Trump confirmed Perry is resigning, and said that his replacement will be announced ‘very shortly’

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Wrapping up another day of he-said-and-then-denied-he-said in Washington, here’s today’s updated politics news summary:

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Fox News host and Trump ally Sean Hannity called acting chief of staff Mulvaney “dumb” and “idiotic” after he said in a press conference that there was a political quid pro quo involved in the Trump administration’s holdup of military aid to Ukraine.

“I don’t even think he knows what he’s talking about. That’s my take on it,” Hannity said on his radio show, Mediaite reported.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 8:46pm

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