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‘They are going to eat Flynn’s lunch’: Former Senior CIA official predicts Gen. Flynn won’t last

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CNN’s counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd worked as a senior official in both the FBI and CIA and he doesn’t see someone like Gen. Michal Flynn making it through too many years of Donald Trump’s administration.

Mudd referenced Flynn’s claim that Arabic signs were on the U.S./Mexico border guiding terrorists into our country. It worthy of serious concern.

“Not only in terms of the history we’ve seen here, repeated tweets and involvement of his son in the transition which proved to be an embarrassment for the Vice President,” Mudd explained. Within 24 months I will predict he’s out of a job, Gen. Flynn. Not just because of what he says but look at the other people around the table at the meetings that he chairs. General Mattis, seasoned professionals, college professors in the world of national security. They are going to eat Flynn’s lunch. In comparison to the other people around the table, people he’s supposed to supervise, in some sense, he’s going lose them in the next couple of years.”

He went on to say that it isn’t even a matter of experience or reputation so much as ensuring that the president of the United States has “someone who’s supposed to show steady judgment in the face of threats from Iran, North Korea and Russia.” Instead, he’s being caught up in fake news stories and “random trafficking roots from terrorists.”

Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany disagreed entirely saying that if Gen. Flynn saw photos of signs then the signs are real and not another fake news story, as some have alleged. She went on to cite examples of people from various Middle Eastern countries who have made it across the border.

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Mudd took issue with McEnany’s claims, saying that the United States doesn’t make national security judgments based on if something could happen.

“He alleged there was a factual argument to say that there were signs on the border about terrorists been directed by a foreign power,” Mud said. “Presumably, he’s referring to Iran. That is not a supposition. It’s not a guess. It is a statement. A condition of fact by a future national security advisor. I’m not interested in why something might be true. I want to know why a future national security advisor alleged a fact that can’t be proven to be true at all.”

McEnany claimed that Mudd can’t prove that something doesn’t exist. Cooper cited the multiple cases in which Flynn has promoted fake news and stories that aren’t real and explained that it calls into question his judgment and believability.

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US House of Representatives kills attempt to impeach Trump

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The U.S. House of Representatives by a wide margin just voted to not take action on a resolution to consider impeaching President Donald Trump over his racist remarks. The forced vote, which is still ongoing, currently stands at 331 in favor of "tabling," or putting aside, the motion, and 93 voting against tabling, meaning 93 voting to consider the motion.

The motion was brought by Democratic Congressman Al Green, who has been trying to impeach President Trump.

This is the first time the House has weighed in officially on the issue.

Some who support impeachment voted against the motion, saying it needs to go through proper channels, generally the House Judiciary Committee.

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‘Fat people don’t wear shorts’: North Carolina girl goes viral after being body shamed in church

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On Wednesday, WCTI News Channel 12 reported on a viral video circulating of a girl in North Carolina being body-shamed at her own church by a community leader.

"She had came [sic] in and said you're too fat to wear those shorts, fat girls don't wear shorts," said 19-year-old Jenna Munger, describing the encounter, which happened as she was visiting the restroom while singing in the church choir.

On the video, which has already gathered more than 5 million views, the woman can be heard saying, "She's a chubby girl, but she's got a dress on that's appropriate; it comes down to the top of her knees."

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Trump administration diverts development aid meant for Guatemala and Honduras to boost Venezuela’s Guaido

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President Donald Trump's administration is diverting nearly $42 million intended for development aid in Guatemala and Honduras to support Venezuela's opposition chief Juan Guaido, including staff salaries, an internal document showed.

In a memo obtained by AFP, the US Agency for International Development called Venezuela's political crisis "a significant, exigent event in the US national interest" that required a switch in $41.9 million in funds.

The United States and more than 50 other countries recognize Guaido as president of Venezuela, but leftist leader Nicolas Maduro remains in power despite nearly half a year of international efforts.

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