25th Amendment

1 week ago
That United States commanders-in-chief are not put to the same test before they are allowed to lead the troops or to order the use of nuclear weapons is, I believe, a serious omission. Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, mental health professionals have come forth in historically unprecedented ways to warn against entrusting the U.S. presidency to someone who exhibits what we have called his “dangerous” signs.The observed signs have included “grandiosity, impulsivity, hypersensitivity to slights or criticism, and an apparent inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality.”As a psychiatrist and expert on violence, I worked with my colleagues to put our observations into a book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” responding to the hunger for understanding on the part of the public.I was never interested in domestic partisan politics until it coincided with my concerns for public safe...
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2 weeks ago
Raging against President Trump for profit is no longer just for the media. Now everybody’s getting in on the act. Resist! By buying our ice cream. Fight oppression! With this lovely coffee mug. Show your disdain! With this 25th Amendment shower curtain. No wonder the economy’s booming. The election of Donald Trump may have given...
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November 12th, 2018
He's a total failure Now that the midterm elections are over there will be some reassessments of President Donald Trump. But whatever the verdict on his appeal to supporters or as a campaigner, he remains a failure as the leader of our country. After he had completed almost a full year as president, 155 presidential scholars concluded that overall he had earned an “F” grade on their Presidential Greatness Survey. In addition to assigning him a general grade, the scholars also graded him on his legislative accomplishments, communicating with the public, foreign policy leadership, and embodying institutional norms. For the first two areas they gave him a “D”; for the last two, an “F.” A slightly larger group of scholars listed him as the worst and most polarizing of our 44 presidents.Shortly before the above survey appeared, one of the most prominent historians of our presidents, Robert Dallek, stated that “it is clear Trump is unfit to serve,” and lawm...
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October 18th, 2018
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will speak to congressional leaders next week behind closed doors to address reports that he discussed wearing a wire to secretly record President Donald Trump and recruited Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
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October 17th, 2018
Trump has repeatedly called the investigation a "witch hunt." Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered a direct repudiation in a new interview for those who attack and denigrate the work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team on the Russia investigation. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Rosenstein said the investigation has been "appropriate and independent" — a stark contrast to opponents who say it is a corrupt and biased attempt to attack President Donald Trump.Among those critics, of course, is the president himself.But while Rosenstein came out strong against the type of bellicose rhetoric Trump favors — he often calls the Mueller probe a "witch hunt," sometimes in all caps — the deputy attorney general was careful to thread the needle to avoid directly criticizing the man who could fire him.“The president knows that I am prepared to do this job as long as he wants me to do this job,” he told the paper. “You serve at the pleasure of th...
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October 17th, 2018
On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski reacted to President Trump’s statements on Jamal Khashoggi and his “horseface” insult of Stormy Daniels by asking people who work in the administration what more they need “to start thinking 25th Amendment or something else?” Brzezinski said, “[F]or me, this is one of the many, many, many ways this president has shown us that he is not fit, possibly not even well. And I don’t understand the people in this administration taking matters into their own hands and trying to sort of stick it out because they can keep things together. On the foreign policy front, he is cratering our reputation. He is making us an international joke. We are losing our influence. Because this is the type of man who calls a woman a ‘horseface,’ by the way, a woman he chose to have sex with. So, I don’t even know where that begins and ends, and I wouldnR...
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October 17th, 2018
MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski evoked the 25th Amendment on Wednesday in making the argument that President Trump should be removed from office, declaring he "is not fit to lead" while arguing he might "do something crazy in fiv...
October 14th, 2018
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be subpoenaed if he refuses to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee for his role in the FBI’s Russia probe and for allegations that he wanted to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Trump.
October 10th, 2018
Republican lawmakers and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein are deadlocked in negotiations over the details of Rosenstein’s anticipated testimony over reports he suggested secretly recording President Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office last year.
October 9th, 2018
Two senior FBI officials told the bureau’s top lawyer they believed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was “serious” when he discussed secretly recording President Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office last year, according to sources close to a congressional investigation – an account that conflicts with claims from Rosenstein and others that the comments either were inaccurately reported or made in jest.
October 8th, 2018
Donald Trump has said had a “great” meeting with Rod Rosenstein aboard Air Force One following weeks of speculation that he was going to fire the deputy attorney general. Rumours have abounded in recent weeks that the president was set to fire the second highest ranking official in the US Justice Department and the man charged with overseeing the investigation into alleged collusion between Mr Trump’s presidential campaign team and Russian officials. The speculation about his position mounted after The New York Times reported that he had discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment of the US constitution, which provides for the removal of a president if he is deemed unfit for office.
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October 8th, 2018
President Trump met aboard Air Force One with Rod Rosenstein on Monday, for a long-awaited sit-down in the wake of last month’s bombshell report that the deputy attorney general suggested wearing a wire to secretly record the president and even invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.
October 7th, 2018
Washington Post reporter on Trump’s “subservience” to Vladimir Putin and the “subversion of American democracy” It might be the ultimate journalistic cliché to announce that Donald Trump’s presidency is not normal. Indeed, it’s just as likely that this is what normal looks like now, and that the naked power politics of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation — embraced by Republicans for many reasons, but most of all as a smackdown to feminists and liberals and everyone else perceived as preachy and condescending and threatening to the old order — is a sign of the times.To use another overused phrase of the moment, conservatives will surely reap the whirlwind for this fateful decision, to an extent they cannot now imagine. They don’t appear to care. Meanwhile, the Republican Party as we once knew it — the party of middle American businessmen, upstanding New England ladies and the Presbyterian Church — has been fully digested by the Trumpian virus. Susan Collin...
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October 1st, 2018
“He gives people permission to hate." Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. Many of the America's leading mental health professionals have concluded, based on Donald Trump's public behavior, that he is emotionally and psychologically unwell. The veracity of these conclusions has been reinforced by what would, in other, more normal circumstances, be considered a series of stunning events.A senior official in the White House wrote an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times declaring that Trump is unfit for office and a danger to American democracy. (According to literary scholar Don Foster's analysis for Salon, the likely author is Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.) On at least two other occasions, White House insiders reached out to Yale University psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee with their concerns that Donald Trump was "unraveling" and that they were "scared" by his behavior. According to a New York Times report, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein...
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September 28th, 2018
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak with top House lawmakers about reports that he suggested wearing a wire in the White House last year and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, agreed...
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September 28th, 2018
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak with House Republicans about his reported comments discussing wearing a wire to talk to President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, according to sources familiar with the matter.
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September 27th, 2018
The highly anticipated meeting between President Trump and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was postponed until next week because it clashed with the Senate hearing on Brett Kavanaugh. Trump summoned his deputy AG after it was reported Rosenstein suggested wearing a wire in the White House in 2017 and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to...
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September 27th, 2018
President also boasts about 'very, very large' brain, refers to Kurdish reporter as 'Mr Kurd' and tells female journalist to 'sit down' as she asks about sexual assault allegations
September 26th, 2018
President Trump remarked that the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, denied allegations that he planned to invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Trump from office.
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September 26th, 2018
President Trump said he would prefer to keep Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein but may delay his scheduled meeting with him so he can watch Thursday’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh. The New York Times reported last week that Rosenstein had suggested recording a meeting with Trump in the context of possibly invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Rosenstein denied the story. “We’ve had a good talk,” said Trump.ld “He said he never said it.
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September 26th, 2018
Trump's behavior was completely stunning. Since he entered the White House, President Donald Trump has given few press conferences. On Wednesday, he made it clear why he and his team avoid the medium.In a wild, disjointed, and disrespectful display, Trump launched into a rant about his supposed accomplishments, his dissatisfaction with the coverage of his presidency, and foreign relations. He spoke over women, lied, twisted the facts, berated reporters, and jumped from topic to topic in a frequently incoherent manner.Here are just seven of the wildest moments of the press conference:1. Trump claimed Obama was close to going to war with North Korea.When discussing his negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the success of which he continues to greatly exaggerate, Trump made a new wild claim that President Barack Obama came close to war with the rogue regime. While Obama did warn Trump during the transition that North Korea would be his biggest foreign policy chall...
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September 25th, 2018
President Trump's congressional allies are calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify about reports he discussed wearing a wire to record the President and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. CNN's Laura Jarrett reports.
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September 25th, 2018
President Donald Trump's Republican congressional allies are calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify before Congress about reports he discussed wearing a wire to record the President and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
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September 25th, 2018
Decoding the Rod Rosenstein melodrama. Last Friday the New York Times published a bombshell story reporting that in May of 2017 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested that he and people interviewing for the job of FBI director should "wear a wire" to record the utterances of President Trump. He allegedly discussed rounding up members of the Cabinet to see if they were willing to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. Rosenstein immediately denied this, also saying that he does not believe the president is subject to the 25th Amendment. Some sources in the Justice Department have subsequently said that Rosenstein was just being sarcastic about the wire.The Times stuck by its story that Rosenstein was serious about suggesting secretly recording the president but made it clear that there is no evidence that anyone ever followed through. As for the 25th Amendment comment, Rosenstein wouldn't be the only member of the Trump administration to suggest it. Mic...
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September 24th, 2018
Mr. Rosenstein talked last year about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president and secretly taping him. Those conversations were revealed last week.
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September 24th, 2018
There are reports that Mr Rosenstein has thought about resigning as he "expects t be fired" after an explosive New York Times report alleged he discussed wearing a wire to secretly record Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment. Mr Rosenstein called the report "inaccurate".
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September 24th, 2018
In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.
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September 24th, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday said they have never discussed invoking the 25th Amendment or heard of those discussions taking place inside the Trump administration.
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September 24th, 2018
  Rod Rosenstein, the US deputy attorney general who oversees the Russia investigation, appeared on the brink of departure on Monday in the wake of bombshell claims that he suggested secretly recording Donald Trump.  In a day of fevered speculation about his future in Washington, Mr Rosenstein was reported to have either offered his resignation or expected to be fired at a meeting in the White House.  However, with cable news leading on the developments, Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Mr Trump would meet Mr Rosenstein on Thursday, confirming he would remain in post for now.  Mr Trump and Mr Rosenstein had an “extended conversation” about the reports of what the latter had said behind closed doors, Ms Sanders added. There was no word on his future beyond Thursday.  The departure of Mr Rosenstein, who oversees the Russia probe because attorney general Jeff Sessions recused himself, would come at a critical time for the investigation.    Profile | Rod Rose...
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September 23rd, 2018
Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, on Sunday publicly warned administration staff that they needed to either work with the Trump agenda or leave their positions. His comments came after reports that Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, discussed wearing a wire and recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment in the days following the firing of James Comey, the FBI director.  The  25th amendment allows for the removal of the president from office if he or she was deemed unfit to carry out duties. In a thinly-veiled attack raising further questions over whether Mr Trump would fire Mr Rosenstein, Mr Pompeo suggested that White House officials should find "something else to do" if they do not support President Trump's agenda.  "I’ve been pretty clear since my beginning of service here in this administration, if you can’t be on the team, if you’re not supporting this mission, then maybe you ought to find something else to do,” he said....
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September 21st, 2018
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on a New York Times scoop that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had suggested wearing a wire to tape President Trump without his knowledge, as well as invoking the 25th Amendment.
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