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American Legion urges Trump to ‘follow long-established protocol’ and honor John McCain

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The American Legion is urging President Donald Trump to properly honor Navy veteran and United States Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) following his death in Arizona on Saturday.

“The American Legion urges the White House to follow long-established protocol following the death of prominent government officials,” National Commander Denise Rohan said in a statement issued Monday.

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“Senator John McCain was an American hero and cherished member of The American Legion,” Rohan continued. “As I’m certain you are aware, he served five and a half years as a prison of war in North Vietnam and retired from the U.S. Navy at the rank of Captain.”

The veteran’s organization also took issue with the White House flying the American flag at full-staff on Monday.

“On behalf of The American Legion’s two million wartime veterans, I strong urge you to make an appropriate presidential proclamation noting Senator McCain’s death and legacy of service to our nation, and that our nation’s flag be half-staffed through his interment.”

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Maggie Haberman details the insane few hours Trump had an 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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