A crises of legitimacy

It seems to me that people aren’t quite getting how close we are to a crisis of legitimacy 1/

A hostile foreign power helped put Trump in office. That’s not at all in question except among Trump sycophants 2/

The questions, instead, are (a) whether people close to Trump, perhaps Trump himself, actively colluded in that intervention 3/

or (b), whether ppl close to and possibly including Trump have had other dealings with Russia that effectively make them foreign agents 4/

If Trump uses the power of his office to shut down investigation into these questions, we have to assume that there’s something there 5/

And in that case, how can anyone consider this presidency legitimate? Very, very scary — and could happen within days 6/

Source: Paul Krugman, Twitter.com

Why billionaire Tom Steyer wants Donald Trump impeached

Donald Trump’s latest Twitter dustup is with California megadonor Tom Steyer, who is funding a push to impeach the 45th president. On Friday morning, Trump appeared to have caught wind of the effort, criticizing the progressive activist on Twitter by calling him “wacky and totally unhinged.”

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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump is a 2017 book edited by Bandy X. Lee, a forensic psychiatrist, containing essays from 27 psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals describing the “clear and present danger” that U.S. President Donald Trump’s mental health poses to the “nation and individual well being.” Authors argue that the President’s mental health was affecting the mental health of the people of the United States and that he places the country at grave risk of involving it in a war, and of undermining democracy itself due to his dangerous pathology.

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Democratic lawmaker to file articles of impeachment over Trump’s Charlottesville response

Rep. Steve Cohen announced Thursday that he would introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump following the president’s comments about the violent attacks in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president had “failed the presidential test of moral leadership.”

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