Secretive group wants ‘independent’ panel to assess Trump’s mental health

Secretive group wants ‘independent’ panel to assess Trump’s mental health
Bandy X. Lee: The X is for X-Lax (Image: Yale University)

[Ed. – And poor old Orwell thought people would have to be coerced and intimidated to go along with this stuff. We now have people volunteering to set up Stalinist “mental health” Inquisitions as if it’s a “public service,” and proposing that we just trust a bunch of unidentified folks to have pure motives in wielding this kind of political power.]

A secretive working group is devising a plan to create a medical panel that would screen the health of the president and other candidates in the hopes of determining that President Trump is not fit for office or stopping another like him.

The public face of the five-person group, most of whom have decided to remain anonymous, is Dr. Brandy Lee, a Yale University psychiatrist who edited a controversial book of essays concluding Trump is dangerous to the country because he has shown he is mentally unfit. …

Lee’s group realizes that Congress won’t enact such a requirement, which would include annual exam every year after winning the election, and instead is looking to demand that candidates voluntary submit to being examined by the panel. …

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The panel would have three neuropsychiatrists — one clinical, one academic, and one military — one clinical psychologist, one neurologist, and two internists. The mental and physical evaluations would be confidential, unless candidates choose to reveal them or insist on running despite unfitness.

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