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National Security Adviser HR McMaster rumored to be out over tensions with Trump

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National security adviser H.R. McMaster has been ousted from his position amid rumors that President Donald Trump has been unhappy with his performance.

The Washington Post reported Thursday evening that Trump had decided to remove McMaster and that others might follow.

According to five sources familiar with the developing story, Trump had hoped to ensure that the three-star Army general was not publicly humiliated the way Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was. He also hoped to line up a successor prior to shoving McMaster out.

McMaster has been one of few to disagree with Trump on major issues. He is also still on active duty, so he would have to continue on somewhere in the military.

Reports revealed that Trump has felt emboldened over the last few weeks about his decisions around tariffs and his decision to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. As a result he’s decided to make staff changes and install his own loyalists.

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Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling told CNN that he doesn’t anticipate McMaster will stay in the military as he was looking toward retirement before he was tapped for the administration.

In February, McMaster had a public feud when the general told a German conference that there was “incontrovertible” evidence that Russia had meddled in the 2016 election. It proved to be the first U.S. and administration official to acknowledge the cyber invasion. Trump then publicly attacked the comments on Twitter.

“General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems,” Trump tweeted.

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Earlier Thursday, McMaster called for more action against Russia for their crimes in Syria, Politico reported.

Trump has repeatedly defended Russian President Vladimir Putin and has refused to enact sanctions Congress demanded.

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CNN’s Santorum gets his butt handed to him by fellow conservative over defense of Trump’s ‘disgusting’ racism

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CNN contributor Rick Santorum ran into some fierce resistance on Sunday morning when he attempted to defend the explicit racism in Donald Trump's tweets at Democratic lawmakers -- with the only other conservative on the panel blowing up on him.

Speaking with fill-in host Dana Bash, the former GOP Senator from Pennsylvania was right away on the defensive when asked about the president's tweets and the resulting "send her back" chant at a rally in North Carolina.

"He says things to bring attention to these issues and I know it's hair on fire time for everyone on the left," Santorum offered in Trump's defense, which brought a sharp comeback from fellow conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp.

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Right-wing bigots target North Carolina concert by African band that stood up to Islamists

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Responding to hate, a Winston-Salem music venue rallies the community behind what just might be the greatest band in the world.

The comments in response to two sponsored posts on Facebook promoting an upcoming Winston-Salem concert by the Grammy-winning and internationally-acclaimed group Tinariwen came in a steady drip of loathing, vitriol and menace.

This article first appeared in the Triad City Beat.

One commenter from Smithfield wrote on July 13: “Gotta bring my AR, too….”

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Trump busted for doubling down on his racist rants before Mueller speaks: ‘He’s scared’

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day," a former adviser to Bill Clinton said that he expects ex-special counsel Robert Mueller to make a some blunt statements about President Donald Trump in his upcoming appearance before a Congressional committee that will cause voters to turn on the president.

According to Guy Smith, who advised former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment ordeal, Mueller's own words will carry tremendous weight with voters who have no idea what is in his report on the president.

"Well, what we're going to see is people who have never read the report, which is most everybody, and they have only heard President Trump and the attorney general say he's been exonerated. It does not," he told host Christi Paul. "So, what's going to happen is that they're going to be hearing Robert Mueller in his own words say that the president obstructed justice. The American people have not read this thing."

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