mainstream media’, were quickly…

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Did Donald Trump Nominate A Lap Dog For FBI Director? Christopher Wray’s Street Cred

screen print of FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray during Senate testimony

by Richard Cameron Flying under the radar of all the hurricane force coverage of President Trump’s inability to extricate himself from the tar like substance called #Russiagate, is the story of Trump’s replacement for James B. Comey at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2017 Wray’s testimony in Senate confirmation hearings has brought the nomination somewhat back into…

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You Mean Donald Trump Lied About Recording His Meetings With FBI Director James Comey?

by Richard Cameron The cat is out of the bag on Donald Trump’s allusion to recordings taken during his private meetings with former FBI Director James B. Comey. As you will recall, back on May 12, Trump tweeted “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”. Since then, the House Intelligence Committee, gave the White House and Trump’s chief counsel, Don McGahn a deadline of the 23rd for production of any and all such recordings involved in Trump’s claim,…

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Is Former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate Testimony An Exoneration Of Donald Trump? Not Even Close.

By Richard Cameron Directly following former FBI Director James Comey’s question and answer sessions Thursday in the Senate chamber, political narratives emerged, falling generally along partisan lines.  For Democrats, Comey’s testimony was notable in that he asserted that Donald Trump lied about the condition of the FBI and the reasons Trump disclosed for Comey’s firing. For Republicans who are still tethering their destiny to that of the President’s, Comey’s answers were a full absolution of any wrongdoing on the part of the President. To listen to them, you would have to conclude…

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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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The Brain Science Of Political Deception In The 2016 Election – Facts Vs Emotions

Written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President. How did Donald Trump win, when he used so many misleading statements and outright deception? Couldn’t people see through them? As an expert in brain science, I want to share why his followers fell for his lies and what can be done to address this situation in the future. First, let’s get the facts straight. Politifact.com, a well-known non-partisan website, rates only about 4 percent of statements by Trump as fully “True” and over 50 percent as either completely “False”…

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An Old FBI Hand, Robert S. Mueller III Is Called In To Lead Trump Russia Investigation

by Richard Cameron WASHINGTON, D.C. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced on Wednesday that a “special counsel” will be brought in to oversee the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election.  Obama era, former F.B.I. Director, Robert S. Mueller, III, will take over the lead on investigations going forward. Mueller’s appointment is just the latest in a set of events that has brought the question of Donald Trump’s relations with the Russian government to a full boil. In the last few weeks, the country has…

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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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