Jan 7, 2018

Psychiatrist who met with Democrats defends assessment of Trump

President Trump returns to the White House on January 7, 2018 . Photo: Kevin Dietsch, Pool / Getty Images

The Yale psychiatrist who met with Democrats to talk about President Trump's mental stability says she did not break the American Psychiatric Association's Goldwater Rule, which prohibits psychiatrists from giving professional opinions about the mental state of public figures without in-person consulations and consent, the Yale Daily News reports. Psychiatrist Bandy Lee told the News "she is speaking to Trump’s 'dangerousness,' which can be remotely evaluated based on the situation."

Why it matters: In December, congressional Democrats brought Lee to Washington to discuss the president's mental fitness for office — an issue that has made headlines in light of claims in Michael Wolff's new book that top Trump aides question his mental stability.

Lee's assessment of Trump, per the News:

"Under stress he has shown that he goes into attack mode and seems to resort to violence at times of feeling threatened or feeling powerless in some way ... He uses violence to burnish his sense of power, and that is [a] great concern.”

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Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks governor from delaying state's primary

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Wisconsin's Supreme Court on Monday blocked an executive order by Gov. Tony Evers (D) that attempted to delay in-person voting for the state's primary election — currently scheduled for Tuesday — until June 9.

Driving the news: Judges ruled 4-2 along ideological lines that Evers does not have the power as governor to unilaterally postpone the election, despite the fact that the state has a stay-at-home order in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Stocks jump 7% despite bleak coronavirus projections

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The S&P 500 closed up 7% on Monday, while the Dow rose more than 1,500 points.

Why it matters: The huge market surge comes amid rare optimistic signs that the spread of the coronavirus may be slowing in parts of the country, including New York. But government officials say this will be a difficult week, while economists — including former Fed chair Janet Yellen today — warn that the pandemic could have a catastrophic impact on the global economy.