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I think everyone needs to watch this regardless of your "affiliations" - because it's straight from the CIA director and in direct opposition to almost all the nonsense going on now, and that has come up in the past year. Almost.

MIKE POMPEO FULL INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS WALLACE - FOX NEWS SUNDAY (1/7/2018)
https://youtu.be/X5oIZnViXhs
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Trump's hand picked CIA mouth piece on the trump propaganda network

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VeggyZ wrote:

I think everyone needs to watch this regardless of your "affiliations" - because it's straight from the CIA director and in direct opposition to almost all the nonsense going on now, and that has come up in the past year. Almost.

MIKE POMPEO FULL INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS WALLACE - FOX NEWS SUNDAY (1/7/2018)
https://youtu.be/X5oIZnViXhs


But you do understand that there are several factors going against these statements if you view it from a liberal/Democrat's perspective:

1. Fox News
2. Pompeo is a Republican Representative from Kansas
3. Pompeo was nominated as CIA Director from President Trump

I wouldn't say the interview completely dismisses some of the claims made over the past year.
I would say that it gives another perspective on it, biased or not.
Liberals are too quick to try to point out how Trump's irrational behavior aligns with the statements made in the "Fire and Fury" novel.
Conservatives are too quick to point out that members that have supported Trump throughout his presidency to date are "stating the contrary and therefore it must be true".
The truth likely falls somewhere between both or just slightly for one of those two sides.

President Trump does have irrational behavior: as he does not seem to remember things he's said previously (within his presidency alone, not even including what had been mentioned during the campaign trail - but let's be real, the campaign is a bullshit run to get into the position for all politicians [including President Trump]), he is emotionally charged (responds to negative stimuli a lot faster than positive stimuli and will quickly go to social media to refute any negative claims made about him), and he does focus on blaming others for his mishaps rather than the old "The Buck Stops Here" (Trumanism) logic.
This, on top of the recent exposure of his "Presidential Schedule" (source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42610275) does allow for easy correlation between the comments made in the novel and what the liberal perspective of President Trump seems to be.

It all depends on how you want to view it, essentially.
The only people who know the truth are those who are in the trenches.
As with all things, those who livelihood relies on the individual they speak about while in the trenches are going to be in favor of that person.
At the same time, the livelihoods of those who are "Anti-Trump" comes from Anti-Trump rhetoric in some cases so they can't be 100% trusted either.
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Cydoemus wrote:
Liberals are too quick to try to point out how Trump's irrational behavior aligns with the statements made in the "Fire and Fury" novel.
Conservatives are too quick to point out that members that have supported Trump throughout his presidency to date are "stating the contrary and therefore it must be true".
The truth likely falls somewhere between both or just slightly for one of those two sides.


Colbert had some good questions for Wolff:

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a14852932/colbert-michael-wolff-trump-fire-fury/


Colbert is one of Trump's most tireless critics, but he joined the chorus questioning how Wolff compiled his tome of presidential horror. Wolff has admitted that at least some of the stories in the book are unverified, and with Colbert, he seemed reluctant to say they were true in the traditional journalistic sense. (That is, that he'd verified the account with multiple sources who offered a consistent version of events.) Wolff did say "you should believe all of it," but he wiggled out of a question about why he won't release the tapes he's said he has of some of the conversations used in the book. He also had an intriguing response when Colbert asked if his process "was to make a judgment call as to what to include and what not to include."


Still, in a way, Wolff's very presence hanging out in the West Wing for a year is in itself a statement of the incompetency of Trump and his administration. As for the tapes, I doubt we're going to see them anytime soon. Not because they don't exist but because if the tapes came out it might hurt the book sales ( why pay for milk when you have the cow at home, etc ). We'll get the tapes once everyone's made their money off of the book.

However, if there were no tapes the publisher would not have brought this to market for fear of the libel lawsuit. That the publisher literally laughed off Trump's cease and desist letter should tell you quite a bit about what they actually have on record and can verify. There's also no way Trump will go through with a lawsuit because it would mean being subjected to discovery and deposition. Last time he did that it was an unmitigated disaster. If he did it again it would be both an utter disaster and likely end up verifying both the core of the book and all the questions regarding his unhinged mental state.

Unless his unhinged mental state leads him to thinking he can totally handle a deposition that is. The relentless incompetence of his lawyers certainly wouldn't stop it.

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