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Retired admiral: It was a ‘sad moment’ when Gen. Kelly sold out his principles to be Trump’s attack dog

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Former Joint Chiefs of Staff and Ret. Admiral Michael Mullen told ABC News on Sunday that he has strong reservations about military generals being called on to serve in civilian administrations like President Donald Trump’s.

Mullen touted the military’s apolitical stance on national issues and said that White House Chief of Staff — and retired Marine Corps general — John Kelly, National Security Adviser and U.S. Army General H.R. McMaster and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis — a retired Marine Corps general — are all “great Americans” for wanting to serve their country, but warned that they are at risk of becoming political pawns.

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He called out Kelly for his defense of Trump when the president was at odds with the family of slain U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. La David Johnson.

Watching that was “a really sad moment for me,” Mullen said. Kelly made it clear that nothing was off-limits in the interest of defending Trump “no matter what.”

“That doesn’t mean generals and admirals can’t serve,” in the White House, Mullen said. “They certainly have in the past. But it’s particularly difficult right now because of the politics of the town. And there’s nothing that seemingly is not able to be politicized in the current environment.”

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Maggie Haberman details the insane few hours Trump had a impeachment lawyer — before he was basically out

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For one brief day this week, President Donald Trump hired former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to help him with a recently launched impeachment inquiry by the House. It took mere hours before the footage was revealed of Gowdy attacking the previous White House for not providing requested documents about Hillary Clinton.

While an impeachment inquiry is supposed to give more teeth to a Congressional investigation, the White House has still refused to cooperate, comply with subpoenas or even allow department staffers to appear and answer questions.

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Trump goes after Fox News’ Chris Wallace after Shep Smith departure

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President Donald Trump appears to be waging his own war against Fox News hosts that report the factual news and not opinions.

Friday, longtime Fox newsman Shep Smith was officially released from his contract, at his request and fellow Fox staffers are warning it's only the beginning. But now, it seems the president is seeing his sights on ridding the network of anyone who doesn't parrot his policies, politics, talking points or dares to fact-check him.

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Robert Reich walks through all the ways Trump is selling America to foreign powers for his own personal profit

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Notorious class warrior Robert Reich wrote a sharp attack of President Donald Trump for his international policies that are doing nothing more than scoring him personal cash and power.

Writing for The Guardian, Reich called Trump "the most xenophobic and isolationist American president in modern history," saying that the president has been "selling America to foreign powers for his own personal benefit."

While Trump promised during the 2016 election that he would "bring troops home," it was likely assumed that Trump meant the decades-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The work on the ground in Syria was mostly being done by Kurdish allies and not American soldiers. The number of troops on the ground in Syria, prior to Turkey beginning their bombing campaign, was relatively low.

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