“… A country that tolerates evil means–evil manners, standards of ethics–for a generation, will be so poisoned that it never will have any good end.” –Sinclair Lewis, It Can’t Happen Here (1935)
There are policies that determine who gets security clearances in the United States. Since Trump is in violation of one of them, Executive Order 12986, could he remain president if he loses his security clearance? Would a president whose actions violate this security clearance executive order be committing an impeachable offense?
In May, Senator Al Franken pointed out that Executive Order 12986, “says that when there’s a credible allegation that raises concern about someone’s fitness to access classified information, that person’s clearance should be suspended pending investigation…. The executive order also states the clearance holders must always demonstrate, quote, trustworthiness, honesty, reliability, discretion and sound judgement, as well as freedom from allegiances and potential for coercion….”
This morning the President violated fitness for his security clearance when he attacked two journalists with these tweets:
I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..
…to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!
Trump’s press spokesperson Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders justified the tweets with the whiny claim that the show had called out Trump and his staff as having personality disorders. The fact is, in her defense of Trump’s tweets she revealed that she herself meets the diagnostic criteria for a psychopath!
Both Trump’s tweets and her defense of them reveal that the two show strong indicators of these ten of the twelve characteristics listed in the Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-SV). A high score on eight of twelve on the list reveals psychopathy.
1 – Deceitful, Pathological Lying. Relentless lying, without shame.
2 – Grandiose Sense of Self Worth (plays by own rules, ignoring society’s rules).
3 – Glibness/Superficial Charm (albeit crass in this instance!).
4 – Lack of Remorse and Guilt.
5 – Callous/Lacks Empathy/Insensitivity to the Suffering of Others.
6 – Doesn’t Accept Responsibility for Own Actions.
7 – Is Irresponsible.
8 – Has a History of Adult Antisocial Behavior.
9 – Has a History of Poor Behavioral Control.
10 – Is Impulsive.
For more skewering of her stunning conscienceless defense of Trump’s abusive tweets, check out Chris Cillizza’s excellent piece at CNN, 7 things Sarah Huckabee Sanders got totally wrong in her defense of Trump’s tweets.
Most unsettling, Psycho Sarah justified Trump fiercely hitting back at Mika and Joe in the name of Jesus, who actually advocated turning the other cheek. So as we can see, Sarah is just another counterfeit Christian who espouses anti-Christian Republican hate, violence, and illegal warfare in the name of Christ.