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This high-stakes week could be the most defining yet for the emerging Trump national security doctrine, with major news expected on Iran, North Korea, Israel and the CIA.
What to watch:
Be smart: No one should be surprised by these developments, given Trump’s campaign promises. But they nonetheless are likely to create a new era of uncertainty.
Ernie Moniz — secretary of energy in the Obama administration, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal in 2015 — describing the difficulty of enforcing a similar accord with North Korea, to the N.Y. Times' David E. Sanger and William J. Broad:
“North Korea could make Iran look easy. ... This isn’t ‘Trust, but verify.’ It’s ‘Distrust everything and verify, verify, verify.’”
Rudy Giuliani, loquacious lawyer for President Trump, to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week":
P.S. CNN’s Brian Stelter: "The ‘White House credibility crisis’ was a topic all across TV on Sunday":
A plume of volcanic gas mixed with smoke from fires caused by lava rises amid clouds in the Leilani Estates neighborhood in Pahoa, Hawaii, in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano.
"Across the country, dozens of House Republicans who previously coasted to victory are for the first time facing credible and well-financed Democratic opponents — and working furiously to find a strategy for survival," the WashPost's Dave Weigel and Paul Kane report:
Kevin McCarthy and now-Congresswoman Karen Handel during the special election in 2017. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), perhaps President Trump's closest Hill ally, is plotting his ascent to House speaker, AP's Lisa Mascaro reports:
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Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker ... "Israeli Operatives Who Aided Weinstein Collected Dirt on Former Obama Officials":
"Thrifty Brooklyn Secretary Leaves $8 Million for Needy Students," by the N.Y. Times' Corey Kilgannon:
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