The Politex Report #1239

Nominee Nixes Trump "Sh-- Sandwich": WH Is a Dumpster Fire

Impeach Trump or live in a failed state, take your pick. --JP

("Nominee Nixes Trump" is the last section below.)


Should Watch: White House In Chaos, And A Storm Is Coming | Video |


‘Each new day is a new nightmare’: GOP ex-judge wants Trump ‘impeached and removed with all haste’

Former CIA official says having Trump in the White House is the gravest threat since Civil War

Olbermann: Trump’s reckless handling of intelligence would have gotten Hillary ‘impeached before sunrise’

Michael Moore: Let's be VERY clear: Flynn DID NOT make that Russian call on his own. He was INSTRUCTED to do so.He was TOLD to reassure them. Arrest Trump.


The Last Word 2-14-17 Rep. Cummings Blasts Republicans for Zero Oversight on Trump - rachel maddow Feb. 14

Trump Camp Aides Had Contact W Russian Intel. before election. maddow video 2/14


Trump aides were in constant touch with senior Russian officials during campaign - CNN

Jot Reid: Stone is a charter member of the Trump Russia club, dating back to the late 80s when he was arranging Trump's anti-Reagan op-eds.


Another bombshell: US allies also intercepted contacts between Trump campaign and Russian operatives. Raw

Every Night There's Going To Be Another Bombshell About The Trump Presidency. Mojo


Trump Campaign Was Talking To Russian Intelligence Before The Election. Um, *SURPRISE*!!1! -

Team Trump’s alleged Russian contacts blow holes in White House denial:

Graham: Any Trump ally working inappropriately with Russia 'needs to pay a price'


Obama Intel Briefings scaled back info provided to Trump, Flynn because of intel reports of Flynn's activities. WP

"We should not — and cannot — trust this man." A CIA vet on Trump's feud with US spies.

Intel Keeps Intelligence From Trump: Decision to withhold information underscores deep mistrust of President. WSJ

Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump in Sign of Deep Mistrust. - WSJ

Murdoch Influence: The Struggle Inside The Wall Street Journal: Staffers object to politicized dumbing down. NYT

U.S. agencies are conducting multiple probes of Trump team's Russia calls, officials say

Malcolm Nance: Trump aides who had intercepted communication with Russian intel "need to start getting lawyers"


Trump White House in Crisis After Flynn's Resignation

Trump’s WH on the verge of a raging fire over Russia allegations: Trump's been lying about "collusion" for months WP


We're seeing a rocking-horse presidency: Everyone jerking back & forth furiously, yet no forward movement: My column

A "fine-tuned machine?" Maybe a crash-test simulator.

Great piece "They aren’t unified, can’t control information, are short on expertise, and aren’t very decisive."


Donald Trump Is on the Ropes. Attacks leaking, not their content. New Republic

Is America becoming a “deep state,” where shadowy networks in government bureaucracies undermine elected officials?

Things are so dire, people are feeling sympathy for Kellyanne Conway, writes

Joy Reid: And make no mistake, as long as Trump is unmoored to reality, the Bannonite proto-fascists have the upper hand. Chaos has the upper hand.

We’re at a moment in which U.S. economic and military might is strong but political might is weak


‘Nuclear football’ photo taken at Trump’s golf resort puts the Pentagon in an awkward position -WP

Trump turns Mar-a-Lago Club terrace into open-air situation room - WP


Breitbart and Roger Stone declare war on Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus after ousting of Michael Flynn. Atlantic

‘Not totally in the loop’: Republicans fear Mike Pence has lost his spot in Trump’s inner circle

Bannon's Alt-Right Is Coming for Reince Priebus in Revenge Over Flynn Outster. Atlantic

Steve Bannon ‘livid’ over ‘absurd’ Breitbart report claiming Priebus might get booted. Raw

Stone calls Reince a "midget" and says he's responsible for Flynn resigning

Kellyanne Conway to do fewer TV appearances after leaks allege she’s been backstabbing Sean Spicer

Corey Lewandowski luring clients by bragging about access to Trump’s Twitter account: report

LePage to Trump: ‘TV Show’s Over’ Stop the WH Fights! DB

Democrats mock James Comey with comparison to compromised FBI Director in ABC’s ‘Designated Survivor’

‘They don’t care!’: ‘The View’ blows up as Joy Behar says GOP ‘sell their souls’ to cover for Trump


Will the World Have to Learn to Live With the U.S. as a Failed State? Under Trump, eventually. WPR

What a Failed Trump Administration Looks Like: His brain has left the station. Brooks


Jake Tapper: A friend of Harward's says he was reluctant to take NSA job bc the WH seems so chaotic; says Harward called the offer a "shit sandwich."

Adm. Harward says no to Trump's national security adviser job, citing 'shit sandwich' / Boing Boing

Greg Mitchell: Well, we know Trump likes sandwiches.

Trump gets snubbed by national security pick: Choice to replace Flynn turns down offer due to WH "dysfunction".

Robert Harward bowed out of the race to replace Mike Flynn after Trump rejected his request to pick his own team.

The man Trump wants to replace Michael Flynn turned down the job: Would not be allowed to clean out Flynn stables. BI

K.T. McFarland Is Too Much to Swallow, So Robert Harward Turns Down NSA Position. Mojo