Mattis recommends letting transgender people serve in military, in break from Trump


Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to call for transgender members of the U.S. Military to be allowed to continue to serve despite Donald Trump's call for a ban previous year.

Active-duty Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the outspoken White House national security adviser, has reportedly fallen out of favor with President Donald Trump and could lose his job as the president's top in-house consultant on military and foreign affairs.

That would bar Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner from reading the president's daily intelligence brief, which often contains information on covert operations and intelligence collected from spy satellites, spies, and close US allies.

Trump has requested that the procession run from the White House to Capitol Hill on the national holiday, which this year coincides with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

"General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems", Mr. Trump tweeted last week.

The political website said Trump has told the Department of Defense to organize a parade for November 11, according to an unclassified February 20 memo from national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

The idea has gotten mixed reviews from politicians, military officials, pundits and local District of Columbia officials since The Washington Post reported several weeks ago that Trump wanted the Pentagon to start planning for the parade. He also reportedly clashed with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who himself was ousted by Trump last summer.

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On Thursday, the Pentagon referred all questions about McMaster's future to the White House.

Defense Secretary Mattis is in Rome plotting the further destruction of what's left of the Islamic State; David Lee Miller reports from Jerusalem.

While Trump's political instincts verge on isolationism, McMaster has been an ardent defender of America's wars in the Middle East, often siding with more hawkish factions of the administration over the president's favored advisers.

CNN previously reported that McMaster has been at odds with the President and other cabinet officials over the a year ago.

Trump said the objective of the parade would be to honor the military.

"He paid McMaster back by spreading rumors and whispering in Trump's ear", the senior Republican source said, adding that "Bannon poisoned the well".

According to the Washington Post, two anonymous sources said Mattis would make his recommendation to Trump this week.