Why is a lame-duck so busy replacing national security and military leaders with Trump loyalists?

s of Tuesday, Trump has disposed of the heads of three agencies after the election, including Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Trump has turned over a top Pentagon slot to a retired general turned right-wing commentator who was mostly known for his insistence that Barack Obama was a Kenyan who turned the American government over to Muslim extremists.  And that’s far from all.

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White House tells agencies not to cooperate with the Biden transition

Emily Murphy, a Trump political appointee who has lasted a full term in an administration where turnover has been the norm, is refusing to sign paperwork that releases Biden’s $6.3 million share of nearly $10 million in transition resources and gives his team access to agency officials and information.

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America gets a focused look at Trump and doesn’t like what it sees

Trump support craters after contracting coronavirus, new FPU/Herald poll reveals

Catching coronavirus has been disastrous for President Trump’s re-election hopes, with support for the president plummeting since news of the infection broke, allowing Democratic nominee Joe Biden to open a commanding double-digit lead, a new Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll shows.

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Rose Garden event suspected of virus outbreak alarms D.C. officials

“The whole point over the past seven months in flattening the curve is to keep away from people. Now we have events over the last week in which we’ve had hundreds of people sequentially exposed, which makes contact tracing in this kind of situation a near impossibility.”

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