On Thursday, MSNBC analyst John Heilemann said Dan Coats’ days in the White House are numbered.
Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, was surprised to learn that President Trump is considering inviting Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall. He learned while he was on stage giving a live interview.
“That’s going to be special,” he said, and admitted that it was his first time hearing the new information.
Moments after this ended, the Washington Post reported that White House staffers said Coats had gone “rogue.”
Heilemann suggested that President Trump did not inform Coats on purpose.
“It really bolsters the speculation that we’ve had around already today the possibility that Trump watching Coats talking to our colleague Andrea Mitchell was so enraged he decided to send out the tweet announcing Putin was coming to Washington in order to try to troll or diss Dan Coats in the middle of the interview he was doing,” Heilemann said.
He continued: “This reporting seems to provide some basis for that kind of speculation and of course Coats is in trouble because he did not toe the line in the way Trump would want him to. As I watched the interview today, I said to myself, Dan Coats days are numbered.”
Disney heiress who went undercover to Disneyland ‘livid’ at conditions and pay
Heiress Abigail Disney went to one of her family's resorts to see conditions for workers herself and was disgusted by what she saw.
In comments to Yahoo News podcast "Through Her Eyes," Disney described how she went to Disneyland in California undercover and found that workers at the resort were treated poorly—and underpaid.
"Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, 'I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage,'" said Disney.
Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in the US
Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.
The 73-year-old is suspected of involvement in the sprawling Odebrecht scandal in which the construction giant paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes throughout the continent to secure huge public works contracts.
The Peruvian attorney general's office announced on Twitter that Toledo "was arrested this morning for extradition, in the United States."
Toledo has been formally charged with receiving a $20 million payment from Odebrecht to grant it the tender to build the Interoceanic Highway that links Peru with Brazil.
Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition
A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from "Terminator" to "Game of Thrones" awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.
The 50th edition of Comic-Con International will see 135,000 cosplayers, bloggers, movie executives and humble fans pile into a sweaty convention center for glimpses of their heroes, in town to promote the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.
This anniversary edition promises to be more nostalgia-laden than most -- among those expected to appear are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who will soon reunite on screen for the first time since 1991's "Terminator 2" for Paramount's killer cyborg sequel "Dark Fate."