“The White House on Wednesday was rocked by revelations about internal chaos — and questions about President Donald Trump’s competence — in an excerpt from a soon-to-be-released book chronicling the early months of his presidency.
Journalist Michael Wolff “conducted conversations and interviews over a period of 18 months with the president, most members of his senior staff, and many people to whom they in turn spoke,” according to the excerpt of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” published in New York Magazine.” MORE
“National security experts have asserted that RT is a propaganda arm of the Russian government. A report by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence argued that RT played an influential role in the 2016 presidential election, sowing distrust in Hillary Clinton while portraying Donald Trump as a martyr.” MORE
“Sources familiar with the proposed merger told POLITICO that the DOJ issued an ultimatum to the companies Monday — that they either sell Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting, which includes CNN as well as networks like TBS and TNT, or shed satellite television provider DirecTV. The sources said it’s clear the real sticking point for the government is CNN, whose coverage of the administration has become a frequent target of Trump’s anger.” MORE
“In the much-discussed new book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump“ (Salon review here), mental health professionals act on their “duty to warn” of the imminent danger the Trump presidency represents. As explained in its prologue, “Collectively with our coauthors, we warn that anyone as mentally unstable as Mr. Trump simply should not be entrusted with the life-and-death powers of the presidency.” MORE
Sinclair Broadcasting is forcing all 174 stations that they own across the country to air daily pro-Trump propaganda segments. MORE