The Daily Populous

Friday December 7th, 2018 night edition

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Rex Tillerson, then secretary of state, listens as President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in January.

Rex Tillerson came a little bit closer Thursday to saying what he actually thinks of President Trump.

Tillerson said Trump is “pretty undisciplined, doesn’t like to read” and repeatedly attempted to do illegal things.

He didn’t call Trump a “moron,” but he didn’t exactly suggest that Trump was a scholar — or even just a steady leader.

WATCH: Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is speaking publicly about what led to his firing in March by President Trump.

(Notice Tillerson doesn’t say Trump isn’t being impulsive; he’s saying he isn’t trying to be impulsive.).

Perhaps the most damning quote came when Tillerson talked about how Trump as president regularly attempted to do things that violated the law. »

FBI sex sting snares Air Force lieutenant colonel in Georgia

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An FBI sex sting has snared a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, who is now accused of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at a hotel after the two talked online.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 47-year-old Air Force Lt. Col. Willie Newson was arrested Tuesday at a Marietta hotel on charges of child exploitation.

Georgia Department of Defense spokeswoman Desiree Bamba says Newson is on the command staff of the state Air National Guard. »

Pulling 'Baby It's Cold Outside' is puritanical and absurd

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So the track is being pulled, sending the message that the intention of the song doesn't matter, nor does the context in which it was written.

After all, nothing says "happy holidays" like the death of nuance and frantic institutional overreaction.

The problem is not that there's any consensus that Baby, It's Cold Outside is incompatible with our modern sensibilities. »

Mueller to release new details on ex-Trump aides Manafort, Cohen

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Trump says Michael Cohen is lying about Moscow project and they they 'did not do it' 11:13 AM ET Thu, 29 Nov 2018 | 04:46.

In a separate case Friday, the special counsel's team is expected to explain why it accused former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of imploding his plea deal by lying to investigators.

He struck a plea agreement with the special counsel in September, on the eve of a second criminal trial, in Washington. »