5 thoughts for February 14: White House, Israel, Russia, South Africa, Iraq& ISIS

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President Trump publicly says he has full confidence in John Kelly, but talk of who might change the embattled joint chiefs of staff is starting to hot up. Kelly is in hot water, of course, over the White House’s handling of former staffer Rob Porter, who’s accused of committing mistreating his two ex-wives. The White House claims it didn’t know about the allegations until very recently, but FBI Director Christopher Wray blew that fib out of the liquid when he witnessed the members of the bureau repeatedly briefed the White House last year on its investigation into the aide.

Meanwhile, Michael Cohen, the President’s personal solicitor, told you he paid porn adept Stormy Daniels $ 130,000 out of his own money. Daniels supposedly had a sex meeting with Trump before his time in role, something Trump disavows. So, why the payoff? Cohen said, “Just because something isn’t true-blue doesn’t mean that it can’t case you harm or shattering. I will always keep Mr. Trump.”

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