Donald Trump of Arabia, A Schizophrenic Presidency Goes Global
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Michael T. Flynn misled Pentagon investigators about his income from Russian companies and contacts with Russian officials when he applied for a top-secret security clearance last year, according to a letter released Monday by the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee. [The New York Times]

NO OFFENSE to President Trump, but is he sleeping?

We all have heard the reports about his epic insomnia, although it’s just as likely the President simply cannot contain his internal ego shouting.

Whether Trump has had a come to Jesus with a white-collar criminal attorney or not, he’s been remarkably restrained since Robert Mueller was given the special counsel responsibility.

If you’ve been following Trump’s remarks in Saudi Arabia, you have by now recovered from the shock. Candidate Trump didn’t utter a peep. Democratic Donald showed up, much to everyone’s relief. Well, everyone except the people who voted for him.

Landing in Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu had to order his ministers to show up for Trump. But President Donald J. Trump became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall. President Obama visited the Wall as a presidential candidate. George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush made their visits as private citizens.

It’s remarkable that President Trump can ramble on about “peace” without mentioning the Palestinians. The bad, old days are back, boys and girls. Internal politics of our allies no longer concern us, so neither do the people who take the brunt of strongman’s sword. But who knows, maybe The Donald can make a deal between the Sunni factions and the Israels, giving Iran and their Shiite allies…

Back home, Trump’s countrywomen and -men are riveted and reeling from report after leak after leak about a “person of interest,” white-collar lawyers, Russia, Comey and Russia, Kushner finances, Comey’s coming testimony, and all things…

Michael Flynn, who won’t accept the Senate subpoena, will not hand over documents and will invoke the Fifth going forward.

President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials. Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election. Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate… [Washington Post]

This post has been updated.