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‘It’s helpful only to terrorists’: Ex-DOD adviser calls out Trump’s ‘reckless’ London tweet

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In a panel discussion about President Donald Trump’s insistent tweet that this morning’s train attack in London was terrorism, one former Defense Department official claimed the president might have leaked classified intelligence about what happened.

“If he did leak classified information or did put out information that was incomplete or the Brits asked him not to put out, it’s helpful only to the terrorists,” former Defense Department Senior Adviser Mark Jacobson said of Trump’s insistence on prematurely calling the attack “terrorism.”

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“When is H.R. McMaster going to sit the president down and give him that mandatory federal government course on leaks?” he mused, half-jokingly.

Early this morning, as news of the London tube explosion was reaching American audiences, Trump tweeted about the attack.

“Another attack in London by a loser terrorist,” the president tweeted. “These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!”

In response, British Prime Minister Theresa May was “unusually critical” of the president, saying “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.”

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Jacobson echoed May’s sentiments, claiming that “if [Trump] was just speculating,” it could impede the investigation into what happened in London. Indeed, even Trump supporters are calling the president’s tweets about London “reckless” and “ineffective.”

“It’s a serious problem,” he continued, “when the president tweets before he thinks.”

“I don’t think [White House Chief of Staff John] Kelly’s gonna be able to put him back in the box,” Jacobson concluded.

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Watch the former DOD adviser ring the alarm on Trump’s leaky tweet below, via MSNBC.


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Trump falsely claims Ivanka ‘created 14 million jobs’: ‘That’s all she wants to talk about’

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While speaking to the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, President Donald Trump praised his daughter Ivanka, who he claimed had "created 14 million jobs."

"We launched the Pledge to America’s Workers, Trump explained, "367 private sector partners are providing more than 14 million skills and career training opportunities for U.S. Workers."

Trump then gave Ivanka Trump credit for the jobs.

'My daughter, Ivanka, that’s all she wants to talk about," he said. "I say, 'Ivanka, can we please talk something about.' [Ivanka replies,] 'No. I met with Wal-Mart.'"

Trump added: "When she started this 2 1/2 years ago, her goal was 500,000 jobs. She’s now created 14 million jobs."

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Trump official busted inflating her resume to comical proportions — including phony Time magazine cover

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A senior State Department official has been caught falsifying her qualifications -- and even created a phony Time magazine cover with her own face on it.

Mina Chang, the deputy assistant secretary in the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations, falsely claimed to be a Harvard graduate and inflated the scope of her nonprofit organization's work, reported NBC News.

Chang, who joined the State Department in April, was connected to the administration by Brian Bulatao, a top official in the State Department and longtime friend of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Trump discussed WikiLeaks dumps with Roger Stone — and bragged more were coming: Rick Gates

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A key witness in Roger Stone's trial gave a first-hand account of President Donald Trump discussing WikiLeaks dumps with Roger Stone.

Rick Gates, who served as Trump's deputy campaign chairman and is a longtime associate of the imprisoned Paul Manafort, testified Tuesday that he heard the Republican nominee discuss WikiLeaks disclosures of stolen emails with Stone in a phone call during a car ride.

Stone, a longtime Trump associate and GOP operative, is standing trial on charges of obstructing justice, witness tampering and lying to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee as part of the probe of Russian interference in the election.

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