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American spy chief who knows what happened between Putin and Trump might lose his job

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Overshadowed by news of a potential Klan rally in North Carolina and ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon’s ouster, another monumental shift occurred on Friday.

According to the Daily Beast, the Pentagon announced that the U.S. Cybercommand (CYBERCOM) would become a standalone agency out from underneath the U.S. Strategic Command — “a recognition that war now occurs digitally as well as physically,” the Beast report states.

Rather than just being another example of typical Washingtonian bureaucracy, however, this shift could affect Admiral Mike Rogers — the current director of both the National Security Agency and CYBERCOM who the Beast says is the spy chief most likely to know “whatever actually occurred between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putinduring and after the election.”

Just how important is Rogers to investigations into Russia’s election meddling?

“It’s critical that Admiral Rogers is unequivocally in charge as the investigations proceed into determining the role that the Russians played in the U.S. presidential elections,” an unnamed former senior intelligence official told the Beast.

“A U.S. defense official told reporters that the president had instructed Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to nominate someone to lead CYBERCOM,” the report reads. “Only once that person is selected and confirmed by the Senate would the new command be elevated. And only after that would the Pentagon recommend whether to split the ‘dual hat’ arrangement whereby the same person runs both CYBERCOM and the NSA.”

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It remains unclear when or if Rogers (or anyone else) will step into either of those positions — and furthermore, how Rogers, who declined in a Congressional hearing in June to reveal any communications he’d had with the president after Comey’s firing, will cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation when he’s inevitably questioned.

Read about the numerous complicated scenarios involving Pentagon political maneuvering are explained in detail in their entirety in the Beast‘s report.

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Trump campaign manager counting on Florida ‘Hispanic outreach’ as president trails in state poll

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In a deep dive into why Donald Trump is so focused on Florida as he begins his re-election campaign, Politico reports that polls show the president is behind in the must-win state and that his campaign manager believes he can salvage the state with multiple Hispanic outreach initiatives.

Noting that the president is kicking off his bid to hang onto the Oval Office in Orlando on Tuesday night, the report states that those close to Trump claim he has an obsession with the state.

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GOP pollster gets hilariously destroyed after blaming a broken elevator in his European hotel on ‘socialism’

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Republican pollster Frank Luntz drew hackles from across the internet on Tuesday after he blamed a broken elevator at a hotel in Austria on "socialism."

Writing on Twitter, Luntz complained that the elevator at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria has not been functioning for three straight days -- and said that the European social welfare state was responsible for this purportedly dire situation.

"Please don’t bring European-style socialism to America," Luntz pleaded.

I’m at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria. Almost 200 rooms… But the elevator has been broken for 3 days.

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Columnists bid a brutal farewell to ‘sneering’ Sarah Sanders: Her ‘awfulness was a thing to behold’

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On Tuesday, New York Times columnists Gail Collins and Bret Stephens discussed the departure of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who they agreed was one of the worst press secretaries in modern times.

"She brought us back to the bad old days when women were supposed to be seen and not heard, but lately she wasn't seen all that much either," said Collins. "Who would want to go down in history as the press secretary who got rid of the press briefing?"

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