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PBC News & Comment: Trump Tweets “No Chaos at WH”, Then Fires Mooch

Kelly’s first move as Chief of Staff is to dump Scaramucci, well-deserved but pointless effort to stabilize unstable Don…–like a Mafia Don, Trump offers zero loyalty and universal contempt

–45’s comical tweets seem needed to persuade the Tweeter in Chief that he is doing great

–new White House chief was on the payroll of Dyncorp just last year, and its CEO Steve Feinberg is angling to privately manage Afghan war

–former Reagan cabinet official David Stockmann uses a Trump tweet to argue that the covert ops Trump is ending in Syria are “McCain’s War

–in our new in-depth interview, we deliver straight talk about McCain with Cliff Schecter, author of The Real McCain

–at The Intercept, an important report on Dem think tanks that generate revenue by supporting UAE dictatorship, naming Michelle Flournoy and John Podesta’s Center for American Progress

–Putin retaliates to new US sanctions by expelling hundreds of US “diplomats”

–new focus on Podesta email thread in March 2015, where Clinton’s top aide Cherryl Mills tells Podesta, “we’re gonna have to dump all those emails”

–Sunday’s election in Venezuela gives Maduro more power, and US media say dictatorship looms

–Israel’s top court upholds modest sentence for soldier Elor Azaria, who was caught on video executing Palestinian arrestee; Netanyahu proposes a pardon

–UK court rules that Tony Blair can’t be prosecuted for Iraq war