NYT’s Report Of FBI Concerns About President Trump Suggests Further Intel

Joy Reid, for Rachel Maddow

Frank Figliuzzi, former assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence department, talks with Joy Reid about the part of the Trump-Russia “iceberg” the public can’t see that likely formed the basis of the FBI’s concerns about whether Donald Trump was working for Russia.

Waves at people noticing me…

Hiya! I’ve been busy working on artwork. I’ve been so used the way the Tumblr interface/dashboard works, I had no idea how to see this or that.

Like a moron, I just noticed the little alert bell on the right-hand side and clicked on it.

D’oh!

Thanks for the likes. After I get caught up on my comic-strip job this weekend, I’ll learn how to keep better attention and follow more blogs and reblog interesting and fun things I find from all of you!

Pat

May, 2017: ‘It’s pretty much inevitable’ that Trump will try to stage a coup and overthrow democracy: Yale historian Tim Snyder

EXCERPT:

In your book you discuss the idea that Donald Trump will have his own version of Hitler’s Reichstag fire to expand his power and take full control of the government by declaring a state of emergency. How do you think that would play out?

Let me make just two points. The first is that I think it’s pretty much inevitable that they will try. The reason I think that is that the conventional ways of being popular are not working out for them.

My meeting with Trump: A damaged, pathetic personality — whose obvious impairment has only gotten worse

EXCERPT:

On the drive home, we all burst out laughing, then grew quiet. What the hell just happened? My first theory, that Trump was high on cocaine, didn’t feel quite right, but he was clearly emotionally impaired: in constant need of approbation; lacking impulse control, self-awareness or awareness of others. We’d heard tales of his monumental vanity, but were still shocked by the sad spectacle of him.

That visit colored all my later impressions of Trump. Over time, his mental health seemed to decline.

Pluto Probe Encounters a Pristine World in the Solar System’s Suburbs

Ultima Thule, the most-distant object ever visited by a spacecraft, is revealing our solar system’s deepest history—and, just maybe, revolutionizing planetary science…