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Truth is a commodity in precarious supply at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In a recent New York Times interview which ran approximately one half hour in length Trump made 24 false or misleading claims, according to the Washington Post. The post also has an interactive fact checker, it’s “Pinocchio” system, which tracks Trump making 1,628 false or misleading claims in his first 298 days in office — many of them rating four Pinocchios, or bald faced lie. But according to former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, however much Trump and his administration may lie to us, they lie to themselves more. CNN via RawStory:

“There is no reason to believe almost anything Donald Trump says because what we know is that the president of the United States and his presidency is characterized, above all else, by the lying of the president of the United States,” Bernstein explained.”That doesn’t mean that lying by the president is a crime, but it does mean that we see him covering up events, but not necessarily criminally covering up events. And where this is going definitively we don’t know.”

“He has expressed, I am told by people in the White House, the desire to fire Mueller and the desire to pardon people under investigation including his family,” Bernstein continued. “His lawyers are telling him what he wants to hear; that’s what I’m told by lawyers in the White House.”

“They are telling him what he wants to hear to keep him from going off and firing Mueller in a rage because they have an out of control client” he stated. “The president of the United States is out of control a good deal of the time, especially when it comes to this investigation.”

Maybe Sean Hannity can calm him down, or the people at Fox & Friends. While you’re at it guys, maybe you could explain to him that he really does not have “an absolute right” to do whatever he wants with the Justice Department, because he’s not a Czar — or would that put him over the edge?

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