Mattis Calls Out Clearing Protesters Outside White House 'Abuse Of Executive Authority'

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Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis has called the decision to clear peaceful protesters from outside the White House this week an "abuse of executive authority."

Mattis, a Marine general who resigned as secretary of defense in December 2018, criticized his former boss in a statement to The Atlantic Wednesday. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jim Walsh, Here & Now security analyst and a senior research associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program.

This segment aired on June 4, 2020.


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