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Richard Lugar

Trump team threatens national security

Trump team threatens national security

If you're worried abut the security of the United States after President Donald Trump's disgraceful dismissal of Gen. James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, you also need to look inside the U.S. government to examine the Trump hangers-on who are downgrading the professionalism of key government agencies.

For example, on Inauguration Day, according to Michael Lewis in his new book, “The Fifth Risk,” Mr. Trump, utterly unprepared for governing after a narrow victory, sent these folks to help run the Department of Agriculture: "A long-haul truck driver, a telephone company clerk, a gas company meter reader, a country club cabana attendant, a Republican National Committee intern and...