Speaking on Fox News this morning, Florida GOP congressman and U.S. Army Officer Michael Waltz spoke about his conversations with US Green Berets in the wake of Turkey’s invasion of northeast Syria, saying they are “completely demoralized” after being forced to “abandon their partners” after President Trump’s decision to drawback US troops from the region.
“So my question is, if Assad and the Syrian army, if the Russians and if the Kurds are all now fighting this Turkish invasion, who’s fighting ISIS?” Waltz said, adding that Trump’s decision is “setting the conditions for ISIS 2.0.”
“For all of the ‘endless war’ crowd and voices that are whispering in the President’s ear, this is how you create war,” Waltz continued. “Those few hundred American special operators — not tens of thousands, a few hundred — had effectively kept a lid on this tinder box and now [Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan] has put a grenade in Pandora’s Box and it’s blowing wide open.”
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Mick Mulvaney needs to get a lawyer: CNN’s Jim Acosta
On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta said that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney needs to hire a lawyer separately from the White House counsel, following new reports that the attorney for former National Security Adviser John Bolton is rejecting a legal alliance with him.
"There are reports that Mulvaney was sort of on thin ice as a result of that disastrous press briefing that he gave a couple of weeks ago," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "Why does he need a private attorney, why isn't he represented by the White House counsel?"
Uber chief walks back comment about murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi
Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi apologized on Monday after he called the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in which Riyadh admitted responsibility, a "mistake."
"There's no forgiving or forgetting what happened to Jamal Khashoggi & I was wrong to call it a 'mistake,'" Khosrowshahi tweeted Monday morning as he walked back his remarks Sunday in an interview with Axios.
"I said something in the moment I don't believe. Our investors have long known my views here & I'm sorry I wasn’t as clear on Axios."
Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, was strangled and dismembered at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, prompting harsh criticism of the country and de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
WATCH: Woman tells Dr. Phil she is Putin’s lover — and is helping Russia and Trump rule the world
Television psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw welcomed a woman and her family on his show Monday that believes that she's in a relationship with Russia President Vladimir Putin and is helping him and President Donald Trump solve world issues.
A concerned family joined the show saying that their mother, Jennifer, doesn't care about them because she believes she's doing the work of "the Lord" to save the world with Putin and Trump.
While Trump has denied that he and Putin work together on running the United States and other global concerns, but many of Trump's supporters believe otherwise. MSNBC ran a special on the Q-Anon conspiracy theorists Monday, many of whom believe their site is the only factual news site and reports from any other outlet are lies.