After weeks of uncertainty, Papadopoulos decides to accept plea deal with Mueller

George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign, has decided to stick with his plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller, his wife told ABC News on Wednesday.

The decision puts to rest weeks of public hand-wringing by his wife, Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, who has been acting as an informal spokeswoman for her husband. She said in an interview with ABC News earlier this month that her husband was strongly considering backing away from the agreement he struck with Mueller that led him to plead guilty to lying to the FBI.

Source: After weeks of uncertainty, Papadopoulos decides to accept plea deal with Mueller – ABC News

Trump’s Downfall: A Neuroscientist Explains What Happens When a Narcissist Starts to Lose Power

It would be worse than Nixon in his final days. This man will do anything to save his ’empire.’

While the exaggerator-in-chief is well known for his habitual lying, the most common psychological diagnosis he’s been given by experts in the field is narcissistic personality disorder. While any diagnosis should require a full mental examination before accepted as clinical truth, the mountains of behavioral evidence for Trump’s narcissism arguably provides more justification for the label than any standard clinical test. At this point, the claim can hardly be debated, and even staunch supporters would admit that Trump thinks he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. It takes a special kind of narcissist to shamelessly compare their book to The Bible in front an audience full of conservatives. His narcissism knows few limits, and it’s hard to imagine even the man himself denying such an obvious fact.

Trump beat by Putin, China’s Xi in Forbes most powerful person list

Does Trump know this? It might have something to do with The Donald being puppet of the Russian dictator:

Forbes has released its list of the world’s most powerful people, and not surprising at all, the top four spots go to world leaders.But, China and Russia’s leaders are considered to be more powerful than U.S. President Donald Trump. China’s leader Xi Jinping is considered the world’s most powerful person, next is Russian leader Vladimir Putin and in third place is Trump. Germany’s leader Angela Merkel ranks fourth.

It certainly has something to with the U.S. losing respect throughout the world:

Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations.”

And things are getting worse. A January Gallup poll taken between March and November of 2017 found that foreign approval for U.S. leadership was just 30 percent, down from 48 percent in 2016 (disapproval rose from 28 to 43 percent). That rating is below that for the Bush administration. In contrast, foreign views of Chinese, German, and Russian leadership remained generally positive and unchanged.

FOX News’ Howard Kurtz: Trump Team Leaked Mueller Questions

Case closed:

The White House has been rocked by many self-destructive leaks—any “idiot” can see that—but the spilling of the Robert Mueller questions is in a whole different category.

President Trump quickly denounced the leak to The New York Times as “disgraceful.” But by the paper’s own description, the leak came from the Trump side.

Say what you will about the Mueller investigation, he’s run an amazingly leak-free operation. Ken Starr’s office was practically a sieve compared to this crew.

The paper said the list of four dozen questions “was provided to The Times by a person outside Mr. Trump’s legal team.” That means—and maybe it’s just a coincidence that press-savvy Rudy Giuliani is now on the team—that one of the president’s lawyers gave the documents to someone who handed it to the Times.

Nice try, Donald. Your lies don’t work so much anymore:

Robert Mueller’s former assistant explains how grammar errors prove ‘leaked questions’ came from Trump

A former special assistant to Robert Mueller doesn’t believe for a second that the “leaked questions” came from the special counsel or that those are the questions he’ll ask.

The New York Times reported that someone outside of Trump’s legal team leaked the questions. However, Michael Zeldin, who now works as a legal analyst for CNN, told “New Day” that he doesn’t believe these questions came actually from Mueller.

Source: Robert Mueller’s former assistant explains how grammar errors prove ‘leaked questions’ came from Trump

Fired CNN host Reza Aslan: “It’s time to treat Donald Trump as an enemy of the state”

If you call yourself and American it is your duty to #resist Donald Trump. He is clearly a threat to our republic. Remember: Hitler came to power legally. And don’t count on the Democrats. They’ve done nothing to defend us from the evils of this president:

Now here comes this racist, sexist, lecherous, pathologically lying fascist who very clearly outlines for them who they can scapegoat and blame. In many ways, what Trump has done is to tap into an existential crisis of a foreboding lack of self-identity that is eating away the heart of American culture. He galvanized that support in order to launch himself into this disastrous presidency. The real issue here, the real shame of it all, isn’t those who agree with Trump’s racism and sexism, xenophobia and fear-mongering. No, the real shame of it all is those who disagree with Trump but for whom his many horrible traits were not disqualifying and ultimately those voters also felt the same way.

The villain in this story as far as history is concerned is not Donald Trump. The real villains are Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.