As President Donald Trump’s erratic behavior continues unabated, top military officials have expressed their unease to CNN.
The sources, which remained anonymous due to military restrictions on public statements, said that they’re often kept in the dark about decisions that involve top defense matters.
They’ve also bristled at attacks on intelligence agencies and feel more than ever that their jobs are being politicized, CNN continued.
The abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria—which prompted Defense Secretary James Mattis to resign—caused particular consternation.
“We can jump 10 feet high when a President tells us to, but we need to ask when do you want it done? How much risk are you willing to take?” one top official said.
Even before Wednesday’s bombing, CNN’s sources said they have no idea what’s happening with troops in the region and how it will impact allies.
The Republican Party will be judged for many many years for what it does in this trial: Carl Bernstein
Veteran newsman Carl Bernstein warned the Republican Party that they will be "judged" for decades based on their behavior in President Donald Trump's impeachment.
During a Friday CNN appearance, the Watergate reporter from The Washington Post explained that the GOP clearly doesn't care about truth, justice or the rule of law.
"There's very little interest in the truth by the president's Republican defenders," he told host Erin Burnett. "Which is a really terrible thing given the grievous nature of the president's corruption, his illegal acts that have now been demonstrably made apparent through the impeachment hearings. The Republican Party is really also on trial in the Senate. And we'll see if there's any breaking of ranks. And right now, it doesn't appear that there is going to be. But I think it will be many, many years that the Republican Party will be judged for what it does in this trial of Donald Trump."
John Bolton ripped for refusing his ‘patriotic duty’ to testify: CNN legal analyst lectures him to ‘show up!’
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin didn't have any kind words for former national security adviser John Bolton, who was spotted coming into Washington, D.C. at Union Station Friday.
"Are you concerned they're trying to keep you from testifying?" a reporter asked Bolton.
"No. I won't," Bolton replied.
Bolton complained Friday that the White House had blocked him from accessing his Twitter account, which was the reason for his two-month silence on the social media site. The White House released a statement denying the account.
None of that mattered to Toobin, who quite simply blew up at Bolton.
Democrats are preparing four different Articles of Impeachment against Trump: CNN
House Democrats are preparing four Articles of Impeachment following two weeks of public testimony in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, CNN reported Friday.
"CNN is learning that Democrats are looking at multiple Articles of Impeachment against President Trump. they include abuse of power, obstruction of Congress, obstruction of justice, and bribery," CNN's Erin Burnett reported.
"This as House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff says his committee has begun writing its impeachment report," she continued.
The host explained how the timeline could look.
"All of this is picking up speed right now, we're learning more about where we go tonight. The Democratic House aides we now know will spend Thanksgiving week preparing that report and hearings now are expected to begin in the Judiciary Committee on the first week in December, the plan is to then hold the vote before Christmas," Burnett reported.