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DOZENS MORE WERE POSTED NEARBY >> I THINK WE WERE BEYOND LUCKY >> I THINK WE WERE BEYOND LUCKY >> ON THAT NOTE, HERE WITH US >> ON THAT NOTE, HERE WITH US FOR OUR LEADOFF DISCUSSION ON A FOR OUR LEADOFF DISCUSSION ON A BACK-TO-WORK MONDAY NIGHT, PETER BACK-TO-WORK MONDAY NIGHT, PETER BAKER, CHIEF WHITE HOUSE BAKER, CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT FOR "THE NEW YORK CORRESPONDENT FOR "THE NEW YORK TIMES" TIMES

" JILL COLVIN, WHITE HOUSE JILL COLVIN, WHITE HOUSE REPORTER FOR THE ASSOCIATED REPORTER FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRESS AND PHILIP RUCKER, PULITZER AND PHILIP RUCKER, PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING WHITE HOUSE BUREAU PRIZE-WINNING WHITE HOUSE BUREAU CHIEF FOR "THE WASHINGTON POST," CHIEF FOR "THE WASHINGTON POST," WHO HAPPENS TO BE CO-AUTHOR WITH WHO HAPPENS TO BE CO-AUTHOR WITH HIS POST COLLEAGUE, CARE HIS POST COLLEAGUE, CARE LEONNIG, OF THE NEW BOOK "A VERY LEONNIG, OF THE NEW BOOK "A VERY STABLE GENIUS: DONALD J TRUMP’S STABLE GENIUS: DONALD J TRUMP’S TESTING OF AMERICA," WHICH IS TESTING OF AMERICA," WHICH IS DUE OUT A WEEK FROM TOMORROW

DUE OUT A WEEK FROM TOMORROW SOMETHING TELLS ME WE’LL BE SOMETHING TELLS ME WE’LL BE DISCUSSING IT ALONG THE WAY DISCUSSING IT ALONG THE WAY PETER BAKER, WE’LL BEGIN WITH PETER BAKER, WE’LL BEGIN WITH YOU TONIGHT YOU TONIGHT

YOUR NEWSPAPER AND REPORTING YOUR NEWSPAPER AND REPORTING SINCE MATCHED BY PHILIP’S SINCE MATCHED BY PHILIP’S NEWSPAPER NEWSPAPER THIS RUSSIA STORY ABOUT RUSSIA THIS RUSSIA STORY ABOUT RUSSIA ATTEMPTING TO HACK INTO BURISMA ATTEMPTING TO HACK INTO BURISMA WHEN PEOPLE PORTRAY THIS AS A WHEN PEOPLE PORTRAY THIS AS A SECOND RUSSIAN ATTEMPT TO ASSIST SECOND RUSSIAN ATTEMPT TO ASSIST DONALD TRUMP, WILL THAT DONALD TRUMP, WILL THAT PORTRAYAL BE ACCURATE? PORTRAYAL BE ACCURATE? >> WELL, WE DON’T KNOW FOR A >> WELL, WE DON’T KNOW FOR A FACT WHAT IT IS THEY WERE TRYING FACT WHAT IT IS THEY WERE TRYING TO DO

TO DO WE DON’T KNOW FOR A FACT WHAT WE DON’T KNOW FOR A FACT WHAT THEY WERE NECESSARILY TRYING TOF THEY WERE NECESSARILY TRYING TOF GET OUT OF THESE COMPUTERS FROM GET OUT OF THESE COMPUTERS FROM BURISMA BURISMA BUT IT IS CERTAINLY LOGICAL BUT IT IS CERTAINLY LOGICAL SUSPICION TO WONDER WHETHER OR SUSPICION TO WONDER WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SOME NOT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SOME OF THE SAME INFORMATION THAT OF THE SAME INFORMATION THAT DONALD TRUMP HAD BEEN ASKING THE DONALD TRUMP HAD BEEN ASKING THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT TO COME UP UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT TO COME UP WITH, WHICH IS TO SAY WITH, WHICH IS TO SAY INFORMATION THAT WOULD, IN FACT, INFORMATION THAT WOULD, IN FACT, INCRIMINATE THE BIDENS IN SOME INCRIMINATE THE BIDENS IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER WAY OR ANOTHER

YOU KNOW, WITH THE TIMING OF IT, YOU KNOW, WITH THE TIMING OF IT, THE SCOPE OF IT, THE TARGET, THE SCOPE OF IT, THE TARGET, THEY’RE ALL TOO MUCH TO BE A THEY’RE ALL TOO MUCH TO BE A COINCIDENCE COINCIDENCE THIS HAPPENED, AS YOU POINT OUT THIS HAPPENED, AS YOU POINT OUT EARLIER, STARTING IN NOVEMBER AT EARLIER, STARTING IN NOVEMBER AT THE TIME AND THERE WAS A GREAT THE TIME AND THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF FOCUS AND INTENTION ON DEAL OF FOCUS AND INTENTION ON THIS HERE IN WASHINGTON THIS HERE IN WASHINGTON SO IT BEGS THE QUESTION WHAT SO IT BEGS THE QUESTION WHAT WERE THE RUSSIANS UP TO

WERE THE RUSSIANS UP TO THIS IS THE SAME UNIT, THE GRU, THIS IS THE SAME UNIT, THE GRU, THE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE THAT THE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE THAT HAD BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE HAD BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE ELECTION INTERFERENCE BACK IN ELECTION INTERFERENCE BACK IN 2016, AND IT CAN’T BE — IT 2016, AND IT CAN’T BE — IT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE IT SHOULD BE DOESN’T SOUND LIKE IT SHOULD BE SEEN AS A CONSEQUENCE DENSE THAT SEEN AS A CONSEQUENCE DENSE THAT SUDDENLY THEY’RE LOOKING AT THIS SUDDENLY THEY’RE LOOKING AT THIS OTHERWISE PRETTY OBSCURE OTHERWISE PRETTY OBSCURE UKRAINIAN COMPANY UKRAINIAN COMPANY >> HEY, JILL, AS NO ONE NEEDS TO >> HEY, JILL, AS NO ONE NEEDS TO REMIND YOU, THE PRESIDENT ENJOYS REMIND YOU, THE PRESIDENT ENJOYS TAKING THE PREVIOUSLY TAKING THE PREVIOUSLY UNIMAGINABLE AND THEN OWNING IT, UNIMAGINABLE AND THEN OWNING IT, SOMETIMES MINUTES LATER SOMETIMES MINUTES LATER

HE PUBLICLY REQUESTED THAT CHINA HE PUBLICLY REQUESTED THAT CHINA LOOK INTO BURISMA ON THE SOUTH LOOK INTO BURISMA ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE IF I LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE IF I RECALL RECALL IT OFTEN CAN NORMALIZE, AGAIN, A IT OFTEN CAN NORMALIZE, AGAIN, A PREVIOUSLY OUTLANDISH TOPIC PREVIOUSLY OUTLANDISH TOPIC SO WHAT’S THE CHANCE HE WILL SO WHAT’S THE CHANCE HE WILL WELCOME RUSSIAN INTERVENTION IN WELCOME RUSSIAN INTERVENTION IN BURISMA? BURISMA? >> I MEAN I CERTAINLY WOULDN’T >> I MEAN I CERTAINLY WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED, YOU KNOW, HEADING BE SURPRISED, YOU KNOW, HEADING WITH THE PRESIDENT TOMORROW FOR WITH THE PRESIDENT TOMORROW FOR ANOTHER RALLY AND I WOULDN’T BE ANOTHER RALLY AND I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF HE WOULD DO THAT SURPRISED IF HE WOULD DO THAT KIND OF THING, CALLING FOR KIND OF THING, CALLING FOR DATABASE ENDORSING AT LEAST THE DATABASE ENDORSING AT LEAST THE IDEA THAT THIS COMPANY SHOULD BE IDEA THAT THIS COMPANY SHOULD BE INVESTIGATING, POTENTIALLY INVESTIGATING, POTENTIALLY SUGGESTING THAT THERE ARE EMAIL SUGGESTING THAT THERE ARE EMAIL OR OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT MIGHT BE OR OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST TO HIM

OF INTEREST TO HIM BUT OF COURSE THE PRESIDENT HAS BUT OF COURSE THE PRESIDENT HAS ALSO BEEN VERY CAREFUL OVER THE ALSO BEEN VERY CAREFUL OVER THE YEARS TO TRY TO DISTANCE HIMSELF YEARS TO TRY TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM ANY ALLEGATIONS OF RUSSIAN FROM ANY ALLEGATIONS OF RUSSIAN ELECTION MEDDLING OR RUSSIAN ELECTION MEDDLING OR RUSSIAN MEDDLING IN ANY OF THESE MEDDLING IN ANY OF THESE PROCESSES BECAUSE HE STILL FEELS PROCESSES BECAUSE HE STILL FEELS LIKE THEY ARE AN ATTACK ON THE LIKE THEY ARE AN ATTACK ON THE LEGITIMACY OF HIS PRESIDENCY LEGITIMACY OF HIS PRESIDENCY SO IT’S STILL A DIFFICULT KIND SO IT’S STILL A DIFFICULT KIND OF — YOU KNOW, THREAD — OR OF — YOU KNOW, THREAD — OR NEEDLE THAT HE HAS TO THREAD NEEDLE THAT HE HAS TO THREAD HERE HERE

>> PHIL RUCKER, YOU’VE WRITTEN >> PHIL RUCKER, YOU’VE WRITTEN TONIGHT ABOUT A CREDIBILITY TONIGHT ABOUT A CREDIBILITY CRISIS THAT WE CAN STATE IN CRISIS THAT WE CAN STATE IN PLAIN ENGLISH PLAIN ENGLISH NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW WHERE THE NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW WHERE THE PRESIDENT GOT THAT BIT ABOUT PRESIDENT GOT THAT BIT ABOUT FOUR OF OUR EMBASSIES BEING FOUR OF OUR EMBASSIES BEING POTENTIALLY TARGETED POTENTIALLY TARGETED >> THAT’S RIGHT, BRIAN

>> THAT’S RIGHT, BRIAN AT THE PENTAGON AND ELSEWHERE IN AT THE PENTAGON AND ELSEWHERE IN THE GOVERNMENT, THERE ARE NO THE GOVERNMENT, THERE ARE NO ANSWERS ANSWERS THERE’S NO EVIDENCE TO BACK UP THERE’S NO EVIDENCE TO BACK UP THE PRESIDENT’S CLAIM THAT HE THE PRESIDENT’S CLAIM THAT HE MADE LAST FRIDAY WITH FOX NEWS MADE LAST FRIDAY WITH FOX NEWS CHANNEL THAT THERE WERE THREATS CHANNEL THAT THERE WERE THREATS OF ATTACKS ON FOUR US

OF ATTACKS ON FOUR US EMBASSIES EMBASSIES HE SAID HE BELIEVED THAT THERE HE SAID HE BELIEVED THAT THERE WERE THREATS ON THOSE EMBASSIES, WERE THREATS ON THOSE EMBASSIES, AND SO THAT LEAVES THE LISTENER AND SO THAT LEAVES THE LISTENER TO WONDER WAS HE CONVEYING TO WONDER WAS HE CONVEYING ACTUAL INTELLIGENCE THAT HE’D ACTUAL INTELLIGENCE THAT HE’D RECEIVED AND STUDIED AND RECEIVED AND STUDIED AND ANALYZED, OR WAS HE CONVEYING ANALYZED, OR WAS HE CONVEYING HIS OWN PERSONAL BELIEF, HIS OWN HIS OWN PERSONAL BELIEF, HIS OWN THEORY ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAVE THEORY ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED? HAPPENED? BUT BASED ON THE INFORMATION BUT BASED ON THE INFORMATION THAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW, WHAT THE THAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW, WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID ABOUT FOUR PRESIDENT SAID ABOUT FOUR EMBASSIES WAS EITHER AN EMBASSIES WAS EITHER AN UNFOUNDED THEORY OR AN OUTRIGHT UNFOUNDED THEORY OR AN OUTRIGHT FABRICATION, AND IT IS UP TO THE FABRICATION, AND IT IS UP TO THE ADMINISTRATION NOW TO COME ADMINISTRATION NOW TO COME FORWARD WITH SOME MORE FORWARD WITH SOME MORE INFORMATION TO EITHER SUPPORT INFORMATION TO EITHER SUPPORT HIS CLAIM OR EXPLAIN WHERE HE HIS CLAIM OR EXPLAIN WHERE HE MIGHT HAVE HEARD THAT FROM

MIGHT HAVE HEARD THAT FROM >> PETER BAKER, SOMEONE WE BOTH >> PETER BAKER, SOMEONE WE BOTH KNOW, MIKE McFAUL, FORMER US KNOW, MIKE McFAUL, FORMER US

AMBASSADOR TO MOSCOW, HAS AMBASSADOR TO MOSCOW, HAS WRITTEN AN OP-ED IN "THE WRITTEN AN OP-ED IN "THE WASHINGTON POST" WARNING ABOUT A WASHINGTON POST" WARNING ABOUT A RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN RUSSIANS AND ELSEWHERE, I RUSSIANS AND ELSEWHERE, I SUPPOSE SUPPOSE DURING THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL, AS DURING THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL, AS A VETERAN OF IMPEACHMENT TRIALS, A VETERAN OF IMPEACHMENT TRIALS, CAN YOU IMAGINE RUSSIAN CAN YOU IMAGINE RUSSIAN FOMENTATION ON TOP OF THE BILE FOMENTATION ON TOP OF THE BILE THAT NORMALLY SURROUNDS THE THAT NORMALLY SURROUNDS THE PARTISAN DEBATE OF AN PARTISAN DEBATE OF AN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL? IMPEACHMENT TRIAL? >> WELL, THERE ARE A LOT OF >> WELL, THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS WE COULDN’T IMAGINE JUST THINGS WE COULDN’T IMAGINE JUST NOT TOO LONG AGO THAT NOW SEEM NOT TOO LONG AGO THAT NOW SEEM TO BE KIND OF NORMAL AS YOU TO BE KIND OF NORMAL AS YOU POINTED OUT EARLIER, AND THAT POINTED OUT EARLIER, AND THAT WOULD BE ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WOULD BE ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THAT

THAT THE RUSSIANS TRYING TO FIND A THE RUSSIANS TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO STIR THE POT EVEN AS WE, WAY TO STIR THE POT EVEN AS WE, THE AMERICAN SYSTEM, IS DEBATING THE AMERICAN SYSTEM, IS DEBATING BASICALLY THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL BASICALLY THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION UNDER OUR CONSTITUTION, QUESTION UNDER OUR CONSTITUTION, WHETHER A PRESIDENT IS FIT FOR WHETHER A PRESIDENT IS FIT FOR OFFICE AND SHOULD CONTINUE TO OFFICE AND SHOULD CONTINUE TO THE END OF HIS TERM THE END OF HIS TERM IT WOULDN’T SURPRISE US GIVEN IT WOULDN’T SURPRISE US GIVEN WHAT WE’VE SEEN OBVIOUSLY THESE WHAT WE’VE SEEN OBVIOUSLY THESE LAST FEW YEARS LAST FEW YEARS

IT’S POSSIBLE THAT THE STORY MY IT’S POSSIBLE THAT THE STORY MY COLLEAGUES HAD TONIGHT AND THE COLLEAGUES HAD TONIGHT AND THE POST MATCHED ON THE RUSSIAN POST MATCHED ON THE RUSSIAN HACKING OF BURISMA WAS IN HACKING OF BURISMA WAS IN PREPARATION FOR SOME SORT OF, PREPARATION FOR SOME SORT OF, YOU KNOW, DISINFORMATION YOU KNOW, DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN CAMPAIGN WE DON’T KNOW THAT WE DON’T KNOW THAT I WANT TO BE CAREFUL FROM GOING I WANT TO BE CAREFUL FROM GOING TOO FAR

TOO FAR IT’S SOMETHING AMBASSADOR McFAUL IT’S SOMETHING AMBASSADOR McFAUL SAID TO BE PREPARED FOR BECAUSE SAID TO BE PREPARED FOR BECAUSE THEY’VE MADE VERY CLEAR THE THEY’VE MADE VERY CLEAR THE RUSSIANS ARE WILLING TO DO WHAT RUSSIANS ARE WILLING TO DO WHAT THEY CAN TO DISRUPT OUR FAITH IN THEY CAN TO DISRUPT OUR FAITH IN DEMOCRACY, OUR UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY, OUR UNDERSTANDING OF FACTS, TO SPIN OUT WILD AND FACTS, TO SPIN OUT WILD AND UNFOUNDED CONSPIRACY THEORIES UNFOUNDED CONSPIRACY THEORIES JUST TO DISRUPT US, AND THAT’S JUST TO DISRUPT US, AND THAT’S THE GOAL THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN THE GOAL THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN STARTED OFF WITH, I THINK, WAY STARTED OFF WITH, I THINK, WAY BACK IN 2014-15 WHEN THEY GOT BACK IN 2014-15 WHEN THEY GOT STARTED WITH THIS ELECTION STARTED WITH THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN, AND THEY’RE STILL AT CAMPAIGN, AND THEY’RE STILL AT IT IT >> JILL COLVIN, WHAT DO YOU >> JILL COLVIN, WHAT DO YOU IMAGINE IT’S LIKE TO BE MITCH IMAGINE IT’S LIKE TO BE MITCH McCONNELL RIGHT NOW? McCONNELL RIGHT NOW? >> MITCH McCONNELL, OF COURSE, >> MITCH McCONNELL, OF COURSE, HAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF POWER HAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF POWER HERE AND SOMEBODY THE PRESIDENT HERE AND SOMEBODY THE PRESIDENT IS RELYING ON VERY CLOSELY AS WE IS RELYING ON VERY CLOSELY AS WE MOVE INTO THE NEXT PHASE AND WE MOVE INTO THE NEXT PHASE AND WE START TO LEARN WHAT EXACTLY THE START TO LEARN WHAT EXACTLY THE SENATE TRIAL IS GOING TO LOOK SENATE TRIAL IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE LIKE

LOOK, THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS, LOOK, THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS, McCONNELL HAS BEEN TRYING TO McCONNELL HAS BEEN TRYING TO CONVINCE THE PRESIDENT THAT IT CONVINCE THE PRESIDENT THAT IT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A IS NOT A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A LONG, DRAWN-OUT TRIAL, THAT EVEN LONG, DRAWN-OUT TRIAL, THAT EVEN THOUGH THE PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE THOUGH THE PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PARADE OF WITNESSES, TO SEE A PARADE OF WITNESSES, WOULD LOVE TO SEE HUNTER BIDEN WOULD LOVE TO SEE HUNTER BIDEN UP THERE, WOULD LOVE TO SEE, YOU UP THERE, WOULD LOVE TO SEE, YOU KNOW, JOE BIDEN UP THERE, WOULD KNOW, JOE BIDEN UP THERE, WOULD LOVE TO SEE ADAM SCHIFF UP LOVE TO SEE ADAM SCHIFF UP THERE, THAT THAT’S ACTUALLY NOT THERE, THAT THAT’S ACTUALLY NOT THE BEST — IN THE BEST INTEREST THE BEST — IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PRESIDENT OR THE OF THE PRESIDENT OR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY REPUBLICAN PARTY THE PRESIDENT HAS SORT OF GONE THE PRESIDENT HAS SORT OF GONE BACK AND FORTH ON THAT QUESTION, BACK AND FORTH ON THAT QUESTION, AND WE EVEN SAW OVER THE LAST AND WE EVEN SAW OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS THIS IDEA THAT COUPLE OF DAYS THIS IDEA THAT THE WHITE HOUSE AND ALLIES OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND ALLIES OF THE PRESIDENT FLOATED OF THE PRESIDENT FLOATED OF POTENTIALLY JUST HAVING AN POTENTIALLY JUST HAVING AN OUTRIGHT DISMISSAL, NOT EVEN OUTRIGHT DISMISSAL, NOT EVEN REALLY BEGINNING A TRIAL REALLY BEGINNING A TRIAL IT SEEMED TODAY FROM SENATORS AS IT SEEMED TODAY FROM SENATORS AS THEY RETURNED TO THE CAPITOL THEY RETURNED TO THE CAPITOL TODAY THAT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TODAY THAT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH SUPPORT FOR JUST A DISMISSAL

SUPPORT FOR JUST A DISMISSAL IT SEEMS LIKE THERE IS SOME IT SEEMS LIKE THERE IS SOME INTEREST CERTAINLY IN CALLING INTEREST CERTAINLY IN CALLING WITNESSES, BUT THEY’D LIKE TO WITNESSES, BUT THEY’D LIKE TO SEE THAT HAPPEN LATER ON SEE THAT HAPPEN LATER ON BUT IT’S UP TO MITCH McCONNELL BUT IT’S UP TO MITCH McCONNELL NOW TO TRY TO KEEP REPUBLICANS NOW TO TRY TO KEEP REPUBLICANS IN LINE AND TO TRY TO KEEP THE IN LINE AND TO TRY TO KEEP THE PARTY TOGETHER THROUGHOUT THIS PARTY TOGETHER THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS PROCESS

>> HEY, PHIL RUCKER, I WANT TO >> HEY, PHIL RUCKER, I WANT TO READ A TWEET FROM ONE OF YOUR READ A TWEET FROM ONE OF YOUR COLLEAGUES COLLEAGUES AARON BLAKE WROTE THIS AARON BLAKE WROTE THIS BEFORE 11:00 A

M — THIS IS BEFORE 11:00 AM — THIS IS TODAY — TRUMP HAS TWEETED FOUR TODAY — TRUMP HAS TWEETED FOUR TYPOS INCLUDING BERNIE SANDERS, TYPOS INCLUDING BERNIE SANDERS, POCAHONTAS, AND WE’LL LET YOU POCAHONTAS, AND WE’LL LET YOU READ THAT READ THAT

I GUESS RADICAL AND EMINENT I GUESS RADICAL AND EMINENT HE HAS RE-TWEETED A PHOTOSHOPPED HE HAS RE-TWEETED A PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGE OF SCHUMER AND PELOSI IN IMAGE OF SCHUMER AND PELOSI IN MUSLIM GARB MUSLIM GARB HE RE-TWEETED AN IMAGINE OF A HE RE-TWEETED AN IMAGINE OF A CORPSE

CORPSE HE TWEETED SEVERAL FALSE CLAIMS HE TWEETED SEVERAL FALSE CLAIMS ABOUT GOP AND HEALTH CARE AND ABOUT GOP AND HEALTH CARE AND TWEETED ABOUT BLOOMBERG’S TWEETED ABOUT BLOOMBERG’S HEIGHT HEIGHT PHIL, GIVEN THAT THE TITLE OF PHIL, GIVEN THAT THE TITLE OF YOUR FORTHCOMING BOOK IS "A VERY YOUR FORTHCOMING BOOK IS "A VERY STABLE GENIUS," ARE SERIOUS STABLE GENIUS," ARE SERIOUS PEOPLE RIGHT ABOUT NOW ASKING PEOPLE RIGHT ABOUT NOW ASKING SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS STABILITY? STABILITY? >> IT’S A GOOD QUESTION, BRIAN >> IT’S A GOOD QUESTION, BRIAN

FIRST OF ALL, THAT TITLE IS THE FIRST OF ALL, THAT TITLE IS THE PRESIDENT’S OWN WORDS PRESIDENT’S OWN WORDS THAT IS WHAT HE HAS CALLED THAT IS WHAT HE HAS CALLED HIMSELF NUMEROUS TIMES, A VERY HIMSELF NUMEROUS TIMES, A VERY STABLE GENIUS STABLE GENIUS AND THROUGHOUT THESE THREE YEARS AND THROUGHOUT THESE THREE YEARS OF THE PRESIDENCY, PEOPLE WHO OF THE PRESIDENCY, PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN OBSERVING THIS HAVE BEEN OBSERVING THIS PRESIDENT CLOSELY HAVE HAD PRESIDENT CLOSELY HAVE HAD CONCERNS ABOUT HIS STABILITY

CONCERNS ABOUT HIS STABILITY YOU KNOW, WE SEE WITH HIS YOU KNOW, WE SEE WITH HIS TWEETING PATTERN, WITH HIS TWEETING PATTERN, WITH HIS SOCIAL MEDIA PATTERN, THAT SOCIAL MEDIA PATTERN, THAT WHENEVER HE FEELS UNDER SIEGE, WHENEVER HE FEELS UNDER SIEGE, AS HE IS RIGHT NOW HAVING BEEN AS HE IS RIGHT NOW HAVING BEEN IMPEACHED BY THE HOUSE OF IMPEACHED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND ABOUT TO REPRESENTATIVES AND ABOUT TO STAND TRIAL IN THE SENATE FOR STAND TRIAL IN THE SENATE FOR POSSIBLE REMOVAL FROM OFFICE, HE POSSIBLE REMOVAL FROM OFFICE, HE IS THREATENED IS THREATENED HE IS UNDER SIEGE HE IS UNDER SIEGE

HE’S ON THE DEFENSIVE HE’S ON THE DEFENSIVE AND YOU’RE SEEING HIM LASH OUT AND YOU’RE SEEING HIM LASH OUT AND HE DOES SO ON TWITTER

AND HE DOES SO ON TWITTER YOU’RE GOING TO PROBABLY SEE YOU’RE GOING TO PROBABLY SEE THAT TOMORROW NIGHT AT THAT THAT TOMORROW NIGHT AT THAT RALLY WHEN JILL GOES UP TO RALLY WHEN JILL GOES UP TO MILWAUKEE WITH THE PRESIDENT, MILWAUKEE WITH THE PRESIDENT, AND IT MAY BE A SHAKY FEW WEEKS AND IT MAY BE A SHAKY FEW WEEKS TO COME AS THIS TRIAL GETS UNDER

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