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Following a Washington Post report on Friday revealing that the leader of the Washington, D.C. National Guard would be forced to step down in the middle of the Inauguration ceremony, Donald Trump's transition team now says that they asked the commander to stay on a few days past the swearing in.

However, it's unclear whether the Trump team asked Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz to stay on past Inauguration before or after initial reports that Schwartz was ordered to step down immediately.

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Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan on Monday insisted that neither he nor other U.S. officials were behind the leak of an unsubstantiated dossier alleging that Donald Trump’s campaign had links to the Kremlin and that Russian operatives had acquired personally compromising information about the President-elect. A frustrated Brennan told the Wall Street Journal that it was “very repugnant” for Donald Trump to accuse the U.S. intelligence community of creating an atmosphere akin to Nazi Germany.

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