A top State Department official described the White House actions on Ukraine as "injurious to the rule of law," another billionaire might jump into the 2020 presidential race, and 21 movies and TV shows to escape from it all over the holidays.
The transcript of Kent's testimony released Thursday feeds into longstanding concerns from national security experts that the president’s views on key foreign issues are being influenced by Putin and other autocratic leaders like the far-right leader of Hungary.
The president's behavior can be so erratic that most top administration officials have pre-written resignation letters ready to submit, an anonymous author claiming to be a senior official in the Trump administration says in a book scheduled to be published this month.
To complicate matters, the president's decision-making abilities are getting worse with time, according to excerpts of "A Warning" that were obtained and read Thursday night on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show."
In the book excerpts, the author describes the near-daily "five-alarm fire drill" that leads senior officials to cancel plans and race to the White House to intercept Trump before he can enact his latest "wacky or destructive idea."
The information is coming from an anonymous source, and NBC News does not know who the writer is nor whether they were in a position to have witnessed what they say transpired.
In a sign that he is seriously considering a run, Bloomberg was collecting signatures in Alabama, in order to qualify for the primary there. Alabama has a 6 p.m. Friday deadline for candidates to formally enter the race.
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Bloomberg is still contemplating jumping into the race because he believes that the current field of Democrats isn't strong enough to beat Trump, his spokesman Howard Wolfson said in a statement to NBC News.
After her baby fell off a chair, doctors incorrectly called it abuse. Weeks later, the state took custody of both of Melissa Bright’s children, as she pleaded with Child Protective Services not to remove them from her home.