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He’s going to clean house

He's going to clean house

by digby


We know they're all expecting him to purge the DOJ in some way after the election to neuter Mueller. This could be another area of concern:

President Trump suggested that Defense Secretary James Mattis could be one of the next administration officials to depart his Cabinet. In an interview airing on "60 Minutes" Sunday, the president said there are "some people" in his administration that he's "not thrilled with."

Asked by correspondent Lesley Stahl if Mattis is going to be leaving, Mr. Trump replied: "Well, I don't know. He hasn't told me that."

"I have a very good relationship with him. I had lunch with him two days ago. I have a very good relationship with him. It could be that he is. I think he's sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth," Mr. Trump said of the retired Marine Corps general. "But General Mattis is a good guy. We get along very well. He may leave. I mean, at some point, everybody leaves. Everybody. People leave. That's Washington."

Mr. Trump dismissed reports of chaos in the White House as "fake news," but said, "I'm changing things around. And I'm entitled to. I have people now on standby that will be phenomenal. They'll come into the administration, they'll be phenomenal."


For such a pathological liar he sure isn't very good at it. Can anyone see that and not be convinced that Mattis is on the way out?

I have no idea who he might be planning to put in at the Pentagon. All we know is that he will be terrible and things are heating up globally in ways that are unpredictable and dangerous.

But at least we have a steady hand in the National Security Council ... John Bolton.