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‘Only a wimp does this’: Ex-Pentagon chief of staff rips Trump’s ‘weak’ and cowardly dismissal of Tillerson

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A former top official at the Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency explained how President Donald Trump displayed weakness to the world by the manner in which former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired.

“The more waves the president makes, the more we wonder if at least in part he’s hoping to take back the news cycle from, for example, his sex scandal involving porn star Stormy Daniels,” MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace noted. “I don’t know what you call it when the lawyer for the porn star sounds more reasonable than the President of the United States.”

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“But this isn’t the only White House scandal of the day. Could the president be hoping to take attention away from this?

Wallace, who served in the George W. Bush White House, concluded it is now “not an attractive place to go to work.”

“That’s right,” former Pentagon and CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash agreed. “I think we may be at peak talent here for the Trump administration.”

Bash also had views on how Tillerson found out he had lost his job, which Wallace had described as “sadistic” earlier in the show.

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“I just want to go back to this point about the manner in which Tillerson was fired,” Bash observed. “I think we’re talking about it’s mean, it’s embarrassing, it’s actually just weak.”

“It’s like gutless,” he continued. “Only a wimp does that, someone who doesn’t want to face the consequences of telling somebody directly.”

“I want to say our President of the United States is transmitting absolute weakness to everybody around the world,” Bash continued. “For someone who, you know, thinks of himself as a strongman, he’s sending exactly the wrong message.”

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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

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"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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