First, Tommy and Ben talk about the rapidly escalating tensions with Iran, some good news for the protestors in Hong Kong, Mohamed Morsi’s death in Egypt, a new Secretary of Defense, a trade war update, why Facebook is still being used for incitement, a 2020 update about Mayor Pete and Tulsi Gabbard, and whether Snapchat filters are the future of government press conferences. Then Avril Haines joins to discuss what it was like going from NSC lawyer to Deputy CIA Director and the legal basis (or lack thereof) for war with Iran.
Accidental cat filter appears on Pakistan official’s briefing – the Guardia
When Rohingya Refugees Fled to India, Hate on Facebook Followed – The New York Times
Exclusive: Mayor Pete Buttigieg won’t reverse Trump’s Jerusalem embassy move – Axios
Trump prepares to bypass Congress to take on Iran – Politico
Shanahan Withdraws as Defense Secretary Nominee, and Mark Esper Is Named Acting Pentagon Chief – The New York Times