News With Ed -- July 31, 2017
‘Scaramucci validated the most unfortunate caricature’ – analyst
Anthony Scaramucci has resigned after just 10 days as White House communications director. It was upon the recommendation of Trump’s new chief of staff General John Kelly, former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Media analyst Holland Cooke joins “News with Ed” to discuss Scaramucci's reception by news media and what to expect from Kelly in the White House.
Putin responds to US-imposed sanctions
Congress has passed a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, even though alleged Russian “meddling” in the 2016 US election, the primary reason for the sanctions, remains unproven. Russian President Vladimir Putin responded by seizing two US embassy compounds and ordering the reduction of US diplomatic staff in Russia. RT America’s Manila Chan reports on this latest development in this new cold war.